Dr. Jay Joshi, MD

Dr. Jay Joshi, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Dr. Jay Joshi, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Vernon Hills, IL and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Newark in 2000 and specializes in pain medicine, interventional pain medicine, and more.Read his story

230 Center Dr Ste 201

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 94% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 90% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Joshi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Joshi "Dr. Jay Joshi is a nationally recognized board certified Anesthesiologist and fellowship trained Interventional Spine and Pain Management physician who has distinguished himself via his solid reputation, education, experience, and leadership roles in national activities, including Advisory Boards, Educational and CME Programs, Publications, Speaking Events, and Consulting. He is considered a National "Key Opinion Leader" in pain management and he has presented to a variety of audiences, both large and small, over 600 times. Internationally, he has worked in the Department of Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He has been featured on major TV networks, Radio, Print, and the Internet. Dr. Joshi is a US born physician who was accepted into medical school at the age of 16 via an accelerated honors BS/MD program with multiple scholarships. He completed an Internal Medicine internship at Northwestern and residency and fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, one of the busiest interventional training programs in the country. Clinically, he has served as the Medical Director of Pain Management at a large hospital in the Chicago area while simultaneously maintaining a busy private practice. He has seen patients throughout America and provided treatment options and pain relief to patients that had not been able to get the correct diagnosis or outcomes from other physicians, hospitals, and universities. He precisely performs Interventional Spine and Pain procedures that include Epidural Steroid Injections, Selective Nerve Root Blocks, Facet Joint Medial Branch Injections, Radiofrequency Ablation, Sympathetic Blocks, Spinal Cord Stimulators, Percutaneous Discectomy, Discograms, and Ketamine Infusions for intractable central sensitization pain, and Stem Cell Therapy. As a respected advisor, he has provided knowledgeable, insightful, and creative scientific and strategic advice to numerous pharmaceutical, medical device, technology, automotive, media, marketing, and incubator companies. He has also helped hospital systems and physician groups develop and improve their pain programs nationally. He has been considered a thought leader on fraud, waste, abuse and general healthcare reform. As a researcher, he has been involved in multiple research projects that have garnered international recognition and has contributed to the compendium of education by leading or being part of teams that were the first to describe multiple medical innovations. In 2008, his publications described novel mechanisms for actions and new theories on various chronic conditions, including PTSD, hot flashes, and smoking cravings. His current research emphasis encompasses central sensitization, which many have called the missing link in understanding the complexities of chronic pain. As an innovator, he has been a part of teams or led teams that were first to describe and participate in multiple first in the state, first in the country, or first in the world medical innovations. In addition, he was one of the first Anesthesiology/Interventional Pain physicians nationally involved in autologous adipose derived Stem Cell treatments with full capability of harvesting, refining, and deploying within the same visit. The Stem Cells are harvested in a relatively non-invasive manner via the patient's own fat cells, thus bypassing bone marrow aspirations or embryonic tissue. As a person, he combines clinical medicine, research, humanism, strong intelligence/education, solid skills, and unwavering integrity/ethics."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Joshi "National Pain Centers was founded with the belief that all medical services, specifically pain management services, should be delivered with the highest quality standard of care available. We strongly believe that the key to a successful patient outcome is a physician who has a strong education, solid skills, and unwavering ethics."

3  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

58  Conditions Treated

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29  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.


  • University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Newark
    Medical School | Graduated 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Moderator National Pain Broadcast, 2012
  • Featured Pain Physician Chicago Tribune, 2011
  • Advisory Board Chair, 2011
  • Advisory Board Counsel, 2012
  • Advisory Board Counsel, 2008
  • Honors Accelerated BS/MD Program, 2000
  • Advisory Board Counsel, 2010
  • Advisory Board Counsel, 2009
Media & Publications
  • Female Chronic Pain, 2011
  • The Perception of Pain, 2011
  • Long-Duration PRF for CRPS, 2008
  • PNFS for Axial Neck Pain: A Case Report, 2009
  • PRF vs. Heat RF for Sacroiliac Joint Pain, 2007
  • SGB for Hot Flushes in Breast CA Survivors, 2008
  • Pain in the Pelvis, 2011
  • A New Mechanism of Action for Tamoxifen, 2009
  • Sympathetic Blockade for PTSD, 2008
  • Unifying Theory Linking CRPS, Hot Flashes, and PTSD, 2009
  • Multiple National Radio Interviews and Broadcasts, 2010-2011
  • First National Pain Broadcast, 2012
  • Hundreds of links and references, 2006-Now

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Joshi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Joshi to family and friends
23 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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Dr. Joshi'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

Patient Comments (7)

I developed non-length dependent small fiber neuropathy/CRPS/Centralization of Pain related to a work injury. After a surgery to fix the original knee injury, the signs and symptoms spread to my entire body. Because it spread so far and so fast, other doctors were initially confused by what they...more
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I would by far recommend Dr. Joshi to the closest of my family. I was miserable and in pain for so long until I found his practice. He tested me for unconventional things, and discovered I was ana positive so he referred me for more testing, and they found much more. I had connective tissue...more
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The Dr. Is wonderful. The wait time is horrendous.
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I have been a patient since approximately 2012; Dr. Joshi is by far the BEST there is!! He answers questions, solves problems, and provides continuous care. I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone that is in need of a pain specialist. Thank You Dr. Joshi for your care!!!
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Dr. Joshi is the most knowledgeable that I have found, and I have been all over the country with my complex pain issues. My family actually moved to this area to be closer to better care. He takes the time to find the root cause of the issue and is HONEST. Integrity is so difficult to find these...more
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