Dr. John Prunskis, MD

Dr. John Prunskis, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Prunskis, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Lake Barrington, IL. He specializes in pain medicine and regenerative medicine.Read his story

Illinois Pain Institute

22285 N Pepper Rd Ste 302

Lake Barrington, IL 60010
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Community Care
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MetLife
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 79% of peers
more than 78% of peers
Nerve Block, Somatic
more than 70% of peers

Dr. Prunskis'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.

Dr. Prunskis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Prunskis "John V. Prunskis, M.D. FIPP, is one of Illinois’ most esteemed pain management specialists. Dr. Prunskis is an eight-time winner of the Castle Connolly Top Pain Doctor Award as voted by his peers (1999, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014), and has been honored as a US News and World Report Top Physician (2014). Board certified in anesthesiology, pain management and achieving the highest distinction for an interventional pain physician as a Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP), Dr. Prunskis is founder and co-Medical Director of the Illinois Pain Institute and is a Clinical Professor at Chicago Medical School. He earned his medical degree at Rush Medical College of Chicago and went on to complete his anesthesiology residency and fellowship training at the University of Chicago. He is an examiner for the interventional pain certification examination. A frequent lecturer, Dr. Prunskis is Secretary of the Illinois Society of Interventional Pain Physiciansand is an active member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Pain Society, McHenry County Medical Society (past president), the American Academy of Pain Management, the International Spinal Injection Society and the Illinois State Medical Society (Delegate)."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Prunskis "Welcome to the Illinois Pain Institute, Chicagoland’s leading and longest-established, multi-site pain management practice. Our doctors specialize in the precise diagnosis and treatment of neck, back, sciatica, headache and other painful conditions."

2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Regenerative Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

52  Conditions Treated


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25  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 Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University of Illinois
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Chicago
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Medical Society President, 2004
  • 5 time winner Top Pain Doctor Award as voted by his physician peers and published in Chicago Magazine, 2010
Media & Publications

Dr. Prunskis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Hungarian
  • Japanese
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Prunskis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Prunskis to family and friends
48 total reviews (37 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Prunskis' 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 (37)

So happy since I switched to Dr. John. He listens and explains everything well. Has a more aggressive approach to my treatment, in which I appreciate and am responding accordingly.
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professional. almost makes sure that i feel comfortable.
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I am very pleased with Dr Prunskis. He listens well and very concerned
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Somtimes I feel a little rushed, but most of the time he takes time to listen and always give me time to ask questions. HIs office always follows up the next day to see how I am doing
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I have extreme confidence in Dr Prunski.
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