Istiklal  Arikan

Istiklal Arikan, M.D.

825 South Milwaukee Avenue

Libertyville, Illinois 60048

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Istiklal Arikan, M.D.

Internal Medicine

825 South Milwaukee Avenue

Libertyville, Illinois 60048


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About Me



  • Medical School: Gazi University Medical School
  • Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Episcopal Hospital, Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center

Ratings and Comments

Istiklal Arikan, M.D.

4.6 out of 5

226 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.7 out of 5

225 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.7 out of 5

203 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.8 out of 5

226 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.7 out of 5

226 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.3 out of 5

224 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.7 out of 5

226 Patient Ratings


Very good

Reviewed on July 26, 2019 7:00 PM

This appointment was a follow up after being diagnosed with diverticulitis. I would have liked more details on proper diet. I was told simply to stay hydrated and to avoid being constipated. No explanation on how to do this. I used google for more information.

Reviewed on July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Text message of appointment was very helpful.

Reviewed on July 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Arikan has excellent bedside manners, he's very patient and reassuring and I feel I can trust him with my healthcare decisions.

Reviewed on July 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Arikan is great! He always listens and explains things well and has great bedside manner.

Reviewed on June 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Arikan is wonderful, but impossible to reach via the phone. The phone number goes to some answering service that isn't in the building. Even when you show up in person, you get central booking and not the doctor's actual office.

Reviewed on June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

He didn't really listen to me. He didn't take my opinion seriously, even though it's my body. I asked to go back on to a medicine I had been on previously. He refused, but had no good reason, even though the medicine worked well for me in the past. He wanted me to make an appointment for a specialist that would take six weeks to get in. In the meantime, my condition would just get worse. I will not be back to this doctor, or to Advocate Medical Group. I have found a new doctor.

Reviewed on June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Very quick and complete blood work results

Reviewed on June 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Istiklal has great bedside manner.

Reviewed on June 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Experience was good. He was professional and listened to my reasons for the appointment.

Reviewed on June 9, 2019 7:00 PM

The doctor I saw was awesone

Reviewed on May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

It's nice to have my health records on the computer so I can discuss them with the doctor.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019 7:00 PM

great Doctor who cares about his patients

Reviewed on May 12, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

It was good and he was very thorough.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019 7:00 PM

This was a new provider for me since my former Primary Care Doc retired. Good experience. I talk he listens and vv.

Reviewed on April 29, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 29, 2019 7:00 PM

He is the only Dr that truly listens to me and takes all the time i need without rushing me out the door.

Reviewed on April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

I don't think he heard me. I was commenting about the pain on the right side of my neck . I've had it for the past 3 months and it hurts more know.

Reviewed on April 27, 2019 7:00 PM

first time hard to tell, good so far

Reviewed on April 26, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 26, 2019 7:00 PM

First appointment with this doctor. I approve. very thorough.

Reviewed on April 26, 2019 7:00 PM

I am happy with this and all providers/clinicians I deal with at advocate. What I am NOT happy with is your phone systems and call counter that seem specifically designed to make it impossible to reach my drs. offices. Also, my family and I often get calls from advocate that we don't answer because you block your phone # and our carrier tells us that the call is "likely a scam call." Please fix this! Reported before -

Reviewed on April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent. He fit me in between other patients for a follow up to ER referral from Immediate Care.

Reviewed on April 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Arikan is a great doc. He always explains everything I ask him. He cares a lot about me when I see him.

Reviewed on April 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Good helpful.

Reviewed on March 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Arikan is an asset to AMG. He is unlike others who want you to think they care ,but their actions suggest otherwise. I am a health care worker and a keen observer.

Reviewed on March 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Very professional and courteous

Reviewed on March 18, 2019 7:00 PM

First time. Like him. He did a good job. Was Dr. X patient till he retired.

Reviewed on March 1, 2019 6:00 PM

It was my first visit. I am switching to a new primary care physician. I thought he did an excellent job. I signed the authorization for my records to be transferred.

Reviewed on February 26, 2019 6:00 PM

Very happy with our new Doctor Istiklal Arikan.

Reviewed on February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

My wife and i had our first meeting with dr Arikan as X retired. comfortable with arikan as my new gp

Reviewed on February 18, 2019 6:00 PM

doctor is patient and follows through with all current ongoing issues. He addresses any new issues. He practices preventive medicine.

Reviewed on February 18, 2019 6:00 PM

This was my first visit with Dr. Arikan since Dr. X retired. I am happy with him and look forward to him treating me.

Reviewed on February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

Concise and to the point

Reviewed on February 16, 2019 6:00 PM

Doctor Arikan was great and I'll be seeing him as my regular caregiver from now on.

Reviewed on February 1, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Arikan is very thorough. Much appreciate!

Reviewed on January 31, 2019 6:00 PM

it was a good experience.

Reviewed on January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

Listen to my problem and concerns and explain the possible treatment.

Reviewed on January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

we can say that he is helpful and explained well everything regarding to my health! We are happy and satisfied to Dr. Arakin as our health care provider now, easy to get an appointment with him, not waiting too long.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Arikan is my new Primary Physician. My former PP retired. This was my first visit to Dr. Arikan. I was very pleased. He was obviously prepared. He was familiar with my file. We discussed my various medical issues. I am very pleased to have him as my PP.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

first time with this doctor,mine retired..i liked him!!!

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Excellent doctor! Intelligent! Thoughtful. Excellent listener. Knowledgable.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

First visit with Dr. Arikan after my former doctor retired at end of December. I found Dr. Arikan very open to questions and easy to talk to. He had my medical records and we discussed several things: my DVT about 10 years ago, and my warfarin prescriptions. Since I was a new patient for him, he suggested I schedule an appointment with the doctor who treated me after the DVT to see if it made sense to discontinue the warfarin. I also discussed my concern with poor hearing, and Dr. Arikan flushed my ears, finding a great deal of wax. That improved my hearing, but I think I still need hearing aids. I was happy that we had covered so much (medical) ground during my visit and am looking forward to having Dr. Arikan as my regular doctor.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

I appreciated his thoroughness and efficiency

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

My visit was for a Post-Op exam. I was very pleased with attention Dr. Arikan gave me. He spent time with me and made sure that I called my Cardio Doctor, due to the fact that I have A-Fib and to find out exactly when to stop taking my Eliquis before the surgery.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Arikan and his assistant are very proficient and informative.I'm glad they can see me.

Reviewed on January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

He is very thorough. I feel very comfortable about asking him all questions concerning my health

Reviewed on January 28, 2019 6:00 PM


Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

Excellent replacement for my previous Dr X. Sad that my medical records were not available on the Advocate computer. I have a least 4-7 in network specialist visits and tests that are missing.

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

My first contact with Doctor Arikan since my previous doctor (Dr. X) retired. I found Dr. Arikan very pleasant and helpful.

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

i was very pleased with him.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

He's fantastic!!!!!!!!

Reviewed on January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. listens to me.

Reviewed on January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Arikan is very thorough and accessible. I will be changing him to my primary physician.

Reviewed on December 18, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good, informative, help-full.

Reviewed on December 16, 2018 6:00 PM

thank you for your care

Reviewed on December 4, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr Arikan is a wonderful doctor. I'm really happy I found him. He shows concern and really is interested in my health I recommend him highly.

Reviewed on November 11, 2018 6:00 PM

Terrific rapport from beginning to end with Provider. Professional. Succinct. Articulate. Personable and empathetic.

Reviewed on November 5, 2018 6:00 PM

Very comfortable with Dr. Istiklal & will see him again.

Reviewed on October 31, 2018 7:00 PM

I think when you are sick you shouldn't have to wait 2 wks. to get into seeing your doctor. They must be over worked in my eyes. Very discouraging!

Reviewed on October 29, 2018 7:00 PM

very satisfied

Reviewed on October 28, 2018 7:00 PM

thorough exam. lovely person. prescribed a new RX that has been very helpful in bout with bronchitis and will continue to be as periods of shortness of breath become more freq in the last few months. 3-4x /week.

Reviewed on October 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Being hard of hearing, and using two hearing aids, I especially appreciated that this dr. looked at me when he spoke, so that I could also read his lips. He showed pt. concern - not always on a computer. Looking and listening to your pt. is still the best way to render a diagnosis.

Reviewed on October 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Arikan is terrific!! He is knowledgeable, personable & pleasant. I DEFINITELY recommend him!! He is very respectful!

Reviewed on October 14, 2018 7:00 PM

I felt very at ease with Dr. Arikan. Would like to see him in future if Dr. X not available.

Reviewed on October 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Very pleased with physician.

Reviewed on September 24, 2018 7:00 PM

I found all doctors & providers & staff - very nice - helpful & knowledgeable. Very - very - good.

Reviewed on September 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Niceto guy and knowledgeable about his craft.

Reviewed on September 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Quick and easy

Reviewed on September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

very efficient great focus on patient care

Reviewed on September 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Wait time was very short! Receptionist helpful and friendly. Doctor was efficient with our time when he saw me. He listened to my concerns. He did not have the specialty need to best evaluate my concerns about my ear. He referred me to an ENT doctor right away. I received the referral and was able to get into the ENT the next day.

Reviewed on August 24, 2018 7:00 PM

very kind, patient & professional

Reviewed on August 24, 2018 7:00 PM

The visit met expectations and needs.

Reviewed on August 21, 2018 7:00 PM

I thought he understood my health concerns and validated my reasons for the visit. Ordered labs and tests to help solve my problems.

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr is a good listener. Understands what you are saying.

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Keep up the great job couldn't have a better doctor and staff.

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

He was excellent . Answered my questions , clarified somethings from my records and he provided referrals for my specialists.

Reviewed on August 17, 2018 7:00 PM

This is actually my first visit with him and I'm pleased with it. I intend to continue seeing him and hopefully establish medical care with him.

Reviewed on August 10, 2018 7:00 PM

He was very helpful as well as being very knowledgeable about my health issue which was a problem with pain in one side of my lower back.Someone rearended me in a parking lot.It turned out to be a muscle sprain and nothing more.He told me how to help the healing process.I appreciate his help.

Reviewed on July 28, 2018 7:00 PM

it was good. he explained many things.

Reviewed on July 20, 2018 7:00 PM

He showed concern of state of health of my foot sore condition.

Reviewed on July 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Arikan was polite thorough and professional. I got an appointment with him when I needed to. He was very helpful.

Reviewed on July 17, 2018 7:00 PM

I was very impressed and made an appointment for another visit.

Reviewed on July 10, 2018 7:00 PM

I'd undergone an endoscopic procedure and Dr. X was booked solid, so she suggested an alternate physician. I was completely satisfied.

Reviewed on July 8, 2018 7:00 PM

it met my needs,

Reviewed on July 3, 2018 7:00 PM

I am completely satisfied with your work.

Reviewed on June 24, 2018 7:00 PM

this doctor did not take the time to listen to me or spend enough time checking my symptoms. I am still sick, over a week later. have another appointment with my actual doctor.

Reviewed on June 10, 2018 7:00 PM

He was exceptionally nice and easy to talk to. I felt comfortable talking about private concerns with him without feeling judgment. Overall, he was a great physician and I am very pleased with my visit.

Reviewed on June 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Very knowledgable and friendly

Reviewed on May 11, 2018 7:00 PM

very informative physician. listened to everything o had to say and explained everything in detail. I would recommended Dr. Arikan to family and friend.

Reviewed on May 6, 2018 7:00 PM

was very happy with Dr I saw. support staff were excellent as well. I like the follow up w this survey as I think it keeps service excellent.

Reviewed on April 27, 2018 7:00 PM

very knowledgeable

Reviewed on April 8, 2018 7:00 PM

I will be keeping Dr. as my primary physician

Reviewed on April 8, 2018 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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  • 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 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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