Ulysses M Magnanao, DO

Specialty: Family Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

1710 N Randall Rd

Suite 200

Elgin, IL 60123

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Meet Ulysses M Magnanao, DO



  • Resurrection Medical Center
  • The University Of Health Sciences

Board certifications

  • Family Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 435 patient ratings.


July 10, 2020 10:28 PM

excellent dr. listens carefully and explains in detail . very easy to talk to.

July 10, 2020 10:28 PM

always leave there feeling relieved and better about situation. very friendly staff too!

July 6, 2020 1:45 PM

looking forward to my next visit

July 2, 2020 6:48 AM

Dr. Magnanao is always attentive and supportive.

June 25, 2020 11:58 AM

Always do a good job!!

June 18, 2020 12:08 PM

No comment, everything is excellent.

June 16, 2020 9:40 AM

My experience with this provider has been great!

June 16, 2020 9:40 AM

Great experience!

June 15, 2020 3:30 PM

Comfortable, caring, easy to understand, knows what he is talking about concerning my health.

June 15, 2020 3:30 PM

An excellent experience.

June 2, 2020 9:03 AM

Dr. Magnanao and his nurses care for you and are just wonderful.

May 28, 2020 2:19 PM

1/2 hour late for our Zoom telehealth meeting - no apology. Didn't seem to review my chart before hand.

May 28, 2020 2:19 PM

Asked lots of questions he should've known the answers to or was in my chart. I was very bothered by his lack of awareness about me & my health. He asked why I didn't have more recent blood work due to a new medication HE put me on. I told him the he, nor his office told me to get blood work 3 mo. later nor was I given an order to do so. AGAIN - not aware of me or health history. VERY disappointing!!

May 19, 2020 10:27 AM

dr. Magnano is awesome

May 7, 2020 7:47 AM

I really love Dr. Magnanao. He is always very helpful and listens.

April 28, 2020 6:20 PM

It was a very wonderful session cared for me very well

April 28, 2020 6:20 PM


March 24, 2020 7:23 AM

I have used him for many years. Great doctor.

March 24, 2020 7:23 AM

I like the Advocate Aurora app for appointments, test results, communication, medication and issues updates for my changing situation... great app.

March 24, 2020 4:58 AM

always helpful with true concern for me and issues in my life

March 24, 2020 4:58 AM

dr Magnanao and his staff are wonderful

March 17, 2020 11:43 AM

Dr. Magnanao, could use some training on better approaching younger patients with anxiety issues. Threats (of withholding care) are really not ever appropriate... I expect better @ $230 for 15 min., 30+ min. late...

March 14, 2020 6:41 AM

Very pleased with Dr. Magnanao's care.

March 13, 2020 7:43 AM

Everything was good on my visit. All of my questions and concerns were answered.

March 10, 2020 9:10 AM

Dr. Magnano is so easy to talk to about anything. I drive 50 minutes just to doctor with him. He has a great staff and the reception girls are very friendly and helpful. I am very blessed to be in good health so I do not see him very often, but if I have any issue I call and get an answer promptly.

March 9, 2020 11:54 PM

He's very intelligent, reliable and professional every time we come for our check up.

March 9, 2020 2:53 PM

Dr. Magnanao cares about his patients. Knowledgeable and has time to listen to his patient.

March 9, 2020 1:22 PM

wait time of over an hour

March 2, 2020 1:53 PM

The wait in the room was over an hour before the doctor entered. He was done in less than five minutes.

March 2, 2020 1:53 PM

They shouldn't waste so much of our time. It shouldn't be over an hour in the examination room , before you someone.

February 25, 2020 9:20 AM

Our entire family sees Dr. Magnanao; we really like him.

February 25, 2020 9:20 AM

We have always had positive experiences with Dr. Magnanao and plan on seeing him for many years to come.

February 18, 2020 1:29 PM

Was a pre-op physical - Dr. M's. staff was very helpful in getting this appointment scheduled in time and followed up with surgeon to get necessary forms.

February 15, 2020 3:03 AM

I love dr Magnanon. I am a senior and a talker he is very professional and patient to me..thank goodness

February 13, 2020 10:55 AM

Always professional, attentive, respectful, and kind.

February 13, 2020 10:55 AM

On several occasions we have been late for appointments. The staff and provider are always accommodating for us.

February 11, 2020 7:18 AM

Doctor is great very attentive, patient, and knowledgeable. I always get an appointment within a reasonable time.

February 11, 2020 7:18 AM

a bit of a long wait in exam room to be seen, but I rather wait in exam room than the reception waiting area

February 10, 2020 1:51 PM

Awesome as always

February 10, 2020 1:51 PM


February 3, 2020 9:21 PM

Dr. Magnanao is wonderful. He is cordial and friendly and helps in a non judgmental way. Almost feel more like visiting a friend than my Dr. He is professional but friendly.

January 18, 2020 9:21 AM

As usual, Dr. Magnano was very professional and helpful.

January 13, 2020 5:34 PM

The doctor always listens to any of my concerns and discusses everything with me.

January 13, 2020 5:34 PM

Good experience.

January 13, 2020 3:29 PM

wait time was very long for someone who was fasting for bloodwork. apt was set for 2 did not have blood drawn until sometime after 3:30

January 13, 2020 3:29 PM

, Dr. Magnanano is a Great Dr.

December 31, 2019 9:05 PM

Overall experience was good.

December 30, 2019 5:15 PM

As a patient of Dr. Magnanao I am pleased with his medical knowledge and advice and have no hesitation of recommending him to others. No words are enough to appreciate the service he has provided to me, surely he and the staff offers the same to other patients.

December 30, 2019 5:15 PM

Dr. Magnanao is a true professional in his field and an asset to the faculty and members of your medical/health organization. The nurses that assist him are very courteous, have exceptional communication skills and also genuinely care about the patient's health. Advocate Heath Care system should be very proud that these members are part of your organization.

December 21, 2019 6:01 AM

i have a great relationship with my dr . he recommended my gastric bypass surgery and it was life changing. i have never felt better in such a long time. the staff is wonderful. X and X go above and beyond and make the visits enjoyable.

December 16, 2019 1:29 PM

All good!! Annual wellness exam

December 16, 2019 1:29 PM

All good, no issues!

December 14, 2019 11:39 AM


December 9, 2019 9:07 PM


December 9, 2019 6:34 PM

This was a first time visit to start a relationship with Dr. Magnanao as my primary care provider. I recently retired and moved to this area to be closer to family. I felt Dr. Magnanao was friendly, thorough, very knowledgeable, and willing to listen and ask appropriate questions. As a retired RN, I felt very comfortable with him and his staff. By the end of the visit, I felt my health care would be in good hands.

December 9, 2019 3:38 PM

Pleasant and helpful.

November 23, 2019 7:54 AM

timely and on point

November 23, 2019 7:54 AM

I feel comfortable with dr Magnano and trust his diagnosis

November 21, 2019 11:50 AM

I am very happy with Dr. Magnanao and his care. He is mindful of my health situation.

November 18, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Magnanao is always very attentive and on point when it comes to my health and office visits.

November 18, 2019 11:00 PM

I've been seen Dr.Magnanao for over six years and have always been well taken care of. By the nurses and staff. This is a great place for healthcare

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

Great Doctor.

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

Not certain why I never got my Lab Results either by phone or email, its been 10 days.

November 15, 2019 11:00 PM

it's was excellent he was great he talked to me about my medecine and helped me out very good

November 15, 2019 9:27 AM

Always good & informative.

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

I was seen by my doctor one hour after my scheduled appointment. Too long of a wait. I was in the clinic room twirling my hair, bored waiting for the doctor to arrive.

October 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Known him for many many years. Always great.

September 23, 2019 7:00 PM

I was able to get an appointment within the practice I usually go to for care, but my Dr was on vacation so they put me with am associate. They told me to arrive 15 minutes early for paperwork update, which I did. I had nothing to update so I paid my copay. Within 5 minutes they took me into a room, and the medical assistant was so friendly and welcoming. I told her what was going on, why I was there. She did vitals, etc, said Dr would be in shortly, I was next. Then I waited.... and waited...all the while I heard an entire conversation at the desk about how he was called to court on a court case and how he just sat and waited for them to call him and it ruins a whole day of regular patient care. The girls at the desk were very engaged in this conversation and I thought maybe it was a male med tech they were talking with, but to my surprise when the conversation ended, this male voice came into my room. So it was the Dr out there wasting MY time now. I didn't say anything about it, I didn't want to start off on a negative note. When we began talking he was condescending when I shared all the homeopathic items I had been taking to help (along with the Sudafed, Day-Quil, etc of course) but he poopoo'd them and made a face like I was an uneducated idiot. After it was deemed I did need an antibiotic, he didn't speak directly to me, he walked out the door with the chart. I sat there waiting a few more minutes because I didn't know if he was coming back or not. I finally came out of the room and asked the girls was I waiting for him to return or ??? They said that he said a Rx will be sent over to the pharmacy in my chart. So I'm finished? How about some communication, maybe thank you for coming in today? Hope you feel better soon, call us in a week if you don't, etc

September 21, 2019 7:00 PM


September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent experienced doctor and very knowledgeable.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

I appreciate that he personally calls with all results of my tests or blood results and talks to me personally.

September 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Best ever Dr. Magnanao. Best dr. I've ever seen.

September 2, 2019 7:00 PM

I feel that the medical staff is knowledgeable and able to take care of my needs. All went well.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Magnanao is great! I wish I would of started with him long ago! I do not appreciate the global call center - they could not get pharmacy interaction correct.

August 21, 2019 7:00 PM

The team Dr. Magnanao has is wonderful!

August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

great Doctor

August 2, 2019 7:00 PM

quick but thorough and to the point

July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Magnanao is an experienced provider; I have known him for years. He is a great physician.

July 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent!! Would totally recommend this dr. & his team!!

July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

I felt the provider did not look at the sheet I filled out with symptoms listed. so when asked if I had concerns I would list what was wrong from the sheet until the doctor stopped me and told me these concerns were for a different appointment. I didn't expect to be checked for everything, but as this was my first physical I felt the doctor should want to know my health concerns. also I mentioned I may have an ear infection and the doctor quickly peeked in each ear, it felt like he wanted the appointment over with, and multiple times said that he could provide a Pap smear for me, but could refer me. after the fourth mention it was clear he did not want to I said I would rather do the referral.

July 14, 2019 7:00 PM


July 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Magnanao is a good doctor. He takes time to listen to you. He is not in a rush. His staff is very helpful and friendly. I've been using the app to communicate to them and they answer right away.

July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Great doctor.

June 29, 2019 7:00 PM

best doctor!

June 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Magnanao was upbeat and kind. He spent enough time to clearly diagnose an ear infection - It was a simple but through appointment.

June 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Very accommodating, answers all my question and easy to approach

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

As a patient of Dr. Magnanao I am pleased with his medical knowledge and advice and have no hesitation of recommending him to others. Dr. Magnanao is a person who genuinely cares about his patient's health. He is an asset to the faculty and members of your medical/health organization. The nurses that assist him are courteous, have exceptional communication skills and also genuinely care about the patient's health. Advocate Heath Care system should be very proud that these members are part of your organization.

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent doctor. would've been nice had he had access to my medical history in the new system like he did in the old one. conversion seemed lacking however it's always easy to talk with him so I didn't mind going over it again. don't like seeing him at a disadvantage like that. not his fault tho

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

very easy to talk to and great listener.

June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent. He is very knowledgeable. Takes the time to explain all questions. The nurses were very friendly and answered questions.

June 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent service.

June 10, 2019 7:00 PM

this doctor is very approachable and listens to his patients.

June 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Magnanao has been my doctor since I was 12 years old. I trust him with all my medical questions & concerns. my experience was great per usual

May 27, 2019 7:00 PM

I am switching pcp to dr M and am so glad I am. he is thoughtful and careful and I feel the care I will receive will be with a goal of being healthier which I am encouraged by

May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

it's always been a good experience for me! everyone is very friendly and good!

May 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Magnanao is a wonderful doctor and his nurses and staff are great and provide excellent service.

May 20, 2019 7:00 PM

I like the fact that he was not pushy about things like a colonoscopy.

May 20, 2019 7:00 PM

very good

May 20, 2019 7:00 PM

long wait time

May 17, 2019 7:00 PM


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