Dr. Frank Phillips, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 61

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Dr. Frank Phillips, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences in 1983. He is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Frank Phillips, MD

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

1611 W Harrison St Chicago, IL 60612
Accepting new patients

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(312) 361-2111

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Phillips' conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Herniated Disc
  • Interlaminar Spacer
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain

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(312) 361-2111

Dr. Phillips accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Phillips' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Phillips

4.6

Based on 141 ratings

5 Stars
85.81560283687944%
(121)
4 Stars
3.5460992907801416%
(5)
3 Stars
2.127659574468085%
(3)
2 Stars
2.127659574468085%
(3)
1 Star
6.382978723404255%
(9)
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Dr. Phillips was pleasant and thorough. He listens and answers questions without rushing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kari Lewis – Apr 03, 2022
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He is amazing I’ve had 3 spinal fusions. He has a great team of PA’s who get back to you in lighting speed. His team is outstanding, they operate like a symphony. Dr. Phillips is clearly a brilliant surgeon but has a great sense of humor, really understands what you are up against and is just a great guy. How can I say this? It’s a tough combination. I would recommend him and his team to anyone for the most difficult cases. I’ve been with them for 7 years and I can’t imagine not having that team in my ongoing issues. Joan
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joan Wolfensberger – Nov 29, 2021
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Surgeon Frank Phillips gave me a great and comprehensive second opinion for a pending neck surgery. He certainly seemed to be honest, forthcoming, and his skill level is difficult to match. Given his long and successful history with disc replacements I will certainly be utilizing his skills in order to gain the best outcome possible for my specific injury. I will be sure to review the outcome as well once I am fully recovered… So far I would suggest Surgeon Frank Phillips for anyone considering Cervical (Neck) disc replacement. As I do not believe there are many Surgeons that have more experience or better outcomes.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John P. – Jul 03, 2021
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He clearly explained all the problems with my back and the procedure he would use to correct them.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jun 04, 2021
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Dr. Phillips gave me my life back. He was my third surgeon in 3 years. Should have started here but lived out on the east coast and was a patient at HSS. He's nice, courteous, timely, concerned and practical. Everything about the experience was excellent including my outcome!!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeff Y. – May 20, 2021
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2 years ago Dr Phillips fused my lumbar and literally gave me my life back after 4 specialists turned me away. More recently I broke my C2 in an accident. While some doctors warned me I would lose all sides to side motion Dr Phillips was able to perform the procedure and still give me a reasonable amount of motion. He is nothing short of amazing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Clifford Bender – May 05, 2021
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Excellent surgeon. Best I have ever had. Most importantly, he listens to and is patient with his patients. Also kudos to his staff including Christine, Toni and Marian.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jerry Bonkowski – Apr 16, 2021
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Dr Phillips , his nurse, and all the staff were awesome. Very Thorough looked over all my films and took the time to explain them to me and while there is nothing surgically to help me at this time Dr Phillips pointed me in the direction some great pain management physicians.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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JMiller – Mar 23, 2021
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I was in severe pain with sciatica. Surgery was recommended and I was referred to Dr. Phillips. He stated I needed a spinal fusion and a laminectomy. He explained the pros and cons. He and his team were wonderful. The surgery was a huge success and i am no longer in any pain. Dr. Phillips stopped by to see me every day that I was in the hospital. The follow-up visits also went well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cindy L. Jacobson – Mar 04, 2021
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Dr.Phillips is amazing! I’ve been suffering with back & leg pain after back surgery from another physician & Dr. Phillips was able to explain to me why I’ve been in terrible pain for 8 months after my surgery. He is a WONDERFUL DR!!!!!!!
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Michelle Stokoski – Feb 04, 2021
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In December 2019, I was practically crippled at times due to a disc between L5-S1 that was gone. In January 2020, Dr. Phillips operated on me via the ALIF technique. I was back on the golf course and in the gym by August as if I was never severely injured. I could not provide a higher endorsement of Dr. Phillips and the team at Rush. I am off medicine, the heating pad, and wasting days in pain. Life changer!
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tim M. – Jan 24, 2021
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Dr. Phillips and staff always try to get to the root of the problem, are professional, and very compassionate.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Brenda – Jan 02, 2021
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Dr. Frank Phillips and his Team are amazingly professional and caring!!! Don't hesitate to put your orthopedic healthcare needs in Dr Frank Phillips skilled surgeon hands, you will be 100% safe with him!!!
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Susan S – Nov 19, 2020
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I had the most amazing experience with Dr. Phillips at Rush Ortho. I came here for a second opinion because I was not happy with the level of care I received at a different place. I had a completely different experience here. Dr. Phillips answered every single one of my questions and explained everything to me so that I was 100% educated and comfortable with my future procedure. I would highly recommend to any one, if you want great care and questions answered and not to feel like you are just another body, go see Dr. Phillips.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kelly – Oct 22, 2020
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Dr. Phillips recommended a special PT therapy for my spine instead of surgery. I felt hopeful that my back pain, which I had been experiencing for three months, would resolve. He also encouraged me to call back if it did not. Although I had a long wait, I had a good experience.
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Oct 08, 2020
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Waited over 2 hrs for my appointment and he didn’t even examine me. Told me he was a spinal surgeon and said maybe a neuro surgeon could be helpful. Horrible office experience
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Cynthia H – Sep 09, 2020
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He is a miracle worker. I herniated my disc in my neck in 2012. I lived in pain for 3 years before considering surgery. He did my spinal surgery and I have been pain free, now have quality of life and I can honestly say he changed my life. I would give him 10 stars if I could.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Stacy gable – Sep 02, 2020
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Doc was very clear and came up with what appears to be a very reasonable treatment plan. Conservative treatment ment first and if that doesnt work ho in and fix it with surgery. Make you feel confident of treatment working. Also very empathetic towards being in pain and works to allocate it.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John F. – Aug 29, 2020
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He is an outstanding surgeon. Surgery was successful. He was very professional, courteous and informative. First rate staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Aug 13, 2020
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Dr Phillips is an incredible surgeon. He did my lower back fusion which immediately made walking comfortable for me. He also did cervical fusion which eliminated the pinched nerve allowing me full use of my left hand. He takes his time to explain conditions & options. His staff (Toni, Christine, Marion) are so very nice. They are helpful, caring & kind. I have recommended Dr. Phillips to my friends! Great people! Trustworthy & professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mar 13, 2020
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Care Philosophy

Patients with spinal problems are really a group that has a lot of challenges. They're used to dealing with a lot of spinal pain that really affects their...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Mc Keesport Hosp/upmc
Residency Hospital
1983
George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Frank Phillips, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Phillips frequently treats Herniated Disc, Degenerative Disc Disease, and Intervertebral Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Phillips treats.

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Dr. Phillips' office is located at 1611 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60612. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

MOR - Chicago (Orthopedic Building)1611 W Harrison St Chicago, IL 60612
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Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University

Prairie Medical Center of Westchester2450 Wolf Rd Ste F Westchester, IL 60154
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Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University

MOR - Chicago (Orthopedic Building)1611 W Harrison St Ste 300 Chicago, IL 60612
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Practice

Midwest Orthopaedics At Rush LLC1611 W Harrison St Ste 400 Chicago, IL 60612
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Rush University

Mor Physician Network9200 Calumet Ave Ste 300 Munster, IN 46321
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)