At GI Alliance of Illinois, we are a physician-led practice with a patient-centric focus, meaning you will always be our top priority. We know how important it is to feel comfortable with your provider and to know that you are cared about every step of the way. When choosing a provider, it is important to find one that is not only knowledgeable about your GI condition but one that can provide you with the support you need. Our practice is known across the state because of our top rated gastroenterologists and staff. We would love for you to browse through the reviews below from past and present patients who have been right where you are so that you can make the most informed decision when choosing a GI provider. Once you have read the reviews, reach out to a GI Alliance of Illinois location near you— we would love a chance to connect with you and find out how we can help you achieve better GI health.
"Finding a doctor whom you can fully trust and rely about your health is one delicate task. For my husband Steve and I, I did ask recommendations from friends and others I know. I did go farther than that by going to a website that can tell me more about the person like what school where he graduated, where he did his residency, if there is any lawsuit against him. Having these informations is only a part of the equation but are solid enough to hold unto for a start. With all the names I was recommended and my own researched, I chose Dr. Walter Reid Glaws, DO. I started seeing him on the 3rd quarter of 2008. My husband followed my lead a year later. Dr. Glaws is been our gastroenterologist for over 14 years. We highly and absolutely recommend Dr Glaws to anyone who is in need of his expertise. He has the integrity, intelligence, energy and unwavering dedication to do his job the best he can. He has the excellent physician manners to his patients, full of compassion and understanding and takes his time to explain to his patients things they needed to know. Our honest observations of him for over 14 long years is that his patient's well being is his foremost goal as a physician. Deep in his heart, we noticed he takes his ( Hipocrates Oath seriously when taking care his patients. He had performed multiple endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures to us through the years. He had done several biopsies and and several polyps removals too. I underwent GERD treatment and was a success as well. In 2009, he found in my endoscopy procedure that I have nodules in my stomach wall. I went to see a surgeon (and got 4 more different opinions from other surgeons who aren't related to one another) that led me to have a partial gastrectomy. After my successful stomach surgery, we continued to go visit him for any gastroenterology issues we have. He moved in 2018 from the clinic where we used to go see him that is just 7 minutes away from our residence. He moved quite from us to other branches of his practice group. I went to see another one but I don't see those same qualities he have so we decided to follow him. My husband and I, just have our 2 endoscopy and 2 colonoscopy procedures with him this Dec. of 2022. Again, as always his service was unparallel. We can boldly say, we owe him so much of our good health in his expertise and that we're so appreciative for all he had done for us and for many more years to come. His office employees are awesome and so helpful and kind. The Northshore Endoscopy Center in Waukegan where we have our back to back procedures is a great place to go. The employees- from front desk, nurses, anesthesiologist, and everyone in the there were amazing and compassionate. May God bless Dr Glaws, his family and the people who work with him always. Thank you greatly to you all. Respectfully Yours, Evangeline Evanston, IL."
"The pre-prep to the drug store was wrong and I had to call to rectify. Had to make 2 trips to Walgreens. Also they gave me 5 places to get a PCR Covid test, which Golf Surgical Center does not take. They only accept the test from Evanston or Libertyville. Dr Merle was great but their help should get their direction and prescription right."
"I have been a patient of Dr. Gupta for almost 10 years, he is a great Doctor. He listens to me and answers my questions in a way that I can understand, also the staff is wonderful to me whenever I come to the office."
"Amazing doctor, very understanding and takes his time to get to know you on a personal level. He also takes his time to explain GI details and listen to all your GI problems. He makes me feel understood and not like I am over reacting."
"I agree with all the five star reviews of Dr. Vainder. He is kind, thoughtful, listens carefully and, most of all, pays attention to what you say and how you describe what you are feeling. A very good doctor indeed."
"I'm a longtime patient of Dr. Vainder's. He saw me in his office the same day I called, due to an unexplained pain I had for many hours. Patient and thorough, he recommended some solutions which are working very well. I am so grateful for his kindness, genuine interest, and expertise."
"I am Dr. Gupta's patient since I moved back to Chicago in 2011. He is an excellent doctor and very professional. He explained very clearly about my health condition. The nurse and the front desk staff are very friendly and helpful too. Thank you team!"
"A wonderful staff who are efficient and so welcoming and helpful. Dr. Vainder has been my doctor for many years. He has always helped get me through my difficult times and successfully done many procedures. He always explains and answers any questions and concerns I have. Always making sure I have what I need to maintain my health. I would recommend him and the entire staff to all my friends."
"Dr. Vainder is excellent. He takes his time and listens to your problems and issues and makes sure you are well taken care of and always follows up with you to make sure the current problem has been resolved. Dr. Vainder cares about his patients and provides excellent Healthcare services."