Desiree  Fabros-Munez

Desiree Fabros-Munez, M.D.

4025 North Western Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60618

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Desiree Fabros-Munez, M.D.

Internal Medicine

4025 North Western Avenue

Building E

Chicago, Illinois 60618

773.275.7700

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There is much more to medicine than treating the sick. Preventing disease is most important to me. I treat my patients like my family.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Internal Medicine
  • Gender:
  • Age: 64
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine
  • Secondary Languages: SpanishTagalog

Credentials

Education

  • Residency: Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center
  • Internship: Philippines General Hospital
  • Medical School: Universtiy Of The Philippines

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Advocate Medical Group

Ratings and Comments

Desiree Fabros-Munez, M.D.

4.8 out of 5

220 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.8 out of 5

206 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.8 out of 5

219 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.9 out of 5

219 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.7 out of 5

219 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.9 out of 5

220 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.9 out of 5

218 Patient Ratings

Comments

I always have a pleasant visit with Dr Fabros. Attentive, knowledgeable and willing to help.

Reviewed on September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fabros-Munez is always compassionate & kind, very knowledgeable with my health situation.

Reviewed on September 18, 2019 7:00 PM

To minimize the "waiting time".

Reviewed on September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

This being my first visit, I was apprehensive, but the doctor was very patient and understanding this helped the situation and put my comfort at ease

Reviewed on August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

The service that I receive went I visit my provider at her office is excellent. Dr. Desiree Fabros Munez is excellent. When going to her for so long that she's like part of my family.

Reviewed on August 8, 2019 7:00 PM

It's always a pleasant experience to see Dr. Fabros-Munez. She is concerned about my health.

Reviewed on August 6, 2019 7:00 PM

I just got out of the hospital for 5 days to see my PCP and she gave me warning not to use albuterol 10 times only 2-4 puffs coz I would die - it is a fatal risk - I had short of breath - brought to ER. Then one by one she gave me direction how to use the nebulizer & the correct time to take my new medications. She was very, very patient an friendly, I have always a very good experience. She's a very, very good & accommodating doctor since 1997.

Reviewed on July 29, 2019 7:00 PM

I have absolute confidence in my provider. I have been seeing her for many years.

Reviewed on July 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Overall, Dr. Munez is a great female doctor.

Reviewed on July 29, 2019 7:00 PM

A pleasant experience. The doctor was very thorough aiding me to what happened inside my mouth by gum. Also my EKG normal. Done due to heart palpitations.

Reviewed on July 4, 2019 7:00 PM

I've had the same provider for more than 10 yrs. I'm going to be very sad when she retires.

Reviewed on June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Good as she explains the reasons & the need of prescribing the medications that I need for my present health problems. She makes sure that I understand what we did talk during the visit & let you know when she wants to see you for follow up visit. I am glad that I have her as my health provider for she shows concern on her patient.

Reviewed on June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

I always have good experience with my doctor.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019 7:00 PM

amazing

Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Very accommodating.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent experience.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019 7:00 PM

dr fabros has been my primary health care provider for more decad and very grateful she is my doctor and feel the luckiest in having her as she is so attentive to my medical needss. she definitely exceed my expectations

Reviewed on April 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Desiree Fabros-Munez has been consistently responsive, caring, pro-active and upbeat over the years I've been seeing her. My last visit was no different. She even remembered to ask me how my daughter was doing and how my vacation went last year. At this last visit, I made a request for a referral for knee shots with the orthopedic doctor; she even went out of her way to make inquiries about how her office can facilitate getting the injected medication for me to bring to the orthopedic doctor (the orthopedic doctor gave me a prescription for said injection, but I wasn't authorized to get it myself directly from the pharmacy). Dr. Desiree makes a visit to the clinic an enjoyable one.

Reviewed on April 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fabros-Munez is a very compassionate doctor, she looks after your well-being, making your experience a wonderful one.

Reviewed on April 24, 2019 7:00 PM

She is my good doctor & friends.

Reviewed on April 18, 2019 7:00 PM

She's a great dr. Had for over 30 yrs.

Reviewed on April 18, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent service by Dr. Fabris-Muniz. very concerned about my health.

Reviewed on April 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good!

Reviewed on April 15, 2019 7:00 PM

dr desiree fabros munez is always very thoroug in my check ups and knows and give the best recommendations for me.

Reviewed on April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Waited over 1 hr. to see Dr. Fabros-Munez. She kept telling me that I was likely pregnant. I KNEW I was ill and not pregnant. She did not hear what I was telling her. WORST medical experience of my life. DONE with Advocate.

Reviewed on April 10, 2019 7:00 PM

For me personal service this doctor is a professional very efficient.

Reviewed on March 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent.

Reviewed on March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

good experience

Reviewed on March 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent.

Reviewed on February 20, 2019 6:00 PM

Keep up the good work.

Reviewed on February 13, 2019 6:00 PM

My experience with my provider always the best, perfect care.

Reviewed on February 4, 2019 6:00 PM

this visit went very well. we got to talk about more the just my medical reasons. we discussed moving forward as well. with other things like Physical therapy that can help my medical conditions. which was great.

Reviewed on January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

Very good!

Reviewed on January 3, 2019 6:00 PM

after registration I waited 1hr in the waiting area & another 1hr waiting to see my provider

Reviewed on November 25, 2018 6:00 PM

always pleasantly

Reviewed on November 23, 2018 6:00 PM

very pleasant. she understands me.

Reviewed on November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

I still don't know the results to and of my blood work after October 2017. they said it should be sent to my portal, but it isn't there. the medical assistant also said they were going to print me a copy of it to take at my appointment, but that didn't happen either

Reviewed on November 16, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. D. Fabros & I had good conversation about health issues and nutrition.

Reviewed on October 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fabros-Munez is the perfect doctor for my mom. We tried different doctors before due to home location but Dr. Fabros-Munez is the only one who knows how to handle the care w/o any problems. Other doctors did not take the time to check the medical history and prescribed medications that were too strong which cased side effects.

Reviewed on October 18, 2018 7:00 PM

My provider respect me & good to me - I asked question & she answer me. I was satisfied.

Reviewed on October 14, 2018 7:00 PM

She is so accommodating, intelligent & knowledgeable in all aspects of medical & health issues. Thank you very much! I can say that she's an asset to the institution.

Reviewed on September 17, 2018 7:00 PM

It was my first visit with Dr. Fabros-Nunez, who was recommended by my friend, since I changed my primary physician and left Presence Medical Group and transferred to Advocate Medical Group... I'm happy with my decision to have a compassionate and knowledgeable physician...very caring , with empathy , and listens to her patient... my friend could have recommended her several years ago....answer to my prayer...

Reviewed on September 17, 2018 7:00 PM

I love how Dr. Fabros Munez treats her patients (patients) that's why, even though I love away, I still go to see her.

Reviewed on September 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Everybody was polite and helpful in the process.

Reviewed on September 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fabros is: Very, very patient, listens, and is very thorough does not rush you through your appointment. Been with her for years.

Reviewed on September 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Very professional, supportive, and accommodating.

Reviewed on September 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Waited over an hour to see doctor for appointment too long!!

Reviewed on August 30, 2018 7:00 PM

very soft spoken n really a good doctor

Reviewed on August 25, 2018 7:00 PM

On this particular visit she was very late in coming in the waiting room, assistant rushing like there is a tornado coming, not friendly.

Reviewed on July 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fabros is very good doctor with a lot of experience.

Reviewed on June 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent as usual.

Reviewed on June 10, 2018 7:00 PM

everything went well well except the receptionist in the front ...I was late 10 minutes because therewas an accident on my way there and she has no compassion and it took me two hours to come see my doctor and that's how much I like her- drive the distance ! but those receptionist have no clue and they don't care, they tell u comeback without even calling and verifying with the doctor. I even called and had the courtesy to let them know I 'll be late 10 minutes . well it didn't matter I still waited longer to see the doctor. receptionist just sit at the desk and register and they don't care about ur health issue and the circumstances on how u got there and how u feel

Reviewed on June 4, 2018 7:00 PM

excellent

Reviewed on June 2, 2018 7:00 PM

I was there for 3 hours for one appointment. I will not be going back.

Reviewed on May 27, 2018 7:00 PM

waiting time is to long.

Reviewed on May 5, 2018 7:00 PM

keep up the good work,

Reviewed on May 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fabros is always so helpful to give me advice on what I can do to better my health. She always wants me to be up to date on my procedures for each year. I love her she's great.

Reviewed on April 26, 2018 7:00 PM

That she needs to start getting faster in her job. The hours to see her are not accounted right & when got there at 12:00 and the appointment is at 1:30 p.m. and not at 230 p.m. Then another 20 minutes in the waiting room after the nurse checks your vital signs - So that a major problem. Fix it.

Reviewed on April 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Good, easy to talk with, helpful, explain things I need with especially my medicine; tell me good food, exercise everyday. Tell me what is good things.

Reviewed on April 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Desiree Fabros-Munez is a very compassionate doctor, very kind & very pleasant.

Reviewed on April 18, 2018 7:00 PM

She always let me feel comfortable and would point to me the abnormalities of my lab work and what else do I need.

Reviewed on April 16, 2018 7:00 PM

she is the best!

Reviewed on April 9, 2018 7:00 PM

1. Waiting time - very long - it takes as long as up to three (3) hours before you're seen by doctor. 2. Request to authorize refill from doctor - wait time - too long - takes up to 2 weeks before doctor authorized.

Reviewed on April 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good physician explain all the necessary needed to get me well

Reviewed on March 25, 2018 7:00 PM

good doctor highly recommended

Reviewed on March 25, 2018 7:00 PM

I am happy with the service that I received from the provider. The doctor Frantos is a very knowledgeable professional, respectful person, and she also spends a great amount of time with me the patient to listen and to discuss my needs and concerns. thanks.

Reviewed on March 24, 2018 7:00 PM

I would say 2 things about this provider. every time I have an appointment, I have to wait about 1 hour before I am actually seen by her. Thus is very frustrating to me. Also, whenever I take a blood test or for example last week on Monday I took an ultrasound and I also had an x-ray of my hip, she never calls me to explain the results. I don't understand this. I have to call the office and ask them to send her a message to share the results with me. I am actually currently looking for a new provider because of these two reasons.

Reviewed on March 9, 2018 6:00 PM

My provider is nice and understanding only sometimes when I asked for referral it take long as of now, I didn't received yet my referral for dermatology and doctor for EENT.

Reviewed on March 7, 2018 6:00 PM

everything is great except for the wait time.

Reviewed on March 4, 2018 6:00 PM

The doctor was excellent. Seeing her was a very positive experience. I feel like I can talk to her about any medical issues.

Reviewed on February 18, 2018 6:00 PM

my visit with Dr.Fabros is always very pleasant and informative, the only problem I have is the wait from the scheduled time to the time called in to see her, it's always such a long wait. but, overall it's always great to see her and she's attentive and helpful, I would highly recommend this provider.

Reviewed on February 5, 2018 6:00 PM

Very relax & very satisfied for answering all my questions.

Reviewed on January 31, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent.

Reviewed on January 30, 2018 6:00 PM

I always take care of our family really good. She always answer your questions and makes sure that you understand. wouldn't change her for anything at all.

Reviewed on January 29, 2018 6:00 PM

I have been with Dr. Fabros for nearly 30 years and always feel she listens to me and my issues and explains what she is proposing to do and why.

Reviewed on January 21, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Fabros is an excellent physician. She paid attention to all the problems that I told her and examined me thoroughly. She explained everything very clearly.

Reviewed on January 21, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good and excellent doctor.

Reviewed on January 16, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on January 16, 2018 6:00 PM

Detailed very pleasant informative & productive medical advise.

Reviewed on January 16, 2018 6:00 PM

very thorough but forgot to give some of the referrals she told me.I wish that the results of the test should be discussed with me so I can have peace of mind.I was referred to see a cardiologist but was given about 2 months because no one was available

Reviewed on January 5, 2018 6:00 PM

This visit was a pleasant and uplifting one. My doctor is very nice, knowledgeable and very thorough.

Reviewed on January 2, 2018 6:00 PM

My experience with my provider it is excellent. She is very patient.

Reviewed on January 1, 2018 6:00 PM

she does forget to tell me when I need come back to do a bother blood work and visit but the rest she's okay excellent person I'll want her too be my doctor unless she wants me to change to someone better.but I like her and she does help me understand my issue of my condition health wise. she's very understanding doctor. she understand me well.thks for her I'm doing better.

Reviewed on January 1, 2018 6:00 PM

She is a very good provider, because she's always very particular with my health conditions, and see to it how to be healthy, always, too.

Reviewed on December 27, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Fabros-Munez is a very kind, loving and considerate doctor I have ever met.

Reviewed on December 27, 2017 6:00 PM

Provider was very thorough & caring always on my visits.

Reviewed on December 26, 2017 6:00 PM

Very knowledgeable, kind and considerate to my problems as well as as to those of my wife.

Reviewed on December 21, 2017 6:00 PM

Me and my mom XX love Dr. Fabros-Munez.

Reviewed on December 18, 2017 6:00 PM

I have always had a good relation with my dr. and her office employees. They have treated me with lots of affection.

Reviewed on December 13, 2017 6:00 PM

Wonderful physician, very knowledgeable

Reviewed on November 26, 2017 6:00 PM

outstanding

Reviewed on November 24, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr Fabros-Munez is a total sweetheart. She is very caring, and her physical exams are very thorough!

Reviewed on November 21, 2017 6:00 PM

SHE DOES A VERY GOOD ASSESSMENT OF OUR COMPLAINTS, VERY ACCOMODATING AND LISTENS WELL, DOES GIVE GOOD HEALTH AND PERSONAL ADVICE. I WOULD RECOMEND THIS DOCTOR TO ANYONE THATS NEEDS A INTERNIST. HOPE ADVOCATE COMPENSATE AND APPRECIATE HER SERVICES.

Reviewed on November 7, 2017 6:00 PM

pleasant & with ease. dr Fabros is compassionate & very patient with me in explaining medical term I don't understand. I'm fortunate having a dr like her! thank you Advocate!

Reviewed on October 22, 2017 7:00 PM

I have been a patient of Dr. Fabros for many years she is very through, calls me if needed to answer questions and goes over my "list" of concerns.

Reviewed on October 12, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Fabros-Munez is an excellent human, person, and dr., she is taking care of me, for more than 6 years, and she is very concern about my health, and medications that she prescribe.

Reviewed on October 7, 2017 7:00 PM

She's a very good provider. She listens to my medical _____ and health problems whenever I need it.

Reviewed on August 17, 2017 7:00 PM

My provider is very thorough. She has been my provider for over 25 years and knows me and my medical history. I appreciate that she takes enough time to really cover everything we need to discuss.

Reviewed on July 30, 2017 7:00 PM

I want to congratulate you for the service.

Reviewed on July 26, 2017 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Birth Control (Contraception)
  • Blood Clots
  • Breast Disease
  • Cardiograms
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Dementia/Memory Disorder
  • Depression
  • Diet, Weight Control
  • EKG - Electrocardiogram
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibrositis
  • Gastro Esophogeal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Grave's Disease
  • Gum Disease
  • Gynecologic Infections
  • H. Pylori Infections
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)
  • Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
  • Impotence
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malnutrition
  • Nicoderm Patch
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pap Test
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Psoriasis
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Shingles
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stroke
  • Thrombosis
  • Travel Shots/Medication
  • Tuberculosis

Insurance

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • 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
  • Harken Health Compass Plus
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HealthSpring Medicaid ICP
  • HealthSpring Medicare HMO
  • HealthSpring MMAI
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN PPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid 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
  • 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 PPO
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • SEIU HCII
  • SIHO 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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