Michael M Sigman, M.D.

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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: University of Chicago, 2020


Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Insurance Accepted

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