About Dr. Thakkar
Ruchir Thakkar, DO, is a board-certified family medicine specialist providing urgent care services to men, women, and children in Cicero, Illinois and the greater Chicago area. He’s honored to play a role in helping families find relief from the stress and uncertainties that accompany urgent care needs.
Dr. Thakkar is passionate about learning and began his studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Biology. He went on to study medicine at Nova Southeastern University College of Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He then returned to Illinois to refine his skills through a residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
Urgent care is Dr. Thakkar’s preferred area of practice. Since completing his training he’s worked in several urgent care settings in Illinois, expanding his understanding of immediate care in each of those positions. He finds urgent care to be a dynamic, engaging, and rewarding field and enjoys the challenges of assisting patients in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
Dr. Thakkar also understands the emotional toll that an urgent care health need can create. That’s why he takes the time to listen to the concerns of those in his care, and help them feel more in control of their medical condition. Patient education is always a top priority, and Dr. Thakkar ensures patients are fully informed before they make a treatment decision.
If you or a loved one is in need of urgent care medical services, look no further than Newmed Immediate Care and Dr. Ruchir Thakkar. You’ll find swift responses to your medical needs, thorough diagnostics, and expert treatment from start to finish.