Michael M Sigman, MD

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Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Edward-Elmhurst Medical Group
Hospital Affiliations:
Elmhurst Hospital
Clinical Interests:
COPD; Emphysema; Liver Disease; Renal Failure; Cancer Tumors; Heart Failure; Hospice Care/Palliative Medicine; Lung Disease; Malignancies; Stroke

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



Philosophy Of Care

I am a physician trained in surgery and palliative care medicine, but my true profession as I see it, is to be a translator. I want to help patients understand what is happening to their bodies and to help them make sense of their treatments, their symptoms and most importantly, help guide them and their loved ones in making decisions about their care. Our medical technology is so advanced that sometimes it can feel like we are focused on a cell or an organ but lose sight of the whole person those parts make up. In palliative care my job is to embrace the person who we are treating and find out about what is most important for them as an individual. As our treatments have gotten more advanced, unfortunately some of the symptoms experienced by sufferers of disease have too. Our mission in palliative care to is to use all the tools we have to target the symptoms of the disease, not just the disease itself. We believe that relief of suffering should be our highest priority. My conviction is that patients deserve care and attention to these things, not only in the beginning of their disease process, but all throughout, and even in the final stages of life.

Education & Credentials

Education: George Washington University, 2009

Internship: Loyola University Health System, 2010

Residency: Loyola University Health System, 2017

Fellowship: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (Springfield), 2018; University of Chicago, 2020


Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Insurance Accepted

Aetna EPO
Aetna NAP
Aetna HMO
All Kids
Aetna Medicare Open Basic
Aetna Medicare Open Standard
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) and Compete Assure
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Advantage POS
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice HMO
Principal Healthcare PPO
PPO Next
Principal Healthcare POS
United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete
United Healthcare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare PPO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare Secure Horiz
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Precision HMO
Beech Street PPO
Coventry Advantra Freedom PFFS
Coventry Health Care
Cigna Medicare Access
Coventry HMO
Coventry POS
Coventry PPO
Corvel POS
Great West HMO
Great West POS
Great West PPO
Great West
HealthLink PPO
Health Financial Network
Humana Gold Choice PFFS
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO of Illinois
Humana Choice PPO
Humana EPO
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Humana POS
Illinois Health Partners
Interplan Hlth Grp(Preferred)
Multi Plan
Principal Healthcare HMO