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



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

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center

Ratings and Comments

Margaret Helen Fruhbauer, D.O.

4.6 out of 5

677 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.5 out of 5

675 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.6 out of 5

613 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.7 out of 5

674 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.6 out of 5

674 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.4 out of 5

671 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.6 out of 5

673 Patient Ratings



Reviewed on August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

She is effiicent, caring and helpful.

Reviewed on August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

she is excellent and I'm happy Dr Colodny referred her when he retired.

Reviewed on August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

The doctor did not seem happy I was there. My doctor was not available. The doctor spoke down to me instead of with me.

Reviewed on July 23, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on July 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Everything went well

Reviewed on July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Thanks to all

Reviewed on July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

She is a great physician and addressed all my concerns about my rx's, helped get my HbA1C to acceptable levels and listened to my complaint about my plugged (ear wax) ears. She had aides clear them for me. I highly recommend this physician to anyone who likes a thorough and professional physician.

Reviewed on July 14, 2019 7:00 PM

It was friendly and informative.

Reviewed on June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer is always very thorough in her treatment. I have absolute confidence in her recommendations and care.

Reviewed on June 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Thank you for taking the time to assist me and making me feel at ease. Your kindness is very much appreciated.

Reviewed on June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. X retired, recommending Dr. Fruhbauer as my primary doctor. This was a six month checkup, and get acquainted visit. I was pleased with the visit. She sent me to the lab for blood tests. Two days later, her office called with the results of the blood tests.

Reviewed on June 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer is a good doctor but is very cold. Alrhough this visit was better than the last.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on May 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Frubauer was respectful and timely. However, she was blunt and her bedside manners lacked. Her customer service skills were poor and came across coldly and as if I was a bother to her. She is very knowledgeable and I felt judged by some of her comments. I did not feel like she took my concerns seriously. I will not return to her as a result.

Reviewed on May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good experience.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019 7:00 PM

I saw her for an acute illness so some of the questions do not pertain to the visit. Dr Fruhbauer is always professional, caring and listens to any concerns I have about my health. She is very busy, but does take the time to provide exceptional care and commitment to my health needs.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Very positive, reviewed my medications and made changes.

Reviewed on May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Fruhbauer is very knowledgeable however she needs to listen more than just talk at them

Reviewed on May 10, 2019 7:00 PM

I made the appointment to address some issues that cropped up since my last visit in January 2019. One of the issues cleared up by itself, but something else happened that I wanted to talk to Dr. Fruhbauer about. Dr. Fruhbauer listened to my concerns, checked me over thoroughly and gave me suggestions of possible actions to take.

Reviewed on May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

thank you for taking time to discuss my overall physical health. it was a very beneficial first visit and I appreciate the course of action recommended

Reviewed on May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer is always interested in finding the best ways for myself and my family (we all go to her) to manage our health and welfare. She always makes me feel comfortable and not judged if I don't complete a goal. She always tries to find an alternative to help me complete it.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019 7:00 PM

My experience with Dr. Margaret H Fruhbauer is always very pleasant and positive. She explains in detail my medical situation, issues and concerns and she offers to me additional resources/referrals as she sees needed. Her follow up is excellent. I feel very secure in her care.

Reviewed on April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Good experience except for additional time and apprehension due to difficulty while obtaining EKG. Eventually resolved.

Reviewed on April 28, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 27, 2019 7:00 PM

this was my first visit with Dr. Fruhbauer(Previous physician in the group retired) I was impressed. She was very professional

Reviewed on April 26, 2019 7:00 PM

I understand Drs are busy, but I would ask this Dr. to try to be more understanding & patient with her patients especially when discussing newfound problems. She tends to talk down to patients and cuts them off in conversation.

Reviewed on April 21, 2019 7:00 PM

she is so calm that transmit it. I t is a good feeling.

Reviewed on April 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Fruhbauer is very thorough and knowledgeable! Answers texts in a timely manner. I'm happy to have her as my Dr.

Reviewed on April 16, 2019 7:00 PM

very good experience

Reviewed on April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Very cold, will not visit again

Reviewed on April 8, 2019 7:00 PM

very happy with the overall care

Reviewed on April 7, 2019 7:00 PM

She always listens attentively and heard my concerns about possibly changing to another medication. She suggested we try something else. She heard my concerns about stress. She congratulated me on getting my Hemoglobin A1C down.

Reviewed on April 1, 2019 7:00 PM

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

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Clinical Interests

  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Management
  • Preventative Medicine


  • 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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