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"I am committed to long-term, coordinated care for the whole person and the whole family. I am concerned about a person's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and recognize that all these elements have a part in health and healing."

Tessa Fischer, M.D.

Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine


Affiliations Presence Medical Group
Presence Health Partners
Unite Here Health
Hospitals Presence Saint Francis Hospital
Years in practice 37
Languages spoken English, Spanish
Board certifications Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine
Education Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. ; John H. Stroger, Jr., Hospital of Cook County (Cook County Hospital), Chicago (Residency)
Extended/Weekend Hours Evening and weekend hours Handicap Accessible Handicap accessible Convenient Parking Convenient parking
Office 1
800 Austin St.
West Tower, Suite 409
Evanston, IL 60202
Ph 847.733.1495
Fax 847.733.1994
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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 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 Evercare (UHC) Evolutions Healthcare
Family Health Network - MAID First Health (Coventry) Galaxy Health Network
Great West HMO (CIGNA) Great West PPO, POS (CIGNA) HealthSpring MARE Advntg HMO
HFN PPO HMO Illinois Humana HMO
Humana PPO POS IlliniCare (Medicaid) Illinois Health Connect (MAID)
Illinois Healthy Woman - MAID Medicaid Medicare
Medicare HMO-Sterling Only Multiplan / PHCS PPO Multiplan / PHCS Savility
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 Blue Cross Medicare Advntg HMO Aetna Choice POS / SmartCare
Blue Choice PPO
Complimentary 10 Minute Interview Home Visits Hospice and End-of-Life Care
Hospice and Palliative Care Physicals and Wellness Visits
Back Pain Care of Geriatric Patients Cholesterol Problems
Diabetes Weight Loss Women's Health
Home Visits

Dr. Fischer earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, D.C. She completed a residency in family practice medicine at John H. Stroger, Jr., Hospital of Cook County, Chicago. She is board certified in family medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. She is on the Medical Staff of Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston along with other community hospitals in the neighborhood. Dr. Fischer's clinical interests are geriatrics, hospice and palliative care. She was recognized as one of the nation's top doctors in the US News Media Group's 2011 Top Doctors listing. Dr. Fischer is fluent in English and basic medical Spanish. Her office participates in Medicare and Medicaid, as well as most major HMO, PPO and conventional insurance plans. Please call 847-733-1495 to schedule an appointment.