Thomas  Klarquist

Thomas Klarquist, M.D.

3134 North Clark Street

Chicago, Illinois 60657

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Thomas Klarquist, M.D.

Internal Medicine

HIV medicine

3134 North Clark Street

Chicago, Illinois 60657

773.296.5090

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In my practice, I not only enjoy practicing preventive medicine and improving the quality of patient's lives but also providing care for urgent and unexpected problems. I want patients to feel comfortable to come with me with any problems and together we will work to find solutions.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Internal Medicine
  • Primary Area of Focus: HIV medicine
  • Gender:
  • Age: 58
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine

Credentials

Education

  • Internship: University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
  • Residency: Michigan State University
  • Medical School: Michigan State University

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Ratings and Comments

Thomas Klarquist, M.D.

4.8 out of 5

814 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.8 out of 5

811 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.8 out of 5

767 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.9 out of 5

811 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.8 out of 5

810 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.6 out of 5

807 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.8 out of 5

811 Patient Ratings

Comments

Dr. Klarquist is the first GP that I've visited that I've felt comfortable making my primary care physician. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on March 24, 2019 7:00 PM

my visit with Dr. Klarquist went very well he's very informative and explained everything thoroughly.

Reviewed on March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

I'm glad to visit Dr. Klarquist in the new AMG facility. Comfortable visit, on schedule, felt I had plenty of time to ask questions and be examined, and received a prescription for the right medicine to help my condition.

Reviewed on March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

very personal and very professional.

Reviewed on February 25, 2019 6:00 PM

I love Dr. Klarquist and the new Advocate Facility in Boystown.

Reviewed on February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

He is a great doctor!

Reviewed on February 18, 2019 6:00 PM

I've always found Dr. Klarquist to be very pleasant and funny, aside from being effective. So I was a little surprised with his attitude in my recent visit. I saw him to request an Ambien prescription, and perhaps the lack of history or context prior affected his perception going in. But I felt like he did not ask or respect the level of work I've put into this issue with licensed therapists for many months. He was also openly judgmental and presumptive about my employment status, recreational drug use and habits. At the end of the day, I got what I needed from him and several of his suggestions were helpful, but the lack of two-way dialogue and his overall demeanor left me feeling like this was a bad experience

Reviewed on February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Thomas Klarquist is a very knowledgeable physician, one who provides care in a courteous, competent & compassionate manner. I'm extremely happy with his overall care.

Reviewed on February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

Great doctor...

Reviewed on February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Klarquist provided all the medical information I needed. Made me feel very comfortable and relaxed.

Reviewed on February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

I am very pleased with Advocate Medical Group and my PCP. Also, my PCP has consistently referred me to excellent specialists.

Reviewed on February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

He always ask questions about how I'm feeling and if I have any questions

Reviewed on February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist is the best, caring, knowledgeable and always listening.

Reviewed on February 8, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist is great - always helpful & a great doctor - been seeing him for 20 years. Like the new office. The PA's can be a bit stiff typically call out last name in lobby & then no real intro - just jump to business.

Reviewed on February 6, 2019 6:00 PM

Klarquist is an awesome doctor who always finds time to see me, and to provide excellent care.

Reviewed on February 4, 2019 6:00 PM

AWESOME

Reviewed on February 4, 2019 6:00 PM

My provider did not reach out to me with test results. I used the portal to see my results and discussed them with my provider during my appointment.

Reviewed on February 1, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist has been my general practitioner for roughly 15 years. Dr. Tom exceeds my expectations at every visit and has a great bedside manner. Dr. Tom is a professional whom I've recommended to others.

Reviewed on January 31, 2019 6:00 PM

The initial visit went well, but the follow up care was horrible. Phone calls and messages never returned. I needed a referral, but PCP office would not respond to multiple messages sent to them. Impossible to contact via phone, all calls go to call center. Call center sends message to PCP office, but no one responds. Terrible care.

Reviewed on January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist is a very good Doctor. I feel that he is a great Doctor, very good listener, explains everything well, and is great at trying to help his patients see the big picture.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

love dr. klarquist...he is always helpful, caring and authentic

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

I am am excited and pleased to have Dr. Klarquist as my provider.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

very good

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

it was good

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

very nice

Reviewed on January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

Excellent physician now also my PCP -

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

A great doctor! I am lucky to have him.

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

The visit went well, very nice system for providing fast efficient checking in and pre-exam before the doctor comes in to visit. Dr Klarquist was thorough and we discussed several things and follow up

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

the wait for ACL to get my labs was over an hour. I usually wait 30-60 mins for labs which is too long.

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

Excellent and helpful.

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

I'm completely satisfied w this provider. Reaching him is challenging as I have to go through an inefficient call center. I am unable to access the portal through my phone.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

HORRIBLE, ever since the Progressive office moved to Clark Street I feel that the check in process is tragically flawed, l felt I was at a free clinic' with the receptionists spending 10 - 20 minutes with patients talking about their issues, I just needed to check in and was in line for a half hour, take a hint from the blood testing part of the facility and let people check in at a kiosk and the indigents can talk with the receptionist. Your new system/consolidation has jeopardized my healthcare, CVS Caremark tried to contact my doctor, Klarquist since Nov 19 about renewing a critical prescription and the call was never returned. I just got the issue resolved two months later, I went without my prescription for two months.On the numerous calls I made to Advocate I requested to be called back for a survey and never was. I am questioning my relationship with Progressive and Advocate, feel free to contact me at +X

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

I found the new facility big and cold. It felt like I was in an industrial medical facility not in a doctor's office. The nurse did not introduce herself nor did she introduce the other person who was with her. That person did not have any badge or identification indicating they were an authorized person. The nurse spent most time just typing into the computer and had the other person take vitals. This supported the feeling that the facility is just an assembly line. I was glad I knew Dr. Klarquist as a familiar and friendly face.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

As always, he's congenial, professional, and to the point. I appreciate all of the above.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist and his team are great.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Your office is very sterile and I do not mean as in health but rather in appearance, operational procedures, and over all patient friendly. The inability to contact my doctors office except through an intermediary who tells you they will send an e-mail etc etc. makes one feel like nothing more then a tiny screw in a big wheel. The advocate bureaucracy is beyond further comment except to say I have several specialist at the University of Chicago Medical Center, a medical center of sound reputation and it is not so impersonal. A number of years ago I had major surgery and was pleased, Advocate has clearly changed and not for the better. I suspect it is, as always, all about money and management that has forgotten we are human beings, not just numbers. I would not be surprised that one day if I phone my doctor the call will be answered by someone in India like the credit card companies do. Actually my issues are not with my doctor but rather the Advocate organization.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist is a phenomenal physician and is exceptional with all my healthcare needs.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr k is direct and no nonsense while being a caring individual. recommend.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

I am happy the new office is OVAH the top, the wait time in the lab is TERRIBLE. Tge old office was better service. the Behavioral Health Facilities is OPPRESSIVE and DEPLORABLE

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist has been my PCP for almost 20 years. He knows me, my medical history and I trust him. He's an incredible doctor and has provided excellent care and recommendations about my health. What more is there to say...he's awesome.

Reviewed on January 18, 2019 6:00 PM

I didn't get a hernia check or test for testicular cancer like my previous primary care doctor did. But otherwise very nice and knowledgeable doctor. Thank you!

Reviewed on January 17, 2019 6:00 PM

Doctor Tom is GREAT. The wait time to see him and the lab was crazy. I waited almost an hour for both. I have been seeing Doctor Tom for 7 years and I have NEVER had to wait this long. The new office is nice but a horrible place

Reviewed on January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Tom is easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. I've been a patient for years and plan to keep him

Reviewed on January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Tom is an excellent listener and open to assisting in any way he can with any medical issue.

Reviewed on January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist is great, always listens and gives good feed back

Reviewed on January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

great doc. thorough. personable.

Reviewed on December 13, 2018 6:00 PM

Provider great. Office poor. Staff poor. Phone system awful...total failure.

Reviewed on December 8, 2018 6:00 PM

Great experience

Reviewed on December 8, 2018 6:00 PM

It has been very difficult to communicate with my physician to receive results and referrals since the appointment. IT support was not able to provide me with access to the patient portal. The in-office experience was good but the follow up and post-appointment communication has been poor. I do not blame this on Dr Klarquist but rather on the systems, processes and methods employed by the provider organization.

Reviewed on December 3, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist is a thorough and respectful physician. He has been my PCP for almost 5 years now and I have been very happy with him.

Reviewed on December 3, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist is great. He listens and makes sure that he has addressed all my needs or questions.

Reviewed on December 3, 2018 6:00 PM

My provider had an emergency,so I was asked if I would like to see another Dr,I said yes.The Dr I saw was a very kind person and even tho he was very busy,I felt my appointment was not shortened at all. All my questions were answered.His name was Dr Klarguist, I was very comfortable with him.

Reviewed on December 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent visit! Best Dr ever!

Reviewed on December 2, 2018 6:00 PM

always excellent

Reviewed on November 30, 2018 6:00 PM

The new offices are too cold, sterile, & factory assembly line like. There is one receptionist for all of the doctors in the complex. There is not a private office. We are all funneled through one desk. Reaching & communicating with the doctor is very difficult & messages get filtered through multiple people. I understand the idea of screening calls but there has to be a better way of communicating directly with the doctor & getting back communications.

Reviewed on November 29, 2018 6:00 PM

This was my first visit with Dr. Klarquist as my primary visit. I saw him once before when my primary physician at the time was unavailable. I think I'm going to like Dr. klarquist.

Reviewed on November 25, 2018 6:00 PM

My experience was very satisfactory. I am very pleased!

Reviewed on November 19, 2018 6:00 PM

It was my first time with Dr. Klarquist, as my previous health care provider recently left Advocate.

Reviewed on November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist was most helpful, professional & thorough with his specialist recommendations, health check up, healthcare provider transportation & medical concerns. Laboratory wait time was rather excessive & phlebotomist was a bit aggressive which caused anxiety flare.

Reviewed on November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

it was easy to talk to him, he is a good listeners with the right temp remnant. He answered all my questions and showed he cared

Reviewed on November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

Had an annual physical with Dr. Klarquist. He is always responsive and collaborative in my health, which I really appreciate. He's informed and I can tell he cares about his patients. He's thorough and spends more time than many doctors.

Reviewed on November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

I have a great deal of trust in Dr. Klarquist. I never feel rushed and he listens to my concerns and answers my questions with clarity and thoughtfulness.

Reviewed on November 16, 2018 6:00 PM

I hate the patient portal, would rather have my results emailed to me directly, provider did not ask a lot of follow ups or make me feel my concerns were valid, I will be looking for a new doctor.

Reviewed on November 12, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist is a wonderful doctor. He always listens to what I have to say and if I have questions, he always answers them thoroughly and ensures that I understand his answers.

Reviewed on November 12, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist has been my primary physician for a very long time and knows my medical history. I'm comfortable seeing him.

Reviewed on November 11, 2018 6:00 PM

awesome.

Reviewed on November 11, 2018 6:00 PM

typical which for this provider is synonymous with excellent

Reviewed on November 9, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr Klarquist is a very knowledgeable and professional physician. He always has made time to discuss any of my concerns. He is as good as it gets!

Reviewed on November 4, 2018 6:00 PM

The automated phone system didn't work well when I tried to call and ask if I should reschedule my appointment due to a cold. It wouldn't connect me to a live human being. It kept hanging up. I ended up emailing the doctor directly to ask if I should reschedule. When he said yes, i was able to cancel on line. A couple weeks later, I was able to reschedule on line... but I didn't follow the prompts/ I just pushed a button and got someone... who reconnected me to the right place.

Reviewed on October 29, 2018 7:00 PM

I love my doctor but I don't like how the front desk discusses financial matters out in the open.

Reviewed on October 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Knowledgeable and friendly.

Reviewed on October 26, 2018 7:00 PM

klarquist is a curmudgeon. usually this is fine but occasionally it makes it difficult to feel heard or listened to.

Reviewed on October 21, 2018 7:00 PM

very friendly, sought to understand why I was there, listened well...

Reviewed on October 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Klarquist has been great helping me work through a difficult diagnosis.

Reviewed on August 29, 2018 7:00 PM

I LOVE Dr. Klarquist. He is super-personable and a great listener. He is empathetic and very solution-oriented. He is genuinely concerned about me as a patient.

Reviewed on August 21, 2018 7:00 PM

wonderful!!

Reviewed on August 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist is great.

Reviewed on August 20, 2018 7:00 PM

I'm a new patient. saw him for the first time. l left his office feeling good about selecting him as my PCP. He listened was tentative, courteous and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist always provides outstanding care.

Reviewed on August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent Doctor! Very knowledgeable, Very patient!

Reviewed on August 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist is a very good doctor and listens very intently to what you are telling him!

Reviewed on August 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Professional. Courteous. Answered all questions. Suggested appointment with surgeon same day.

Reviewed on August 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Good experience

Reviewed on August 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Clarkquest is very attentive and very responsive. I feel very comfortable with him.

Reviewed on August 9, 2018 7:00 PM

very goo patitnt Doctor connection, Ibeen seeing Dr, Klarquist for 15 years noew

Reviewed on July 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist and his office staff always listen, and provide excellent care.

Reviewed on July 22, 2018 7:00 PM

it was great

Reviewed on July 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good experience.

Reviewed on July 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Most of the PSR's are nice. A few give off a negative vibe.

Reviewed on July 9, 2018 7:00 PM

As always, it was exactly as I've come to expect. I'm very happy with the Doctor and his team. BUT, there was an insurance issue that gave me cause for concern. When my coverage changed on Jan. 1st, I wanted the same Doc and similar coverage. I got it, but it was way more expensive. When I showed up this time, for my second appt of the year... I was told he no longer accepted my insurance. But he had 3 months prior. Calls were made and there was a lot of confusion on both ends. Dr. K. had his main office guy come in and promised to look into things. I haven't heard anything yet from either the Doc's office or the insurance carrier.

Reviewed on July 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent! Dr. Klarquist is an outstanding physician, I would recommend him to anyone & feel confident they would be going to the best doctor.

Reviewed on June 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Routine check up. Dr Klarquist is very polite and professional and I enjoy spending time with him.

Reviewed on June 25, 2018 7:00 PM

a good and meaningful experience.

Reviewed on June 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist is always on time and ready to see me. He remembers what we are there to talk about, and also inquires about each of my conditions, even if they are not emergent. He always leaves plenty of time for me to ask questions, and I never feel rushed.

Reviewed on June 18, 2018 7:00 PM

He lectured me on things outside of what I was seeing his for and didn't listen to what I was saying.

Reviewed on June 17, 2018 7:00 PM

It was excellent! I recommend him all the time!

Reviewed on June 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Klarquist was very attentive and paid attention to my concerns. He answered all my questions and offered advice on ways to improve my health.

Reviewed on June 1, 2018 7:00 PM

I was quite annoyed that the doctor called to threaten to end the relationship if I didn't make an appointment within 30 days. I had never refused an appointment and had not had one suggested or offered. In fact, the last time I was in the office was to receive a vaccination suggested by the doctor. Apparently, somebody implied that I didn't want an appointment, which was unwarranted because an appointment had not been offered or suggested. There is a problem with communication largely caused by Advocate's insistence on screening calls with a receptionist. When the doctor does not talk to you directly, it is not a surprise that things get miscommunication.

Reviewed on May 27, 2018 7:00 PM

I love my doctor, he's the best and the staff is great

Reviewed on May 27, 2018 7:00 PM

the dr is really nice, I wish he would not rush and asked more questions. the front desk staff tends to be rude and rarely have eye contact. the dr assistant is also nice. wait time is usually too long. wait time for lab on 2nd floor is horrible. I'm thinking of changing providers.

Reviewed on May 27, 2018 7:00 PM

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Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cholesterol
  • Depression
  • GI Diseases
  • HIV
  • Hypertension
  • LGBTQ Health
  • Men's Health
  • Preventive Health
  • Respiratory Care
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • TGNC - Hormone/Surgery/Procedures
  • Travel Medicine
  • Urinary Tract Infection

Insurance

  • 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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