Shad  Ahmad

Shad Ahmad, M.D.

350 Surryse Road

Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047

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Shad Ahmad, M.D.

Family Medicine

350 Surryse Road

Suite 240

Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047


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About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Family Medicine
  • Gender:
  • Age: 51
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Family Medicine



  • Residency: La Grange Memorial Hospital
  • Internship: La Grange Memorial Hospital
  • Medical School: Rush Medical College

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Shad Ahmad, M.D.

4.9 out of 5

267 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.9 out of 5

248 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

5 out of 5

267 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.9 out of 5

267 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.9 out of 5

264 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.9 out of 5

265 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.9 out of 5

264 Patient Ratings


As always he took the time to answer any questions I had and gave me thorough exams & explanations.

Reviewed on September 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad is providing me excellence medical care & advice which is why I plan to continue to be his patient after he leaves Advocate Medical Group on Aug 31st!

Reviewed on September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Ahmad rocks. great example of what health care delivery needs to be in this country.

Reviewed on September 1, 2018 7:00 PM

I would recommend Dr. Ahmad to anyone.

Reviewed on August 27, 2018 7:00 PM

I've had this provider for 20 yrs. and I would hate to have to find a replacement.

Reviewed on August 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Every visit with Dr Ahmad is great - I always leave feeling comfortable with the outcome - I have been seeing Dr Ahmad for over 20 years

Reviewed on August 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Always a great experience with Dr. Ahmad, and his nurse. They ALWAYS spends a great deal of time with me.

Reviewed on August 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Great doc

Reviewed on July 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Always very helpful and understanding

Reviewed on July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

excellent provider for many years

Reviewed on July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent, always caring. Works well with the other doctors on my health care team.

Reviewed on July 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent! Dr. Ahmad is very attentive and genuinely cares about my health and getting me better. I won't see anyone else.

Reviewed on July 22, 2018 7:00 PM

my experience was excellent, as usual.

Reviewed on July 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good - pleasant, explained things well, did not rush - listened to my concerns. Highly recommend him.

Reviewed on July 6, 2018 7:00 PM

I would like to thank Dr. Ahmad for his excellent care. we will miss him very much when we move out of state.

Reviewed on June 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad is always pleasant, interested and highly knowledgeable in the areas of consult.

Reviewed on June 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Shad has a pleasant bedside manner.

Reviewed on June 24, 2018 7:00 PM

excellent Dr and nurse,they really care for their patients.

Reviewed on June 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Amhad and X always do an outstanding job. Very professional and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on June 16, 2018 7:00 PM

I absolutely love Dr Ahmad. He is so smart, so knowledgeable and up to date on everything, very caring and such a wonderful professional. He is just the best and I have complete trust in him. He even remembers things going on in my family life and we discuss like we're best friends. I wish all doctors could be as great as he is. I am always telling people about him too.

Reviewed on June 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Ahmad and X are great. They take the time and attention to listen to concerns and issues. Very personable and professional!I would recommend them to any patients!

Reviewed on June 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad is a GREAT Doctor he really care about his patient's

Reviewed on May 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Love my doctor and staff, but I tried to book my appt on the website and they didn't have it on file. I was told the website is horrible for booking appointments which is very annoying.

Reviewed on May 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad, X and all the receptionists in his office are wonderful. They treat patients exceptionally nice, always make sure their patient health is covered visibly overall during each visit, and listen intently with regards to any problems the patient is experiencing. You walk out of the office feeling like all your problems were resolved or taken to a next step when necessary. I feel very lucky to be a patient of Dr. Ahmad's. He is truly a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on May 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Great doc and trustworthy

Reviewed on April 30, 2018 7:00 PM

It was a yearly visit w/bloodwork. Just so happens my insurance co. dropped the prescription drug I was taking. Dr. Ahmad and his group did everything to get me on a drug that would replace it. There very thoughtful & professional.

Reviewed on April 27, 2018 7:00 PM

As always, Dr. Ahmad listens and is easy; to talk to. He is a very thorough and caring pphysician.

Reviewed on April 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Ahmad is an excellent physician with great skills, knowledge and caring. I am so grateful he is my doctor!!

Reviewed on April 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad is an outstanding Dr.

Reviewed on April 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad is the BEST!

Reviewed on April 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Mueller is not my primary but very capable and supportive.

Reviewed on April 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad and his nurse X are great. They are caring patient and thorough. I can't be more positive and thankful for the care they provide.

Reviewed on March 28, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on March 25, 2018 7:00 PM

I met with Dr. Ahmad for a follow up after he put me on a new inhaler a few months ago. I did not call the office. I used the online tool to ask if he wanted to see me and the office called back with saying that Dr. Ahmad would like to see me. I also made the appointment online. Dr. Ahmad was great at explaining the options for the course of my treatment in the short and long term. He took my concerns into account and was able to explain what his thought process was clearly.

Reviewed on March 25, 2018 7:00 PM

well done

Reviewed on March 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad has been my primary care physician for many years. He is also my husband's primary care physician. My husband and I hold Dr. Ahmad in high regard. Dr. Ahmad is an excellent provider. He is professional, pleasant, genuine, friendly, and knowledgeable. I feel like he takes my health concerns very seriously and provides answers and expertise. thank you

Reviewed on March 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent service as usual.

Reviewed on March 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Provider and staff very thorough and invested in my health issues, medications and concerns.

Reviewed on March 2, 2018 6:00 PM

I have been seeing Dr. Ahmad for over 10 years now and I still continue to see him because of the service him and his staff have provided for me over the years. I live in the city now, and still continue to go to Dr. Ahmad. I recently had an accident and him and nurse X have been nothing but amazing. They have checked in with me, and have made me feel like they have been there every step of the way to my recovery.

Reviewed on March 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr Ahmad and Nurse are very respectful, knowledgeable, and professional. The girl in the Lab who took my blood ( I believe her name is X ) was EXTREMELY harsh, rude, and condescending. Next time I need blood taken, if she is the tech, I will request someone else.Thank you for allowing me to state my opinion.

Reviewed on March 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad and XX are an absolute pleasure and could serve as a model for all health care practitioners.

Reviewed on February 27, 2018 6:00 PM

Talked about my prescription and how I am feeling on it along with any side effects.

Reviewed on February 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad was very courteous and really cared about my health. After completing several tests and seeing a specialist, I will have a follow up visit. I think he was admirably good. I appreciate him and his nurse, XX for being so caring. The office staff was just and is always nice. Thank you!

Reviewed on February 16, 2018 6:00 PM

Thanks to you and XXfor your thoroughness and patience, always.

Reviewed on February 9, 2018 6:00 PM

My experience with the provider was with courtesy and respect .

Reviewed on February 9, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent care by physician and staff

Reviewed on February 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Always great to see Dr. Ahmad and Nancy, I have been coming to him for almost 20 years.

Reviewed on January 30, 2018 6:00 PM

Always a good experience.

Reviewed on January 29, 2018 6:00 PM

very good, Doctor always answer all my questions and make sure I get the best prescription for my illness. also refer me to a specialist is he fell I need further check up.

Reviewed on January 29, 2018 6:00 PM

I love Dr. Ahmad, he is very personable and takes his time to explain things. I don't really like the people who answer the phones they seem rude.

Reviewed on January 29, 2018 6:00 PM

I trust my doctor on every level. He & staff is one of the reasons I did not relocate after retirement. I know I would not fine a physician I would be as comfortable with as Ahmad.

Reviewed on January 22, 2018 6:00 PM

I have been seeing Dr. Ahmad for 1.5 years after getting a autoimmune disease. He always takes time to see how i'm doing - reviews any test I've had. We talk about my medication. I am very grateful that he communicates with my other doctors so well. I will always be grateful that when my health was taking a downward spiral he said there was nothing more they could do in the office. He admitted me to the hospital and that started me down the road of what was wrong with me and he recommended the specialists I needed. Thanks Dr. Ahmad!

Reviewed on January 22, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent service. Top notch doctor. Couldn't be more satisfied.

Reviewed on January 21, 2018 6:00 PM

it was very helpful.

Reviewed on January 21, 2018 6:00 PM

I have been with Dr Shad Ahmad for at least 15 years and compared with all of the others that i have seen HE is the very best there is..

Reviewed on January 15, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad is a very personal and practical doctor, which is why I have seen him as my primary physician for many years.

Reviewed on January 5, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Shad Ahmad is very professional, personable, know/my medical history. Enjoy & trust NLM as my primary care provider!

Reviewed on January 4, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad listened to us and has a long history with Jordan, so he knows his medical history and challenges. We feel like he's listening to our concerns about his delay and are on the same page about his care.

Reviewed on December 31, 2017 6:00 PM

great as always

Reviewed on December 31, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Shad Ahmad's the best - xx too!

Reviewed on December 27, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad is very diligent & courteous. I have been seeing him for last 10 years. ALways there to help with my medical issues.

Reviewed on December 26, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr Ahmad has always been very thorough. I'm very confident in his knowledge, ability and personal care for his patients. I would have no desire to look for another GP.

Reviewed on December 25, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. amad is avery excellent doctor. He is very undersDr. amad is a excellent doctor. I would recommend he to anyone in need of his help.

Reviewed on December 24, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr Ahmad is a wonderful doctor. I am always pleased with his opinion and respect him very much.

Reviewed on December 17, 2017 6:00 PM

Excellent experience with this provider

Reviewed on December 11, 2017 6:00 PM

he was very helpful to me about my upcoming surgery answered all my concerns.

Reviewed on December 4, 2017 6:00 PM

Always polite and recognizes patients needs.

Reviewed on November 27, 2017 6:00 PM

Best provider I've ever had

Reviewed on November 24, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad has always listened to me and treated me as a whole person and was genuinely concerned

Reviewed on November 21, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad is excellent. He's thorough, engaging, informative and very comfortable to meet with.

Reviewed on November 20, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad and his nurse XX are the best of the best!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed on November 19, 2017 6:00 PM

Nancy and Dr. Ahmad are the greatest. In all visits, they are thorough, helpful, respectful and show concern for my current and future health. They are the best.

Reviewed on November 19, 2017 6:00 PM

caring and engaging doctor who makes me feel like an important patient

Reviewed on November 17, 2017 6:00 PM

It is always professional and informative. We also discuss family and friend information which makes the visit very casual. This also applies to XX, Dr. Ahmad's nurse.

Reviewed on November 7, 2017 6:00 PM

Always pleasant - really enjoy our conversations whether medical or personal.

Reviewed on November 6, 2017 6:00 PM

I was very satisfied

Reviewed on October 27, 2017 7:00 PM

Shad is very professional yet personal. Easy to discuss matter of concern.

Reviewed on October 22, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Shad Ahmad is a outstanding doctor with the best bed side manner. I have been with him for 15 years. I went through a very devastating event in my life and he got me through it. He never rushes your appointment he takes the time to make you feel that you are the most important person at that moment but most important he is sincere.I am thankful to have Dr. Ahmad as my physician. I also think that in your survey you need to ask about their nurses. Nancy Dr Ahmad nurse it outstanding. She is the first person the patient sees , she sets the tone . I find she is a great nurse with all the personal attributes of Dr Ahmad and they are a excellent pairing . their hard work and dedication to patient satisfaction needs to be viewed in the same manner as the physicians.

Reviewed on October 22, 2017 7:00 PM

as always, good experience

Reviewed on October 17, 2017 7:00 PM

it's been over a week and never heard about my results. I went on the portal but don't understand what it all means.. guess I will be calling the them

Reviewed on October 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Always good and informative.

Reviewed on October 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Excellent bedside manner.

Reviewed on October 11, 2017 7:00 PM

Everything progressed as expected.

Reviewed on October 8, 2017 7:00 PM

office staff were good on the last visit but not so good the time before. Dr. Ahmad and his RN are excellent, I always appreciate his nurse.

Reviewed on October 8, 2017 7:00 PM

Very accommodating. They always are. Dr. Ahmad is consistently concerned and NEVER rushes my visits. He is a fantastic primary Dr. and I feel very lucky to have him.

Reviewed on October 6, 2017 7:00 PM

Thank you Dr. Ahmad and Nancy. We will miss you and the quality care you have provided as we relocate to Arkansas.

Reviewed on October 6, 2017 7:00 PM

I've had this doctor for over 17 years and my family has always received excellent care.

Reviewed on September 30, 2017 7:00 PM

I was unimpressed that the doctor was chewing gum with his mouth open during my visit. I usually have 1-2 episodes of bronchitis or an upper respitory infection each year. I know when it is going to get out of control with the first 48 hours. my chest/lungs felt as if needles and pins were poking me every time I coughed. The doctor did not seem concerned after asking me a series of questions. He basically discounted my own knowledge of my healthcare in the past. I am a teacher and explained that there were many ill students in my class/school recently. I cannot afford time off and I knew I needed an antibiotic. while he gave me a prescription, he suggested I wait a few more days as it could be viral. I did not wait and am glad I did not as two days later I had several coughing episodes that I could not get air in through my nose or mouth. I will speak to my PCP next month about this during my annual physical next month.

Reviewed on September 24, 2017 7:00 PM

The visit went well. Getting a call back on the lab work-up and x-rays is still pending.

Reviewed on September 18, 2017 7:00 PM

Very positive.

Reviewed on September 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad is great when he's in the office with me. He takes his time, and seems to look at the big picture of my health and helps me look ahead in a preventative way.

Reviewed on September 10, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on September 4, 2017 7:00 PM

As with all visits with Dr. Ahmad, I feel confident that my health concerns are being addressed.

Reviewed on August 28, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Amhad and Nursing staff are awesome!!

Reviewed on August 21, 2017 7:00 PM

When visiting this provider, I am made to feel very comfortable. I consider this provider a close and personal friend.

Reviewed on August 7, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad & XX are the best!!!

Reviewed on July 30, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad & his staff have always provided the highest quality of care in a prompt, professional manner.

Reviewed on July 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad is always caring and understands my situations and takes the time to catch up

Reviewed on July 16, 2017 7:00 PM

Medical staff, excellent. Reception, just okay

Reviewed on July 2, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Ahmad is very warm and easy to talk with. He always allows plenty of time to hear all concerns.

Reviewed on June 15, 2017 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • HST Care Connect HMO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • 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
  • 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
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • 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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