Larry W. Desch

Larry W. Desch, M.D.

9555 South 52nd Avenue

Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

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Larry W. Desch, M.D.

Developmental Pediatrics

9555 South 52nd Avenue

Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453


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About Me



  • Medical School: University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Internship: University Of Missouri
  • Residency: University Of Missouri School Of Medicine
  • Fellowship: University of Kansas Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center

Ratings and Comments

Larry W. Desch, M.D.

4.1 out of 5

53 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.1 out of 5

51 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.1 out of 5

53 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4 out of 5

53 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

3.6 out of 5

53 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.3 out of 5

53 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.3 out of 5

53 Patient Ratings


Superficial advice was given.

Reviewed on September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr.Desch and his team were very friendly and welcoming to me and my family. This is the second time me and my child met with him in a year and he was stillvery knowledgeable and up to date on her past visit.

Reviewed on August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

This visit with my child was our second time meeting this provider. The provider last visit with us was 6 months ago and when he entered the exam room we were in, he remembered who we was at first glance.

Reviewed on August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

very well, calm and very educational

Reviewed on July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

I thought this provider was very professional and great personality for dealing with children.

Reviewed on July 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Provider was kind, attentive to my child, and gave me good information to read at home. My only suggestion is I would have liked more information about my child's diagnosis and to discuss my concerns in the office rather than await a report from the doctor via mail.

Reviewed on June 18, 2019 7:00 PM

It was nice helped out a lot with other doctors & dentist for my son.

Reviewed on June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

I think Dr. Desch is very good at what he does. The only thing we would like to change is the waiting period to see him. We usually wait 30-45 mins.

Reviewed on April 25, 2019 7:00 PM

The receptionist were very helpful.

Reviewed on April 3, 2019 7:00 PM

the first visit was very helpful

Reviewed on March 23, 2019 7:00 PM

was not able to provide accurate referral information, did not specifically give a result of exam or determination of a diagnosis to help assist with next step to provide possible assessment

Reviewed on January 26, 2019 6:00 PM

I will recommend Dr. Larry to everybody

Reviewed on November 16, 2018 6:00 PM

He was an amazing doctor very thorough with questions and provided a lot of knowledge. You can tell he is very passionate about his work and very proud of his 30 years of service. I did ask a few questions and he said he would talk about it in a minutes but then they were never really answered. It was a 2 hour apt. with a lot of information discussed so it was a little hard to keep track of the questions.

Reviewed on February 22, 2018 6:00 PM

Wish he spent longer with my child for a better diagnosis.

Reviewed on November 10, 2017 6:00 PM

My experience has been very good.

Reviewed on September 8, 2017 7:00 PM

Excellent Dr. Desch.

Reviewed on August 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Was good & didn't have to wait much time in the Waiting Room all very kind.

Reviewed on May 31, 2017 7:00 PM

I think he was very helpful, and respectful, and understanding.

Reviewed on May 9, 2017 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Autism
  • Botox Injections
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Child Development
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities


  • 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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