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Patient Testimonials

See what patients are saying about our Palos Medical Group doctors, advanced practice registered nurses and staff.

Family and Internal Medicine

Dr. Noorain Akhtar

"My service was timely and efficient. Dr. Akhtar is very thorough. She explains very carefully. Sherry and Dawn were efficient, with a smile."

"First rate service by all—as usual. This is a wonderful team."

"Very nice personality, kind and friendly. Dr. Akhtar is the best doctor I have seen in my 75 years of age. Thanks."

"Everyone was great, very friendly and helpful. Keep up the great job making doctor visits a welcoming place."

"Staff is incredible, friendly, caring and professional! I always feel like a person, not a number! Everyone takes their time and I never feel they are rushing me!!"

Dr. James Ferrell

"Very professional, helpful and friendly. No long wait, thank you."

"Amazing! Everyone I saw tonight was wonderful. Thank you!"

"30 years later still great, don't change anything."

"Everything went well. I like this location."

"Excellent service."

Dr. John Hohner

"Dr. Hohner and his staff always go above and beyond! They're the best!"

"Great. I value the care I receive when coming to see Dr. Hohner. His staff is professional and respectful. Worth my drive of over an hour to come see him."

"Group was great—would give them a '10' if I could."

"Very friendly, staff and doctor were very informative. I am very satisfied with the service."

"Always professional staff willing to answer questions. Excellent overall."

Dr. Andrew Kazaniwskyj

"Dr. A. Kazaniwskyj was awesome. Very easy to talk to and helpful."

"Excellent care from start to finish! MA Nancy was very attentive and Dr. Andrew was very thorough. Keep up the good work!!!"

"Great service! I felt cared for from beginning to end. Nancy and Dr. Andrew are the best!"

"Very thorough, happy with my visit."

"Excellent, nice, very professional!"

Dr. Lubomyra Kazaniwskyj

"Everyone was awesome! Very efficient!! Love, love, love Dr. Lubo K. Very efficient and spends a lot of time with the patient."

"Great–always a pleasure to see Dr. Lubo."

"Everyone was helpful and friendly. Dr. Lubo is the best–explains everything, she is thorough and doesn't rush the appointment."

"Wonderful experience! Lori and Joannie were very professional. Dr. Lubo, as always, was fabulous!"

"Great job–everyone was very helpful and caring!"

Dr. Andrius Kudirka

"Every time I see Dr. Kudirka and his staff, I am treated cordially and very well. Dr. Kudirka–I would recommend to anyone. Great people."

"Dr. Kudirka is an excellent doctor. The staff is friendly and very thorough. I am happy to have such wonderful medical care."

"We are very fortunate to have access to such a caring, thorough medical team."

"Excellent service! Fast and efficient! Teresa was wonderful! Dr. Kudirka was thorough and we value his expertise!"

"Love this staff–best move I've made."

Dr. Eugenia Kyriakopoulos

"The whole staff is great! Dr. Kyriakopoulos is fantastic! I'm so happy I met her and she will be our family doctor."

"Dr. Kyriakopoulos and her staff are kind, caring and attentive. They have a patient for life."

"I love this place. Everyone is so nice and pleasant to deal with, really good team. I WILL NOT go anywhere else. Thanks to everyone here!!!"

"Everyone was wonderful! I will recommend this practice!"

"This is by FAR the best medical group. From start to finish (appointment through office visit) that I've experienced."

Dr. Michael Lynch

"Always efficient and friendly. Dr. Lynch is on top of your illness and does the best things possible to help."

"Dr. Lynch and his staff are exceptional. I have been a patient of his for over 3/4 of my life, would not want to see anyone else."

"Pleasant, friendly and competent staff. Dr. Lynch always explains things thoroughly and listens carefully. THE BEST!"

"We have been seeing Dr. Lynch for many years and we have never been disappointed. Excellent staff!"

"The staff is as always is friendly, courteous, and professional. Dr. Lynch is an excellent physician. He is caring, concerned and takes his time."

Dr. James Magee

"As always, kind and friendly attitudes. It's actually a pleasure going to the doctor."

"The services provided for me were outstanding–couldn't have been better!"

"I am a long-time patient and very happy with the care that is provided."

"Excellent as always. I love my Doc Magee!"

"Never feel rushed and concerns are addressed."

Dr. Salem Makdah

"Been with Dr. Makdah since 1993. LOVE HIM. He is brilliant! Every medical assistant and office person is always sweet, helpful, and most of all, knowledgeable!"

"Very friendly and efficient! Very thorough!"

"Great. Dr. Makdah is the best doctor."

"I am very happy with the service at Palos."

Dr. Abhishek Mehta

"The staff was very nice and accommodating. Dr. Mehta was friendly and knowledgeable. Great beside manner. I highly recommend coming here."

 "Great, couldn't ask for better."

"Excellent, very prompt and courteous; both doctor and assistant–very professional."

"Dr. Mehta is very informative."

"Excellent! Everyone was helpful and nice."

Dr. Constantine Peters

"Dr. Peters deserves 10 stars! He is easy to talk to, listens to my concerns and he cares about his patient's well-being. I am blessed to have him as my primary care doctor."

"Dr. Peters was great, very personable and easy to talk to. I felt he really spent the time to get to know me."

"Excellent–very compassionate staff."

"As always, very good. I have recommended several patients to Dr. Peters and they were very happy with Dr. Peters and the staff."

"Always treated respectfully by all. Answered all questions thoroughly."

Dr. Gregory Striegel

"Dr. Striegel is the best doctor I've seen. Thanks."

"I wish I was sick more to come visit this amazing team."

"Easy check-in. Striegel is fantastic."

"Fantastic."

"Joanne was very polite, she explained everything well and made me feel very comfortable. All round a great visit."

Dr. Vijayalakshmi Thota

"As in previous visits–the staff is most courteous,caring and professional. Dr. Thota is above and beyond thorough–caring–and an ultimate professional with so much compassion."

"I love Dr. Thota. The office staff are wonderful. Everyone is kind, helpful and professional. Thank you for all you do."

"Great. Do. Thota is always willing to take all the time needed to take care of me."

"Love Dr. Thota and always a pleasant visit."

"Dr. Thota is awesome! Love her!"

Mary Ann Merlo, APRN

"Everyone was great. Mary Ann is a a gem. I really love her!"

"I have never been disappointed with my service! Always accommodate me! Love Mary Ann."

"Very well! I was treated warmly and with respect. My needs were met in a timely manner."

"Love this office! Always take time to listen and explain–never feel rushed."

"Everyone in the office is wonderful."

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Megan DeJong

"Great! Staff in person and on the phone are always so sweet. Dr. DeJong makes the most uncomfortable situations comfortable. Thanks!"

"This office and everyone in it has been nothing but excellent and kind to me. I always recommend to my friends. Thank you."

"The kindest, most professional medical team! Love my visits!"

"Great experience, everyone was friendly. The doctor took time to answer all my questions."

"Awesome! I couldn't be happier with everyone in this office and I wouldn't want to see anyone but Dr. DeJong!"

Dr. Carmelita Torres

"Love Dr. Torres and her practice! My entire pregnancy was great and I would highly recommend them."

"Doctor is nice and informative. Everyone in the office was very sweet. Love Dr. Torres."

"Excellent! Friendly, kind and efficient. Everyone there deserves a 10+ rating!"

"Everyone made me feel very welcomed and comfortable. I am usually very nervous in the doctor's office but I was very comfortable."

"All staff is so friendly and caring. Makes you feel well taken care of."

Tina Murphy, APRN

"This office runs like a well-oiled machine. Everyone was kind and extremely efficient from check-in to check-out."

"Each person I interacted with was definitely very caring, compassionate and professional. They were excellent listeners with attention to detail."

"Michelle and Tina are amazing! These two ladies have helped me so many times they have absolutely changed my life for the better."

"From check-in all the way through the appointment I felt listened to and cared for. Everyone treated me with compassion and respect."

"Staff was great, friendly and welcoming. Love the new Palos facility. It is clean, welcoming and easy to get around."

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Michael Salvino

"Best doctor and friendliest assistance ever! Really kind and considerate people all around."

"Excellent. I could not ask for better anywhere else."

"Appointments are always quick and to the point. Doctor and staff are kind and know what they're doing."

"I am always happy with customer service. I love the medical assistant and my doctor. They are very professional and very caring."

"Excellent! Dr. Salvino and Sharon are awesome!"

Occupational Health

Dr. Richard Wilson

"As always, excellent service. Knowledgeable to help medically guide me as a patient,as well as proving advice on how to continue a healthy life! Thanks."

"Everyone is awesome!! Great Doc! Great people! Thank you!"

"Fantastic. Dr. Wilson and his staff are always the best."

"Great experience! Everyone was kind, professional and thorough."

"Fantastic, Sheri and Dr. Wilson are very thorough and very pleasant to work with. I always enjoy my visit."

General Surgery

Dr. Anthony Casini

"Everyone is great! My care and follow up has been top notch. Thank you."

"Very personable. Very professional."

"Everyone was extremely helpful and nice. I would recommend this office to anyone."

"Service was great. Everything was explained to me before and after surgery."

"Great service and full explanation of surgery."

Dr. Imad Qayyum

"Doctor was excellent from calming patient to after care."

"Great! Dr. Qayyum answered all of my questions thoroughly and politely. Good meeting. Staff also made the process easy. Thanks to all!!"

"Very compassionate care always."

"Linda is thoughtful, pleasant and timely. Medical assistant was professional and made me feel comfortable, nice personality. Dr. Qayyum was timely, informative, and easy to communicate with."

"You guys are great...feel very comfortable with all of you and trust Dr.Qayyum with our medical care."

Dr. Samer Rajjoub

"Amazing!! Amealia and Dr. Rajjoub are THE BEST!"

"Everyone was extremely helpful, cheerful, and warm. Loved the details and explanation of meds and the problem."

"Excellent–always on time, friendly and informative. A+."

"Great! Dr. Rajjoub was a pro and had great bedside manner; he explained every step along the way. He and Amealia kept things light. I was relaxed and all fear left me. They had me laughing. No complaints!!!"

"I would give a 10+ if I could. They are the best."

Endocrinology

Dr. Nittor Jayaram

"Always a pleasant experience. Everyone is pleasant and efficient. I feel well looked after with Dr. Jayaram. Thanks!"

"Great, love Dr. Jayaram and love that he listens to you and does his best to keep me in good health. The medical assistant and check-in were great."

"Lovely check-in! Great MA. Dr, Jayaram is the best! He is so nice, thorough, knowledgeable, never rushes you, etc.–love him!"

"Felt welcomed. Everyone was nice to me. Service was great and fast. Gave good information and answered all questions."

"Everyone was so friendly and helpful. I love coming here, they all make you feel so important."

Dr. Anvi Vora

"Very good! Dr. Vora is very efficient, smart, kind and informative. Great doctor and staff."

"Everyone is Dr. Vora's office is compassionate, understanding and helpful. I always receive the best treatment from them."

"I was impressed with the skill level and professionalism of the staff. Dr. Vora was very knowledgeable kind and helpful. I have confidence in Dr. Vora."

"I appreciate Dr. Vora's attention to detail and caring ways."

"The service was great with the entire staff. I love this place."

Dr. Jennifer Zander

"Everyone was great–love Dr. Zander. She is kind, doesn't hurry you, listens and addresses all your concerns."

"Outstanding staff, just love Dr. Zander."

"Everyone is just terrific! I'm so glad I moved here from my previous physician→Thank you!"

"Excellent per usual."

"I was extremely pleased with my first visit with Dr. Zander. She is so personal even asking what else I'm concerned about besides why I was coming to her. She made eye contact and was so in tune and engaged in a so appreciated way."

Orthopaedics

Dr. William Earman

"The staff at PMG far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Earman is the kindest, most caring doctor I've ever seen."

"Excellent service, the absolute best doctor. Friendly and very accommodating."

"Excellent–Dr. Earman is the best!"

"Great service as usual, great bedside manner, great experience with everyone."

"Greeted with a mile, friendly and efficient. Best doctor ever. So easy to talk to!"

Dr. Michael Liston

"Dr. Liston is a patient's best friend. He is thorough, gently and inquisitive...Education of the patient is key, and he knows it."

"Very efficient and professional. Everyone was very nice. Impressed with Dr. Liston and he explained everything thoroughly. Staff was pleasant and helpful."

"Nice work! Everyone was really helpful. Quick service, questions answered. Doesn't get much better."

"Everyone was wonderful as usual!"

"Very friendly and organized, very professional. Not enough good words to describe this great man."

Shelley Mayer-Zich, APRN

"Always great, courteous and caring."

"Very informative, answered all questions. Thank you."

"You guys always do an excellent job–very prompt and caring. I love you guys, all of you. Thank you for your awesome care."

"Great! Friendly staff, I felt well taken care of."

"First time seeing Shelley, she was very professional and informative. Mike as usual was nothing but helpful."

Podiatry

Dr. James Geiger

"As always, Dr. Geiger and staff are wonderful and super caring. Keep up your good work!"

"Always a pleasure. I enjoy how great I am treated, always professional and attentive. Thank you."

"Great–5 stars. Dr. Geiger and his nurse are the best."

"All were friendly, courteous and professional."

"Excellent, very helpful great doctor."

Dr. Maureen McShane

"Dr. McShane was outstanding. I am so happy I saw her! Extremely kind and thorough!"

"Excellent care from front desk to exit. Would recommend Palos. Dr. McShane is a kind, personable, efficient and knowledgeable person."

"This was my first time seeing Dr. McShane. I'll be back and highly recommend. Staff were professional and courteous."

"Visiting Dr. McShane's office is always a pleasurable experience."

"Everyone was wonderful. Dr.McShane was very attentive, helpful, and gave me good information."

Rheumatology

Dr. Fariha Kausar

"Everyone was very pleasant and professional. Dr, Kauser is an exceptional doctor who has been extremely thorough in my treatment."

"Polite, helpful, patient, professional and knowledgeable."

"Great job–love Dr. Kausar."

"A+. You are an incredible medical team. Thank you!"

"Great first visit to this location. I had great interaction–from check-in assistant to Doctor. Kausar–everything was very thorough and efficient. Thank you."

Neurology

Dr. Mary Monaco

"Five stars all around!"

"Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I love that there is always a willingness to solve any concern or problem I might have. You guys are fantastic."

"Wonderful as usual."

"Today I met with Danielle and Dr. Monaco. Both were wonderful and answered all my questions."

"Great job."