Sivakami  Thayu

Sivakami Thayu, M.D.

350 Surryse Road

Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047

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Sivakami Thayu, M.D.

Internal Medicine

350 Surryse Road

Suite 100

Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047

847.438.2144

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The focus of my medical practice is to maintain good physical and mental health and to prevent disease.

About Me

Credentials

Education

  • Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center
  • Internship: Rush University Medical Center
  • Residency: Cook County Hospital, Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Sivakami Thayu, M.D.

4.9 out of 5

950 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.9 out of 5

896 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.9 out of 5

948 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.9 out of 5

947 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.7 out of 5

944 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.9 out of 5

949 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.8 out of 5

950 Patient Ratings

Comments

My visit on 9/25/2019 was not by appointment but was during the walk-in clinic from 7-9:30 AM. I am very impressed that this option is available Monday through Friday. No one plans to get sick and so this non-appointment option I highly value.

Reviewed on September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

When we moved to this area two years ago I needed to find a new provider and after some research decided to go to Dr. Thayu. In the past I've had good and bad experiences with doctors and as a retired RN, knew if I didn't feel comfortable with Dr. Thayu, I would find someone else. I really like her! She is thorough and I feel we have a good connection.

Reviewed on September 23, 2019 7:00 PM

This doctor and clinic are the best ones I have been to. Always feel satisfied with my visits.

Reviewed on September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

I thought Dr. X retirement was going to have a drastic effect on my health care. Dr Thayu has been an excellent replacement I loved Dr Kolb. He was my Doctor for 35 yrs. Dr Thayu is a wonderful replacement.

Reviewed on September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

I'm currently experiencing some health problems; Dr. Thayu has been very good about communicating with me, directly and electronically.

Reviewed on September 16, 2019 7:00 PM

This was my first visit with Dr. Thayu and she's excellent.

Reviewed on September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

I specifically. reviewed her credentials prior to choosing her as my mother's physician. I chose her for my physician as did my adult daughter. my daughters friend also chose my physician. we are all very satisfied!!!

Reviewed on September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

From waiting room to blood draw, the visit was very good.

Reviewed on September 13, 2019 7:00 PM

dr thayu is great. I have alot going on medically. she's doing what she can for me

Reviewed on September 13, 2019 7:00 PM

I believe Dr. Thayu was really having an "off" day. Normally she is very good about caring and listening. I am having some very real issues and they need to be addressed.

Reviewed on September 9, 2019 7:00 PM

I have never had another physician that I trusted or felt more comfortable with than Dr. Thayu. She has always shown compassion and care and an interest in how I am doing. She has listened to my concerns and worked to help me with issues that I have raised. She is a wonderful physician.

Reviewed on September 9, 2019 7:00 PM

THE BEST

Reviewed on September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

I have been seeing Dr Thayu for a few years now and really value and appreciate her as my primary care physician. She is thorough, patient, probing, and I always feel comfortable seeing her. Highly recommend Dr Thayo

Reviewed on September 6, 2019 7:00 PM

My experience with my internist (this provider) has always been excellent.

Reviewed on September 4, 2019 7:00 PM

This was my first time seeing Dr. Thayu and wanted to set up a yearly physical. I was very impressed with her overall knowledge, bed side manner and expertise. She was very thorough and was very excited to have her as my new physician !!!

Reviewed on September 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Extremely helpful answering all my questions and addressing my concerns. I can tell she genuinely cares.

Reviewed on August 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Thayu is awesome!

Reviewed on August 26, 2019 7:00 PM

As always, Dr. Thayu was terrific. Informative, professional, caring, interested not just in my health, but in me as a whole person.

Reviewed on August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

I trust Dr. Thayu with all of my complete health and well being.

Reviewed on August 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Thayu is the best. She always think of the patient first and what is best for me.

Reviewed on August 21, 2019 7:00 PM

This was my first visit with this doctor. So far I like her and will be back for follow-up.

Reviewed on August 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Thayu is an excellent physician. What I continue to not understand the system. Communication from Dr. Thayu's assistant is inconsistent. Reaching the doctor on a person level proves very frustrating. Perhaps that is where medicine is going. Sad when trying to talk to my doctor is a challenge. I hold the system responsible more than the doctor.

Reviewed on August 13, 2019 7:00 PM

She is very nice but really didn't seem to know much about me medically or about my recent hospitalization. Physical exam seemed very perfunctory.

Reviewed on August 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Thayu was interested in my well being and thoughtfully listened to my questions and concerns. I always come away feeling heard and valued when she responds to me.

Reviewed on August 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Very pleased

Reviewed on August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

she is the best! Always listens, discuss issues make recommendations!

Reviewed on August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

everyone was very nice. my first visit

Reviewed on August 3, 2019 7:00 PM

loved her, met her first the 1st time. will definitely go back.

Reviewed on August 2, 2019 7:00 PM

overall great experience

Reviewed on July 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Thayu is amazing. She is very nice and talkative. Makes me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on July 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Thayu is always warm, understanding, and knowledgeable. She respects my knowledge about my health and I always feel like an involved part of my own care.

Reviewed on July 22, 2019 7:00 PM

I am very pleased with Dr THAYU as my physician.

Reviewed on July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

I am happy with Dr, Thayu, She is caring and works with you,

Reviewed on July 19, 2019 7:00 PM

very professional doctor and staff

Reviewed on July 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent experience with the provider!

Reviewed on July 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Thayu is professional in her practice.

Reviewed on July 12, 2019 7:00 PM

I called Dr. Thayu's office, needed to see her within the next week she was booked a month out! But, they fit me in within the week.

Reviewed on July 10, 2019 7:00 PM

An excellent experience

Reviewed on July 8, 2019 7:00 PM

My only comment is I had to wait to get checked in. All of the receptionists were on the phone w/lengthy, detailed calls. It would be nice if they placed calls on hold in order to facilitate check in.

Reviewed on July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good experience

Reviewed on July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

she is an excellent doctor. she always listens and gives time.

Reviewed on July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

I love going to Doctor Thayu, but the wait times on the phone and the call backs are ridiculous. I had a mammogram and then needed further testing and the orders were screwed up and when I called to work it out, the nurse called back..told me she would talk to doctor thayu and get back to me and didn't call until the next day..while I was already at the follow up mammogram. Very frustrating especially due to the seriousness of the situation.

Reviewed on July 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Thayu is always patient and attentive

Reviewed on June 30, 2019 7:00 PM

very good...offered suggestions that might help diagnose my instability

Reviewed on June 27, 2019 7:00 PM

I don't go to the doctor often. This is a nice office and she has been a good doctor for me.I wish she had a closer office to my town ( Crystal Lake)

Reviewed on June 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Thayu spend 20 minutes listening to my concerns and answering my questions before my examination .I had never had that happen with any doctor before. I truly felt that she was listening and giving me all the time I needed.

Reviewed on June 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Thank you for spending time with me & discussing my health concerns.

Reviewed on June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Thayu is one of the best family physicians I have had.

Reviewed on June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Thayu is excellent! I am in very good health with good eating habits and more than enough daily exercise. some questions were not pertaining to me so I left them blank.

Reviewed on June 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Whenever I've come to Dr. Thayu's office it has been very efficient. However when doing blood draws writing your name on the intake pad & ringing a small bell does not - always come with a response of knowing that I am there waiting.

Reviewed on June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Thayu is a wonderful physician!

Reviewed on June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

I have been with Dr. Thayu for many years. She is patient, caring but clear about what I need to do to be healthier. I appreciate her and am so happy she's my doctor. For many years, I always got very nervous about going to the doctor's office. With Dr. Thayu, I do not feel nervous and I look forward to seeing her. She's a compassionate and excellent doctor!

Reviewed on June 17, 2019 7:00 PM

one of the best doctor experiences I've had! I hadn't had a physical in a long time, and dr Thayu came highly recommended from a family member after I was unhappy at my past provider.

Reviewed on June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

I continue to appreciate the time that Dr Thayu spends with me knowing how booked she is with other patients.

Reviewed on June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Extremely great Always concerned on how I am doing and how I can improve

Reviewed on June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Thayu is absolutely wonderful,very responsive,good listener and excellent medical provider. Office staff is very helpful and great at helping get things done.

Reviewed on June 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Thayu's nurses are wonderful. Dr. Thayu is an amazing doctor. She really took time to listen to my health concerns and she was very sensitive to my needs. We have a game plan and I am looking forward to some answers from the specialists I am being referred to.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019 7:00 PM

My visit with Dr Thayu was good, she is very patient and a good listener and orders the appropriate tests to try and diagnose the problem

Reviewed on May 31, 2019 7:00 PM

When blood test results are negative Dr.Thayu does not follow up with any other tests. She relies to much on lab tests and assumes everything is ok even if I didn't feel well. She seems like she is listeneing to my concerns and health history but It is evident she does not listen after I read my chart. Information is not updated or correct.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Thayu is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

As always, Dr. Thayu and her assistant were prompt and answered my questions completely.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Rita the nurse who escorted me into the office to wait for my doctor, is professional, polite and most importantly a very good listener. She helped me feel at ease.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Very friendly Doctor. She was very easy to talk too. Answered all my questions and gave good advise about my health.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019 7:00 PM

my Dr. was not available and I was not happy with the dr. I had an appt. with.

Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent

Reviewed on May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Thayu is a great physician and I highly respect her recommendations and appreciate the level of comfort I feel when I talk with her.

Reviewed on May 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Thayu is very pleasant to interact with and is very thorough.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Thayu is amazing. She is so sweet, very thorough and I feel comfortable talking about absolutely anything with her. She is also my husband's primary doctor...we both love her!

Reviewed on May 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Thayu is always on time, and always warm and interested in how I'm doing. I love her bedside manner and how she listens to me. I'm moving out of state, and doubt that I'll find another physician as competent, warm and caring as Dr. Thayu.

Reviewed on May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Thorough medical updates for our annual physical.

Reviewed on May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent

Reviewed on May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Thayu is very understanding, concerned and on top of everything. She makes me feel at ease and I am happy that she is my doctor.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019 7:00 PM

The office staff was wonderful. Dr. Thayu was wonderful. It is difficult to communicate with the office and physician due to the AMG call system/operators.

Reviewed on May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

I absolutely love Dr Thayu and her "people" They are all wonderful! Shout out to X who is great and also the girl who always takes my blood!!

Reviewed on April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

my provider was good but when they called about my results they were not clear about my blood work. they thought I fasted but I did not. they gave me cholesterols results but I hadn't had that done yet. it was frustrating

Reviewed on April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Thyau is a very caring and professional doctor, I enjoy having her as my primary care provider. I have recommended her to other people in the area as well.

Reviewed on April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

This was my first visit and I was very impressed by the Doctor and the Staff.

Reviewed on April 26, 2019 7:00 PM

dr Thayer is a great credit to the office

Reviewed on April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

I feel well well cared for.

Reviewed on April 21, 2019 7:00 PM

very helpful and caring

Reviewed on April 21, 2019 7:00 PM

I like Dr. Thayu because she always seems concerned about my health and well-being.

Reviewed on April 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Good experience with Dr Thayu, her office staff as well as the appointment nurses and the follow up with results nurses.

Reviewed on April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

The experience with Dr. Thayu is always good! She is thorough, makes inquiries and is always concerned. answers questions, obviously asks questions and is a good listener.

Reviewed on April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Grateful to have found her. Approachable, warm, caring, knowledgable.

Reviewed on April 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Very informative as always w/Dr. Thayu. She is interested & always gives good... questions & help. Have always done well under her care.

Reviewed on March 24, 2019 7:00 PM

As always, the appointment was a pleasure.

Reviewed on March 22, 2019 7:00 PM

very easy experience

Reviewed on March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Thayu is so nice and easy to talk to and also very thorough

Reviewed on March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

We always chat via email in the system rather than via phone, its easier and more convenient.

Reviewed on March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

I had a great experience and plan to continue to utilize her as my primary care physician. As a first time patient, I would have liked to spend more time with her to talk through my general health, health history, and health goals.

Reviewed on March 4, 2019 6:00 PM

very easy to talk too

Reviewed on March 1, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Thayu is an excellent doctor. She includes and respects me for my own opinion and research to better my health. She has superb bedside manners. A+++ physician.

Reviewed on February 28, 2019 6:00 PM

I was very impressed as this was my first visit.

Reviewed on February 22, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Thayau is the BEST!! I was with her at her last practice and was so happy to follow her to her new practice. She is so sweet, caring, and easy to talk to. Never in a hurry and listens with care and compassion. I feel she is a wonderful caring person and I would recommend her highly!!!!

Reviewed on February 22, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Thayu is excellent. Always takes the right amount of time to discuss the issues at hand and is truly concerned for the patient's well being!

Reviewed on February 22, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Thayu is the best!!!

Reviewed on February 18, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Thayu listens attentively during each appointment and shows a feeling of compassion. She asks questions and doesn't dismiss any of my concerns.

Reviewed on February 18, 2019 6:00 PM

very caring, great listener, cares about me and my medical issues. very thorough.

Reviewed on February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

Great doctor. My prior doctor retried so needed to find a new one.

Reviewed on February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

this was the first time I saw Dr. Thayu and I was very impressed. she is excellent and I am thrilled that she is my new PCP.

Reviewed on February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

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Clinical Interests

  • Annual Physical Exam
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Preventive Health Care

Insurance

  • 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 PPO
  • 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 PPO
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • SEIU HCII
  • SIHO 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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