Dr. Joseph Alleva, MD

Dr. Joseph Alleva, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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

(847) 657-5754

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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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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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."

2  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

72  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 Muscle Strain
  • 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 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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11  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.


  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Joseph Alleva, MD
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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Harmeet Soin in Glenview , IL – Jun 08, 2018
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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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george keith weiss in Evanston, IL – Jul 26, 2017
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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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Albert F. in Glenview, IL – Jan 26, 2017
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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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James Heitsch in Evanston, IL – May 24, 2016
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He is simply stated, the best
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Doug Rohrman in Kenilworth, IL – Apr 08, 2016
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