Russell J. Tonkovic

Russell J. Tonkovic, M.D.

350 Surryse Road

Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047

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Russell J. Tonkovic, M.D.


Cardiovascular disease

350 Surryse Road

Suite 100

Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047



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I am dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care by establishing a strong patient-doctor relationship, rooted in respect and compassion. This, in the setting of state of the art care, will provide for the best results for my patients.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Cardiology
  • Primary Area of Focus: Cardiovascular disease
  • Gender:
  • Age: 62
  • Board Certifications: Cardiology



  • Medical School: St Louis University School of Medicine
  • Internship: University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Fellowship: University of Illinois College of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Russell J. Tonkovic, M.D.

4.9 out of 5

386 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.9 out of 5

329 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.9 out of 5

386 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

5 out of 5

386 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.9 out of 5

386 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

5 out of 5

385 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.9 out of 5

385 Patient Ratings


Dr. Tonkovic and the people of his office are professional and informative.

Reviewed on September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic provided one of the best experiences I've ever had at a doctor visit. I do have wonderful primary care/gyne physicians but I never felt rushed with Dr. Tonkovic. He took time like I was his only patient of the day.

Reviewed on September 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic is very familiar w/my medical history. 2 heart surgeries. Was considerate, and caring. He takes time with me.

Reviewed on September 16, 2019 7:00 PM

the entire team was amazing!

Reviewed on September 1, 2019 7:00 PM

As always they make you feel Welcome. I have been coming here for how many years. and never have any issues.

Reviewed on September 1, 2019 7:00 PM

It was a good experience.

Reviewed on August 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Tonkovic is a consummate professional who is easy to talk to about every aspect of my healthcare.

Reviewed on August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

he is great and very comfortable to talk to

Reviewed on August 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. T has always been a wonderful & caring doctor - don't let him retire!

Reviewed on July 4, 2019 7:00 PM

My experience is always good. Dr. T. has been my dr. for over 30 yrs. +. He has always been there for me and his nurse X is great!

Reviewed on July 1, 2019 7:00 PM

An excellent, knowledgeable, compassionate doctor who is a credit to the medical profession.

Reviewed on June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

I was a prior patient - who had to changed insurance - couldn't see Dr. Tonkovic. VERY HAPPY TO BE BACK!

Reviewed on June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

very satisfied

Reviewed on June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Due to the provider office acquiring yet another medical records system (EPIC), yet the receptionist was unable to acquire and transfer my medical data into the new system. I had to answer numerous questions that I had given the same answers to numerous times before even in other EPIC systems. I am aware that EPIC systems are able to transfer data seamlessly given the patient's permission.

Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

He was helpful, my visit seemed kind of rushed.

Reviewed on May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

He always makes me feel comfortable and like he is a friend. He walks in and knows my medical history and talks about it immediately before he looks at the computer. He is positive and upbeat.

Reviewed on April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

He is a very good doctor. Appreciate his knowledge

Reviewed on April 21, 2019 7:00 PM

It was an on-time visit. No complaints

Reviewed on April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Always a good experience. Very thorough, put me at ease, thoughtful....

Reviewed on April 6, 2019 7:00 PM

I saw him for a 2nd opinion because I felt my cardiologist from a different group was not showing enough interest in my recently diagnosed cardiomyopathy. As a result I was switching over to Dr. Tonkovic as my cardiologist even though the other drs. I see are in the Dupage Medical Group.

Reviewed on April 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic was very nice and caring. He explained everything clearly. He makes you feel comfortable and at ease.

Reviewed on March 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Doctor is always pleasant and thorough.

Reviewed on March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

very professional

Reviewed on March 15, 2019 7:00 PM

he's good.

Reviewed on March 15, 2019 7:00 PM

always good

Reviewed on March 15, 2019 7:00 PM

I trust Dr. TONKOVIC.

Reviewed on December 13, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good visit. Dr. was great.

Reviewed on November 24, 2018 6:00 PM

friendly routine

Reviewed on November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent provider. I have been seeing Dr. Tonkovic for over 10 years and always recommend his practice to others.

Reviewed on November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic is a very caring person. He takes real good care of me.

Reviewed on November 12, 2018 6:00 PM

Very serious.

Reviewed on November 4, 2018 6:00 PM


Reviewed on November 4, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on October 31, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on October 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good Cardiologist and I highly recommend it to my family & friends.

Reviewed on October 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Always excellent and courteous care from Dr. Tonkovic and the office staff.

Reviewed on October 18, 2018 7:00 PM

As always, a very thorough exam. My concerns were addressed.

Reviewed on October 7, 2018 7:00 PM

The doctor made me feel relaxed and at ease.

Reviewed on October 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic is terrific. My only complaint is that Good Shepherd did not send my blood test results to Dr. Tonkovic's office.

Reviewed on September 30, 2018 7:00 PM

my visit went very good, All of my questions were answered. I would recommend Dr Tonkovic, he is very patient and takes time with you to make sure you understand and feel comfortable with your choices in your care.

Reviewed on September 21, 2018 7:00 PM

The check up involved conversation including questions and answers and his communication skills are good.

Reviewed on September 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Both the doctor, the nurses, and the office personnel were courteous, knowledgeable, efficient, and a pleasure to deal with.

Reviewed on September 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr.Tonhovic was very professional and perfectly clear on the procedure I need to have done

Reviewed on September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

dr Tonkovic is the most knowledgeable, caring, compassionate and nice doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on August 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic is a wonderful doctor and I have recommended him to and will continue to recommend him to others. I won't see anyone one else.

Reviewed on August 24, 2018 7:00 PM

The visit was prompt and pleasant.

Reviewed on August 24, 2018 7:00 PM

excellent practitioner! Always approachable and sharing of medical information.

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent as always

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

This is my heart doctor and I see him once a year. Dr. Tonkovic works closely with my internist, Dr. X. I really trust them both to provide for my heath care.

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic is always very kind and explains everything so I can understand him. I have never had any complaints and think he is an excellent doctor. I can't say he is the best because I have never seen any other doctors for my heart so I can't compare him to anyone else. All I can say is I am perfectly happy and comfortable with staying with Dr. Tonkovic. I have no intentions on seeing any other heart specialists unless I need to for surgery or something this doctor does not deal with.

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

I trust Dr. Tonkovic completely with keeping my heart problems under control.

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

dr Tonkivic is an awesome dr and he makes me feel that he really cares about me and takes his time with me.

Reviewed on July 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Thank you Dr. Tonkovic & staff.

Reviewed on July 19, 2018 7:00 PM

It's like every visit I have there. Everyone is very nice and happy to help you with any questions you have. The doctor is upbeat and very interested in your well being.

Reviewed on July 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic has an excellent "bedside manner" as he takes time to listen to your concerns and seems to really care about you, the patient.

Reviewed on June 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic has always been cordial. Answers any questions with a straight and understandable answer. Goes over labs from primary provider. I have been very pleased with him.

Reviewed on June 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Without a doubt, I am grateful for Dr. Tonkovic and his staff for their excellent care! My needs are always taken seriously and immediately. Thank you for your welcoming atmosphere and taking such good care of me!!!

Reviewed on June 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Explained things well.

Reviewed on June 12, 2018 7:00 PM

I would give this provider high marks.

Reviewed on June 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkavic, is well prepared for my office visits and he is a great communicator.

Reviewed on June 3, 2018 7:00 PM

I am not good at putting things into words but I do have to say that my Dr is always very helpful and explains things to me. he does his best to do what he canto make me feel better

Reviewed on May 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic is always attentive, informative, caring and kind. I often feel he should be in a position to convey the importance of those attributes to upcoming and ongoing physicians. So important to patients seeking help and putting their well-being in the hands of a competent physician.

Reviewed on April 24, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 24, 2018 7:00 PM

I was given this appointment because my pre-op EKG indicated a potential problem and my surgery was scheduled for Tuesday. I am very thankful that this Dr. was able to see me on short notice. Everyone was excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend this group.

Reviewed on April 15, 2018 7:00 PM

always caring and professional

Reviewed on April 3, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on March 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Overall a very good experience with Dr. Tonkovic and staff. Everyone made me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on March 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic is excellent! He knows my history. He is calm, knowledgeable, kind and reassuring that I am doing well. The office staff is amazing.

Reviewed on March 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic is the best! I'm lucky to have a good heart dr. Like him in his stage of my life. Advocate medical group is very well run.

Reviewed on January 29, 2018 6:00 PM

Routine checkup. All went well.

Reviewed on January 28, 2018 6:00 PM

very caring.

Reviewed on January 19, 2018 6:00 PM

A very good cardiologist Doctor Russ Tonkovic.

Reviewed on January 16, 2018 6:00 PM

Quality visit good MD.

Reviewed on January 16, 2018 6:00 PM

This was an annual visit. The experience was positive and adequate.

Reviewed on January 14, 2018 6:00 PM

Doctor Tonkovic was very helpful during this last visit. He answered all of my and my husbands questions regarding my health situation. He listened to what we had to say and answered all our questions in a way we could understand. He put me at ease informing me that my situation was not bad enough for surgery and when that time comes, he will give me recommendations and will work with me and the surgeon I choose. He took his time and explained everything thoroughly and didn't try and rush us with our questions. He showed concern and compassion. We like the fact that he doesn't jut jump to having surgery, he looks at the big picture, not just what he sees on a test result. I have no complaints with Dr. Tonkovic.

Reviewed on January 14, 2018 6:00 PM

He is the best.

Reviewed on December 19, 2017 6:00 PM

pleasant reception staff and nurses. Dr. Tonkovic thorough and takes time to answer all questions.

Reviewed on December 17, 2017 6:00 PM

Doctor was visited for a 2nd opinion. He was well prepared and answered all of my questions. Confirmed my diagnosis and treatment plan. That was exactly what I had hoped for

Reviewed on December 10, 2017 6:00 PM

it was great as expected

Reviewed on December 10, 2017 6:00 PM

very good

Reviewed on November 25, 2017 6:00 PM


Reviewed on November 19, 2017 6:00 PM

Experience with Doctor Tonkovic was excellent. He was very concerned and thought procedure should be done asap.

Reviewed on November 19, 2017 6:00 PM

Excellent facility, friendly people, on time appoint, doctor willing to talk and listen to you.

Reviewed on November 5, 2017 6:00 PM

very good

Reviewed on November 3, 2017 7:00 PM

good doctor

Reviewed on October 30, 2017 7:00 PM

always professional, easy to speak with and very supportive.

Reviewed on October 1, 2017 7:00 PM

Always a pleasure to see Dr. Tonkovic. He is very thorough and understands my concerns.

Reviewed on October 1, 2017 7:00 PM

Excellent and caring doctor and staff.

Reviewed on September 12, 2017 7:00 PM

they did an awesome job

Reviewed on September 5, 2017 7:00 PM

My experience was very good.

Reviewed on September 2, 2017 7:00 PM

Everyone was so nice.

Reviewed on August 27, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic is always pleasant and very soft spoken. He is always courteous and takes his time to explain things to me. That's very important trait for a cardiologist.

Reviewed on August 27, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Tonkovic is a capable & caring doctor. I had my 1st heart attack & he is the perfect doctor to help me. We think his & his staff are terrific & I'm on the mend. This is a lot to get used to, since I've always been fine and he's guiding me along to heal my heart.

Reviewed on August 16, 2017 7:00 PM

Good consultation. Provider recommended an additional medication for cholesterol and an increase of a medication for hypertension as a result of week old blood work.

Reviewed on August 6, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr Tonkovic is a personable, knowledgeable and ethical practitioner. He always takes the time and opportunity to explain and answer my questions in an understandable manner. I respect him and his experience.

Reviewed on July 23, 2017 7:00 PM

A very positive experience.

Reviewed on July 23, 2017 7:00 PM

best possible doctor for information and providing a calming atmosphere.

Reviewed on July 15, 2017 7:00 PM

The appointment went as scheduled , and very informative .

Reviewed on July 12, 2017 7:00 PM

He's very friendly and easy to listen to. Always has my blood work ready in hand.

Reviewed on June 25, 2017 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Echocardiography
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography


  • 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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