Sakeba Issa MD

Sakeba Issa
Arthritis & Rheumatology
Orland Park

Monday: 7:40 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:40 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:40 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

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"I believe a solid patient-doctor relationship is of utmost importance to providing quality patient care; especially because many autoimmune and arthritic diseases are chronic processes that evolve over time. My focus is on approaching each patient as an individual, educating patients on their disease process, and providing them with the most up-to-date treatment plans. My hope is that all of my patients feel knowledgeable and comfortable enough to be active participants in deciding how their disease is managed. I recognize that there is not a “one-size fits all” solution to diseases and I will often combine traditional medicine with alternative and complementary treatments"


Dr. Issa received her BA in Biology from Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL in 2000 and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She went on to receive her medical degree from Rush Medical College, Chicago in 2003. She completed her Internal Medicine residency from Rush Medical College. Her Fellowship was completed at Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago, IL and she has been practicing clinical Rheumatology since 2003.

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Summa Cum Laude, St. Xavier University, Chicago 1996 - 2000
  • Doctor of Medicine, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL 1996 - 2000
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College/Cook County Hospital, Chicago 2000 – 2003
  • Fellowship, Rheumatology, Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago 2003 – 2006
  • Rheumatology Board Certification
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Recently I experienced some lower back pain. For 4 days the pain was getting worse until I could not stand. I used crutches to move. I contacted Dr. Brod and she was able to get me in. During my visit with Dr. Brod she assured me that she could help and gave me treatment and things I could do at home. I was afraid I needed surgery since I had such intense pain. After 3 days I could stand and I know without Dr. Brod I would not be walking. I would not want anyone to experience the pain I felt but I would highly recommend Dr. Brod since she is very very good. I have seen many other doctors in the past and Dr. Brod is the best.
What I like about Dr. Brod is when you make an appointment you actually get in at the time, no waiting when you get there.
Experience with the general office staff is that they are always very friendly.


I came in with severe low back pain due to a herniated disc. It was hard to do my daily activities and after therapy I have gotten better. I now can do my normal daily activities without problems thanks to Dr. Nicole Brod. My experience with Dr. Brod and GCSP was excellent, and I would definitely recommend it. Dr. Brod has provided the best therapy, as she was very patient and heard my problems related to my low back pain. She found the best solution so that I could feel better quickly. Thanks to that I am doing much better now. Thank you, Dr. Brod.
In general, the overall treatment was great from the receptionist to the Dr it was excellent. Thank you again!


My experience with GCSP has always been a positive one. The office is new and very nice and the office staff is always helpful and pleasant to work with. I was referred to Dr. Brod by my Rheumatologist Dr. Conniff, and together we have taken a holistic approach to my treatment plan and more importantly how food affects my symptoms and overall wellbeing. Over the years I have struggled with Hoshimotos, Lupus and Psoriatic Arthritis and found that food has played an integral part in how symptoms flare or how I feel. Dr. Brod provided me with effective guidance to restructure my food list and offered workable suggestions to managing what I can eat and when. I have even dropped several pounds so far. Thank you, Dr. Brod, for being a delightful person, and for being willing to go the extra mile to research and provide back effective suggestions and care. I will refer others I know that are struggling with this too.