Dr. Steven Mayer, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation •  Male • Age 44

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Steven Mayer, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Naperville, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Mayer to book an appointment.


Locations

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

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(630) 326-4436
Cadence Group Orthopedics101 E 75th St Ste 100 Naperville, IL 60565
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Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group351 Delnor Dr Ste 410 Geneva, IL 60134
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Orthopaedic Associates of Dupage Ltd27650 Ferry Rd Ste 100 Warrenville, IL 60555
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Not worth the time and effort to see him
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Nov 13, 2019
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I lived with syatic pain in my legs and hips for years and had many MRI and was told that I need surgery to fix it...I went to a surgeon at northwestern and he looked at a x-ray and said why are you here you don't need me your back has normal Wear and tear for your age (49)... He directed me to Dr Mayer he gave me one more MRI because the other one was old and gave me epidural injection and it changed my life...thank you Dr. Mayer
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Sep 28, 2019
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I knew going into my visit that Dr. Mayer has a poor patient review rating. I do not feel all were justified in my case, but he didn't give me anything to work with either. There is nothing "special" about his practice or methods. His follow up is well below average. It is clear he does not have the patients well being as his best interest. I gave him the benefit of doubt (shame on me). He fell short. See at your own risk. Heed others' warnings. I would not recommend. See someone else.
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Sadly Dissapointed in Chicago – Aug 22, 2018
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I went to Dr. Mayer five years ago with intense lower back pain and he really helped with a plan of rehabilitation. He gave me a cortisone injection which relieved the pain and allowed me to get back into physical exercise to keep myself in shape. Recently, I did some stupid exercise routines (excessive jumping and kicking) that caused the pain to reoccur. I went back to see Dr. Mayer again and he helped me get me on a plan to recovery. He listens well and really cares about his patients.
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Charles Schultz in Warrenville – Aug 14, 2018
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Dr. Mayer is a joke. 9 years of my husband suffering and him telling him that he just needed PT for his back problems. We finally found an orthopedic staff that listened to my husband and we now have a diagnosis and a treatment plan and it's NOT PT. Dr. Mayer has no bedside manner, no compassion and feels that physical therapy can solve everything. If you want a real orthopedic group go to Hinsdale Orthopedics. From start to finish what a professional bunch of employees there.
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Winfield – Mar 28, 2018
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He had no clue what was causing my pain. Implied my pain wasn’t real since. He pushed 3 injections. When I got worse on the first injection, he told me that doesn’t ever happen and I must be wrong. I finally went to Loyola and was diagnosed with a twisted sacrum. Too bad Mr. Mayer is an idiot. I wasted way too much in pain and too much drugs with no relief. He was very rude when he found out my pain was due to a car accident. He implied I was making up the pain for insurance. HATE HIM!
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Feb 12, 2018
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Dr. Mayer does not seem concerned about pain issues. Seems to want to push for injections without even reviewing results. Felt like he was not concerned with my well being; did not discuss results of my MRI; and did not address my concerns. Still in pain and not sure what is even wrong. Highly recommend you go elsewhere. Staff is horrible.
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Chicago, IL – Oct 24, 2017
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Felt he didn't listen to symptoms and jumped to conclusions about source of my pain. Condescending at times. Only offered injections without other alternative options. I never once asked for drugs but at time felt I was treated as a drug seeker
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Elgin, IL – Apr 19, 2017
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Dr. Mayer is NOT providing EXCELLENT care. He is quick to decide on things without listening. When I did have a request, I was told that nothing could be changed. Very uncaring.
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I had been having back pain and my back finally went out. So I visited Dr. Mayer, I felt like he didn't listen or seem concerned with the pain I was having. I could barely walk and my blood pressure was pretty high from the pain I was experiencing. He just suggested physical therapy, nothing to help with the pain. I pushed for a MRI and finally got one and found out I had two slipped discs. He seemed surprised and finally recommend injections, which unlike the office visit, went well and helped.
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Dekalb, IL – Mar 29, 2017
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Nice person, easy to talk to and spends time with you. However, he does not take pain seriously. There are many people in chronic pain whose MRIs do not look too bad. He did nothing to help me after the results. I think he may believe most patients are pain medicine addicts. Don't recommend if you need relief!!!
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Does not take your pain seriously! in st charles, il – Jan 06, 2017
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Makes quick decisions with little to no thought about patient well-being or long-term success or even test results.
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Angry in Geneva, IL – Oct 15, 2016
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I would highly recommend Dr. Mayer. He really helped me with my lower back pain and severe problems for over a year. Having been through as much as I have since I last saw him, I really understand the importance of and appreciate even more the fact that he listened to me, he did not immediately jump to any conclusions and he opted for conservative treatments first. He is very caring and compassionate, spent a lot of time with me and was very smart. I trust him completely.
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Renee C in South Elgin, IL – Mar 04, 2016
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Dr. Mayer accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Managed Choice POS
Open Choice PPO
American Enterprise Group
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Humana PPO
Preferred PPO
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Background Check

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. Mayer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mayer treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Mayer treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Neck Muscle Strain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mayer treats Neck Muscle Strain more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Mayer treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mayer treats Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Mayer treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Mayer's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Surgical Pain Management
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

"My philosophy is to incorporate lifestyle modifications (nutrition, exercise, mind-body) into each patient's treatment plan, empowering them to optimize their medical care and outcomes."

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2006
University Of Wisconsin
Residency Hospital
2003
Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • English

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Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Winfield, IL

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital

Geneva, IL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)