Dr. James Diesfeld, MD

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Age 54
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Dr. James Diesfeld, MD
Dr. James Diesfeld, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Diesfeld is affiliated with Thorek Memorial Hospital, Saint Bernard Hospital and Swedish Covenant Hospital.

Chicago Pain Medicine Centers At Thorek Hospital

840 W Irving Park Rd # 203

Chicago, IL 60613

Contact Information

(773) 868-6824

Dr. James Diesfeld, MD

Dr. James Diesfeld, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • PPO Plus
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Diesfeld

Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Diesfeld's Experience

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

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
2

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
29

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
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Procedures

  • Adhesiolysis
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medication Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point 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.

Education

  • 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
3.5
based on 16 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Diesfeld's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
chicago, il |
Excellent pain specialist, I recommend 100%, bilingual service in his clinic .... That's Good
|
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!
in Chicago, IL |
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
in Buffalo Grove, IL |
$$Does not explain medications clearly when given, also schedules appointments where not notified on what medication needed to avoid to make procedures. Scheduled a one day surgery and took off work, drove an hour to be notified that I can have the procedure. Office only told me to not take aspirin, but doctor prescribed medication and told me to take it, when I get to the hospital at 5 am. He said its not allowed, and I would not be allowed because of taking medicine one time 4 days prior.
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Dr. Diesfeld accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • PPO Plus
    PPO Plus PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Diesfeld has admitting privileges

Saint Bernard Hospital
326 W 64th St
Chicago, IL 60621
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Swedish Covenant Hospital
5145 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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Thorek Memorial Hospital
850 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613
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