Dr. Andrew Yu, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 46

Dr. Yu
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Illinois Pain and Spine Institute - Itasca

431 Summit St Elgin, IL 60120

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Dr. Andrew Yu, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Elgin, IL and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wright State University Dayton Ohio medical school in 2003. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital and Edward Hospital - Main Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Yu to book an appointment.

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Dr. Yu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yu

4.2

Based on 22 ratings

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Dr Yu has skills and knowledge that are far above most doctors that have treated me. He listens very well . He is compassionate, energetic and very personable . Most important of all, he is an outstanding dr.
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Jeff Meyers – Apr 03, 2021
Dr Y u ASKS and LISTENS and ADDRESSES your issues. He is kind, attentive and very thorough. He isn't just a Dr. but a good human being!! If required he will order tests and review the results with you and give you options and treatment plans. If one option isn't working he will address different options. He is highly educated and doggedly determined to help with your pain management issues. I recently moved...but when you find a good Dr you want to keep him/her. So I drive 1.45 hours for my appointments with Dr Yu and will continue to do so. His office staff is professional and personable. They always make sure your next appointment is scheduled and any tests that are ordered. Unlike many Dr offices they DO return your phone calls. I don't see someone new everytime, usually the same assistant which is refreshing!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Yu to be your pain management SPECIALIST!! Thank you Dr Yu for everything you do for me...I really appreciate YOU!!
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Renee Kraeplin – Feb 04, 2021
I have been a patient of Dr. Yu for years. He is one of the best doctors I have ever worked with. He is an expert in the use of cortisone injections for pain relief.
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Apr 12, 2019
Dr. Andrew J. Yu was one of the best doctors I have seen that conducts the study of the nerves with the EMG testing, he was very gentle and let me know when it was going to be a stronger part of the test. He was compassionate and cares for his patients, and his staff was all outstanding too. I hope to get relief from my herniated disk in my cervical spine in the near future with him. Thanks for blessing Portsmouth Ohio by practicing your hard earned studies & knowledge with us. :)
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Kathy Dwyer in Portsmouth, Ohio – Apr 07, 2017
He has treated me with great skill and empathy for 7 years. Were it not for him I likely would have had several very nasty surgeries, which were not guaranteed to relieve my painful symptoms.
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Crystal Lake, IL – Dec 25, 2016
Dr. Yu is a kind empathetic & compassionate Dr who takes the time to listen & deliver options for your ultimate best care. I have built a strong working relationship with Dr Yu & feel very lucky to have him as my Dr. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking the best care & solutions for your pain.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Hilary in Lake Zurich, IL – Oct 31, 2016
I have been a patient of Dr. Yu for the past 8 years. He is THE BEST doctor you will ever find in the pain management field. Dr. Yu emanates professionalism personified! His demeanor demonstrates compassion, sincerity, honesty and integrity. To sum it up, Dr Yu is likable, humble and easy to talk with. He is THE GO TO GUY for pain management! His office staff is now and always has been very accommodating, going out of their way to make office visits and procedures a pleasant experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jim H in Schaumburg, IL – Oct 30, 2016
He treats you with respect and dignity which in this day and age is rare from a doctor. He cares your not just a #. He takes his time to listen to your concerns and address them. If you have an emergency he will fit you in to his schedule so you do not have to wait weeks to see him. He has help me so that I am able to continue working a very physical job. He is the BEST
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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IL – Oct 26, 2016
Dr Yu is awonderful , understanding and very skilled physician. I have had several procedures done by him and all have been very successful in alleviating my back pain. Ive been sufffering with back issues for years and he is the first physician that has been able to relieve my significant discomfort. At one point I couldn't even stand up from a chair. He is very caring and has an absolutely wonderful bedside manner. This doctor listens and doesnt dismiss your issues as being insignificant .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Liz Nolan in Algonquin,Il – Sep 23, 2016
Thank you for finding me at my new practice. It...Read More
Courteous, friendly, engaging, knowledgeable and a wizard with a needle.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Jim C in Lake in the Hills, Il – Sep 09, 2016
Great doctor! Completely thourough with his examination of my MRI. Showed me what normal discs looked like compared to mine. I will be seeing him for every pain concern i have. I am thankful to have met great doctors these past couple of weeks. I would recommend him to everyone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Daniel in Glendale Heights, IL – Jan 13, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Elite Pain Medical Group's medical mission is to provide personalized, high-quality pain management care for patients suffering with chronic pain....Read more

Biography

Andrew J. Yu, MD, FIPP earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Cincinnati. He received his Medical Degree from Wright State University, Dayton,...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2008
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Fellowship Hospital
2007
University Of North Carolina Hospital At Chapel Hill
Residency Hospital
2004
University Of California
Internship Hospital
2003
Wright State University Dayton Ohio
Medical School
1997
University of Cincinnati / Main Campus
Undergraduate School
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Does Dr. Andrew Yu, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Yu has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Andrew Yu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Yu frequently treats Back Pain, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Yu treats.

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Dr. Yu's office is located at 431 Summit St, Elgin, IL 60120. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Yu's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yu treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Yu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yu treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Yu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yu treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Yu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Yu's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lipedema
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Yu accepts the following insurance:

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Locations

Illinois Pain and Spine Institute - Itasca

Elgin431 Summit St Elgin, IL 60120
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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