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"I believe that listening to my patients is one of the most important things a physician can do. If you really take the time to get to know your patie ...Read more
"I believe that listening to my patients is one of the most important things a physician can do. If you really take the time to get to know your patients and listen to them, solving medical problems is much easier."

Carlos Pedrera, M.D.

Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine


Affiliations Presence Health Partners
Hospitals Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center
Years in practice 35
Languages spoken English, Spanish
Board certifications Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine
Education Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas de la Habana, Cuba , Saint Elizabeth's Hospital (Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center) - Resurrection Health Care, Chicago (Residency)
Extended/Weekend Hours Evening and weekend hours Handicap Accessible Handicap accessible Convenient Parking Convenient parking
Office 1
1431 N. Western Ave.
Suite 502
Chicago, IL 60622
Ph 773.278.2600
Fax 773.278.2424
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Extended/Weekend Hours Handicap Accessible Convenient Parking




Aetna Cofinity PPO Aetna HMO Aetna Medicare Advantage
Aetna PPO POS All Kids (Medicaid) Beech Street (Viant) PPO
Blue Advantage HMO Blue Choice POS Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Choice Care PPO Choice POS CIGNA Care Network
CIGNA Choice Fund CIGNA HMO CIGNA Open Access/Open Access+
CIGNA PPO (State of IL) CIGNA PPO POS Coresource
CorVel PPO Coventry/First Health Evolutions Healthcare
Family Health Network - MAID First Health (Coventry) Galaxy Health Network
Great West HMO (CIGNA) Great West PPO, POS (CIGNA) Harmony Health Plan HMO
HealthSpring MARE Advntg HMO HFN PPO HMO Illinois
Humana HMO Humana PPO POS IlliniCare (Medicaid)
Illinois Health Connect (MAID) Illinois Healthy Woman - MAID Managed Health Network
Medicaid Medicare Medicare HMO-Sterling Only
Multiplan / PHCS PPO Multiplan / PHCS Savility National EPO
National HMO National POS-Open Access NPPN-Natl Pref Providers Ntwk
PHCS PPO, EPO (Multiplan) Preferred Plan Inc. PPO UHC Ever Care Medicare Advntg
UHC HMO UHC PPO POS Workers Compensation
Aetna Choice POS / SmartCare
Physicals and Wellness Visits Sports Medicine
Asthma Back Pain Care of Geriatric Patients
Diabetes Hypertension Lung Problems
Osteoarthritis Thyroid Problems

Dr. Pedrera earned his medical degree from the Havana University Medical School, Havana, Cuba, and continued postgraduate work at the University of Miami, School of Medicine. He completed a residency in family medicine at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. He is board certified in family medicine, with added qualifications in geriatric medicine. His clinical interests include asthma, back pain, diabetes, hypertension, diseases of the lung and thyroid, osteoarthritis, and care of geriatric patients.

Dr. Pedrera participates in the family medicine preceptorship programs at both Rush Medical College and University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is fluent in English and Spanish. Dr. Pedrera is designated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as a civil surgeon to perform official immigration medical examinations.

Dr. Pedrera is on the Medical Staff of Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center and other community hospitals in the neighborhood. His office participates in Medicare and Medicaid, as well as most major HMO, PPO and conventional insurance plans.

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