Dr. Samir Sharma, MD

Dr. Samir Sharma, MD

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Dr. Samir Sharma, MD is an anesthesiology doctor who practices in Joliet, IL. He has been practicing for 17 years. Read his story

744 Essington Rd

Joliet, IL 60435

Contact Information

(815) 729-0700

Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Sharma's Experience

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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."
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Specialties

  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pain Management
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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.

Education

  • 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
4.4
based on 26 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Sharma Says:

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Dr. Sharma's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Joliet, IL |
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.
Chicago, IL |
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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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Hospitals where Dr. Sharma has admitting privileges

Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center
333 North Madison Street
Joliet, IL 60435
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