WE STOPPED ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 2/27/2023 and DR FRENCH IS RETIRING
JULY 31, 2024 (this retirement date has been posted on this website since 2/28/2022)
We do NOT currently have the new COVID vaccine, BCBS HMO patients may receive this vaccine at Walgreens, but will need to pay and then get reimbursed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
with Name, DOB, Address, HMO ID number and copy of the receipt.
PLEASE STOP USING THE QUANUM PORTAL TO COMMUNICATE WITH DR. FRENCH.
QUANUM IS SUNSETTING THEIR SOFTWARE. E-mail Dr French, email@example.com.
Your link to QUEST labs (myquest) is still active. WE ARE NOW USING AN ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD (EMR) CALLED eCLINICALWORKS (ECW) and you may have received a portal invitation to your medical record within ECW, which allows for communication with the office and Dr. French.
1) I STOPPED TAKING ANY NEW PATIENTS SINCE 2/27/2023. IF YOU ARE AN EXISTING PATIENT, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF YOU CHOOSE TO SELECT AN HMO THAT BECOMES EFFECTIVE AFTER 3/1/2023, AND REQUIRES CHOOSING A NEW PCP, YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE AT OUR PRACTICE AFTER THAT DATE, SINCE I WILL BE "CLOSED" TO "NEW" PATIENTS.
2) I am not selling my practice, since virtually no one is in solo, private practice anymore. There will not be a provider at my current location after I retire and you will have to find a new provider.
MANY OF OUR PATIENTS HAVE ALREADY MADE APPOINTMENTS FOR THEIR 1ST VISIT WITH A NEW DOCTOR IN 2023 AND 2024. THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR PATIENTS WHO TAKE MULTIPLE MEDICATIONS. HMO PATIENTS (BLUE ADVANTAGE/PRECISION/FOCUSCARE, HMO ILLNIOIS, CIGNA CONNECT, HUMANA HMO, BC MEDICARE ADVANTAGE HMO, BLUE CROSS COMMUNITY MEDICAID HMO AND OTHERS HMOS) WILL NEED TO COORDINATE CHOOSING A NEW PCP IN EARLY 2024 IN ADDITION TO SCHEDULING NEW DOCTOR APPTS.
3) Although I am an independent physician, many of my patients, especially with HMO's are attributed to Amita Health CIN (AHCIN) and are managed within the Ascension system (formerly called Amita or Presence). There are many fine physicians within this system:
Ascension Medical Group Lincoln Park: Dr. John Lee, Max Arons, Khrystyna Savchuk/773-281-3563) Ascension Near North: Dr. George Roepke (LGBTQ/HIV interest)/ 312-280-0996
Ascension St Joseph (Dr. Ryan Cook (LBGTQ interest) and multiple other docs/773-665-6851).
Ascension Family Practice Group: (Alyssa Hart, Aneesh Tyle AND colleagues /312-337-1982)
Ascension Resurrection 773-774-7474 (Biscotakis, Cano-Garcia, Ciszek and others)
Other providers my patients have chosen are:
Northwestern Lincoln Square 312-926-3627 (Evan Wittke LGBTQ/HIV and 2 female providers)
Rush on Sheffield 773-472-3704
Wellness at Home (Private practice LGBTQ/HIV): Drs Brownlee, Vargas, Stokes 773-296-2400
The Clark (Northshore /Andersonville): Drs Saunders, Stojack and 2 female providers
Advocate Ravenswood including Zach LaMaster (LGBTQ) 773-561-7500
University of Chicago Primary Care Group: 773-702-6840
Michigan Avenue Internists (several physicians including Evan Ng (LGBTQ)): 312-922-3815
Howard Brown Health Center Halsted: Zachary Long
I AM NOT RECOMMENDING ANY SPECIFIC DOCTOR OR LOCATION AS THEIR INFO IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
4) Setting up medical care anywhere is a process that can take weeks to over 6 months, so I suggest
planning ahead and calling NOW to make appts for 2024. I will provide your medical records that are in my possession either to you directly or to any new provider with a properly executed medical release. At some point after all the business affairs of the my practice are settled, your medical records will be sent to a CUSTODIAN OF RECORDS and their contact info will be provided.
WE HAVE RECORDED OVER 2000 CASES OF COVID-19 IN OUR PRACTICE SINCE MARCH 2020. SOME PATIENTS HAVE HAD COVID 2-3 TIMES. AS OF 10/2/1023, WE ARE STILL AVERAGING 3-15 PATIENTS WITH COVID PER WEEK.
WE STILL REQUIRE THAT ALL PATIENTS WEAR A FACE COVERING IF ENTERING OUR OFFICE; WE RARELY SCHEDULE TELEMEDICINE VISITS AND ONLY IF NECESSARY AS THESE PLATFORMS HAVE SEVERAL LIMITATIONS.
IF YOU HAVE COVID-RELATED SYMPTOMS LIKE FEVER OVER 100, COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, SORE THROAT, CHANGES IN TASTE OR SMELL, CALL THE OFFICE TO BE TRIAGED.
I WISH ALL MY PATIENTS AND STAFF GOOD HEALTH!
Neel French, M.D.
Annual Physicals/Wellness Exams
Full Laboratory Testing
Preventive Health Care
HIV and Hepatitis C management
2-3 Fridays per month: 7:45AM-4:00PM
2 Saturdays per month: 7:45AM-12:00PM
*Valet park $10 (9-5 M-TH;9-1F)
*Park Chicago (only $3/hour)
*Side street parking WEST of Clark Street is NON-ZONED during daytime.
*Broadway #36 or Clark #22 bus to front door (Deming)
2551 N Clark St, Suite 303, Chicago, IL 60614, US
See Above Please
"The best internist I have ever seen. He is so smart
and knowledgeable about any medical condition you ask about. He does work very fast peppering you with
questions, but you never get the sense he is rushing. Always
"up" and really seems to enjoy helping his patients. Strongly
recommend " * * * * * Reg S. Chicago, IL on Yelp.com
HealthGrades rating: 4.8 stars out of 5 stars from multiple reviews