Julia Afridi, D.O.

214 Ratings67 Comments
Medical Director of Integrative Medicine
Family Medicine
Elmhurst Memorial Medical Group
Hospital Affiliations:
Elmhurst Hospital
French, Spanish
Clinical Interests:
Integrative medicine; Holistic Medicine; Obesity; Osteopathic Manipulation; Osteopathic Spinal Manip.; Pediatrics; School Physicals; Chronic Pain Management; Family Care; Weight Management; Women's Health

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This provider is an employee of one of the Edward-Elmhurst Health System entities.



Philosophy Of Care

It is important for me to address the whole patient. To see everybody as more than parts that need fixing. I approach each patient with a treatment plan that is uniquely tailored to each individual. I incorporate integrative and holistic medicine where appropriate and with a patient who is open to it. It is not just about feeling healthy and well, but also about the experience of getting there.

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Education & Credentials

Medical School: Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2011

Internship: Advocate Christ Medical Center, 2012

Residency: Advocate Christ Medical Center, 2014

Insurance Accepted

Aetna HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage POS
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Ambetter Balanced Care HMO
Ambetter Secure Care HMO
Aetna PPO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) and Compete Assure
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Blue Cross POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Choice Preferred
Blue Precision HMO
Cigna MA HMO
Imagine Smart Network
Coventry (Personal Care)
Coventry One PPO
Coventry PPO
Coventry Workers Compensation Plan
Great West Open Access
Great West POS
Great West PPO
HFN Workers Compensation Plan
Humana Choicecare PPO
Aetna POS
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
United HealthCare Choice Plus HMO
United HealthCare Choice Select HMO
United HealthCare Select POS
United HealthCare Select EPO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate HMO
Unicare PPO
United Healthcare Select HMO
Veterans Administration Community Care
Blue Cross Blue Shield MCNP
Aetna National Advantage Program
Beech Street PPO
Coventry First Health PPO
Coventry HMO
Coventry POS
Humana HMO
Sunrise Advantage
United Healthcare Choice EPO
United Healthcare Choice HMO
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate EPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate PPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate HMO
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana Gold Plus PPO
Illinos Medicaid
Medicare Part B
MultiPlan PPO
TriCare Standard/Reserve Select PPO
Three Rivers PPO
United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
United HealthCare Core/Navigate POS


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Overall Patient Rating
4.7 out of 5
(214 Ratings, 67 Comments)
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My understanding of what an integrative/holistic /functional health care practitioner ought to provide differs to some extent from what I have experienced so far during my visits to Dr Afridi and her assistant, ... in that there seems to be a fairly standard protocol in use rather than one tailored to meet the specific needs of an individual patient. The latter is what I think should be aimed for. This might require at least a longer initial consultation, i.e. more than 30 minutes. It would also require a willingness on the part of the practitioner to broaden their scope of knowledge, perhaps to include herbalism and other so-called 'alternative' modes of healing. In addition, the actual facilities in my opinion ought to offer a range of additional tools to that effect, such as yoga classes.
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I very much appreciated being squeezed into Dr. Afridi's schedule as I was in a great deal of pain.
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The doctor is always available and listens to everything. She is patient, tolerant and always takes as much time as needed. By far the best doctor I have ever had.
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This was my first visit with this doctor & I really liked her!
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Dr.Afridi is a wonderful caring doctor! I drive an hour or more to see her. She is worth it! I am confident she provides me with the latest, best medical advice.
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It was "all good".
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I have struggled with GI issues for months and in the first visit Dr Afridi had a possible diagnosis and did a few tests. within days she got back to me with the results and treatment. 6 weeks later I feel great and she has reduced 4 prescriptions drugs I was taking. she and her staff are wonderful, caring and insightful. her PA .. is also amazing. I have already sent patients to them and will continue doing so. ...are so kind and accommodating.
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The staff at Edward Elmhurst are always very courteous and professional.
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I am so grateful to have Dr. Julia Afridi as my physician. Dr. Afridi has helped me with various issues and is always most helpful with advice and strategies for my health concerns. The staff is also kind and helpful. Thank you.
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The phone operator... that helped me schedule my appointment was great. Overall, great experience at this office.