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Dr. Samir Sharma, MD

Anesthesiology ·  Male

Dr. Sharma

Pain & Spine Institute

744 Essington Rd Joliet, IL 60435

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Dr. Samir Sharma, MD is an anesthesiology specialist in Joliet, IL and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci in 2000 and specializes in anesthesiology, pain medicine anesthesiology, and more.

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I was a patient of Dr. Sharma in 2005 when he was in a different practice. He was the most compassionate empathetic doctor and seemed very committed to helping me get rid of my pain. I had already been to another pain doctor without success. He listened to me and tried a new drug that had just been approved by the FDA and it worked so well! I was so sad when he left that practice but so thrilled to find him in Joliet. He truly cares about his patients.
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Dr. Sharma is extremely knowledgeable in pain management. He explains everything to the patient in great detail until you understand it well. After visiting with Dr. Sharma you know that he cares deeply for his patients and he will do the best he can to get you pain free.
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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 over an hour. When I asked for a refill on medication I was told I would have to come in for a follow up (after holding for 15 min). A follow up from what??? I never was able to get treatment!! Avoid!
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About Me

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 wa...


  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine


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


  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • English


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(815) 729-0700

Dr. Sharma accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Sharma's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average