Sheela J. Manaparambil

Sheela J. Manaparambil, M.D.

9831 South Western Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60643

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Sheela J. Manaparambil, M.D.

Internal Medicine

9831 South Western Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60643


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About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Internal Medicine
  • Gender:
  • Age: 60
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine
  • Secondary Languages: Malayalam



  • Internship: Harlem Hospital Center
  • Medical School: T.D. Medical College
  • Residency: Harlem Hospital Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate Trinity Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Sheela J. Manaparambil, M.D.

4.5 out of 5

426 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.5 out of 5

425 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.4 out of 5

384 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.5 out of 5

425 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.5 out of 5

423 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.4 out of 5

421 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.6 out of 5

423 Patient Ratings


long wait in dr office left waiting rm within 15 mins but left in dr office for 1hr

Reviewed on July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

DR. Mana, always takes her time and listens to me and she treats me really good she has a great bed side manner is very concerned for me she is a great doctor

Reviewed on July 19, 2019 7:00 PM

She has been my primary care physician for many years and has advocated for me many times. I appreciate her more than I can convey. No return call was needed for lab results since my appointment was scheduled for a few days later.

Reviewed on July 14, 2019 7:00 PM

I have had bad experiences with this provider since the beginning of this year. There have been much up with my prescriptions, I have a very difficult time reaching the office, and if I do, the response takes weeks. I have been given incorrect advise about processed, and currently I am waiting for the team to contact telligen to get pre-authorization for a CT scan. it has been over two weeks. I have called and left urgent messages, and left messages in my portal. I changed doctor's about 5 years ago due to the lack of responses and follow through. Not to mention my health records are now incomplete due to the electronic transition I am contemplating leaving advocate. I m very frustrated.

Reviewed on June 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good as all my visits

Reviewed on June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

SHe's very attentive and caring

Reviewed on June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Manaparambil and X are always professional and friendly.

Reviewed on June 20, 2019 7:00 PM

My appt. was for 7:15a., I arrived at 6:45. When I arrived security told me no one was allowed to go up until 7:15a. When I received a call to confirm, told to arrive 15 min. before appt. This needs to be changed. My time is also valuable. Did not see the doctor until 7:40 a.m.

Reviewed on June 19, 2019 7:00 PM

I never have ANY problems with Dr. Manapramibel

Reviewed on June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

I waited over 2 hours after my appointment time to be seen and my appointment felt very rushed.

Reviewed on June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

good visit

Reviewed on June 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Provider spent most of the visit viewing my medical records than listening to what I had to say.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019 7:00 PM

My Provider is very caring and through. I trust her.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019 7:00 PM

This was my first visit the doctor. She was very thorough.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019 7:00 PM

very concerned about my health as always.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Good as always.

Reviewed on April 17, 2019 7:00 PM

She was very professional.

Reviewed on April 17, 2019 7:00 PM

i had a appointment with my doctor at 1:40pm i didn't get to see the doctor until 3:10pm that's the second time i have had to wait over an hour from my appointment, before i had to leave and didn't see the doctor my pace ride had came and i had to. go, i wouldn't have had a ride home if i had stayed it was an hour pass my appointment

Reviewed on April 14, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 13, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 10, 2019 7:00 PM

This visit was a bit slower than normal. Dr. Sheela got held up with another patient of which she apologize. She always send me a complete report on what accrual during the visit and the results.

Reviewed on April 10, 2019 7:00 PM

It was a productive visit.She provided for several thing including blood work,medicine and x-ray and ultra sound.

Reviewed on April 7, 2019 7:00 PM

I ask about something to clear my skin on my legs, but my provider didn't examine or give me a prescription or any other doctor to talk to.

Reviewed on March 4, 2019 6:00 PM

I had a clear understanding of what was said when told of my test results

Reviewed on March 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Excellent dr. Excellent personable person who shows real concern & care for people!

Reviewed on February 14, 2019 6:00 PM


Reviewed on February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

Excellent visit provider is always very caring and attentive.

Reviewed on February 7, 2019 6:00 PM

appointments are never, ever on time, never.

Reviewed on February 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Shekels Manaparambil & her CNA X make a GREAT TEAM.

Reviewed on February 4, 2019 6:00 PM

All way courtesy and respect to me for my health -

Reviewed on January 31, 2019 6:00 PM

she's through and concerned about her patients. I've been her patient for over 16 years.

Reviewed on January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

I appreciate the easy and friendly environment you have and that you maintain a great level of professionalism!

Reviewed on January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

she's a good doctor but she has to many patients and the wait to see her is to long.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

I have not heard back from the Provider regarding the results from my tests that were done.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

I told her I was having problems with my sinuses and she offered no solutions. I told her I was doing my best to be proactive my own health care . But she acts like she resents that. I thought she would have offered a prescription for my problem but she didn't. I thought she would suggest therapy for my complaint of severe scoliosis pai? but she offered medicine that will affect my stomach. I requested physical therapy and she gave me a referral.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Manaparambil is very knowledgable and professional. I wish I could recall her nurse's name but she also was professional and friendly.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM


Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

The Doctor always seems rushed. There is a language issue, her bedside manner is terrible, gets defensive when you ask question(s). Very condescending.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

It was a good visit. We were rushed because of the system changes.

Reviewed on January 23, 2019 6:00 PM

Advocate was in the initial stage of transitioning to a new medical system in which my records had NOT transferred over from the old system as of my appointment date of 12/14/18. As of today 01/21/19 my complete medical records including shots and immunizations have NOT transferred over from the old medical system to the current one....which leaves me in a bind medically.

Reviewed on January 20, 2019 6:00 PM

very good !

Reviewed on January 18, 2019 6:00 PM

I really like Dr. Manaparambil. At one point last year I thought her service declined but it has definitely improved over the years. She is a thorough doctor and she has her patient's best health in mind.

Reviewed on December 6, 2018 6:00 PM

Unfortunately this was not a good visit my appt. was for 10:20 a.m. with Dr. Natawan I was called by the nurse at 11:05 sat in the exam room until 11:45 that's when dr.

Reviewed on December 5, 2018 6:00 PM

timely and to the point

Reviewed on December 2, 2018 6:00 PM

I very statfied with my provider!

Reviewed on November 5, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr M is informative and kind. She takes time to listen and respond to all my questions.

Reviewed on October 27, 2018 7:00 PM

excellent doctor and excellent nurse.

Reviewed on October 26, 2018 7:00 PM

In addition to my exam, Dr. Manaparambil had prepared CDC medical information for me to read and prepare for my vacation to the Orient. She discussed what and why I needed some inoculations. I appreciated that very much.

Reviewed on October 26, 2018 7:00 PM

The computer was not working well so all of my concerns were not addressed. I waited a hour before I saw the doctor.

Reviewed on October 22, 2018 7:00 PM

My first phone call for an appointment with a medical problem hot assigned a PCP with an appointment for the same day. Courtsey and very professional services.

Reviewed on October 19, 2018 7:00 PM

My main complaint is the amount of time I had to wait to be seen. I was called 50 minutes AFTER my appointment time.

Reviewed on October 15, 2018 7:00 PM

She is the worst! With each visit, she is willing to do less to help me. She is lazy and passes off her responsibilities on to others. I have to call 2 or 3 times a week to get the services that I require. I am frustrated that she will not help me. I have health issues currently and don't want start from square 1 with a new doctor, but might be forced to because she is useless!!!

Reviewed on October 15, 2018 7:00 PM

very good and concerned doctor.

Reviewed on October 14, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on September 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Busy w/critical care so long wait.

Reviewed on September 18, 2018 7:00 PM

I have always had a very pleasant experience with my provider.

Reviewed on September 15, 2018 7:00 PM

She's always attentive and willing to listen to my concerns. She answers my questions and explains in detail. Professional, compassionate, and excellent provider.

Reviewed on September 14, 2018 7:00 PM

On the date I saw the doctor, there were TWO emergency cares that needed hospitalization. There was a very significant DELAY. I think a nurse should have alerted all of the doctor's patients to the reason for the delay!

Reviewed on September 11, 2018 7:00 PM

I did not receive a complete examination. was not asked to take off my clothes. she listen to my chest with my street clothes on. Got a renewed prescription, and three referrals. I had to wait for over an hour to see her and wait for her to come into the lab room. All the other patients seeing other doctors were seen at their appointed time. They were in and out in a timely manner. I sat in the waiting room watching them come and go. I am really thinking about looking for another facility or a new doctor.

Reviewed on August 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Manaparambil is always friendly, compassionate, and interested in me. I really appreciate her caring attitude.

Reviewed on August 17, 2018 7:00 PM

always very good

Reviewed on August 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Great experience and knowledge of professional in her field

Reviewed on August 1, 2018 7:00 PM

I love Dr. Manaparambil & her assistant X and clerks!

Reviewed on July 30, 2018 7:00 PM

The doctor is very thorough, goes over everything with me - sometimes I feel she spends too much time with me, but I know she cares about my health and welfare.

Reviewed on July 23, 2018 7:00 PM

It was very good as it has been for all my visited. She has been my doctor for over 15 years.

Reviewed on July 23, 2018 7:00 PM

it was interesting. if you came in with 5 Medical problems you can get only one or two medical problems solved.

Reviewed on July 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Manaparambil listened to me about my arthritis and referred me to an orthopedist and for physical therapy.

Reviewed on July 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Sheela Manaparambil is the most caring, and concerning dr. that I know. I feel well cared for in her visits. Dr. Manaparambil educates me and helps me in very sincere ways that I truly appreciates. Her nurse X is also very concern when I visit. I truly love them both very much. I truly hope that they are recognized for their great service and kindness. Thank you

Reviewed on July 19, 2018 7:00 PM

she listens and is concern

Reviewed on July 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good. She found my health problem quickly and rectified it.

Reviewed on July 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Manaprambil is always open to ready to assist in any way possible. She is extremely professional and equipped to answer all questions posed and helpful in in making important in my medical decisions.

Reviewed on July 2, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on June 30, 2018 7:00 PM

over all a good experience.

Reviewed on June 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Manaparambil is always thorough and answers my questions!

Reviewed on June 22, 2018 7:00 PM

My experiences with this Provider has always been good. Dr. Manaparambil has always been attentive to my health issues and provides the best of service. I truly appreciate her services.

Reviewed on June 22, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on June 21, 2018 7:00 PM

My provider is very attentive and always want to know how I am. She remembers family The only reason for some of my responses is that she a patient before me that had problems breathing and was sending to the hospital. I applaud her for focusing on the one with the most severe need. She would have done the same for me.

Reviewed on June 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Manaparambil reviewed my test results and explained them.

Reviewed on June 17, 2018 7:00 PM

everything was to relate to and understand

Reviewed on June 17, 2018 7:00 PM

My experience with this provider was great.

Reviewed on June 14, 2018 7:00 PM

my provider always checks to make sure all my medical needs are met and up to date; mammogram/shots

Reviewed on June 10, 2018 7:00 PM

As always I feel very comfortable with doctor Manaparabal and her nurse.They are professional and caring.

Reviewed on June 10, 2018 7:00 PM

I would like to say the nurse was very kind also would like a better relationship with my doctor .I think in time this will happen.overall was happy with my visit.

Reviewed on June 3, 2018 7:00 PM

My provider was helpful to me in every way. Thank you.

Reviewed on April 24, 2018 7:00 PM

as always the to the point about any procedure or medication that I have to go through and checking to make sure that I am taking and following proper procedures.

Reviewed on April 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Nice visit

Reviewed on April 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Clear, very interested in my well being, discussed current health risks and took time to review health since last visit. Excellent Doctor.

Reviewed on April 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Manaparambil and I don't get along very well. She doesn't seem to understand my needs or how to explain things to me that I am having trouble understanding.

Reviewed on April 3, 2018 7:00 PM

This lady is my mothers doctor and she is the nicest lady that I have ever met. I wasn't sure what to expect but she was so gentle and caring and gave me good advice on my high blood pressure meds and also regarding my eczema and how to care for it better.

Reviewed on March 30, 2018 7:00 PM

I am very well satisfied with the care and concern I receive from my provider.

Reviewed on March 28, 2018 7:00 PM

I was pleased with my doctor. She's caring, respectful and thorough. She shows great concern for my health care.She is easy to talk to and she listens.I really , really like my doctor!

Reviewed on March 26, 2018 7:00 PM

My experience with the Provider has been very good. I think she is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on March 19, 2018 7:00 PM

shows concern

Reviewed on March 19, 2018 7:00 PM

My experience was pleasant, thorough and nurse is wonderful, I think I have a great team.

Reviewed on March 8, 2018 6:00 PM

my lab results wasn't explained to my satisfaction, I felt rushed to get off the phone. it's taking over 3 weeks to get a referral.

Reviewed on March 6, 2018 6:00 PM

very good

Reviewed on March 6, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent Doctor.

Reviewed on March 5, 2018 6:00 PM

it's was ok however this will be my last visit tothis office. Everytime I have anappointment Somebody has a bad attitude it may be the receptionist or the medical assistant.

Reviewed on March 5, 2018 6:00 PM


Reviewed on February 27, 2018 6:00 PM

Usually thorough. Always pleasant. listens to concerns.

Reviewed on February 26, 2018 6:00 PM

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Clinical Interests

  • Preventive 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
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  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
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  • 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
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  • Humana EPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
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  • 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
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  • Humana National EPO
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  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National PPO
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  • 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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