Dr. Brian Couri, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation •  Male • Age 51

  
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Dr. Brian Couri, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Elmhurst, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Couri to book an appointment.


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Elmhurst Neuroscience Institute

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(630) 338-0204
Elmhurst Neuroscience Institute1200 S York St Ste 3160 Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Dr. Couri was able to manage my back issues and sciatic pain successfully when others could not. He also resolved my rotor cuff problems. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Couri.
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Dec 05, 2019
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Dr. Couri is a game changer for the herniated discs in my lower back. His nurses, as well, are outstanding, understanding, and professional. Dr. Couri is extremely thorough before making a diagnosis and administering treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Couri and all the staff at the Elmhurst office.
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Paula Reckley – Nov 05, 2019
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This man has truly saved my life. I have multiple physical issues; double spinal fusion, Trigeminal Neuralgia, permanent nerve damage in arm, artificial disc replacement in neck. Dr. Couri has been by my side, guiding me, treating me and supporting me through each and every step. Could not ask for a more knowledgeable, caring and compassionate person. He is worth a hundred times more than any minute you wait. You wait, because he cares and spends as long as needed and then some trying to help you as a person. A quality missing in many doctors because they allow themselves to be ruled by insurance companies. Dr. Couri is ruled by his genuine desire to be a doctor and help his patients.
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Denise in Carol Stream , IL – Sep 22, 2019
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Outstanding bedside manner. Listens, ask questions and is able to put all the pieces together and see the big picture.
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Janel in Sterling, IL – Jan 29, 2019
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I am always AMAZED at the number of patients who complain about Wait times to see any Dr - from scheduling an appt, visiting the office to on the telephone. In any large metro area Drs are extremely busy; a great Dr is ALWAYS worth the wait! As a diagnostician, Dr Couri pinpoints the problem exactly, efficiently, and lays out a groundwork for further care. It almost always begins w/physical therapy, as building strength & endurance from the inside is usually the best approach. See this Dr!!!!
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Elmhurst – Dec 11, 2018
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Dr. Couri is an excellent diagnostician. He can quickly see what might be wrong and suggests reasonable treatments. Surgery would be the last resort. He used injections to help me with severe back pain. And followed up with physical therapy. My pain is hardly noticeable now.
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IL – Oct 10, 2018
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I would not recommend this Doctor or his staff to anyone. I waited over an hour to be seen. Once tests were finished I have still not received my results 6 weeks later. They won't send them to me unless I come to the office to sign a form and I live an hour away. Keep saying they sent to my Dr. but still have not after three requests. They are demanding payment and I have no idea what they found. Horrible staff. Please try elsewhere this staff is amazingly incompetent.
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John in Chicago, IL – Apr 25, 2018
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I am truly grateful to Dr. Couri. He properly diagnoised me in one appt. I was misdiagnosed from an injury for 5 months. He is the most thorough MD I’ve ever met. I read how he can have long wait times. I do not mind at all. He is worth it! I was seeing a MD at DMG who misdiagnosed my injury. She dismissed mine and the physical therapists concerns. It was awful. I would still have no plan of care and be in pain if it wasn’t for Dr. Couri. I am going to recommend all of my DMG patients to see him
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Apr 21, 2018
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This is a 2 start not because of the doctor, but because of the staff. Dr. Couri is very nice and knowledgeable. However, his staff is rude. I was put on hold for over 5 minutes and then disconnected. When I called back I was placed on hold again without so much as a hello can you please hold and I stayed on hold for over 5 minutes but less than 10 minutes. I was then told that we could not see Dr. Couri for over a month, even if the doctor had requested to see us for an injection.
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Springfield, IL – Jun 06, 2017
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After reading all these great reviews, I was hoping to get an appointment with this doctor. Unfortunately, there is a three 1/2 month waiting list. Supports these reviews that he is good. Disappointed but cannot wait that long, given pain is happening now. :(
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Lisle, IL – May 17, 2017
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I have been a patient of Dr. Couris' for a few years now, and I am extremely happy with his treatment and care of me. I would recommend him to anyone I know, and I feel sure they would be as pleased as I am. I would run out of room if I listed everything, so I'll try to keep to the salient points. He takes his time with you, he listens to what you have to say, and he is incredibly knowledgeable.He considers your complete health situation. Not just what he's treating you for.I think he's great.
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Linda Nolan in Villa Park, Il 60181 – Apr 27, 2016
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I have been a patient of Dr. Couri's for many years. At the request of my Ortho, I changed doctors. I am back with Dr. Couri. He is very compassionate, listens well, and explains all your options. Plus, he is funny, which may not be important to many, but to me, it helps to put me at ease. If I could give him a 10, I would!
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Lillian Naquin in Bensenville, IL – Apr 14, 2016
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Dr Couri is an outstanding doctor, easily the best I have ever visited. He is intelligent, thoughtful, dedicated, respectful, genuine, and kind. When a patient is with him, he is focused on the patient. We discuss treatment options, and I participate fully in decisions about my care. I often recommend him to others. In addition to being a great doctor, he is truly one of the best people I have ever met. I cannot say enough good things about him!
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Patricia Rowe in Elmhurst IL – Feb 23, 2016
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Couri's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Couri treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Couri treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Couri treats Herniated Disc more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Couri treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Spine Deformities
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Couri treats Spine Deformities more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Couri treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation

Dr. Couri's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Discography
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Extremity Ultrasound
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • In-Office Ultrasound
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty
  • Intradiscal Electrothermic Therapy (IDET)
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lower Extremity Peripheral Ultrasound
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Non-Operative Spine Treatment
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Management Through Physical Therapy
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Provocation Discography
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • RSD Treatment
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Supartz® Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendonitis
  • Third Occipital Nerve Block
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist with my main focus on caring for those with spine, muscle, nerve, or joint related pain issues. The patient is a key player in the treatment and decision making process and I fully employ the team...

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2000
Chicago Institute Of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Rush University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1996
Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's
Internship Hospital
1991
Marquette U
Undergraduate School

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Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

Elmhurst, IL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)