Jenny K. Ukena

Jenny K. Ukena, M.D.

3134 North Clark Street

Chicago, Illinois 60657

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Jenny K. Ukena, M.D.


3134 North Clark Street

Chicago, Illinois 60657


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Focusing on individualizing care and creating treatment options for each patient that best fits their needs to ensure the best possible outcomes

About Me



  • Fellowship: Cornell University Medical College; Endocrinology
  • Residency: New York University School of Medicine; Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Ratings and Comments

Jenny K. Ukena, M.D.

4.8 out of 5

106 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

5 out of 5

106 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.9 out of 5

103 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.9 out of 5

106 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.9 out of 5

106 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.6 out of 5

106 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.9 out of 5

105 Patient Ratings


She is a wonderful, knowledgeable, caring, and supportive doctor. I'm so happy she is my doctor!

Reviewed on January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Ukena is an amazing doctor. I am truly grateful that my general practitioner recommended her to over see my endocrinoloical needs. There are only two minor areas of opportunity 1) the front desk clerks aren't always the nicest or knowledgeable about the things they ask you to sign especially with this system switch. 2) I am aware this clinic is part of a teaching hospital but some of the interns need to work on their bedside manners and especially when patients have build a comfort level with their provider and not with the interns who regularly change. Dr. Ukena is amazing and completely worth putting up with the other minor headaches.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Ukena is excellent and impressive all around. This was my first visit. she was knowledgeable on every topic we discussed and clearly cares about her patients. I will recommend her to friends.

Reviewed on January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr.Ukena was great!

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Ukena is great. She treats me like a person with a disease, where it's okay to make mistakes and live your life and she works with me to find things that will keep me healthy and allow me to live my life.

Reviewed on January 26, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Ukena saw me about my diabetes. She was very understanding about my A1C still being too high, but at least hadn't gone higher. my partner died this past October and I have been very stressed and depressed. She was compassionate and encouraged me to hang in there, and call her if there was anything at all she could do.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Ukena is a Great Endicronologist and a good listener

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

She listened to me & my concerns on which direction I wanted to go with my health. She gave me her expert/doctor/medical advice.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

excellent physician

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

I feel this provider is very knowledgeable, professional and interested in me and any health concerns I had/ have. Dr. Ukena took time to explain by blood work results and was interested in the cost of my medication.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Ukena is a star! Do whatever you can to keep her happy.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

This was my first time seeing this Provider and I had a great experience. I appreciated the time she took to hear about my medical history (I transferred from a different doctor who failed to send my records before my appointment), and her interest in trying to figure out an ongoing issue. Also, I cannot overstate how refreshing it was to be able to communicate with her over the portal messaging system. I had an easy question and I got a quick, helpful answer without having to call and navigate the behemoth call center.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Ukena is incredible - she is the first doctor in my life who not only understands the diabetic technology (pump, cgm), but has mastered it thoroughly. It is inspiring to go to her - my a1c has since dropped 2 points.

Reviewed on December 3, 2018 6:00 PM

Doctor contacted me for blood results as she always does. I missed call & tried phoning office. constant calls unanswered & when answered they would put me on hold & never Return. Finally got someone to listen for a second. when telling her to please transfer me to Dr Nurse to take a note to give Dr . like I have done for years. She said you have to hold and them disconnected me. repeated calls no answer.. I called one morning after 2 months and to my surprise they answered.. I explained my situation & they told me to come in next day. I explained this frustrating situation with The Dr... Thank You.

Reviewed on December 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Ukena is a very good dr. Always discusses options and any health concerns I have. Very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on December 1, 2018 6:00 PM

it has been a very good experience with Dr. Ukena. she has taken her time to discuss my condition and treatment plan, is very kind and clear in her explanations and does not come across as judgmental, which I really appreciate. She also has a clear plan for me to follow. The only thing I have struggled with is the cost of treatment (mainly due to an MRI that was part of the plan) - it was never clear to me how much that would cost, and between the MRI, which came back with no conclusive results, several blood tests and a prescription, it has been hundreds and hundreds of dollars. However, I am incredibly grateful to Dr. Ukena because she is actually helping me to treat a problem I have had for years that no other prior doctors have actually helped me take action on.

Reviewed on November 30, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr.Ukena is amazing! I have always had difficulty with my endocrinologists, but she does a great job about recognizing my accomplishments and finding attainable solutions for where I'm struggling. She explains things in a way that's easy to understand and always answers all of my questions.

Reviewed on November 30, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Jenny Ukena is excellent.

Reviewed on November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Doctor Ukena is a excellent doctor.

Reviewed on November 23, 2018 6:00 PM

very good and very helpful

Reviewed on November 17, 2018 6:00 PM

She treated me with respect in a professional manner. She was refreshing. I liked her.

Reviewed on November 12, 2018 6:00 PM

While this was my first time meeting Dr.Ukena, she made me feel extremely comfortable and showed genuine care for my health concerns. She also called me right away when my blood work results came in, which I truly appreciated. I look forward to seeing her again soon as she helps me get my health back on track!

Reviewed on November 11, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Ukena is very caring and truly listens. She knows my history and seems excited to see me and to be able to help me. Her decisions and advice reflect her concern for my wellbeing. She always makes it clear that my opinion and choice is first priority.

Reviewed on November 9, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Jenny Ukena is a wonderful doctor. she listens intently and her response is easy to understand. She personally calls me back with lab results. she hasn't been my doctor for that long but I trust her completely with my health condition. She's an asset to your practice and I plan to continue seeing her for a long time.

Reviewed on November 4, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Ukena is awesome

Reviewed on October 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Ukena, Thank you for your continued care and concern for the improvement of my health issue

Reviewed on October 22, 2018 7:00 PM

She did excellent job.

Reviewed on August 5, 2018 7:00 PM

she is especially talented at taking complex subjects and explaining them in understandable ways. with undivided attention, responsiveness, and caring.

Reviewed on July 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Jimmy Ukena was very kind, respected my concerns. She was very pleased about my (A1C) 8 it was over 19 also I am 124 lbs. Lost 53 lbs.

Reviewed on July 19, 2018 7:00 PM

no problems, doctor was helpful

Reviewed on July 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Ukena is spectacular. It is always a pleasure to see her.

Reviewed on July 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Ukena is always professional, kind, and good at communicating what's going on with my diabetes. She is hands down the endocrinologist that I've had the best professional relationship since I was diagnosed 12 years ago. In this visit, my immediate concerns were addressed and we made some long term plans, too.

Reviewed on July 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Unfortunately offices are arranged with the doctor at the computer, back turned. Two doctors have expressed THEIR discomfort with this. Dr. Ukena twisted around to face me. In the past doctors sat, at desks, facing the patient, with record-keeping materials in front of them. Dr. Ukena did what was needed to overcome the problem.

Reviewed on July 3, 2018 7:00 PM

I like Dr. Ukena very much.

Reviewed on June 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Ukena replaced Dr. X, and showed the same interest and care as Dr. X had in the past.

Reviewed on June 20, 2018 7:00 PM

she's awesome!

Reviewed on June 17, 2018 7:00 PM

DR. JENNY UKENA , I humbly appreciate your knowledge, your quality of care and your immediate follow through in getting my treatment started.

Reviewed on June 4, 2018 7:00 PM

I was referred to Dr Ukena for treatment of an adrenaloma. She followed me through the pre and post surgery and was supportive beyond any expectation.

Reviewed on June 1, 2018 7:00 PM

This was the first time meeting her. I was pleased with her.

Reviewed on May 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Ukena was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. she took my concerns seriously and recommended treatment that has already helped my condition.

Reviewed on May 27, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on May 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Caring, Professional and highly skilled

Reviewed on May 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Jenny K. Dr. Ukena she is an excellent diabetes specialist (E N D O C R I N O L O G I S T) _____.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr jenny Ukena is a good endocrinology doctor explained everything to me about my condition and listen to me questions I needed answered

Reviewed on May 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent experience as always.

Reviewed on May 13, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on May 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Outstanding clinician!

Reviewed on April 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Provider is very helpful and knowledgable

Reviewed on April 29, 2018 7:00 PM

she is very sweet and caring I definitely would have others go to Dr Ukena greatest Endocronologist I know

Reviewed on April 23, 2018 7:00 PM

She was a very good provider.

Reviewed on April 22, 2018 7:00 PM

I was the first appointment scheduled (8am) but was not brought back to see a provider until 8:25am, which made me late for work. the only explanation I got was that the nurse who took vitals was late, so I had to see the doctor late. Another nurse should have filled in. Set a bad tone for the appointment.

Reviewed on April 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Great visit; I was given information about my choices. Lab results considered too.

Reviewed on April 15, 2018 7:00 PM

very understanding and caring.

Reviewed on April 9, 2018 7:00 PM

I've been going to this office for many years but I used to see Dr. X, who has moved away. Dr. Ukena has been fantastic, really knowledgeable about advances in diabetes treatment as well as my history in particular, which is amazing considering I've only seen her twice. I'd really liked Dr. X and I've been so relieved that the new doctor is working out so well too. this office has also always been terrific about scheduling, prescription refills, and everything. keep up the good work!

Reviewed on April 8, 2018 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Diabetes Management
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Hormonal Disorders
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Low Testosterone
  • Metabolic Bone Diseases
  • Osteoporosis
  • PCOS
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Thyroid Disorders


  • 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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