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Dr. Joseph Alleva, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Alleva

Northshore Medical Group

2180 Pfingsten Rd # 2000 Glenview, IL 60026

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Dr. Joseph Alleva, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Glenview, IL and has been practicing for 24 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.


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(847) 657-5754

Dr. Alleva accepts the following insurance:

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

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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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
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • 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
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • 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
1990
Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
Medical School
1995
1990

Awards

Dr. Alleva's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alleva

2.7

Based on 44 reviews

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1 Star
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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 have been great. A solid exception to my experience over the past 12 years.
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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 much and would recommend him to anyone. FIVES TARS!
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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 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.
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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 to both of us that this was the only option left. I recommend him highly.
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He is simply stated, the best
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