Dr. Jay Joshi, MD

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Dr. Jay Joshi, MD
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.

2500 W Higgins Rd Ste 750

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

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Dr. Jay Joshi, MD

Dr. Jay Joshi, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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)
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wisconsin Physicians Service
  • 2 More

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Joshi's Experience

Dr. Joshi'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


  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve 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.


  • 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
based on 20 total reviews (4 with comments)
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
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in McHenry, IL |
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!!!
Buffalo Grove, IL |
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 days. Not only is he an excellent doctor, he is a pretty cool guy too! Highly recommended.
in Arlington Hts |
Dr. Yoshi is the finest Dr. and person I have ever dealt with. He is kind and considerate. He cares very much about his patients, also the people he works with. I have been to quit a few Dr.'s in my 77 years. He took away my pain and made my like worth living again. I have sent him a lot of people. Even some I didn't know personally. You could not be in better hands. Connie Sundblom
in houston, tx |
Extremely well train physician in Pain Medicine and really cares about the patient. I highly recommend Dr. Joshi.
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Dr. Joshi accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Choice PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Commercial PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
    Open Access Plus PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CorVel
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
    Worker's Compensation / Focus Network PPO
    Worker's Compensation / Focus Network WC
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
    Worker's Compensation PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Wisconsin Physicians Service
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Zurich
    Zurich PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Joshi has admitting privileges

Alexian Brothers Medical Center
800 Biesterfield Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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