Dr. Joseph Alleva, MD

Dr. Joseph Alleva, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
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Age 54
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Dr. Joseph Alleva, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Glenview, IL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School in 1990 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and spinal cord injury medicine.

2180 Pfingsten Rd # 2000

Glenview, IL 60026

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Alleva's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alleva treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alleva treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alleva treats Spinal Stenosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alleva treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alleva treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alleva treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alleva's conditions and procedures:

Achilles Tendinitis
Adhesive Capsulitis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Baker’s Cyst
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Bone Disorders
Brain Disorders
Bursitis
Cancer Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Diabetic Neuropathy
Dropfoot
Elbow Injuries
Electrodiagnostic Procedure
EMG (Electromyography)
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Epidural Block
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Facet Joint Injection
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Gait Abnormality
Hand Conditions
Herniated Disc
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Injection
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Low Back Pain
Morton's Neuroma
Muscle Pain
Myelopathy
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Plantar Fasciitis
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tension Headache
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Trigger Finger
Trigger Point Injection
Ulnar Neuropathy
Upper Back Pain
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

Pain can be a frustrating dilemma and my goals are to quickly identify, treat, and return patients to their preferred lifestyle. My philosophy is to minimize the use of invasive procedures and medications, while focusing on techniques that empower patients to be active in their own recovery. This occurs through patient education and proper coordination of the disciplines that serve them.

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

  • Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago
    Residency Hospital
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital Medical School
    Internship Hospital
  • 1995
    Buffalo Spine and Sports Med
    Fellowship Hospital
    1995
  • 1990
    Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
    Medical School
    1990

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Dr. Alleva's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alleva

2.7

Based on 44 reviews

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2 Stars
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1 Star
50%
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To be honest, not surprised to see why this doc has fairly low reviews. Absolutely horrible bedside manners and extremely low on the eq side. I will know in a few weeks if the epidural was successful or not... but I will not go back to him again. Most of my experiences with northshore docs...Read More
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I needed a 2nd opinion about impending back injections and I was directed to Dr. Alleva. I as able to make a prompt appointment, a rather unusual experience with making doctor appointments. Dr Alleva was kind, friendly, knowledgable, and gentle. He offered excellent advice. I like Dr Alleva very...Read More
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I wouldn't recommend this doctor to anyone. I had a very successful cervical epidural in the past by another dr., who doesn't take my insurance any more. Dr Alleva is covered by my insurance, but he wasn't helpful in relieving my pain and on top of that he lied to me that it was the same procedure...Read More
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If you want excellent medical advice and care for your pain, Dr. Alleva is an outstanding choice. His approach is quite conservative, which was very important to me. Surgery should be the last choice. Dr. Alleva recommended back surgery for me (which was successful) only when it was quite clear...Read More
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He is simply stated, the best
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO

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Evanston Hospital

Evanston, IL

Glenbrook Hospital

Glenview, IL

Highland Park Hospital

Highland Park, IL

Skokie Hospital

Skokie, IL