Ibrahim Said Alghafeer, MD

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Primary Specialty

Rheumatology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Damascus School of Medicine - 1994
Internship:
Jefferson Health Northeast - 1998
Residency:
Rochester Regional Health/Unity Hospital (Rochester) - 2001
Fellowships:
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - 2003

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Rheumatology (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

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

Ratings and Reviews

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4.7
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1159 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

74 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

74 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Knowledgable , caring, listens..

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August 25, 2023

3.0

I felt like he was too busy and not concerned about my problems.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

Good doctor. Explains and finds solutions

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Thorough doctor. He explained my diagnosis and is very knowledgeable.

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August 19, 2023

5.0

He is on top of things. Didn’t hesitate to get things started and done. Great sense of humor. Makes you feel very comfortable

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August 16, 2023

5.0

He shows interest in all you have to say. He is very professional.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

The doctor seemed concerned for my well being. Listened to my issues and came up with a plan to get to the root of my issues. He kept my care going and progressing right from the start with x-rays, an mri, and medication.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

He is a good Doctor

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Wonderful Dr.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Listens takes time during my appointment I just like him

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August 14, 2023

5.0

I felt comfortable and he answered all my questions.

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August 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Alghafeer listens and is patient with you and shows true concern for your well-being.

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August 13, 2023

5.0

Very efficient

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August 09, 2023

5.0

First 2 visits were very short, but 3rd was excellent. He was professional and willing to spend extra time responding to my many questions, which truly improved my comfort with him as my doctor. He also ENCOURAGED me to seek a 2nd opinion to assure I am getting the best treatment. I thought that was impressive.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Takes time with u and explains things1

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August 07, 2023

5.0

He is an attentive doctor and analyzes everything very well.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

He listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions

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July 25, 2023

5.0

He is effective and communicates effectively

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July 24, 2023

4.0

I personally have felt like I’m stuck at a standstill with my health. At the same time I’m not getting worse

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Kind, compassionate, caring, listens to his patients.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

He is sensitive, intelligent and instinctive physician. Uses practical approach, but honest and anticipates next step in treatments when asked.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

He knows his profession

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June 28, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and proactive. Communicates test results well.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Friendly, explains things, and patient

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Prompt informative

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Takes time to listen. Helpful with a current problem

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June 21, 2023

5.0

He is very attentive and caring. He is also willing to try different solutions to address concerns.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

He listens and answers questions with care and honesty.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Very caring and explains everything, answers all questions.

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June 19, 2023

4.0

Does not put notes/summary in my chart. Did not seem to be prepared by reading my info in advance.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

He takes time to explain what options are for treatment

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable about my condition

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Just felt as if he knew exactly what I had and was patient with me

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June 08, 2023

5.0

He is easy to talk to and thorough. I like him.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Compassion for his work and patients.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Great Doctor cares for his patients. Understandable explains what you want to know. Over all awesome doc.

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June 05, 2023

4.0

Overall I feel he has been good so far. This time a little abrupt.

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June 04, 2023

5.0

He’s a good listener

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June 04, 2023

5.0

Forthright and informative.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, attentive, calm demeanor, compassionate.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

He has a wonderful attitude toward his patience and that’s what makes him a great doctor.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

He was kind, direct, professional and treated you like a person.

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May 26, 2023

5.0

He took time to understand my concerns.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Expresses reasons clearly, skilled, professional, and kind.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Explains questions

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Kind and caring. Respectful. Able to determine my problems and offer suggestions to resolve them.

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May 19, 2023

5.0

Because, as I already said, he's a truly caring Dr. He listens to the patients. He makes sure he's doing what is best for them

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May 17, 2023

5.0

He's compassionate. Listens. He'll laugh and converse with you

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Good personality Very knowledgeable

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Exceptional care

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May 10, 2023

5.0

Amazing doctor, very knowledgeable.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Friendly and personal visit.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Good clinician , very reassuring.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

He reviewed everything with me, examined me carefully, explained everything and asked if I had questions. He spent sufficient time with me and explained next steps.

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May 03, 2023

3.0

My last visit I felt as if he wasn’t listening to my concerns.

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April 29, 2023

4.0

Needs to spend a bit more time talking with patient

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April 24, 2023

5.0

He has helped me a lot with my arthritis problems

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Because he sent me to do studies to see my arthritis well

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April 18, 2023

5.0

He's friendly and really cates about his patients. He's very thorough.

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April 17, 2023

3.0

He was nice...just seemed quick...not much explanation about the ANA score...seems like so much of medicine is rushed through without any good communication with the patient. This is why we consult Dr. Google.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

Dr snd his nurse were kind I could understand what was being said and the tests ordered.

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April 10, 2023

4.0

He seems knowledgeable, professional and competent. I just wish my diagnosis was taken seriously and coordinated with my other Northwestern physicians. This illness has interrupted my life for almost 3 months. He spent a short time with me, given I was a new patient. I was probably irritated by the long wait.

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April 06, 2023

5.0

Engaged and very professional

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April 05, 2023

4.0

I don't have big issues, but what I do have, he handles quite well. . .

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April 04, 2023

5.0

He has a wonderful and calm way of treating patients

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April 04, 2023

5.0

Very caring and knowledgeable

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April 03, 2023

5.0

Good doctor

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March 29, 2023

5.0

I felt comfortable with him. I trusted everything he said and he was kind.

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March 29, 2023

4.0

Informed me of my health needs.

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and professional.

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March 24, 2023

5.0

He is caring physician with great intuition , skills and experience to support his knowledge.

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March 22, 2023

5.0

Good doctor

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March 20, 2023

4.0

Felt rushed, didn’t listen to me really

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March 20, 2023

5.0

He is amazing

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Disclosures

Ibrahim Said Alghafeer, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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