Dr. Samir Sharma, MD

Dr. Samir Sharma, MD

Anesthesiology  ·  
Dr. Samir Sharma, MD is an anesthesiology specialist in Joliet, IL and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci in 2000 and specializes in anesthesiology, pain medicine anesthesiology, and more.Read his story

744 Essington Rd

Joliet, IL 60435

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Sharma's Experience

Dr. Sharma's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Anesthesiology
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Sharma's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sharma "Born and raised in Joliet, Dr. Sharma graduated from Joliet West High School in 1993, and continued his college education at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Participating in an accelerated combined degree program integrating engineering and medicine, Dr. Sharma earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in three years and completed medical school at the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School in 2000. Dr. Sharma completed a rotating internship in surgery and internal medicine in 2000- 2001 at Lutheran General Hospital, followed by residency in anesthesiology at RUSH Presbyterian St.-Luke's Medical Center. In 2004, Dr. Sharma furthered his education in interventional pain management with fellowship training at the University of Michigan. As a leader among pain management physicians and co-founding member of Pain & Spine Institute, Dr. Sharma brings significant experience in treating the most difficult pain syndromes to Joliet and the surrounding suburbs Chicago. Special interventional interests include facet neurotomy for spinal arthritis pain, minimally invasive herniated disc decompression, radio-frequency ablation for neuropathic pain, and spinal cord stimulation for failed back surgery syndrome."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sharma "Pain & Spine Institute began in 2007 when founders Samir Sharma, MD and Udit V. Patel DO, MS, came to the conclusion that there was a large population of patients suffering from chronic pain and nowhere to turn for medical relief. Their vision was to create a highly skilled group of pain physicians fully committed to patient care. Currently, Pain & Spine Institute is a leading pain management group servicing the Chicagoland and North West Indiana areas, offering the broadest array of pain management treatments administered by the nation's top physicians. Our physicians are active staff members at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center and active members of Bolingbrook Adventist Hospital."

3  Specialties

  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

37  Conditions Treated


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20  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.


  • R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Advocate Lutheran Gen Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Rush Presby St Luke's M C
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sharma has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sharma's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sharma to family and friends
27 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

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Dr. Sharma's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Sharma is caring, considerate and knowledgeable. He answers all my questions, his explainations are easily understood and he is not in a rush to get to the next patient. I have had good pain relief with his procedures. The staff members are helpful and considerate as well.
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I have been to a number of pain clinics in a few states. All have take about as much time with me as it takes to throw out old fish. Dr. Sharma took the time and effort to find the cause of the discomfort. The folks working in the back are great. I would highly recommend Dr. Sharma.
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Very disappointed in every aspect of this office. I was rescheduled twice, offered several different names of who to talk to regarding billing, was told it would cost me over $6k, was told it would cost me less than $2,300, was told procedure would take 20 minutes, was told procedure would take...more
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