Dr. David Walega, MD

Dr. David Walega, MD

Anesthesiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Walega, MD is an anesthesiology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.

240 E Huron St Ste 1201

Chicago, IL 60611

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Dr. Walega's Experience

Dr. Walega's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Anesthesiology
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

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.


  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • No Western University Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • No Western University Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • No Western University Mc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Walega has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Walega's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Walega to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Walega's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Chicago, IL |
I am shocked at the negative views of Dr. Walega. I had the completely opposite experience. I have seen him many times in the past 5 years, and have found him to be compassionate & extraordinarily helpful. He has spent significant time listening to me and my symptoms of back/hip pain, and found ways of alleviating that pain. When he felt he could not help more, he recommended another Dr. for the next step. He has personally called with test result, & spent more time with me than other Dr.
in Bourbonnais, IL |
Dr. Walega is a great doctor. I have found him to be a good listener and empathetic. He is not a mind reader. It is extremely important to exactly convey to him the locations of your pain and be detailed about it. I am treated for two levels of spinal pain and also hip pain very successfully.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Condescending, defensive, and lazy. Hostile when you ask for more due diligence, provide constructive feedback, or show data suggesting his diagnosis is incorrect. He prescribed a drug cocktail my pharmacist refused to fill; he said I might have a seizure. Walega disagreed. No seizure, but intense illness ensued. Skip him; you deserve a caring, hard working Doctor that tries to confirm diagnoses . I went to the Mayo clinic; they laughed at his idiocy when I summarized it.
in Chicago, IL |
Similar to what another patient on the side said… My worst experience with a medical doctor was with Dr. Walega. He is arrogant, lacks empathy, and has a horrible bedside manner. It is extremely surprising that someone with his attitude would spend his days working with patients who live in chronic pain. Apart from his bedside manner, he was not successful in actively helping me manage my pain. The medical students in the NW pain program, on the other hand, were excellent.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Walega is responsible for one of the worst experiences I ever had in the medical field. He turned out to be one of the most arrogant, self centered primadonna with a horrible mercurial attitude. He is not able to diagnose complex pain issues and should not be allowed to treat patients outside an OR as his social skills and bedside manners are counterproductive to a patients health.
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Dr. Walega accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Walega has admitting privileges

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
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