Abrahim U. Syed, MD

Abrahim U. Syed, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Rheumatology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Rush University Medical College - 2013
Residency:
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - 2016
Fellowships:
Johns Hopkins University - 2018

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)
  • 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:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

1018 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

He takes his time talking to me.

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August 30, 2023

5.0

Explain everything. Listen to my concern

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August 30, 2023

5.0

He’s a great doctor& really cares about his patients.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

One of the most compassionate Doctors I have ever been to. He cares what you tell him and documents everything. I am so glad I found him. A real asset to Northwestern.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Syed was thoughtful, and thoroughly and clearly explained the medical evaluation and his findings and recommendations. He took the time I needed and listened well. Prior to selecting him, I had researched his academic and training background which was impressive as well.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

He makes you feel like you are his only patient. I was having a bad flare and in quite a bit of pain. I messaged Dr. Syed on MyChart. He replied within two hours and had a prescription called in immediately! It was Dr. Syed himself replying to a random message...not a nurse, not an assistant. Instead of taking days to get pain relief I was having relief within a few hours. I was extremely grateful for Dr. Syed that day!

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Attentive, friendly and very clear when explaining things.

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August 21, 2023

5.0

He is so kind. He talks you through everything and is easy to get a hold of.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Syed is very thorough and makes things easy to understand.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Personally I like how he focuses on his patients.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

He very knowledgeable and caring.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

He explains everything clearly and spends time with me, answering all my questions.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Dr.Syed gave a very thorough examination. He provided helpful information, answer my questions, and clearly explained everything concerning rheumatoid arthritis, an auto immune diseases.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

My first visit Dr. Syed has it all I should say. Takes time to read and listen to your history. And importantly he does his assessments and would go from there. Very compassionate too. I’m happy I found Dr. Syed!

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Good friendly explanation and above all patient with people

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Made me comfortable and answered all my questions.

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July 17, 2023

5.0

He was very through and explained everything. What more could I want!

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July 15, 2023

5.0

Very professional, caring and concern.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Dr Syed was very patient & knowledgeable

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Complete satisfaction with what I have to deal with and that he’s very I can’t think of the word. Sorry about that.

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July 12, 2023

5.0

He is a very good listener and really informative

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Takes the time to get to know you personally and gets me to volunteer information. Very knowledgeable

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Syed was very kind and informative. Answered all my questions. Great bedside manor… felt like my pain mattered.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Syed was up to date on my health issues and took time to talk with me and answer questions.

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July 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Syed was very informative & took the time to explain his findings.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Syed is very attentive and concern. He’s the doctor who will make an effort to get to the bottom of a root problem/illness. Dr. Syed ordered several test and blood work and he listened to my concerns.

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July 01, 2023

5.0

I highly recommended Dr. Syed. He listened and described his thoughts on my condition well. He had good bed side manner. I had a really good experience at his office.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

He was informative and had a calming demeanor.

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June 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Syed was thorough, explained the type of arthritis I had, and arranged for same-day x-ray across the hall for a baseline. Excellent bedside manner.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Again I only had one appointment with him but I think 9 out of 10 says there is a good chance I’d refer him.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

He is Top quality Also well, very well, knowledge.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Syed was very patient and listened to all my concerns. He answered all my questions and explained everything I needed to know regarding my arthritis symptoms. He also explained my test results in detail. I would definitely recommend him to others.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Very compassionate and takes time to listen.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Kindly and attentive

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Passionate about what he does. Great patient experience. Explains everything

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Syed listens, explains, gives ample time, and has a wonderful manner.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Such a caring and sincere person. Shares all his thoughts and concerns with compassion.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

competent physician

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June 09, 2023

5.0

I explained it all above

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June 07, 2023

5.0

A great and wonderful Dr….! !

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Like I said above, Dr is very patient and clear about treatment options. I could tell he familiarized himself prior to this initial visit. Listened and acknowledged anything I said. Just everything you would look for as a new patient.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

I feel Doc Syed has a real interest in helping me resolve it mitigate my arthritis.

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Very patient and thorough

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Dr Abrahim Syed is the main reason! He is an excellent knowledgeable doctor yet so kind, humble, treats patient with respect, a great listener with a comprehensive approach to patient care. He is a doctor with a good heart. Haven’t met anyone like him!

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May 31, 2023

5.0

He put interest and good explanation with the disease

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May 31, 2023

5.0

He took the results of blood tests and my lived experiences and was able to rule out things and give a well-informed opinion of the results.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Very calm and explained everything nicely

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May 26, 2023

5.0

Very through and answered all questions.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

He is so thorough and makes sure you understand everything before he leaves you. Great man.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

I just thought he really cared & wanted to help me.. he’s very patient& kind& very good at what he does is give him wsy over a 10

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May 22, 2023

5.0

I seem very competent and professional

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May 20, 2023

5.0

Thorough answered questions

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May 17, 2023

5.0

My doctor listened to everything I had concerns about and answered all of my questions. I did not feel judged and felt like he genuinely cared about my care.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

He is very knowledgeable caring and positive

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Very good

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May 07, 2023

5.0

He's a great doc, explains everything clearly.

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May 03, 2023

5.0

He listened very well as I described my various health issues and recommended a course of action that was clear to me.

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May 03, 2023

5.0

Recommend excellent medical care to family and friends.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Excellent medical care

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Dr is very thorough

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April 20, 2023

5.0

He is very knowledgeable, compassionate and concerned about me improving. He spent a lot of time discussing multiple approaches and what our plan is for my condition. I feel very good about being under his care and direction.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Truly cares about your well being

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Dr Syed is an incredible. He is so smart and compassionate and came to me highly endorsed by his peers but by patient referrals as well. I was truly blindsided by the diagnosis I received when I began seeing Dr. Syed. Not knowing what to expect and coming to him and a great deal on his comfort I left my first appointment, feeling so optimistic about the treatment plan that he had choose for me . I was well-informed regarding my expectations for the time line to begin to see results and what specific symptoms I could expect to be addressed in this same time frame, any potential side effects and what solutions could be given to reasonably manage a possible side effect should one exist . He has changed the quality of my life and I am so grateful to have him as my Dr .

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Very friendly, attentive and always gives time to solve doubts and questions.

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April 15, 2023

5.0

Kind, professional, respectful treatment and discussion.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Dr Syed takes the time to listen to me and makes me feel included in my treatment. I never feel discounted or rushed during my appointments.

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April 11, 2023

5.0

He answers questions fully helping me handle my own care.

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April 10, 2023

5.0

Very professional. Good listener. Excellent explanations. Couteous.

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April 10, 2023

5.0

I feel this way, because he never rushed me and he took the time to answer all of my questions and concerns. In addition, he was very thorough and asking me questions.

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April 09, 2023

5.0

Really listens.

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April 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Syed listened to my concerns and suggested a plan for my arthritis pain.

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April 07, 2023

5.0

Listens, cares, explains, respectful.

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April 07, 2023

5.0

A doctor who listens and takes time explaining information to your diagnosis. 5 STARS

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April 06, 2023

5.0

Doctor is thorough, detailed, compassionate. Takes his time and listens. I've never felt rushed when seen him.

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Syed is terrific - he was able to diagnose an autoimmune disease after I struggled to find answers at another healthcare provider. Getting my diagnosis and answers was such a relief for me and my family. Dr. Syed is thoughtful, caring, and patient. He is also very responsive to any my chart messages I have sent and concerns I've had about my health. I feel really fortunate to have him as my rheumatologist.

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March 26, 2023

5.0

Very kind and gentle man. Always runs to time.

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Syed is very caring, listens, and knows his profession which gives me confidence.

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March 21, 2023

5.0

I really appreciated how much Dr. Syed listened to me and any questions or concerns I had. He was extremely thorough, easy to talk to, and patient with me, and I felt really heard and supported by him, which I greatly appreciated. He was extremely knowledgable and also did a great job of walking me through each step of our appointment and potential next steps.

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March 20, 2023

5.0

Great doctor

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March 20, 2023

5.0

I don't often give 10s on a survey.

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March 20, 2023

5.0

he is the kindest and most knowledgeable Doctor I have ever had. Always listens and takes time to explain things

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March 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Syed listens to what I have to say and recommends accordingly.

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March 17, 2023

5.0

He sows how much he cares for patience, and good support.

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March 16, 2023

5.0

Dr Syed explained everything very thoroughly which is much appreciated

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March 11, 2023

5.0

He is attentive and supportive in my care. I trust him.

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March 09, 2023

5.0

Easy to communicate with and listens to what you have to say.

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March 09, 2023

5.0

Answers my questions and listens to my concerns

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March 08, 2023

5.0

He takes time to listen and go over any concerns. I have never felt rushed. He always ensures we are both in agreement before continuing or changing treatment.

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March 08, 2023

5.0

Pleasant, listened and gave good advice. He made me feel very comfortable.

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Disclosures

Abrahim U. Syed, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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