Dr. Axel Vargas, MD

Dr. Axel Vargas, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Axel Vargas, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Wilmette, IL and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in pain medicine.Read his story

1213 Wilmette Ave

Wilmette, IL 60091

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Test
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Test
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Background Check

2 Disciplinary Actions Found
1 Board Action Found
  • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs (9/14/2015)View details
No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Vargas' conditions and procedures:

Back Pain
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Bone Disorders
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
Cervical Facet Joint Injection
Cervical Medial Branch Block
Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
Chronic Pain
Chronic Pain Management
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dorsal Column Stimulation
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Injection
Epidural Steroid Injections
Facet Block
Facet Joint Injection
Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
Facet Joint Pain
Herniated Disc
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Injection
Knee Disorders
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Disc Degeneration
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
Medical Branch Block
Neck Pain
Nerve Blocks
Pain Management
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Percutaneous Disc Decompression
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Provocation Discography
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Radiofrequency Ablation
Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
Stellate Ganglion Block
Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
Trigger Point Injection

About Me

Care Philosophy

Our physicians and support personnel are here to help you improve your health, eliminate your pain and recover your normal function as quickly as possible.Our group of physicians include Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation specialists,Inte...


  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications


  • 1997
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital
  • 1995
    Loyola University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
  • 1994
    Case Western Reserve Affiliated Hospitals
    Residency Hospital
  • 1991
    Case Western Reserve Affiliated Hospitals
    Internship Hospital
  • 1989
    Universidad El Rosario
    Residency Hospital
  • 1986
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Medical School
  • 1982
    Yale University
    Undergraduate School


  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Award to Academic Achievement, Dean's List, 1984/1985
  • Excellence Award Discovery Cruise Line, 1991
  • Resident of the year Award, 1992/1993
  • Lufthansa German Airlines Medical Department Recogn, 2004
  • Award to Academic Achievement, 1979

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What People Say About Dr. Axel Vargas, MD
very unprofessional.i was refered to this doctor by Group med.this is a circle of lawyers and doctors.who take avantage of the hispanics who got hurt at work.they threat pacients as objects.right away the want to get patients on drugs or pain injections that make you feel worst after.it feels like...Read More
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    • Tue: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
    • Wed: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
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    • Mon: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Aetna Test
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield Test
Blue Card Test PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Principal Financial Group
United Healthcare

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