Dr. April M. Fetzer, DO

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Dr. April M. Fetzer, DO

Pain Medicine | Female

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush 1611 W Harrison St Ste 300, Chicago, IL 60612 Get Directions
(877) 632-6637

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My primary role is to provide non-operative spine care for patients with neck and back pain. What we talk about...

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      3.7 based on 20 responses
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      in Chicago, IL |
      I've had chronic back pain for 3/4 of a year now, and Dr. Fetzer patiently explained the source of my pain and created an action plan. She spends as much time as is needed explaining the issue and answering my questions. David, her assistant, is attentive, compassionate, and follows up without fail. Lastly, the staff at Midwest is outstanding, efficient, and courteous.
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      very professional. i was advised of what she was doing every step of the procedure. her assistants were very professional also. it was a good experience for an very uncomfortable procedure. I am very happy to report I am feeling much better after Dr Fetzer's treatment.
      in Wheeling, IL |
      Dr. Fetzer was able to recommend a medication that reduced my back pain, enabling me to go hours without any significant pain and to be able to perform tasks that were previously denied to me. Her office manner is very caring and she puts you at ease.
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      Specialties

      • Pain Medicine

      Board Certifications

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      • Pain Medicine
      • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

      Conditions Treated

      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Arthritis
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain Disorders
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
      • Fracture
      • Hand Conditions
      • Headache
      • Herniated Disc
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Knee Disorders
      • Low Back Pain
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Scoliosis
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Upper Back Pain

      Procedures Performed

      • Cervical Medial Branch Block
      • Discography
      • EMG (Electromyography)
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Epidural Steroid Injections
      • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Point Injection

      Background Check

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        Malpractice Claims

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      • 0
        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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

      Education

      • Medical School
        Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine

        Graduated in 1999

      • Internship Hospital
        Garden City Hospital

        Completed in 2000

      • Residency Hospital
        Temple University Hospital

        Completed in 2003

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University of Michigan / Ann Arbor

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Pain Medicine
      • Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Fetzer's Office & Staff

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      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Fetzer

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      Dr. Fetzer's Care Philosophy

      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.