Richard A Guthmann

Richard A Guthmann, M.D.

4600 North Ravenswood Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60640

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Richard A Guthmann, M.D.

Family Medicine

4600 North Ravenswood Avenue

Second Floor

Chicago, Illinois 60640


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I seek to understand each unique person and apply the best modern medicine has to offer to their individual circumstances.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Family Medicine
  • Gender:
  • Age: 51
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Family Medicine
  • Secondary Languages: Spanish



  • Residency: MacNeal Hospital
  • Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Ratings and Comments

Richard A Guthmann, M.D.

4.9 out of 5

129 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

5 out of 5

115 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.9 out of 5

129 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.9 out of 5

129 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.8 out of 5

127 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.9 out of 5

129 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.9 out of 5

129 Patient Ratings


I brought a list of questions, and we discussed all of them. Dr. Guthmann has been my primary care physician for ten years. I think he is a great doctor. He spent almost an hour with me on this visit.

Reviewed on November 22, 2019 8:36 AM

Dr. Guthmann always treats me as a friend. He listens carefully to what I say, and he shares what he has learned recently about my conditions.

Reviewed on November 22, 2019 8:36 AM

I am very happy with Dr. Guthmann.

Reviewed on November 5, 2019 11:00 PM

Office is clean - reception is pleasant lab techs are proficient and friendly.

Reviewed on November 5, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr Guthmann is a caring doctor who spends an appropriate amount of time with the patient to hear quetions, concerns, etc. He responds promptly to e-mail messages I have sent him through the portal. He has provided mewith excellent suggetions to follow through on my health and diet.

Reviewed on October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

This was a last minute appointment. Nevertheless the doctor was prepared for me having read my records. INCLUDING being aware of the VERY recent death of my daughter.

Reviewed on August 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Guthmann has helped me for years in numerous ways for numerous conditions. He has helped me stay out of the hospital for years when once that was happening almost yearly. He is an attentive listener. He understands the research about various conditions and treatments. He is very patient-centered and cares for his patients. He always gets back to you. He answers the Advocate email system too. One of the best physicians I have ever had.

Reviewed on August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Guthmann has consistently been helpful, communicative, and respectful. I would recommend him to anybody looking for a quality physician.

Reviewed on June 6, 2019 7:00 PM

provider is like family. he really cares for his patients.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Professional, detailed, caring. Not my regular primary/But have seen him before.

Reviewed on April 4, 2019 7:00 PM

I have seen Dr. Guthmann for numerous years & his professionalism, & ability to communicate my concerns is the best I ever had. He always answer all questions I may have clearly where I can understand them.

Reviewed on March 1, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Richard Guthmann is a very experience doctor and I trust him very much for advise.

Reviewed on January 31, 2019 6:00 PM

This was my first meeting with Dr. Guthmann as my choice of a primary care physician. I found him to be very easy going, communicative and understandable. I thought he took all the time needed to get to know me and assessed my present condition thoroughly. I left confident of his ability as a doctor and trusting of my choice of him as my physician.

Reviewed on January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

As always, great care in a timely fashion. Dr. Guthmann to me is the only doctor I want to see. Always thoughtful and professional.

Reviewed on December 2, 2018 6:00 PM

I'm always happy to see my Doc. He keeps me in good health.

Reviewed on November 19, 2018 6:00 PM

Always friendly, professional and humane.

Reviewed on September 24, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on September 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent service. ALWAYS LOVE YOU ALL.

Reviewed on September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Richard Guthmann, takes time for his patience, is very concern for them and there well being, he is the best.

Reviewed on August 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent job by provider.

Reviewed on August 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Guthmann always addresses any heath care concerns I may have and resolves them if possible.

Reviewed on July 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good health care.

Reviewed on July 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Guthmann is friendly and professional. He probably spends a little too much time with me about life in general, though considering my infrequent visits, perhaps that's a necessary step in the overall care process.

Reviewed on July 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Guthmann was critical in helping reduce symptoms of an illness that used to hospitalize me a dozen times - those days are over. He is warm, caring, helpful, informative. Definitely a very highly rated physician on all counts!!

Reviewed on July 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Very positive experience, Dr. Guthmann was extremely professional, listened attentively and engaged me in a thoughtful conversation.

Reviewed on July 5, 2018 7:00 PM

very good

Reviewed on June 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Guthman has been my doctor for at least a decade, he is way to talk yo and listens well. The waiting before my appointment was much better than before. The only negative was that I wanted to get the new shingles vaccine and it was not available and was not clear when that will happen

Reviewed on May 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Guthman always makes me feel comfortable addressing my health concerns.

Reviewed on May 1, 2018 7:00 PM

I would highly recommend Dr. Guthmann.

Reviewed on April 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Guthmann is very professional, personable & knowledgeable.

Reviewed on April 26, 2018 7:00 PM

I have been with Dr. Guthmann for many years. He is probably the best doctor I have ever had. always makes time for urgent visits and responds promptly to email questions as well. His nurses X and X are also on top of things. wouldn't trade this team for anything.

Reviewed on March 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Guthmann has been indispensable in helping me w/one medical condition I have struggled with. He is a great listener, kind, considers research, puts things in perspective, returns calls, is friendly and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on March 7, 2018 6:00 PM

Attentive gave explanation and advice, took time to answer all questions & was unhurried.

Reviewed on February 15, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Richard Guthmann has given me excellent care. A+.

Reviewed on January 25, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Guthmann is a very knowledgeable doctor. The prescription drug he offered me made me feel healthy again: I can work productively!

Reviewed on January 20, 2018 6:00 PM

I've always enjoyed my visited with Dr. Guthmann.

Reviewed on December 5, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Guttmann is very good at what he does he is caring and explains everything. There is none better, excellent doctor.

Reviewed on November 14, 2017 6:00 PM

I always look forward to my visits with Dr. Guthmann. He listens, he answers my questions, and he gives me good advice.

Reviewed on November 10, 2017 6:00 PM

Guthman went above and beyond. I believe. He saved my life. I will be forever grateful.

Reviewed on November 3, 2017 7:00 PM

Very good -

Reviewed on October 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Guthman was very kind and understanding. I will be glad to see him again in the near future .

Reviewed on September 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Informative, left feeling that I had answers I needed

Reviewed on July 30, 2017 7:00 PM

as always I enjoy seeing Dr. Gythmene

Reviewed on July 9, 2017 7:00 PM

I think Dr. Guthmann, on first impression, is smart, dedicated, thoughtful, and concerned about his patients. My only regret is that he's not in the office more. Otherwise, I'm very impressed.

Reviewed on June 7, 2017 7:00 PM

My visit with Dr. Guthmann is always good. He's a great listener and an honest responder.

Reviewed on May 14, 2017 7:00 PM

Happy with the doctors.

Reviewed on April 16, 2017 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Geriatrics
  • Health Maintenance
  • Hypertension
  • Mental Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports 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 Choice POS
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid 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
  • 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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