Dr. April Fetzer, DO

Dr. April Fetzer, DO

Pain Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 45
(35)
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Dr. April Fetzer, DO is a pain medicine specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999 and specializes in pain medicine and physical medicine & rehabilitation.

1611 W Harrison St Ste 300

Chicago, IL 60612

Contact Information

(312) 361-2111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Fetzer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 89% of peers
Spinal Nerve Block
very high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Fetzer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

This content was provided by Dr. Fetzer "My primary role is to provide non-operative spine care for patients with neck and back pain. What we talk about are different ways that we can treat the patient's pain and symptoms while avoiding a surgical procedure - which could be not only expensive but cost them a lot of time in their life. And my thought is, why have a surgery if you don't need it. And so basically I try and help people get through that process, and we're successful a lot of the time. Of course, if it is appropriate at some point, we do move forward with the surgical intervention. It's always a good day when someone comes in and says, Oh you changed my life. I can do these things that I couldn't do before. I can pick up my grandchild. It makes you - it makes me happy."

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2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

2  Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain

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12  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Garden City Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Temple University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fetzer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fetzer's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fetzer to family and friends
35 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
    (27)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Fetzer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

Dr. Fetzer is great! She has provided me the correct treatment and had referred me in the right direction when needed!
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Fetzer to family and friends. She was able to explain my condition in a way that I was able to understand her. I really enjoyed her bedside manner, she patient and listening to all my concerns.
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Dr. Fetzer was so easy going I was very nervous and she claimed me know and was very quick. I would highly recommended Dr. Fetzer
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Yes I highly recommend this doctor. She explained things well. Fast precise and informative.This team doctors were great. My meds ready at the pharmacy. I feel amazing like she said I would.
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Very professional and knowledgeable.
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