Dr. James R. Diesfeld, MD

Dr. James R. Diesfeld, MD

Pain Medicine | Male | 53 years old

Learn about this doctor

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.Read more

Dr. Diesfeld's Experience

0ExperienceMatch
Experience Match

See how Dr. Diesfeld's experience matches your preferences.

2
Specialties

For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

2
Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

29
Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

23
Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.

Education

Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Diesfeld

Dr. Diesfeld accepts 4 insurance carriers

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality

Check out the quality of care at the 3 hospitals where Dr. Diesfeld has admitting privileges.

Hospital Quality Awards

×

Dr. Diesfeld's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Diesfeld to family and friends
3.4
based on 15 total surveys (3 with reviews)
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
     (15)
  • Helpfulness
     (15)
  • Staff
     (15)
  • Scheduling
     (15)
Experience with Dr. Diesfeld
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (15)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (15)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (15)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (15)
Dr. Diesfeld's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (15)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (15)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (15)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (13)
Open Full Survey+
|
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.
Have you seen Dr. James R. Diesfeld, MD?
Are you Dr. Diesfeld?
Respond to your reviews and manage your personalized profile today!
Post your response

Compare Dr. Diesfeld

Compare this Doctor
View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.
View all 10 matches

Dr. Diesfeld's 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.

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Diesfeld has no media or publications listed.

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Illinois.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions

Background Check

Why It Matters: Dr. Diesfeld's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

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

Education

  • Medical School
    American University Of The Caribbean / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Loyola University Med Center

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Colgate University

    Graduated in 1985

  • Other Education
    University Of Chicago Medical Center

    Completed in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

Dr. Diesfeld does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Diesfeld and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Procedures Performed

  • 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

You've got options

We're finding other great Providers for you to consider.