Saroja R. Thawani

Saroja R. Thawani, M.D.

1125 New Trier Court

Wilmette, Illinois 60091

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Saroja R. Thawani, M.D.


1125 New Trier Court

Wilmette, Illinois 60091




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I keep patients informed of all treatment options. My goal is to be candid and approachable.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Pediatrics
  • Gender:
  • Age: 72
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Pediatrics
  • Secondary Languages: Hindi



  • Residency: St. Elizabeth Hospital
  • Residency: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Internship: M.Y. Hospital
  • Medical School: M.G.M. Medical College University Of Indore

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Ratings and Comments

Saroja R. Thawani, M.D.

4.4 out of 5

104 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.4 out of 5

83 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.5 out of 5

104 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.4 out of 5

104 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.1 out of 5

103 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.7 out of 5

103 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.5 out of 5

104 Patient Ratings


she's good, sometimes I feel like she's rushed and wants to get it over with and other times she good. I guess it all depends on the day. I've been with her for 15 years now so I don't mind at all and understand. she gets the job done!!

Reviewed on August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

All experience with this provider has been well and very good.

Reviewed on July 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Thawani was amazing. My sister goes to your practice and we were visiting from NY (we spend a month a year in Chicago). My daughter had a horrible earache and Dr. Thawani was great.

Reviewed on July 14, 2019 7:00 PM

very nice doctor

Reviewed on May 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent!!! Dr. Saroji Tawani is the best!! Especially with accommodating and treating both of my daughters ( 24 months apart ) at the same time is very convenient.

Reviewed on March 1, 2019 6:00 PM

I don't care for the nurse. she was not personable or knowledgeable. I did not feel confident she had a clue what she was doing.

Reviewed on February 19, 2019 6:00 PM

Our experience with this provider has always been good.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

she's very good with kids both my infant and preschooler love going to see her because she is gentle

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

I've had to change providers within the same office once already for the same reason. Doctors always seem to rush the visit and any questions or concerns I have seem to be dismissed or diminished to nothing of importance.

Reviewed on November 27, 2018 6:00 PM

It is always good.

Reviewed on September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

The provider was an excellent helper.

Reviewed on September 4, 2018 7:00 PM

5 stars as usual

Reviewed on September 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Thawani is always straight forward and answers all questions in an appropriate manner.

Reviewed on August 25, 2018 7:00 PM

she was very informative

Reviewed on August 24, 2018 7:00 PM

the doctor gave me important ideas and suggestions to help my daughter with her problem.

Reviewed on July 30, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on July 27, 2018 7:00 PM

We love our Dr!

Reviewed on July 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dar. Thawani has always been very professional when taking my daughter to her office. Dr. Thawani has always been very professional when addressing conflicts at school.

Reviewed on April 25, 2018 7:00 PM

We love Dr. Thawani. She always listens & answer all of my questions and concerns. She always reminds me that I can call any time for her and she will get back to me same day.

Reviewed on April 15, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 12, 2018 7:00 PM

I like Dr Thawali but the wait time for the last two appointments were way too long. We made an early appointment this last time and still waited for 30 minutes to be taken back to a room.

Reviewed on March 20, 2018 7:00 PM

empathetic, impartial, passionate, and knowledgeable,

Reviewed on March 10, 2018 6:00 PM

She is the best Dr for my kids. I have been going to her for almost 22yrs. my kids love how she treats them.

Reviewed on March 5, 2018 6:00 PM

very effective, friendly and on point treatment

Reviewed on March 4, 2018 6:00 PM

son had an ear infection and she was able to diagnose immediately and without causing a distraught 17 month old to cry too much (as they do). we love her!

Reviewed on November 20, 2017 6:00 PM

very very very very very nice

Reviewed on October 29, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Thawani asked about multiple milestones in one question. She was dismissive of my questions & equated his cuteness with his health. I did not feel that she heard me or gave me space to start a conversation. Our previous pediatrician behaved as a partner in the care of my son. This was the opposite experience.

Reviewed on October 23, 2017 7:00 PM

i have been going to Dr. Thawani for 21 yrs. she is the best of the best. i live very far and will continue to go to her.

Reviewed on October 11, 2017 7:00 PM

We really appreciate the doctor, her genuine care and concern

Reviewed on October 6, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on September 17, 2017 7:00 PM

We've enjoyed having Dr. Thawani care for our children since they were babies. She's efficient, yet thorough. She is appropriately conservative in her approach yet never hesitates to review things further if I ask.

Reviewed on September 11, 2017 7:00 PM

Everything was great. no complaints

Reviewed on September 3, 2017 7:00 PM

Once the physical was complete, the provider asked us to step out of the room. She never told us she was actually done with the visit. We stood in the hallway of the room with other patients waiting for someone to come help us, and the provider got on her phone. I was very unhappy with my experience.

Reviewed on September 3, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Thuwani is incredibly intelligent and overall well rounded in her profession. I've stayed with her because she is good at what she does. However, she can be rough around the edges. Sometimes I feel judge or scolded simply because of the questions I ask or the way my child behaves around her. For example, when she say my child in the appointment last time my child cried in the beginning. Dr. Thuwani proceeded to start off the appointment talking about behavioral problems and how I should always keep my discipline consistent. My child was crying because she was scared. She was not throwing a tantrum, running around or misbehaving. While I talk to my child before visiting the doctor, she is scared. She is showing her emotions, she does not have a behavioral problem. My child did what most 3.5 years olds do in a doctors office. But this is the type of behavior I always expect from Dr. Thuwani.

Reviewed on August 20, 2017 7:00 PM

Our Dr is very knowledgeable and always makes me feel like I am heard and my concerns are addressed. Thank you for her!

Reviewed on August 20, 2017 7:00 PM

Thank you, Dr. Thawani.

Reviewed on July 26, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Thawani has cared for our boys since they were babies (now 11 & 14). She is clear and kind with her recommendations. She is conservative yet respects any requests and won't hesitate to provide a referral if we want one. She is easy to talk to and we feel comfortable approaching her with questions.

Reviewed on July 13, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr Thawani is the best provider!

Reviewed on July 9, 2017 7:00 PM

The doctor is very attentive and takes the time to listen about your concerns and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on June 10, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Thawani listens well. She doesn't rush us and she is accommodating & flexible. I wish she wouldn't hold out as much to give referrals to specialists. Once she hurt my daughters feelings by telling her she was too fast. She could've phrased her words better. Overall, she is still good.

Reviewed on May 1, 2017 7:00 PM

I have to say I was very surprised with this visit, the receptionist who checked me in was very polite. made small talk with me, which never happened before. She referred to her self as Jackie. The only thing I diskliked was the waiting time after the nurse came to do the vitals on my son, so waiting for the doctor took some time, but other than that I was very pleased to see things changing around at this office. I have not had the best experiences in the past.

Reviewed on March 19, 2017 7:00 PM

My child had a slight cold/ cough, and the provider, Dr. Thawani was amazing. This was our first visit in that my child was only a few weeks old, and I felt that her care and treatment was a wonderful reflection of her years of experience! I felt that she was highly experienced and knowledgeable which eased my mind! I was happy in knowing that an experienced doctor, such as Dr. Thawani, services my daughter! I look forward to her responding to our medical/ health needs in the future. Our visit was a pleasant experience!

Reviewed on February 28, 2017 6:00 PM

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  • Aetna Choice POS
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  • Beech Street Network PPO
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  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
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  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
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  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
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  • Cigna POS
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  • United Healthcare Navigate POS
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  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS


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