Issam A. Mikati, MD

Issam A. Mikati, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Cardiology

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Ischemic Heart Disease

Education

Medical Education:
MD, American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine - 1990
Residency:
Baylor College of Medicine - 1993
Fellowships:
Baylor College of Medicine - 1997

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

335 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

August 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mikati is so caring and has taken great care of me. He is so professional and pleasant.

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August 18, 2023

4.0

He’s a fine Doctor.

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August 06, 2023

5.0

He knew what my medical issues were, explained the potentials and gave me directions to set up the needed test.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

He Tried To Get To The Reason I Have Shortness If Breath!

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mikati is very thorough. He’s a great listener. Answers all of my questions.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor. Listens effectively .answers questions. Explains when necessary.

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July 23, 2023

4.0

For what I saw he was thorough and kind

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July 21, 2023

5.0

The doctor sent me on time. He spend enough time? Check me out and talk to me for about 15 minutes. I’m very happy with the service. Thank you very much.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Doctor spends the time going over your medical care with great explanations.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Dr Mikati was great but the time it took for him to see me was longer than I've ever waited at NM.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

He sits and listens to me. And asks about my family. I think he is a wonderful Dr

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July 14, 2023

5.0

He was respectful and informative

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June 26, 2023

5.0

very bright and informative. excellent communication

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable, thorough and proactive. Dr Mikati explained my health issues and future plans for my heart and overall health.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Thorough, excellent communication, friendly, patient, professional, kind

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June 16, 2023

5.0

I have already recommended my long time friend of 65 years to him. She "☆LOVED HIM! I would recommend Dr. Makati "In A Heart Beat"!!!

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June 12, 2023

5.0

No better doctor than he is.

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June 09, 2023

5.0

He has great patient rapport. He explained everything.

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June 09, 2023

5.0

He’s smart, attentive and patient focused

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Very thorough takes his time and listens to the patient!!!!!

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June 07, 2023

5.0

I think he is the best in the business. Spent a lot of time with me, explaining all the ins and outs of different cardiac related treatments. Absolutely focused on patient care and questions.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Good Doctor

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May 31, 2023

5.0

Same as above. He reviewed my record prior to coming into the exam room and had copies of labs and tests we discussed. His explained his plan and recommendations completely.

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May 30, 2023

4.0

It’s hard to get in for an appointment

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Dr Mikati was friendly knowledgeable and professional. I’m looking ditto him taking good care of my heart

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Compassionate & knowledgeable

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mikati is very friendly and thorough in his examining me as a patient. His humorous outlook on life has a calming effect on patients like myself.

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mikati takes time with me. He is honest and I feel he has my best interest and health in mind.

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May 03, 2023

5.0

Meet expectations.

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April 29, 2023

5.0

Great service from Dr. MIKATI

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Prompt, thorough, friendly and professional. Dr Mikati explained things to me in detail and without speaking solely in medical terms…to be exact, he spoke to me on a level for which I could understand as a patient.

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Very thorough and patient.

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April 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mikati is a professional and an amazing doctor – I know that when I go to my appointments, I am in good care because of how attentive he is and he listens to my health needs.

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April 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mikati was very thorough and patient in explaining his thoughts and diagnostic process after I described my symptoms to him. He asked me a lot of insightful questions and made sure to ask several times if I had any questions of my own. I felt respected and cared for, and I felt like he listened to me and took my concerns seriously. I was very pleased to have met him.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

First visit - very comprehensive and thoughtful information shared. Appreciated aproach to trying other alternatives first, before medication to resolve issues.

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April 15, 2023

5.0

He’s the best!! He is why I’m probably alive today along with the rest of the competent professional medical team of specialists who discovered a serious thyroid mass that was causing my heart issues and performed my surgery in [ ].

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April 14, 2023

5.0

Took extra care to explain what he prescribed and why it was necessary.

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April 14, 2023

5.0

He listens to the patient’ s concerns and questions and addresses them. He instills confidence in the diagnosis and future steps.

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April 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mikati is totally knowledgeable, highly communicative, and open to all questions

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April 06, 2023

5.0

Dr Mikati was great and explained everything clearly and in a way that was easily understood.

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April 06, 2023

5.0

Dr Mikati is thorough, asks many questions, and explains things so I can understand them.

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April 06, 2023

5.0

Listens well and answers questions directly

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April 06, 2023

5.0

Great explanations of test results and thorough answers to questions.

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April 04, 2023

5.0

Trying to resolve my problem.

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April 01, 2023

5.0

I appreciate the time and consideration to help me get up to speed. Approachable and focused on accurate improvement of my health

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March 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mikati is also very nice and truly cares.

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March 29, 2023

5.0

Dr Mikati is approachable, empathetic and enthusiastic,He listens to and answers questions readily and instills optimism and confidence.

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March 28, 2023

5.0

He was very good at explaining my heart problem. He answered my questions with the same skill, as well as empathy.

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March 24, 2023

5.0

Explains things and seems concerned about you.

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March 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Issam A. Mikati MD listened intently to all my concerns and evaluated my symptoms and did not down-play anything. He requested the necessary testing without hesitation and thoroughly explained my results. I do need to be monitored but I am very comfortable and have no doubt I am in good hands. Dr Mikati took his time to go through my family history and explain how that might impact my health and advised me on what steps to take to better my health instead of just prescribing a daily medication. He has my best interest at hand and I truly appreciate his approach. Dr Mikati went above and beyond to thoroughly explain all aspects to all my questions and never made me feel rushed. He’s soft spoken and kind. I know I am in great hands with Dr Mikati.

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March 23, 2023

5.0

Excellent bedside manner, explains reasons for treatment

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March 23, 2023

5.0

Outstanding diagnosis. Great focus. Impressive knowledge of the subject

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March 19, 2023

5.0

Provider listened well to me. He took his time, and explained everything in a way I could understand.

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March 18, 2023

5.0

The doctor was so patient with me and explain everything to me

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March 17, 2023

5.0

He is always caring and kind and explains everything, which is comforting

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March 03, 2023

5.0

He’s done everything he said he would and with positive results.

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February 28, 2023

5.0

Worth the wait. Professional, knowledgeable, efficient and kind.

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February 24, 2023

5.0

For my first visit with Dr. Mikati, he was very well prepared with details of my case, seems to have reviewed all pertinent data. He asked insightful questions and listened carefully to my answers. He also patiently answered my questions and explained the science behind my condition and his recommendations. He was great!

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February 23, 2023

5.0

He was thorough and knowledgable.

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February 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Mikati is wonderful. Explains in detail his plan of care and makes me feel that he really cares.

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February 14, 2023

5.0

Outstanding physician. Cares about patient concerns.

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February 13, 2023

5.0

For me, a very good cardiologist has left me.

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February 13, 2023

5.0

Impressed with his thoroughness, explanations of potential options, and diagnosis.

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February 10, 2023

5.0

He is an awesome cardialogist.

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February 01, 2023

5.0

He sincerely cares that you understand the reason for testing. As I said previously he explains in understandable language and takes time doing so.

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December 21, 2022

5.0

Willing to listen and explain any treatment options

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December 17, 2022

5.0

I think he is very concerned and showing caring when examining…

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December 12, 2022

5.0

Excellent and thorough patient care.

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December 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mikati is extremely considerate of one’s heath needs. He takes the time to explain your health concerns, including drawings, so there is complete understanding. Dr. Mikati is very kind and makes you feel comfortable. He doesn’t rush you out and you are able to ask as many questions as you need.

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December 02, 2022

5.0

Dr. Mikati was extremely knowledgeable, empathetic and very willing to talk through all of my questions.

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November 22, 2022

5.0

Very smart and caring doctor

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November 18, 2022

4.0

Doctor has reviewed my records and prepared to work through family history. He explained what was next and why

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November 17, 2022

5.0

he explain everything to me an he is concerned

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November 14, 2022

5.0

See my comment above. Also, I feel comfortable with the advice and guidance he gives me.

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November 11, 2022

5.0

Great doctor and visit experience.

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November 09, 2022

5.0

Dr Mikati is very calming and patient. He makes this very scary time for me a little easier to cope with. Knowledge is power over something I have no control over.

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October 29, 2022

5.0

I have seen a lot of doctors in my days. Dr. Mikati is up the with the best.

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October 28, 2022

5.0

He was extremely clear on his explanation and answered all questions.

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October 28, 2022

5.0

Dr Mikati made me feel safe and heard with my many fears about my diagnosis. We have a long relationship ahead of us and I don’t feel as terrified as I have been feeling the last 2 weeks.

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October 21, 2022

5.0

Dr Mikati took his time and didn’t rush me through. He is very professional, listens well, and explains thing’s throughly. A very caring and compassionate physician. I would highly recommend him.

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October 20, 2022

5.0

Dr Mikati has a bedside matter. He listens to his patients.

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October 20, 2022

5.0

He listened to me and appeared to genuinely care.

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October 19, 2022

5.0

He explaned each aspect of my tests and proceduers.

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October 18, 2022

5.0

Great help, & explaining everything

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October 14, 2022

5.0

He made me feel very comfortable and reassured me that everything would be ok! He is very informative and took the time to explain everything I had questions on. He was great during an emotional time and I am thankful for the reassurance.

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October 09, 2022

5.0

Similar to above. He listened, validated my experience, explained clearly and thought about next steps.

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October 02, 2022

5.0

Compassionate and knowledgeable doctor

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September 29, 2022

5.0

Very good Cardiology department.

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September 27, 2022

5.0

Trust

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Disclosures

Issam A. Mikati, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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