Dr. Stanford Tack, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 63

Dr. Tack
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Illinois Bone and Joint Institute LLC Libertyville, IL

720 Florsheim Dr Libertyville, IL 60048

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(847) 247-4000

Dr. Stanford Tack, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Libertyville, IL and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advocate Condell Medical Center and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tack to book an appointment.

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Dr. Tack's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Tack accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Dr. Tack's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tack

3.5

Based on 45 ratings

5 Stars
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Seemed like the DR was too busy to actually listen and meet with me. Literally my entire visit was less than 5 minutes. He barely listened - ushered me to another nurse to make a MRI appointment and left. Got my MRI and radio silence. I've called them 4 times for my results. No reply. Just found out today that I have to schedule a face to face appointment with him to find out the results! No one said a thing and no one has called me back. By the way - if he's "burried" as the nurse said - then don't accept new patients!
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  • Office environment
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 23, 2021
I accompanied my mother to her appointment to see Dr Tack. From the moment he walked in he came across as extremely arrogant with a rude bed side manner. My mother has had back pain for years but recently has become worse. My mother is hard worker and has had to call off many times due to severe back pain that radiates down her legs. She has trouble sleeping as she wakes up in pain. Dr Tack then asked " Well, what would you like me to do, an xray"? I replied " Shouldn't you be the one to decide what needs to be done"? He was not happy with me and it was obvious. After the xray, he stated that he couldn't see anything wrong with her back. Gave her muscle relaxers & told her to take ibuprofen. I explained to my mother that this was wrong and he didn't seem to care. I called around and was able to get her into a new physician. Turns out she has 3 herniated disc among a couple other issues. She had to have surgery. I would not recommend Tack. With an ego of his magnitude - STAY FAR AWAY!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Nick2019 – Feb 06, 2020
Worse doctor experience, horrible attitude and bedside manner. My husband was in horrible pain and could not walk, stand, sit. After running 45 minutes late for appointment Dr Tack came in for two minutes at most. Checked my husbands knee reflexes and said well its just acute pain, no disc issues and walked out while we were asking him questions. I would never recommend him to anyone.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Marvin Schaefer – Nov 20, 2019
Dr tack practices very inappropriate habits w his patients. He lies to patients, barely acknowledges the patient and even goes so far as to openly and freely say disparaging remarks about other medical professionals.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Kristin – Jul 19, 2019
Dr. Tack was patient, attentive, & kind from my first visit with him to my last. I had a bulging disc, two actually, & at first, we were going to try shots & physical therapy. Something must have happened because the pain became unbearable, resulting in an ER visit at 3 AM. Anyway, my wife called IBJI & left a message for Dr. Tack, who called her back pretty much right away from his home--I'm not sure many doctors would do this--& we scheduled arthroplasty. The next day I was all better!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Matt in Grayslake, IL – Apr 24, 2018
One of the best, straight to the point, no small talk doctors I have ever encountered. Within minutes of reviewing my MRI he found the problem that two other doctors never saw, did a L4/L5 fusion surgery & ended my years of pain. Recovery was easy, all you have to do is walk! I was walking 2 miles a day 4 weeks after surgery. Thank you Dr. Tack
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Joe K. in Waukegan, IL – Nov 07, 2017
Went to see Dr Tack for pain in my neck. At my visit he never even looked at or did any type of exam of my neck. Suggested I take Aleve for 2 weeks. I asked about doing an MRI because I had been in pain for over 3 months. He said "an MRI won't show anything". I saw another Dr who prescribed the MRI. I had 1 bulging disc and 2 herniated discs. Clearly something that shows on an MRI. His arrogance during appt was only outdone by his arrogance in not responding to my question of his MRI statement.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Jeff Matheson in Lake Villa, IL – Sep 28, 2017
Dr. Tack reviewed my x-rays and MRI's and recommended fusion surgery for my back issues (L4--L5). He explained all the options very clearly. The surgery went very well. Three months later I am progressing nicely with physical therapy. I am very impressed with Dr. Stanford Tack and the amazing team at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. I am looking forward to further improvement. Many thanks to their whole team!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Larry Dubisz in Gurnee, IL – Sep 20, 2017
I had to see Dr. Tack due to a workers comp claim. The appointment had to be rescheduled twice due to his office's request, 6 weeks later we met to have him conduct his evaluation. You would think or hope after that long of a period a doctor would have taken the consideration to read the reports that were provided to him. After 1.5 hours, he entered and promptly said I reached maximum medical improvement. I suppose if you are paying him for surgery he's fine, but if it's a W.C. case, forget it
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Peter in Orland Park, IL – Sep 07, 2017
I had two bad disks in my neck that were causing some pinched nerves in my right shoulder. Dr. Tack and his staff worked with our insurance to get a double disk replacement instead of the usual fusion for someone my age. The surgery went well, went home without a neck brace, and never had to take the prescribed pain meds. Within a week I was out walking and building up strength. Within four weeks any small little related pains were gone, and within six weeks back to physical job unrestricted.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Ken B. in Antioch, IL – Jan 18, 2017
I was lucky to have gone outside of the North Shore system to have my back operated on by this fine Dr. My Dr. at NS refused to believe that my continued and worsening pain was to due to the 2 surgeries he did on my spine.After MRIsCTs& Xrays-he still insisted he was right.I went to Tack with the same films&he immediately saw the problem&I was operated on. From the 1st 2 surgeries,pieces were everywhere.DrTack not only fixed my back,he also found a postionous NS piece embedded in me,saving me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Valerie H. in Lake Bluff,IL – Nov 19, 2016
Dr. does a great job. My surgery was a good experience and I would highly recommend Dr. Tack. He really know his job. Everything went very smooth and not at all stressful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Kevin in McHenry, IL – Oct 13, 2016
I just experienced the scariest surgery of my life-had to have a spinal fusion for my lower back. Surgery was my last resort but I couldn't live with the constant pain in my lower back and legs. I am 3 months post surgery & I feel great! It was a tough recovery-but totally worth it! The leg pain has been gone since day 1 post surgery! And, at 8-10 weeks post surgery, I began to feel "normal" again. Still working on stamina & leg strength, but I am free of the horrible, constant pain. Thanks, Dr.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Donna M in Gurnee, IL – Aug 21, 2016
Worst Doctors experience ever. Doctor walked into the room like he was the greatest thing on earth, then didn't talk, I discussed what was wrong he just shook his had and then said lets do a MRI maybe that will tell us something then walked out without even a nice to meet you. I would avoid Dr Tack. Also the Nurse had nothing to say wouldnt look you in the eyes. The following day the MRI was denied and all they did was call us and told us to basically figure it out for ourselves.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My goal is to provide state of the art, cost effective, and proven care strategies for adult patients seeking care for spine conditions, and reconstructive...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Rush Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1990
University Ill College Med
Residency Hospital
1986
U Ill Coll Med
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School
1980
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate School
1980
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Stanford Tack, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tack frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tack treats.

Where is Dr. Stanford Tack, MD's office located?

Dr. Tack's office is located at 720 Florsheim Dr, Libertyville, IL 60048. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Illinois Bone and Joint Institute LLC Libertyville, IL

Illinois Bone and Joint Institute LLC Libertyville, IL720 Florsheim Dr Libertyville, IL 60048
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Advocate Condell Medical Center

Libertyville, IL

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

8 Awards Received

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Lake Forest, IL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)