Dr. Joseph Alleva, MD

Dr. Joseph Alleva, MD

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
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53 y/o
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Dr. Joseph Alleva, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Glenview, IL. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Alleva is affiliated with Skokie Hospital, Highland Park Hospital, Evanston Hospital and Glenbrook Hospital.

Northshore Medical Group

2180 Pfingsten Rd # 2000

Glenview, IL 60026
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Nerve Block
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Alleva "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."

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Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
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Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscle Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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 Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alleva has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alleva's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alleva to family and friends
2.7
based on 42 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Alleva's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Evanston, IL |
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 much and would recommend him to anyone. FIVES TARS!
in Glenview, IL |
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 that my first dr performed. IT WAS NOT RIGHT on many levels: he prolonged my suffering for four more months, was dishonest/unethical, wasted insurance money and my co-pay for two useless office visits.
in Evanston, IL |
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 to both of us that this was the only option left. I recommend him highly.
in Kenilworth, IL |
He is simply stated, the best
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Dr. Alleva accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • 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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Hospitals where Dr. Alleva has admitting privileges

Skokie Hospital
9600 Gross Point Rd
Skokie, IL 60076
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Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
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Glenbrook Hospital
2100 Pfingsten Rd
Glenview, IL 60026
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Highland Park Hospital
777 Park Ave W
Highland Park, IL 60035
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