Dr. Axel Vargas, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
(3)
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Dr. Axel Vargas, MD
Dr. Axel Vargas, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Wilmette, IL. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Vargas is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Methodist Hospital of Chicago and Norwegian - American Hospital.

1213 Wilmette Ave

Wilmette, IL 60091

Contact Information

(888) 951-6471

Dr. Axel Vargas, MD

Dr. Axel Vargas, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Dr. Vargas' Experience

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Dr. Vargas' 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 Anesthesiology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • Sanctions found
  • Board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
29

Conditions Treated

  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
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Procedures

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Pain Management
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

1 Sanction
  • Injudicious Prescribing (2/24/2016)
    Action Taken: Reprimand
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
1 Board Action
  • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs (9/14/2015)
    Action Taken: Imposition of a Civil Money Penalty or Assessment
    Summary: Vargas, Axel MD: License # 036089572: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician used a third party management company, dispensing numerous tablets of Vicodin under the DEA Registration of another health care provider under contract with the same dispensing management company; dispensed controlled substances from a location that he had not registered with the DEA of the Department as required by law. ACTION TAKNE: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation issued a REPRIMAND on the physician’s license and imposed a FINE in the amount of $ 10,000.00
    State: Illinois

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Vargas has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Vargas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vargas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vargas to family and friends
3.7
based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Vargas' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in chicago |
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 they are taking something out of you.like liquids from your joints.be careful you never know what this doctors will do to you...
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Dr. Vargas accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Vargas has admitting privileges

Methodist Hospital of Chicago
5025 N Paulina St
Chicago, IL 60640
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Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
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Norwegian - American Hospital
1044 N Francisco Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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