Dr. Sheila Dugan, MD

Dr. Sheila Dugan, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Female  ·  
55 y/o

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Dr. Sheila Dugan, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 20 years. She specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and sports medicine.

University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

1725 W Harrison St Ste 855

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 94% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
more than 87% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
more than 85% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dugan "I see patients that have either pain complaints or performance problems - maybe an athlete who's having trouble performing in their sport or maybe somebody who's having trouble going from sitting to standing. My particular area of most interest is what's called pelvic floor, which is a sling of muscles that's sort of from front to back and from side to side, from one hip to the other. And through these muscles comes your sphincters for urinating, having bowel movements, intimacy. And I take care of pain with intimacy. I take care of urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, patients that have had surgery in their abdomen who now have abdominal and pelvic pain. I get a lot of satisfaction out of really listening, Why did you come to see me today? And how can I really help the patient figure out what is the root of the problem? And then work with them. So I work with them. I give them suggestions. If they don't go home and do their exercises, the muscle function won't change. If they don't follow up and see a psychotherapist, then the anxiety doesn't go away - it's going to be hard to manage their pain. So really I get satisfied by watching the patient transform and get their health back."
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2  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

45  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • The University Of Chicago Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Rehab Inst Chicago/Northwestern U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dugan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Sheila Dugan, MD
This doctor is patronizing, condescending and rude. She gave up on me and told me that there was no hope for me. She refused to order treatment that was advised by other health care professionals. Do not waste your time going to her.
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Feb 15, 2018
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She was abrupt, dismissive of my pain, and completely missed my diagnosis, which I later learned from Mayo Clinic is nonrelaxing pelvic floor dysfunction causing rectal evacuation disorder. Instead of suggesting I see a GI specialist, she told me to go SWIMMING on a regular basis. I kid you not....Read More
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I would highly recommend this Dr. Really professional and thorough.
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Kirstie in Chicago, IL – Dec 17, 2016
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Dr. Dugan did a thorough evaluation and asked a lot of questions to determine the source of pain and treatment for the pain. I would highly recommend her.
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Barb Laski in Crete, IL – Jul 27, 2016
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She is very professional, thoughtful, and a good listener. I've seen her for several different problems, and she has found ways to help relieve my pain and he'll my back.for referrals for physical therapy were all outstanding. When I had questions I was easily able to reach her. She explains things...Read More
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Mar 11, 2016
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