Margaret Helen Fruhbauer

Margaret Helen Fruhbauer, D.O.

825 South Milwaukee Avenue

Libertyville, Illinois 60048

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Margaret Helen Fruhbauer, D.O.

Internal Medicine

825 South Milwaukee Avenue

Libertyville, Illinois 60048


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To provide comprehensive medical services to my patients while encouraging them to play an active role in their health care.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Internal Medicine
  • Gender:
  • Age: 43
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine
  • Secondary Languages: Spanish



  • Residency: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital Of Cook County, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: John H Stroger Hospital Of Cook County & Rush University , Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: Midwestern University

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center

Ratings and Comments

Margaret Helen Fruhbauer, D.O.

4.6 out of 5

601 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.5 out of 5

600 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.6 out of 5

548 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.7 out of 5

599 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.5 out of 5

598 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.4 out of 5

594 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.6 out of 5

597 Patient Ratings


Very comfortable to talk to this provider.

Reviewed on March 26, 2019 7:00 PM

She wasn't very friendly. Waited days for test results and when called got no answer back for 2 days and when told that still had infection was told keep taking the medicine which was only give for 3 days. No others did she prescribe so still have infection Very unhappy with it all. I also asked for a paper to have my mammogram never got one.!! Service not very good.

Reviewed on March 21, 2019 7:00 PM

I like Dr Fruhbauer because she explains everything so well and is a very caring doctor.

Reviewed on March 11, 2019 7:00 PM

I didn't know this was supposed to be a physical. I came in with a list of problems and I didn't know we only had 20 minutes. I had to make a follow up appointment to ask about several other questions I had.

Reviewed on March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

As I wrote in a letter to her with a copy to Dr. X, I felt she did not choose to ask questions or listen to me because she entered the exam room with the (incorrect) notion that I was wanting the appointment to be about particular concerns rather than a physical. One clarifying question on her part would have made quite a difference. There literally was not an opportunity unless I interrupted her to make this clarification.

Reviewed on March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

I started seeing her 3 yr. ago when I moved to the area - I am very satisfied.

Reviewed on February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

I'm suffering depression and asked dr for help and she could not taller my request due to a lump on my side of my face and high blood pressure change of meds. she said we should tackle depression later cause we had to determine the lump on my side of face. she also said to talk Tom my deceased mothers hospice people to get help in my depression! not good

Reviewed on February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

excellent. very knowledgeable and extremely concerned about me

Reviewed on February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

surgical pre-op very thorough. was able to schedule appointment quickly I'm irdercyo have surgery needed after accident. good follow up.

Reviewed on February 22, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Frubeauer is an excellent doctor and is very thorough in her care. I have excellent health, exercise and eat a healthy diet. So these aspects are not a concern.

Reviewed on February 22, 2019 6:00 PM

Provider (doctor) was excellent, highly receptive, cordial and has good patience to bear a patient. Appears to me that Dr. Fruhbauer is very knowledgeable in assessing the health issues and treating them. All the other staff at the provider's office including the staff at the check in/reception area are well behaved and highly courteous and deserves all the encouragement from management/administration. With thanks.

Reviewed on February 7, 2019 6:00 PM

Every think went good

Reviewed on February 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer is an excellent physician. She listens to me and bases my care on my concerns as well as her diagnosis. She always ensures to do what is best for my health.

Reviewed on February 2, 2019 6:00 PM


Reviewed on January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer always listens and doesn't make me feel like I'm taking too much time if I have questions. Her answers are always in a way I can understand, and if I need clarification, she patiently provides it.

Reviewed on January 30, 2019 6:00 PM


Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

I waited 45 minutes to see my doctor. Others came and went and I sat. My provider knows nothing personal about me. She is a book person - does it all by the book but never considers me as a singular person who has battles to fight every day. She knows and asks nothing about me personally. She does not know me at all.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Very knowledable too smart and for me

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

excellent. very knowledgeable very concerned about me and extremely interested reviewed all that was important

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

I felt it was an abbbreviated exam for an annual physical as compared to the physical exam I received by my previous primary.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer was informative and listened to all my concerns. She addressed the issues I was concerned about in an easy to understand way.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Doctor was great but wait was looking nger than expected.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM


Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

As always, the experience was very good.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM


Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dealing with you guys is always easy and very pleasant.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

I encountered four people during this visit; only the technician who drew blood had anything other than specific, efficient instructions to offer, and only she smiled. This was my second appointment with this doctor, and for the second time it was a competent but chilly encounter. When Dr. Fruebauer asked me what she could do to make me more comfortable, I suggested she could smile. She said she was "trying," but she wasn't successful! A little warmth wouldn't cost the practice anything, and would make me more comfortable.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

excellent doctor, very thorough, listens well, explains thing so I understand, spends a good amount of time with me at appointments.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

As usual, Dr Fruhbauer provided empathic listening and advice as to treatment. She spent enough time with me, as she always does. She asks clear concise questions and provides clear and concise answers to any/all questions. She is a fantastic clinician

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM


Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer was very thorough and referred me to other specialists for a medical issue.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

she is rather robotic and does not show much personality. she wanted me to come in for a 6 month check of my vitamin d, which has been low for years. she does not want me to have a bone density test in spite of my always low vit d, past menopause, with no estrogen taken, because she says insurance wont pay for it. i prefer not to have my health decisions dictated by an insurance company, but that did not seem to be an option she was willing to weigh.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Provider is very by the book and black and white. Does not see the patient as an individual. Is not personable and does not have an interest in really listening to what the patient has to say. Is more concerned with just getting through the visit and out the door.

Reviewed on January 20, 2019 6:00 PM

She was very good.

Reviewed on January 18, 2019 6:00 PM

Very Good Experience Very Satisfied

Reviewed on January 15, 2019 6:00 PM

The Provider is very Good in analyzing our health issues, very patient in hearing us and appears to be having good knowledge. The staff at the check in are highly courteous and well behaved and deserve all encouragement from Management.

Reviewed on January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

The doctor was very professional and thorough in her exam. I was very satisfied with her care. Somebody from the office attempted to call me with my lab results but I was not home at that time. I tried calling back the office but the doctor was no longer in. I called back again a couple days later and was told somebody will call me back. No one called me back. Overall, I am not satisfied with their follow-up.

Reviewed on December 19, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer is an excellent care professional. She takes care of me and 4 family members. She is always on top of our health status and willing to listen to our concerns. She also is not afraid to make or recommend adjustments to current plans.

Reviewed on December 16, 2018 6:00 PM

There was a long wait when I went for blood work in the lab. Maybe the people didn't hear the bell ring when I pushed the button but the receptionists were sitting right there too. When another person came for blood work they asked how long I had been waiting. I fold them an hour. The receptionist must have heard me say that so there she hit the bell again and someone came right away.

Reviewed on December 13, 2018 6:00 PM

she took her time to explain the cause of my dizziness and why I need to continue taking vitamin D daily

Reviewed on December 3, 2018 6:00 PM

Not a positive one.

Reviewed on December 2, 2018 6:00 PM

very helpful and informative. The physician is very thorough.

Reviewed on December 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent doctor! She is very clear about personal health care importance.

Reviewed on November 27, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer seems to read off her computer & not look or listen to me. I miss Dr. X.

Reviewed on November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Over all good -

Reviewed on November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

I have trouble getting thru to the doctor office. Wait on hold forever. Dr. Fruhbauer was more attentive and nicer. Now she's cold & unemotional.

Reviewed on November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

3nd timewith Dr. Frubauer. Much easier to speak and share info with her, Better each time. Good the 1st time, but all business. Stepped up her bed side manner. Great medical knowledge. My wife now uses her as her medical advisor.

Reviewed on November 25, 2018 6:00 PM

she is encouraging and easy to talk with

Reviewed on November 25, 2018 6:00 PM

provider was very detailed and thorough. listened to all my concerns and reviewed my medications and next steps.

Reviewed on November 19, 2018 6:00 PM

took over a week to get my lab results.

Reviewed on November 12, 2018 6:00 PM

The call center still needs improvement And it is very difficult to get a timely appointment with the physician

Reviewed on November 11, 2018 6:00 PM

The provider was rude to my mom and would not let her speak, she is a medical professional. The doctor was not kind, just rushed and did not make me feel comfortable. She did not take time.

Reviewed on November 11, 2018 6:00 PM

recently a friend of mine died after a hip surgery and I need to have this same surgery done to replace my right hip. I was worried that I might also get sepsis like my friend but she assured me that it was not common and I was very healthy. The doctor that will be doing the surgery has a very low rate of infection and that although the surgery is an option that the pain that I was having would continue until I had the surgery. Her reassurance made me feel confident in my decision to proceed with my plans.

Reviewed on November 5, 2018 6:00 PM

really like her

Reviewed on November 4, 2018 6:00 PM

Sometimes I wish MD's would ask about the patient's background. My undergrad was nursing, I have a masters degree as well as a PhD. MD's tend to talk to patients as if they have very little knowledge!

Reviewed on October 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer was very professional and took the time in seeing me for a pre-op physical. She had seen me less then 3 weeks before for another medical condition. She did not hurry and was very informative regarding Hepatitis C. The blood was drawn and the results were called to me within 72 hours.

Reviewed on October 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Very thorough, but not very likable. You can tell the physician is under a time budget , and unfortunately must be more robotic than personable. I realize this is what the practice of medicine has become and do not fault the provider. Thank you for asking.

Reviewed on October 21, 2018 7:00 PM

over all it was a good follow up visit.

Reviewed on October 9, 2018 7:00 PM

I left the office felling happy

Reviewed on October 7, 2018 7:00 PM

It was good.

Reviewed on October 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. F really cares about her patients. I am very pleased with her care and recommendations. She spent a good amount of time with me.

Reviewed on September 24, 2018 7:00 PM

my experience with this provider was very professional I felt relax and calm and I was pleased with my results and ready to move forward .

Reviewed on September 23, 2018 7:00 PM

unwilling to provide written instructions

Reviewed on September 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Thank you Dr. Fruhbauer for helping me solve my health problems. I'm feeling much better in the past few months your listening ear and advice was appreciated!

Reviewed on September 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer is a great listener and always displays genuine concern for my needs. I greatly appreciate she is always on top of thing & the follow-up provider by her as well as her staff.

Reviewed on September 17, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on September 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Had a good experience with this provider.

Reviewed on September 16, 2018 7:00 PM

I always feel that my provider is rushed for time!!! I feel that is NOT her fault, but the fault of your administration!! She is on the computer so much that I feel there is a lack of personal contact.

Reviewed on September 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Terrible bedside manner. Did not listen to me. Showed no compassion. Did not educate me on her diagnosis. Was very disrespectful

Reviewed on September 11, 2018 7:00 PM

really respect doctor and her genuine care for my health!

Reviewed on September 10, 2018 7:00 PM

she is always great. so informative and encouraging

Reviewed on September 10, 2018 7:00 PM

I recently changed Drs because my previous primary retired. I am very pleased with Dr Frubahuer, she is very through, nice personality and good diagnostician.

Reviewed on September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

check in staff always preoccupied or sullen. don't get the hi, how can I help you. came in last for emergency pre-op checkup. nurse assistant was great.Doctor is ok, but cold and clinical. never a smile , feel like I am a naughty child or being talked down to. I think she is clinically good, but ...

Reviewed on September 2, 2018 7:00 PM

I can tell my provider always cares of my health and concerns. She is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on August 31, 2018 7:00 PM

all was well with the physical-the report back 3 Days was frustrating at best when a young woman struggled to read the reports, tests & X-rays as English was/is her second language. The Dr called back to clarify. Still a lot of information to take in but I counted on the patient portal to further review & "digest" the information. 3 weeks & several calls later before my personal information appeared. I have yet to get an alert when something is posted. I am a new Advocate patient & am unhappy with the technical transfer of data & the "we can't help with that answer" from staff.

Reviewed on August 21, 2018 7:00 PM

did not listen to the question i was actually asking; offered general information but seemed to not believe what i was asking about; talked to me in a patronizing manner; mentioned that "this office has been trying to communicate with me"--which is why i had an appointment; communication from the office is ridiculous; need to open an email that leads to your Advocate account; then an email in there with the whole health history, need to figure out somewhere in that report where is the recent relevant information

Reviewed on August 20, 2018 7:00 PM

warm and friendly.

Reviewed on August 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent healthcare provider - Answered all questions - intelligent respectful - Gave wonderful tips on continuing healthcare _____, and daily routines and very encouraging, and _____. I left her office with a very uplifting feeling about myself - Her smile is very genuine!! She's also a great listener!!!

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

This was my first visit to Advocate Medical Group. I found my new provider very thorough and professional.

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

I believe that Dr. Fruhbauer has met my needs as a primary care Doctor and has my best interest at heart.

Reviewed on August 17, 2018 7:00 PM

She is professional, very thorough, seemed genuinely happy that I lost weight and that the new meds she put me on appeared to be working. Needed blood draw and tests to confirm. She promptly put the results in the portal on a Saturday so that I didn't have to wait until Monday for results of HbA1C.

Reviewed on August 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer was competent, thorough, knowledgeable, professional, and efficient as per usual.

Reviewed on July 31, 2018 7:00 PM

She is very effecient, knowlegable, and very interested in my maintaining good health. she makes excellent suggestions about diet and exercise. I'm very grateful she is my internist.

Reviewed on July 29, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on July 16, 2018 7:00 PM

One of best doctors I ever had - heart fully grateful.

Reviewed on July 5, 2018 7:00 PM

She was rude, did not listen to me, did not respect me and struggled to make eye contact with me. I honestly could not believe that this person has a job, let alone is a doctor... I felt so uncomfortable and have NEVER been spoken to or treated so poorly. If I ever am in need of a doctor, advocate is the last place I would want to go. I hadn't seen a doctor in 4 years - wow have medical institutions expectations of their doctor changed.

Reviewed on July 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer is the most thorough physician I have seen in this practice, she is kind, compassionate, and clearly knowledgeable about her field

Reviewed on July 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Thorough and practical. Didn't feel like she was treating me like a number.

Reviewed on July 2, 2018 7:00 PM

she is a very good dr she douse take the time to talk to you and ask you if you have any questions you my have

Reviewed on July 1, 2018 7:00 PM

very thorough. Very happy with her.

Reviewed on June 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent knowledgeable & very caring.

Reviewed on June 21, 2018 7:00 PM

efficient, compassionate

Reviewed on June 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr.Frubauer is a awesome doctor and I have grown to love her. And glad that she is my new doctor .She is very detailed about my care and listens to what I have to say about m uh health. I'm glad I chose her after Dr.O C leaving

Reviewed on June 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Very straightforward.

Reviewed on June 4, 2018 7:00 PM

very professional, easy to communicate with, shows concern and compassion.

Reviewed on June 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer is great. She listens to my situation and gives me clear information. The only concern I have is that the only good communication system is by email. I do not like that I have no way to leave a voice mail with the office and have to go through a switchboard to leave a message.

Reviewed on June 1, 2018 7:00 PM

good referral for orthopedic surgeon Thanks

Reviewed on May 29, 2018 7:00 PM

she is very straightforward.

Reviewed on May 28, 2018 7:00 PM

I interacted with three cool, efficient people during this visit. A single smile or show of warmth from any one of the three people would not have cost the practice anything or taken even a second more time, but it would have improved my experience.

Reviewed on May 28, 2018 7:00 PM

I just started seeing this provider in 2018 and she has been very patient, professional, and thorough. I came in with several ?'s and she answered them all even though the appt. ran longer than scheduled.

Reviewed on May 23, 2018 7:00 PM

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Clinical Interests

  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Management
  • Preventative Medicine


  • 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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