Francis S Lichon, MD

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193 Ratings69 Comments
Edward Medical Group
Hospital Affiliations:
Edward Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Lupus; Rheumotoid arthritis; Arthritis

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



Education & Credentials

Medical School: University of Illinois of Chicago, 1978

Internship: Lutheran General Hospital, 1981

Residency: John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, 1983; University of Illinois of Chicago, 1983; Veterans Affairs Medical Center - West Side Hospital, 1983

Fellowship: Veterans Affairs Medical Center - West Side Hospital, 1983

Society: American Coll. of Rheumatology; American Medical Association; Arthritis Foundation; Chicago Rheumatism Society; DuPage County Medical Society; Illinois State Medical Society

Insurance Accepted

Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare PPO
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage POS
Ambetter Balanced Care HMO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) PPO
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Cross POS
Blue Precision HMO
Aetna National Advantage Program
Coventry (Personal Care)
Coventry One PPO
Coventry First Health PPO
Coventry HMO
Coventry POS
Aetna Medicare POS
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Ambetter Secure Care HMO
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Choice Preferred
Beech Street PPO
Cigna C5 HMO
Cigna C5 POS
Cigna C5 PPO
Coventry PPO
Coventry Workers Compensation Plan
Great West PPO
HFN Workers Compensation Plan
Health Financial Network
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana Choicecare PPO
Humana HMO
Humana Gold Plus Integrated MMAI
Humana Gold Plus PPO
Illinos Medicaid
Longevity Health Plan of Illinois, Inc.
SmartCare/Imagine Health PPO
Sunrise Advantage
United HealthCare Core/Navigate POS
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate EPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate PPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate HMO
United HealthCare Select EPO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate HMO
Unicare PPO
Veterans Administration Community Care
Great West Open Access
Great West POS
Medicare Part B
MultiPlan PPO
TriCare Standard/Reserve Select PPO
Three Rivers PPO
United Healthcare Choice EPO
United Healthcare Choice HMO
United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
United HealthCare Choice Plus HMO
United HealthCare Choice Plus PPO
United HealthCare Select POS
United Healthcare Select HMO


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Overall Patient Rating
4.8 out of 5
(193 Ratings, 69 Comments)
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dr lichon and his staff are excellent care givers. doctor lichon is extremely knowledgeable in his field. he cares and takes time with his patients.
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Just remarkable how great everyone in Dr Lichon's are and knowledge of their positions. I have seen a lot of Dr's over my ... years and this has been the best I have ever had. Not just a number in this office.
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*Dr. Lichon is the BEST. Gives you as much time you need @ each visit & does not rush you. Very kind, empathetic, current on rheumatology issues (I have...). STAFF GREAT & competent. TY.
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Dr. Lichon has been treating me for over12 years and always listens to every concern. If something isn't working he is open to try an alternative medication going over pros and cons. He is very responsive if a problem occurs and always follows up. I hope to continue in his care until he retires....which I pray isn't any time soon!
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Over 20 years of excellent care - respectful, knowledgeable, efficient.
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It was my first time seeing the doctor. I got there at 1:15 and wasn't taken back until almost 3:30pm. I felt that the receptionists were very rude. They were laughing hysterically and making fun of patients, even when on the phone. I also didn't appreciate the doctor grabbing my stomach and asking when was I going to work on losing it. I wasn't there for my weight, I was there for autoimmune. I had recently lost a ton of weight so for the doctor to say that to me really hurt. I have cancelled my follow up appointment. I don't feel comfortable going back there.
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Dr.Lichon & his staff are AMAZING!!! Love them!!
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Only negative factor would be an occasional long wait - up to 2 hours. That has been eased by calling ahead first to see if the doctor is on schedule or not. If not, then we ask when we should come to relieve any delay in seeing the doctor.
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The people that work in this office are always very informative and helpful with what ever I need or answers to questions I have.
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Always a pleasure meeting with *Dr. Lichon - had questions regarding possible alternative medicine which he addressed. ... Staff very helpful & professional.