Dr. David Cheng, MD

Dr. David Cheng, MD

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Age 38
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Dr. David Cheng, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 2009 and specializes in pain medicine and physical medicine & rehabilitation.Read his story

1611 W Harrison St Ste 300

Chicago, IL 60612

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Background Check

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

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

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Cheng 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
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheng treats Spondylosis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Cheng treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Bone Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheng treats Bone Disorders more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Cheng treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Cheng's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injections
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

About Me

Dr. Cheng is an assistant professor in orthopedic surgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rush University. He is a board certified pain physician who specializes in non-operative management of spine disorders. He appreciates the importanc...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2012
New York University (Nyu) Langone Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Nyph Columbia/Cornell Hosp
Residency Hospital
2009
Boston University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2008
Saint Vincent Hospital
Internship Hospital
2003
Boston University School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School
2012
2011
2009
2008
2003

Awards

Dr. Cheng's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cheng

4.6

Based on 69 reviews

5 Stars
85.5072463768116%
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4 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.898550724637681%
(2)
1 Star
7.246376811594203%
(5)

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I was disappointed. I did my research and was confident he could help me. During a procedure I felt intense pain.He told me it was possible to experience such pain but he personally never had a patient experience it like I did. Then he politely referred me to a colleague. Someone who isn’t even in the group. He was condescending and left me with no relief and no answers. His reviews are good so maybe you will have better luck than I did
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Rush is a pleasure. Bright, comfortable waiting room with good chairs and charging stations, nice staff, short wait. PA was smart and professional. The doctor gave me his full attention, explained things very clearly, and obviously grasped my situation. I have been misdiagnosed several times, but he showed me how to interpret my x-rays and it made total sense to me. He recommended a conservative, systematic approach to relieve my pain with injections. I feel I am in good hands.
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Dr Cheng was very understanding and listened intently to my concerns I felt completely at ease with him. He appeared extremely competent as we discussed my particular case.
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Dr. Cheng is extremely professional, knowledgeable, friendly, very considerate of how I was feeling during the shots. I never wait more than a few minutes before I see him. His office staff and assistants are fabulous too
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Dr. Chang was very professional and listened to all of my concerns. Definitely recommend him!
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His office was efficient and I experienced very little wait time. Dr Cheng explained every step of the procedure and I had no pain during the procedure. He was very professional yet personable.
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Dr. David Cheng is the best of all the pain anasthesiologists I have seen in the the last 5 years. He is extremely competent, kind and caring. His credentials are impeccable. I have had procedures with other doctors which were uncomfortable. Dr. Cheng scrubs as though he were about to perform brain surgery. He is the very best and I am grateful that I found him.
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I was thoroughly satisfied with the time and explanation given to me by Dr Cheng. My procedure isn’t t for a couple weeks but I feel confident in the care plan he recommended.
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He was very thorough and explained everything clearly.
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I definitely would recommend Doctor Chang to family and friends. I was very happy with his review of my cat scan regarding my back problems.
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Dr Cheng is very Qualified and experience in his profession. However, my last appointment was 12/12/2018 and the next available appointment for my EMG procedure was not until 1/21/2019, over five weeks away. Either the hospital is under staffed or the doctor is over worked.
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Dr. Cheng has changed my life. I have suffered w chronic & severe neck & back pain for over 30 years. After getting conflicting opinions from three surgeons, one of them suggested I see Dr. Cheng. Going to see him was the best decision I've made. After a few of his procedures, I actually know what it is like to have pain-free days!! I highly recommend him!
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Dr. Cheng is a professional all the way. Made me feel very comfortable. Listened to me. His procedure on me was very comfortable. Would highly recommend him to any of my family and friends.
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I hope i stay well for the rest of my days but if for any reason i get ill again im very sure to call Dr. Cheng's clinic
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Dr. Cheng and staff are helpful carrying persons very helpful clinic I am thankful for being a patient here
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This was nothing but a professional experience in dealing with Dr. Chen’s and his team of professionals. I had a very positive experience and he is a very active listening Dr. who took the time to volunteer information and share what my expectations should be.
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Dr cheng very satisfied with him and his team.
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He misdiagnosed my problem. I felt his examination was extremely limited in order to reach a diagnosis. Furthermore he prescribed the wrong medication for my pain I called his office and and It took 4 days to get back to me . I was basically bed ridden and had contacted another specialist who was able to help me . I felt his bedside manner was very poor . I would not recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Cheng is very professional, concerned and considerate. He took his time and listened to my situation. He devised and explained a treatment plan to address my health issues. The wait times are a result of Dr. Cheng and his staff taking the time to clearly understand and treat each patient. I have no problem waiting, knowing that they are going to give me their undivided attention. I am thankful to them all.
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I thought I was going to need back surgery, but I saw Dr. Cheng and he really helped me. He's an extremely bright person and an excellent doctor.
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