Dr. April Fetzer, DO

Pain Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 44
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Dr. April Fetzer, DO
Dr. April Fetzer, DO is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. She is 44 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Fetzer is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center.

Orthopedic Building at Rush University Medical Center

1611 W Harrison St Ste 300

Chicago, IL 60612

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Dr. April Fetzer, DO

Dr. April Fetzer, DO

Accepted insurance

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

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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.
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Dr. Fetzer's Experience

Dr. Fetzer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • 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


  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

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


  • 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

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.


  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fetzer to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Fetzer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Chicago, IL |
I think the world of Dr. Fetzer. I have neck and lower back issues and she has always helped me get through the healing process and provide me with that much needed pain relief. I would highly recommend Dr. Fetzer and her staff. She has given me my life back without major surgery.
Park Ridge, IL |
Dr. Fetzer is very knowledgeable but uncaring physician. She is very regimented in running her appointments and surgery but has little understanding or compassion for individuals with complex medical conditions. I was reprimanded for canceling surgical procedures when my medical conditions that did not make them possible. It is obvious she makes her money scheduling procedures off-site at surgery center and hates cancels because she loses money. She truly didn't care about my medical needs.
Chicago, IL |
Would not recommend. Was 19 minutes late due to 2 hour traffic jam and 10 minute valet parking line. So arrogant they sent me home. Do not go to any dr who would do this. There are so many great hopitals and doctors too choose from. The male receptionist was ignorantly smiling and enjoyed turning me away.
Westchester, IL |
I can't say enough good things about her. She was caring, and helped me get rid of my pain! Definitely recommend.
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.
in chicago il |
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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Dr. Fetzer accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Fetzer has admitting privileges

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
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