Dr. George Hefner, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 59

Dr. Hefner
Accepting new patients

Lake Forest Interventional PAI

1000 N Westmoreland Rd Lake Forest, IL 60045

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Dr. George Hefner, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Lake Forest, IL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hefner to book an appointment.

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I have seen other pain doctors previously and none of them compare to Dr. Hefner. He is gentle when giving injections, is very concerned about his patients, is kind, explains things carefully and fully. I do not have enough positive words to say about him!!!! I would like to take him with me if I move, or I might have to return!!! Maybe I should give him a 0 ratings so too many people invade -- LOL LOL All I can say is that he is the very best!
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. George Hefner, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Lake Forest, IL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Northwestern...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1992
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1989
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1988
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. George Hefner, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hefner frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hefner treats.

Where is Dr. George Hefner, MD's office located?

Dr. Hefner's office is located at 1000 N Westmoreland Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. George Hefner, MD offer telehealth services?

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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. Hefner's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Dr. Hefner treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Hefner treats this condition more than 91% 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
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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hefner treats Low Back Pain more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Hefner treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hefner treats Back Pain more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Hefner treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Hefner's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(847) 535-6793

Dr. Hefner accepts the following insurance:

First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Locations

Lake Forest Interventional PAI

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital1000 N Westmoreland Rd Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Lake Forest, IL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)