Dr. April Fetzer, DO

Dr. April Fetzer, DO

Pain Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 44
(29)
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Dr. April Fetzer, DO is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. She is 44 years old and has been practicing for 15 years.

1611 W Harrison St Ste 300

Chicago, IL 60612

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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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

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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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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Board Certifications

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

  • 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.

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fetzer to family and friends
4.0
based on 29 total reviews (12 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
    (21)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Fetzer's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
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 (12)

Harvey |
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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in Chicago, IL |
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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in Schererville In |
Very professional and knowledgeable.
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in Springfield, MO |
I have been seeing Dr. April Fetzer for over 7 years for cervical & lumbar back problems. She has helped me when other doctors basically told me there wasn't much else they could do for me and just wanted to give drugs. Even after moving out of state last year, I still make the trip in to see her...more
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in Chicago, IL |
Dr Fetzer took the time to read my background and listen to my concerns. Based on that and the instant X-ray she was able to begin a treatment. I feel confident that we will find a solution for my issues together. Her assistant was also very nice and informative
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Fetzer accepts 6 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
  • Priority Health
    Priority 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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