Joseph  Marek

Joseph Marek, M.D.

3825 South Highland Avenue

Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

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Joseph Marek, M.D.


Cardiovascular Disease

3825 South Highland Avenue

Tower 2 - Suite 400

Downers Grove, Illinois 60515



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My commitment to all patients is to provide the highest quality cardiovascular care possible. I believe placing patients first by working as a team with my physician colleagues, offers our collective experience and expertise so that each individual can enjoy life to its fullest potential.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Cardiology
  • Primary Area of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease
  • Gender:
  • Age: 69
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Cardiology



  • Internship: Cleveland Clinic Hospital
  • Fellowship: Loyola University Medical Center
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Medical School: Loyola University Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Advocate Medical Group

Ratings and Comments

Joseph Marek, M.D.

4.9 out of 5

666 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

5 out of 5

662 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

5 out of 5

613 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

5 out of 5

663 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.9 out of 5

663 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.9 out of 5

661 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

5 out of 5

665 Patient Ratings


I like this cardiologist and hope to see him again.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Marek is an excellent doctor who shares his knowledge, is interested in you, and has a positive outlook.

Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

The provider is a very good listener and discussed all options regarding my heart health.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Absolutely trust the information about care.

Reviewed on May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

My office visits with Dr. Joseph C. Marek are always very helpful and reassuring of my health. Dr. Marek has seen me through some scarry times. I feel great knowing he is always there for me.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Doctor Marek has been my heart physician since 1989. I am very happy and confident with the care he has provided for me all these years. Hope he remains as my heart doctor for many more years to come.

Reviewed on April 29, 2019 7:00 PM

very good

Reviewed on April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

booking an appointment was an extremely difficult and long process

Reviewed on April 28, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 27, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Marek was great! Really helpful and he was funny!

Reviewed on April 21, 2019 7:00 PM

I found there practice of asking questions obtrusive & a breach of my privacy in a crowded reception area where everyone can hear my personal information. I would not mind answering these questions in private or on a written questionnaire!

Reviewed on April 15, 2019 7:00 PM

In this survey when asked about the last 3 months my answers are based on my 4/10/19 visit. I only see this provider twice a year and have always had a good relationship with him and his assistants/nurses.

Reviewed on April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Doctor answered al my questions to my satisfaction.

Reviewed on April 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Warm, caring, humorous.

Reviewed on April 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Marek is a true gem. His demeanor and professionalism are a blessing to me.

Reviewed on April 7, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Good, relaxed

Reviewed on March 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Marek is my hero, he has served my family well, X his secretary is the best on the planet.

Reviewed on March 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Always liked my visits with Dr. Marek as I learned something new most every time.

Reviewed on March 24, 2019 7:00 PM

I was seeing Dr. Marek relative to potential "heart issues". This situation was new to me and hence, I need to educate myself better on the topic. Doctor did answer all my questions, but I'm not sure yet I asked all the right questions. And I still have more questions, than I need to get answered. After more reading up on my heart issues. I'll feel free to contact Dr. Marek's office.

Reviewed on March 22, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Marek is an excellent listener. He explains things well, is a calming influence, shares information. He also has a sense of humor and is very personable.

Reviewed on January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Joseph Marek - Good Samaritan Hosp. Downers Grove, IL 60515 is an exception doctor & should be dr. of the year - He has a calming effect when he sees & talking to you -

Reviewed on January 8, 2019 6:00 PM

This visit was a first time visit related to an atypical, suspect Cardio _____. Dr. Marek's approach was professional objective and methodical, yet not jumping to conclusions.

Reviewed on January 7, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Makek is an excellent physician! He is a truly nice person, very caring.

Reviewed on December 9, 2018 6:00 PM

Bet medical care always. Doctors, nurses and all support staff.

Reviewed on December 8, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good experience.

Reviewed on December 5, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent during 33 years.

Reviewed on December 5, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr Marek is an outstanding doctor ! We are very grateful for the exceptional care Dr Marek provides!! Thank you!!

Reviewed on November 24, 2018 6:00 PM

I have an on going health issue. Dr Merek is allways excellent.

Reviewed on November 24, 2018 6:00 PM

would like to be updated as to how long it would take to get results.

Reviewed on November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

Very considerate and helpful

Reviewed on November 9, 2018 6:00 PM

I went to see Dr. Merick due to loss of speech and blindness that was temporary. I was concerned it was a mini stroke and Dr. Merick listened closely to what I was saying and offered his advise.

Reviewed on November 5, 2018 6:00 PM

I was told my appt. was at 11:00 by an office representative. When I got to the office. I was told it was at 12:00. I was kept waiting for well over an hour. After all that, the dr. spent EXACTLY two minutes with me. RIDICULOUS!

Reviewed on October 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Took time with me, as always. He gave no impression of wanting to get out of the room and on to the next person.

Reviewed on October 28, 2018 7:00 PM

X had an irregular EKG and we saw De Merek regarding this issue. He went over X's records, talked to her about activities and sports, health history, colleges she is looking into. he took a real interest in her and her life. he ordered several tests to make sure nothing is wrong with her heart which the office scheduled for us in a timely manner. X will be taking these tests soon and will follow up with the Dr.

Reviewed on October 26, 2018 7:00 PM

I have had experience as expected from a professional doctor. I am completely satisfied.

Reviewed on October 21, 2018 7:00 PM

I see Dr. Merick once a year for my physical and get my ok for his medicine that he wants me to continue on! He is a great man who I feel very comfortable with discussing anything and everything with! no problems as we boath are still alive and well!!!

Reviewed on October 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Marek spent enough time with me and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on October 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Everything was fine. Good visit.

Reviewed on October 14, 2018 7:00 PM

I used to avoid going to the doctor but not anymore! Very friendly and curtious office. Nice experience.

Reviewed on October 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Marek always discusses my heart condition. In fact, last time he drew a diagram of where my aneurysm is and explained that condition. His nurse is always helpful and informative.

Reviewed on October 12, 2018 7:00 PM

It was a very pleasant reassuring visit. We discussed my heart health.

Reviewed on October 11, 2018 7:00 PM

as.always, he was extremely professional, capable and caring.

Reviewed on October 8, 2018 7:00 PM

My experience with Dr. Marek has been very good, and find him to be concerned caring doctor who interfaces with my other doctors.

Reviewed on October 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Marek is excellent.

Reviewed on October 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Marek is good, but I feel like he doesn't like me because one time I got "testy" with him. He is courteous in manner, but not overly "warm and fuzzy." I would like to talk w/him and clear any bad vibes. You can tell him. Not his fault, could be my fault.

Reviewed on September 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Marek is the "greatest".

Reviewed on September 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Marek is the best! I brought whatever records he needed because my main care is with DuPage Medical Group.

Reviewed on September 29, 2018 7:00 PM

for a change,I was running late because of the parking situation at the hospital. the nurse was rushed for the first time.Even though I apologized for being late(10 min.) you could yell she was annoyed. never mind the times I wait sometimes up to an hour! I dint mind. I realize people come in with urgent issues and have to be taken care of.the doctor was great.i don't think it made a difference to him. I never have had any problems with his nurse .i think she was behind because of me..Hope this helps.

Reviewed on September 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good please with my doctor

Reviewed on September 21, 2018 7:00 PM

As always my experience with Dr Marek has Always been great. I have the great confidence in him. we discuss what health problems I may be concerned with, and when we are finished he has said that if at any time I feel I need him just call. He is tops in my book

Reviewed on August 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Marek is a great doctor who listens to you and provides great insight. I would highly recommend Dr Mareck to anyone seeking a cardiologist.

Reviewed on August 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Marek is a very caring doctor. He listens to my concerns and addresses all my questions. He is a very professional person.

Reviewed on August 25, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on August 22, 2018 7:00 PM

This was my 1st visit to Dr. Marek for my heart condition. He was very thorough in our discussion about my past history and current symptoms. He listened to my concerns. He explained his thought process on current & future steps.

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

great experience, good communication.

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Most considerate and excellent care provider. Lucky to have him as my physician.

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Marek has cared for my health for many years. I value his care and Ccmmitment.

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

dr Marek is great he's smart and compsssionate and X ( nurse in the stress test lab) wss was kind and caring

Reviewed on July 21, 2018 7:00 PM

My visit was very good as Dr. Marek always takes the time to explain everything in plain English. So I feel as if I have learned something as well as having a checkup.

Reviewed on July 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Marek is very professional, and excellent at explaining situations that concern me. He is patient and thorough.

Reviewed on July 6, 2018 7:00 PM

always exceptional

Reviewed on July 6, 2018 7:00 PM

As usual, I received excellent care from Dr. Marek. He has been my cardiologist for a number of years and delivers optimal care based on current and emerging knowledge.

Reviewed on July 3, 2018 7:00 PM

I had a 9:45 AM appointment and did not see the doctor until near 11 AM. I spent less than 10 minutes with the doctor......

Reviewed on July 1, 2018 7:00 PM

I find it troubling that Midwest Heart called in new medications and doses to the pharmacy without telling me they were going to do so. A pharmacy tech told me about my meds, not the doctor.

Reviewed on June 27, 2018 7:00 PM

I feel very fortunate to have a physician as gifted as Dr Marek. I have complete trust in his judgement and his thoroughness in resolving my medical issues.

Reviewed on June 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Marek is awesome and would recommend him without hesitation

Reviewed on June 17, 2018 7:00 PM

It is one Dr. appointment I do not mind going to! Always feel better about my health in general after my appointments with Dr Marek..

Reviewed on June 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Marek is knowledgeable, caring and respectful. I'm happy & grateful to have him as my cardiologist.

Reviewed on June 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Nice caring doctor.

Reviewed on June 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Marek is excellent and wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on June 5, 2018 7:00 PM

really like dr. Marek he shows compassion and and a lot of knowledge to my situation the only thing I don't like about that office is that you have to wait at least an hour there at your appointment time if your appointment time is at 1:30 you're probably waiting at 2:30 to get in to see the doctor any doctor it takes so long to see him they need to be more prompt with their visiting time.

Reviewed on May 27, 2018 7:00 PM

thorough visit of condition and adjustments to ongoing care

Reviewed on May 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Marek and I have been. together for over 30 years. We respect each other.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018 7:00 PM

I like Dr Marek

Reviewed on May 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Marek has always been a great professional, v. well informed who relays info very explicitly. To the point. Relates to people's trustworthy.

Reviewed on May 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Always a pleasure to visit Dr. Marek. I know I am getting the best care.

Reviewed on April 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Mark is an excellent provider for me.

Reviewed on April 30, 2018 7:00 PM

The medical staff is very helpful with all my needs. Pleasant staff. Provider takes his time to answer all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on April 29, 2018 7:00 PM

he explained in full detail all options as well as he listened to all my concerns and latex out a very detailed plan for better health and also implemented a plan for my continued care at home as well as tests that are best needed in my personal extremely pleased with his medical care and will continue to return as well as refer friends and family to him ..excellent provider

Reviewed on April 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Marek gave me personal references, about why my surgery was extremely important.

Reviewed on April 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Visit was good. Dr. Marek is the best!

Reviewed on April 26, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 25, 2018 7:00 PM

very pleasant staff,doctor and nurse

Reviewed on April 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent. Dr. Marek is a professional, and clearly enjoys what he does.

Reviewed on April 15, 2018 7:00 PM

very pleased

Reviewed on April 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Efficient, complete, friendly

Reviewed on March 31, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Marek is a great doctor and shows great interest in any and all of my health concerns. His nurse I saw was very personable and nice too.

Reviewed on March 30, 2018 7:00 PM

As always, Dr. Marek was very cordial. At no time did I feel he was rushed. He answered questions and explained my recent blood work.

Reviewed on March 29, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on March 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Always like a visit with a good friend.

Reviewed on March 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Per usual - He was great!! He does not brush me off because I am almost 92 yrs. old. He is very caring.

Reviewed on March 20, 2018 7:00 PM

As a disabled individual who doesn't speak clearly, it was refreshing to have someone talk directly to me and not my mother.

Reviewed on March 5, 2018 6:00 PM

only complaint was waiting time.

Reviewed on March 5, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Marek discussed sleep apnea & why its important to follow upon test I had. As always, he's very good about explaining issue. He suggested a test (heart scan) since its been 5 years. I didn't get any literature this time as nothing was new with heart but he's a great educator. You are comfortable asking questions & her staff is great, too!

Reviewed on February 19, 2018 6:00 PM

Smooth and easy.

Reviewed on February 19, 2018 6:00 PM

excellent physician

Reviewed on February 18, 2018 6:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease
  • Sports Cardiology
  • Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention


  • 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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