Dr. Howard Robinson, MD

Dr. Howard Robinson, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Howard Robinson, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Harvey, IL. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.

71 W 156th St Ste 208

Harvey, IL 60426

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • 24 More

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Top Care Areas


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Spine Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Robinson "Board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Robinson is highly skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with occupational injuries including back, neck, joint and nerve disorders, as well as musculoskeletal diseases. He also has a keen interest and expertise in treating sports-related injuries. Dr. Robinson is proficient in various spinal interventional techniques, including selective spinal blocks and electrodiagnostic testing. He employs a wide-range of minimally invasive treatment techniques including fluoroscopically guided spinal injections, discography, radiofrequency neurotomy, intradiscal eletrothermal annuloplasty (IDET), and Nucleoplasty to reduce the pain and promote long-term healing of his patients. "


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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection

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.


  • University Of Hawaii At Manoa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Northwestern McGaw
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Chicago Institute Of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Robinson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Robinson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Robinson to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Robinson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Frankfort, IL |
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! This doctor was rude, insulting and only cares about making money. He did not fill out my paperwork correctly to get approval for spinal injections. He refused to resubmit the paperwork without me coming in for an additional visit. Why should I pay him $175 x 2 for him to resubmit paperwork? On another visit he dismissed my pain, told me "I'm not giving you nothing!" when I requested a script for my chronic back pain. He treated me like a drug addict and I am a RN!
in Dolton, IL |
Dr. Robinson is GREAT! He has the "it" factor. His bedside manner makes you feel comfortable at a time when the pain is stressing you out. If you're getting a shot, in the 'op' room there is smooth sounding music playing in the background. You see that needle coming and you want to freak out, but the soothing sound of his voice makes the procedure more bearable. I thank God for you Dr. R. Now after 3 yrs, my neck pain's back with a vengeance. See you ASAP Dr. R.! -Michelle Dolton, IL
in Calumet City, IL |
I took off work and. went in to see to dr Robinson. I have sciatica and bulging disk. He walked in the room said nothing was wrong with me and walked right back out.. I was in so much pain that I couldn't walk. Ingalls drs are only about the money. He haven't examed me or anything just walked in said nothing was wrong with me visit over. Patient shy
in Chicago, IL |
My surgeon referred me to doctor Robinson for a follow-up pain level test. Dr. Robinson expressed to me rather gruffly that he felt the test my doctor recommended was barbaric and he would never perform such a test. While I appreciate his honesty, his response was delivered very rudely and his disposition was quite frightening as he spoke..
in chicago ill |
i would not recommend this doctor to anyone i specifically asked his scheduling dept does he treat chronic foot pain i was told yes then its on his website here. that hes treated foot pain heel spurs plantar fascitis etc.i waisted a copayment and drove an hour to get there..just for him to walk in and say i dont treat foot pain theres nothing i can do for you..he wouldnt even listen to my concerns. im sitting here with the same pain for 2months.. my podiatrist that recommend him was upset at him
in Homewood, IL |
Dr. Robinson is very compassionate and thorough. He takes time with all his patients. I have referred several family members to him. Everyone has been satisfied. He explains treatment in terms you can understand and work with you on a treatment to fit you.
in Schererville, IN |
Great bedside manner, funny, brutally honest! Made experience much more tolerable!
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Dr. Robinson accepts 33 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Choice
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Robinson has admitting privileges

Ingalls Memorial Hospital
1 Ingalls Dr
Harvey, IL 60426
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