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.
"Dr. Glaws has cared for me for quite sometime. I appreciate how hard he and his staff and team has worked to ensure I receive the best care! This is a kind compassionate hero in a lab coat. I wouldn’t change one thing about my doctor or the medical care I receive for my GI disorders under his care."
"Excellent doctor, great bedside manner. I’ve had colonoscopies done with him and will be having a procedure done soon, and I am very confident in his skills and knowledge. Only downside was that I had a small co-pay for a colonoscopy, which has never happened before. Okay so I had my procedure and all went well!! Very happy patient here!"
"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."
"I have been a client of Dr. Glaws for over 10 years. He is a very experienced, knowledgeable and kind physician. He spends time answering your questions, is up to date on advances and changes in gastroenterology practice. Would highly recommend him for all."
"Dr. Glaws is very caring. He listen to you and care about your health condition. I know Dr. Glaws for about 14 years as my gastroenterologist. I highly recommend him to my family as well as my friends. Dr.Glaws is the best gastroenterologist I ever known."
"Dr Glaws is very kind and thorough. He takes time to ask questions and listens when you are providing feedback. He doesn’t make you feel rushed or hurried during your visit the way many doctors do. It makes me feel more assured that I am getting good quality care."
"Our experience with Dr. Glaws has been wonderful. He truly cares and takes the time to listen to all of your symptoms and issues. I really appreciate his patient portal and the on-going communication with him between visits. He goes above and beyond for his patients and I'm very grateful for the care he's providing for my family member."
"I'm 66yrs old..In my lifetime I have never had a better experience with a Doctor and staff...Dr. Glass and staff very kind and caring..fun too. I'm blind. ..Dr Glaws and staff went above and beyond to help me..All.. will be in good hand's.."
"I consider Dr Glaws an excellent professional who explains everything clearly. He is Knowledgeable, he give you time to answer questions without rushing you, and even repeat it in a way that you are satisfied and without doubts. Dr Glaws is direct in his diagnosis, but he still leave you with a sense of hope. Which to me it’s the most valuable quality in a Dr, compassion."
"I have only met Dr. Glaws once and I can honestly say that this Dr. is top notch in my book. He is professional, kind and knowledgeable. I felt right at ease, I’m 62 and this kind of doctor has only come along one other time. I feel blessed to be in his care."
"Dr. Glaws is one of my favorite doctors. I have been his patient for 15 years. Whenever I'm having a GI issue, he will call me and figure out a treatment right away. He listens and cares about his patients. I go 30 minutes out of my way just to see him. I recommend him all the time."
"I have always had a very good experience with Dr glaws. He is very patient and spend time with you asking you questions and answering your questions , so he can get a better idea of what's the problem you're having."
"When medical issues present themselves, as patients, unfortunately in recent times the best we can hope for is to get a visit with the doctor whose main goal seems to get you in and out as fast as possible with his little personal interaction as possible. I understand the evolution of the medical process, but as I get older I realize that in many practices, the one thing best for patients seems to be the one thing that is lacking. Personal Attention and Service. But Not Here. The staff working with Dr. Glaws are very professional, personal, and attentive to the needs of the patient. They do their best to accommodate patients in a professional and courteous manner. When it became necessary for me to visit this practice for the first time, one is always filled with apprehension and angst. That apprehension quickly disappears when you meet Dr. Glaws , and you realize that you are in capable and caring hands that truly do care about your well-being and health. Dr.Glaws takes the time to speak with you, listen to you, and resonates with a professionalism and courtesy not often seen today. No one wants to be under a doctors care, let’s be honest. However, since this care is a necessity, I am very glad that I am in the hands of this doctor. I truly wish him a successful career and practice, And will refer him to any I know in need of his service."
"Yesterday I was scheduled for a Upper Endoscopy and we got very lost in directions and the receptionist was so helpful guiding us through a phone call to navigate us there! I was so worried being that we were so late that I would have to reschedule my procedure. But when we arrived they checked me in with a smile! The whole staff was wonderful calming me down and saying no worries! From the receptionist, to the nurses, my anesthesiologist, and Dr. Glaws they were all wonderful and took very good care of me! I would recommend anyone to this great team of people!"
"Dr. Glaws cares about his patients. He makes a point to connect with his patients one on one to manage their care. He will call to share and discuss a treatment plan, not requiring an in person appt to discuss something that can be discussed over the phone. He is intent on making an informed assessment, looking at all previous lab work and test results that are available and only doing procedures he deems necessary. He’s trustworthy and honorable in my book."
"Dr. Glaws is respectful and considerate of his patients. You may have a wait but when it’s your turn you will know why. When you leave his office you understand everything! He is pleasant and just a great doctor in general. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I like him and Christine his nurse. They make a great pair!!"
"I completely recommend Doctor Glaws he makes you feel special since first appointment. His professionalism and compromise with patients is his priority because gives you always enough time to listen patients concerns and give you a response or recommendation to your case. Thank you for all you do for all your patients and for keep the great team you have in your offices. Love to go again in Gurnee or Libertyville office."
"I’m a patient of Doctor Glaws. He treats his patients with the utmost care, respect, and professionalism. He’s patient and listens to his patients. Doctor Glaws takes the time to explain all procedures or diagnosis’ with his patients. He is open to patient input into their healthcare. I would recommend Doctor Glaws to anyone who needs a gastroenterologist. He’s the best in his field. You will be pleasantly surprised by his pleasant office staff and Doctor Glaws’ excellent care."
"“A truly amazing doctor is hard to find…and impossible to forget.” “ Doctor Glaws, your devotion and care brings healing, comfort, and hope.” “God cannot be everywhere so He sent to me, a doctor with excellence, experience and selflessness.” “A good doctor's comforting and reassuring words are sometimes more powerful than medicines.” Thank you so very much, Doctor W. Reid Glaws for being there for me! Your patient, Valerie"
"I used to see Dr. Wait but she retired this past summer of 21. She recommended I see her colleague Dr. Glaws and I'm glad she did. I have tests I need to do but he was very nice and very knowledgeable and easy to talk to as well. I would definitely recommend seeing him if you need a gastroenterology doctor!"
"DR. Glaws was amazing. He answered all of my questions. He made me feel comfortable & never once did I feel like he was in a rush to leave out of the room while talking to me. I’ve been dealing with a lot of stomach pain. He reassured me that we would find a cure. I walked out of his office feeling relieved. The medicine he prescribed me has helped a lot. He is definitely kind and caring for his patients. If you’re looking for a GI doctor, please schedule an appointment with him asap."
"There’s just not enough great things to say about Dr Glaws. I’ve recommended him to colleagues and we all agree how thorough and meticulous he is when it comes to your well-being. Beyond that, he is a genuinely nice person who has a warm, confident and reassuring bedside manner. He’s my doctor for life!"
"My personal experience with Dr. Glaws and his team has always been pleasant. He has been attending to my husband for a couple of years now and I go with my husband to understand what is going on because my husband doesn't speak English too well. It can sometimes be a little waiting time to see him, but we don't mind because once it's our turn, we feel comfortable knowing that he will answer all our questions to the point that we are satisfied. He is always thorough when looking at my husband's medical history and charts and explains everything where I can then explain to my husband. His team is very pleasant and attentive and efficient right from the start. My husband and I feel Blessed to have Dr. Glaws and his team in our lives."
"It is wonderful to be able to go to a doctor, share your health difficulties, and feel heard. I had a digestive disorder that went undiagnosed for a long time, and Dr. Glaws listened, offered ways to help remediate the issue, and recommended tests that revealed a fundamental source of my digestive issues. I am very grateful and recommend this doctor. The staff was considerate, as well."
"Dr.Glaws is one of the best and exceptional gastrointestinal specialist in the lake county area, the entire group is filled with exceptional doctor(s) that care about their patients. I highly recommend them especially Dr.Glaws for your healthcare needs."
"Dr. Glaws was the one who discovered my colon cancer. He's a very compassionate doctor. He has a excellent bedside manner. My husband and I were his patient for a long time. I would recommend him to anybody."
"Dr. Glaws is incredible. I was struggling for years trying to pinpoint an issue that had been affecting my health. My general physician suggested having Dr. Glaws perform an upper endoscopy in hopes of finding my problem. I met with Dr. Glaws prior to the endoscopy. He was compassionate and spent a great deal of time explaining the procedure with me and also answering all of my questions. His follow through, post op was even better. He helped find the root of my problem and was swift with my treatment. I would highly recommend him."
"AMAZING. Not only was the front staff really sweet but Dr. Glaws was a second opinion for me and I’m so grateful. He was very attentive and actually had an explanation and solution for my stomach problem that no other doctor was able to solve. He started me on this vitamin that has been working incredible. I would recommend Dr. Glaws to everyone! I would still be in bed severely ill if it wasn’t for his help!! Thank you Dr. Glaws!"
"Dr. Glaws cares for my son. I am currently a patient as well. We have Crohn's disease. Glaws knows his stuff when it comes to the GI tract. He listens to his patients and understands what works for one person, doesn't always work for another."
"Dr. Glaws is definitely the doctor of choice. He listens, advises and treats each patient as if he has all the time in the world to be with you. Dr. Glaws ordered tests for me that saved my life and what was found wasn't even in his area of practice. He moved almost an hour away from where I live and I will definitely travel to see him. Dr. Glaws is worth the ride."
"Dr. Glaws is the best G.I. doctor I have had in my entire life and I was diagnosed at 11 years old. He takes very good care of me, makes sure I get all the medication I need, listens and genuinely cares about my concerns and questions, and is an overall very friendly person. He has a wonderful bedside manner and is very knowledgeable in his field. His staff is wonderful as well, friendly and helpful! I recommend this doctor to everybody!"
"It was satisfactory, Dr. Glaws is informative, helpful,. and professional! The procedure I had under his care was very helpful and enlightening concerning my health! I was appreciative of his service, and would suggest him, as a good and decent GI to all Family and friends in need of such specialties! "When one finds a good doctor, he should keep him!!"
"Dr. Glaws is wonderful !! Very personable...kind...helpful & Wise. Always listens to your concerns & gives you options on treatments he feels will help you. I very highly recommend Dr. Glaws for your Gastroenterology needs !!"
"So I’m at the Dr. office the young lady at the desk ask to verify a few things date of birth address and phone number I told me my co pay. Them ask me if I’ll need a translator? I ask her what language are we speaking now? She said English so I told her unless Dr. doesn’t speak English I think we be okay. P.S. Dr is a great guy and speaks well English"
"Dr Glaws makes the Physician / Patient experience a little more personal. He takes time to walk through the results or follow up visits, and suggests ways to feel better with whatever your suffering from. He always spends a couple minutes inquiring about the family which is a nice touch. Great Dr, great practice, and great staff. Highly recommend them."
"Since being in his care I have had no issues with my liver problem or any other gastro problems. He has put me on a regiment with medication and tests that seem to be working and he keeps a good eye on my issues. He and his nurse are very personable and they really seem to care about me and remember personal things we have discussed at earlier visits."
"A true angel amongst the earth. Living up to the name doctor and taking care of the sick. Thanks to him for taking my son under his wing while others decided to video chat as far as 3 weeks, right away Dr Glaws knew he needed to be seen right away and in person. Thanks to him he's able to help my son get better and is moving quickly to get into the bottom of what's going on with him since he lost 20 pounds in one month not being able to eat because it was painful in his intestines, because of Dr Glaws he's more comfortable and can eat with minimal to no pain and is gaining weight again. Truly a blessing to our family, a true Hero for our son. We don't know how to ever repay you for taking care of our son. You have a heart of gold. A true example of a doctor. We need more doctors like you to keep our families healthy. MY SON THANKS YOU AND SAYS YOU'RE HIS HERO."