Dean M. Ferrera

Dean M. Ferrera, D.O.

17850 South Kedzie Avenie

Hazel Crest, Illinois 60429

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Dean M. Ferrera, D.O.


17850 South Kedzie Avenie

Suite 3250

Hazel Crest, Illinois 60429



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I strive to help my patients restore health from cardiovascular illness through evidence-based medicine, patient education, and minimally invasive procedures when possible. In my practice, patients will always be encouraged to take an active role in their healthcare.

About Me



  • Fellowship: University of Illinois at Chicago, Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Medical School: Ohio University, College Of Osteopathic Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate Medical Group
  • Advocate South Suburban Hospital
  • Advocate Trinity Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Dean M. Ferrera, D.O.

4.8 out of 5

178 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.8 out of 5

177 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.8 out of 5

157 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.7 out of 5

178 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.8 out of 5

178 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.6 out of 5

178 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.9 out of 5

176 Patient Ratings


I waited quite awhile to see the Doctor. And after I saw the Doctor I wasn't too sure what they even thought about me and my issue. Now they are supposed to be finding out if my insurance will pay. No word as of yet. So I really can't tell if I'm gonna like them or not... Not much interaction yet. We'll see...

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

11/28/18 Office visit was in the AM. Morning I was called quickly and patients waiting room wasn't crowd, usually seeing Dr. Ferrera in mid afternoons or evening. There is a long wait over an hour or he cancelled a few times, which was not good, I had to call for a pace bus to pick me back up. Maybe the office should have called me ahead of time before I made the trip for the appointment.

Reviewed on January 16, 2019 6:00 PM

He is attentive, takes time to explain and answer any questions. A very comfortable doctor to visit.

Reviewed on December 27, 2018 6:00 PM

Had a great experience as always with all visits to South Suburban.

Reviewed on December 13, 2018 6:00 PM

My experience was very good. He told me that I didn't need a procedure done.

Reviewed on November 16, 2018 6:00 PM

Doctor is awesome.

Reviewed on November 16, 2018 6:00 PM

He is the greatest!

Reviewed on October 31, 2018 7:00 PM

He was very understanding and kind with me.

Reviewed on October 21, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on October 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Always pleasant - answers all questions in language I can understand. Would feel free to suggest his care to anyone.

Reviewed on August 12, 2018 7:00 PM

got in really fast had a nice chat with the nurse Doc was very pleased with my progress had an informative talk with him and he decided we should take a look at my heart and run some blood tests was a good appointment

Reviewed on August 10, 2018 7:00 PM

The actual visit was fine, but the wait time was long.

Reviewed on July 31, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Ferrera DO, Dean, was very understanding, and patient with me.

Reviewed on July 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Great doctor who explains everything in detail in a way in which I can understand

Reviewed on July 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent service.

Reviewed on June 26, 2018 7:00 PM

This provider is always helpful. respectful, and attentive to my needs

Reviewed on June 25, 2018 7:00 PM

This was my first visit with Dr. Ferrera. I enjoyed my visit with him. He was very helpful, friendly, patient, compassionate, informative. He'll be my regular doctor.

Reviewed on May 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Had to wait a month for an appointment.

Reviewed on March 29, 2018 7:00 PM

The nurse made the assumption that I could not speak for my self because I am in a wheelchair.

Reviewed on March 28, 2018 7:00 PM

The doctor and his support staff are always very attentive, answer all my questions and are awesome.

Reviewed on March 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Ferrera answered all my questions.

Reviewed on March 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Always time well spent.

Reviewed on March 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Doctor Dean Ferrera should be affiliated with Advocate Christ Hospital more. He is much more thorough than some of the other cardio doc's you currently have.

Reviewed on February 1, 2018 6:00 PM

It was a great experience. He said my heart was working great everything look good & I could go back to work.

Reviewed on January 31, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Ferrera is an excellent cardiologist that makes you feel @ ease & comfortable taking about your concerns as well as remembers you as a person.

Reviewed on January 25, 2018 6:00 PM

I think Doctor Ferrera is an excellent doctor and so is his nurse, excellent also.

Reviewed on December 26, 2017 6:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on November 9, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Ferrera is an awesome provider! He always takes time to listen to any & all concerns & issues. He does his best to make his patients feel better.

Reviewed on October 22, 2017 7:00 PM

I have complete confidence in Dr. Perrera.

Reviewed on October 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Great session listened & explained my condition better than my regular doctor and the blood doctor assigned to me.

Reviewed on October 3, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Ferrera is very easy to talk to be takes the time to listen and explain to you in laymens terms the reasons for & against a procedure on medication.

Reviewed on October 3, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on September 24, 2017 7:00 PM

I always enjoy seeing Dr.Ferrera, as he spends enough time with me, addresses my concerns, and explains ways for me to continue to maintain and improve my health.

Reviewed on August 29, 2017 7:00 PM

Ranked among the best.

Reviewed on July 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Very professional & knowledgeable.

Reviewed on July 18, 2017 7:00 PM

It was very good, easy to talk to straight to the point.

Reviewed on July 5, 2017 7:00 PM

Visit was fine.

Reviewed on June 26, 2017 7:00 PM

I think Doctor Ferrera is a wonderful doctor would recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on May 21, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Ferrera. I am pleased with my care under Dr. Ferrera service Nov. 2016.

Reviewed on May 17, 2017 7:00 PM

Kind & considerate.

Reviewed on May 9, 2017 7:00 PM

Good -

Reviewed on May 9, 2017 7:00 PM

I think Dr. Ferrera, was a good listen, and had concern why I had a pacemaker put in, and what happen and how long I had it.

Reviewed on April 17, 2017 7:00 PM

very relaxed and informative .made you feel very relaxed liked him very much

Reviewed on April 9, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Dean is very professional & knowledgeable in his cardio-practice. He shows me patience & exercises compassion with all my medical needs. Thanks Dr. Dean!

Reviewed on March 28, 2017 7:00 PM

Very happy with the complete experience.

Reviewed on March 20, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on March 15, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on February 20, 2017 6:00 PM

I love my visits with Dr. Ferrera and his staff. They treat me with respect and they all so nice.

Reviewed on February 6, 2017 6:00 PM

Very positive. I feel like Dr Ferrera is a great cardiologist and seems to genuinely care for his patients in a very personal way not like some others who I have found to be very cold. He does take the time to explain things in layman's terms and makes sure to answer all f your questions and explains why he is making the decisions so that you understand them completely.

Reviewed on January 8, 2017 6:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on January 3, 2017 6:00 PM

I find Doctor Dean Ferrera to be exceptional. We have very candid discussions; he always answers my questions as to pros & cons for any test or procedure.

Reviewed on December 16, 2016 6:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on December 7, 2016 6:00 PM

He is a very good Doctor and he seems very concerned in keeping me healthy and in good spirit!

Reviewed on November 26, 2016 6:00 PM

Ultimate respect for Dr. Ferrera.

Reviewed on November 2, 2016 7:00 PM

Excellent, very understanding.

Reviewed on October 12, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Ferrera is a very kind, and compassionate person. He takes the time to listen, he doesn't make you feel like you are a nobody.

Reviewed on September 21, 2016 7:00 PM

My visit was very good he's a good provider with knowledge. I have a provider already so I don't need another.

Reviewed on August 30, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Dean Ferrera is very compassionate.

Reviewed on August 24, 2016 7:00 PM

I thank God for Dr. Ferroia - he care and show interest where no one else did.

Reviewed on July 7, 2016 7:00 PM

Dr. Ferrera has been my heart doctor for over 2 yrs. He did one procedure on my heart and took care of my shorten of breath, he is a very good doctor.

Reviewed on June 27, 2016 7:00 PM

As always - A very pleasant experience!

Reviewed on June 13, 2016 7:00 PM

Very good visit.

Reviewed on May 15, 2016 7:00 PM

Doctor Ferrera is a wonderful doctor. He is the best.

Reviewed on May 3, 2016 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Coronary Rotational Atherectomy
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Peripheral Vascular Atherectomy


  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Blue Precision Bronze HMO
  • Blue Precision Gold HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • Blue Precision Platinum HMO
  • Blue Precision Silver HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • CIGNA Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • Coventry Workers Comp PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Harken Health Choice Plus
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  • Healthlink PPO
  • HealthSpring Medicaid ICP
  • HealthSpring Medicare HMO
  • HealthSpring MMAI
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Advocate Health Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana DuPage Medical Group HMO
  • Humana DuPage Medical Group HMO - HMO Select
  • Humana EPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Humana HMO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicaid Managed Care Plan
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National PPO
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare POS
  • Tricare PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate POS
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS

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