Dr. Joseph Chen, MD

Dr. Joseph Chen, MD

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Dr. Joseph Chen, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Iowa City, IA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from The Warren Alpert Medical School Of Brown University in 1996 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and spinal cord injury medicine.

200 Hawkins Dr # 1008

Iowa City, IA 52242

Contact Information

(319) 356-1616

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Dr. Chen's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Fibromyalgia
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Fibromyalgia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Chen treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Chen treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Chen's conditions and procedures:

Achilles Tendinitis
Adhesive Capsulitis
Anterior Horn Disease
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Bone Disorders
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Brain Disorders
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Elbow Injuries
EMG (Electromyography)
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Gait Abnormality
Hand Conditions
Herniated Disc
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Knee Disorders
Low Back 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 Nerve Disorders
Plantar Fasciitis
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Runner's Knee
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Shoulder Disorders
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Trigger Point Injection
Upper Back Pain

About Me

Care Philosophy

Many physicians underestimate the human body's ability to heal itself.  If you don't have a tumor, fracture, or infection, the best treatment is to understand what is going on.  I view my role as a physician similar to a teacher except t...

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Injury Medicine

Education

  • 2000
    Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Residency Hospital
    2000
  • 1997
    Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Internship Hospital
    1997
  • 1996
    The Warren Alpert Medical School Of Brown University
    Medical School
    1996
  • 1992
    Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Undergraduate School
    1992

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Talks over you , don’t let you finish a sentence . Was an hour late getting to me then he took a few quick minutes with me - I felt like I was being pushed out the door - time to go home . If I had to pick a doctor he definitely would be the last on the list . His ego and know it all is more...Read More
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I agree with the excellent comments. He spends so much time explaining why my pain isn't "in my head". I wish other doctors would treat me like this.
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Seven years after a work related back injury the work comp ins. co. didn't want to continue to pay my chiropractic bills even though it was agreed on at the time my work comp case was settled . They contacted Dr. Chen and set me up an appt. with him and I was told by Dr. Chen that he did not...Read More
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Thanks to Dr. Chen I lived in excruciating pain for 7 years because he refused to try to explore the cause of my hip pain after a bad fall and tried to blame the continuing pain on weight gain even though I was below my BMI ( I weighed 137 and am 5' 3). I felt hopeless. I finally went to another...Read More
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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Principal Life
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

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