Dr. James Diesfeld, MD

Dr. James Diesfeld, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. James Diesfeld, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from American University of The Caribbean / School of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.

840 W Irving Park Rd # 203

Chicago, IL 60613

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Diesfeld performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Back Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Diesfeld's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Diesfeld "As a board certified pain management physician specialized in Anesthesiology and fellowship trained in Pain, Dr Diesfeld believes in providing compassionate professional comprehensive care for those suffering from painful conditions."

2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

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

33  Conditions Treated

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23  Procedures

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.


  • Colgate University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • American University of The Caribbean / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Loyola University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University of Chicago Medical Center
    Other Education | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Diesfeld has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Diesfeld's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Diesfeld to family and friends
20 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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Dr. Diesfeld'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
Dr. Diesfeld Says:

Patient feedback and constructive criticism is vital to our self-review process in order to provide the best care and service. Due to HIPPA, this may not be an appropriate forum to discuss a patient's specific case; feel free to call or make an appointment to discuss any particular concerns.


Patient Comments (6)

He takes time to answer questions. Not in hurry. Says it like it is. Was satisfied!
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I was referred to this doctor by a law firm; I received a back brace, anti-inflammatory pills, sleeping pills, pain pills, a tens unit, and some cream I was shocked when I got a bill over 23k. He performed no surgery nor did he give me one single shot. Instead, the insurance company was able to...more
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Research shows pts awarded larger settlements express greater satisfaction with care than those who receive less -regardless of care provided. Litigated cases offer a Dr NO guarantee of payment. We invite pts to shop & compare and discuss concerns PRIOR to tx. An Atty making a rec for a Dr has already done this w the client's best interest in mind, for both their health & case. We are happy this pt's case was taken seriously & an offer was made, albeit not as high as the plaintiff desired.

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Excellent pain specialist, I recommend 100%, bilingual service in his clinic .... That's Good
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I was happy that I could get in right away. I wrenched my back at work and Work clinic gave me ibuprofen and an X-ray. Turns out I have a herniated disk- the epidural dr deisfeid gave me only took a minute and worked like magic! Should've been sent to him first!
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Dr. Diesfeld treatmant my shingles pain very aggressively. His knowledge level is very high and he prescribed anti viral cream that significantly reduced recovery time. His staff scheduled in a quick manner and I was able to see him the next day. Thanks
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