Dr. Steven Potaczek, MD

Dr. Steven Potaczek, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
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Dr. Steven Potaczek, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Galesburg, IL and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

3315 N Seminary St

Galesburg, IL 61401

Contact Information

(309) 344-1000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Potaczek performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Potaczek's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Potaczek does not have any board certifications listed.

92  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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46  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
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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

  • Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Potaczek has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Potaczek has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Potaczek's Reviews

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Potaczek to family and friends
25 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Potaczek's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I have been seeing Dr Potaczek for about 10 years. He did shoulder decompression on both shoulders and carpal tunnel surgery on my left wrist. I wouldn't trust any other Dr. And he will always be my go-to for any orthopedic issues.
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I was under the care of a surgeon at Great Plains in Peoria and I drove to Galesburg to Dr. Potaczek for a second opinion as to surgery. I was so impressed with Dr. Potaczek, I will transfer my records and care to him. He is plain spoken and very knowledgeable. He explained options to surgery so...more
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I was taking prescription pain medication for severe osteoarthritis of my hip for five years prior to replacement surgery by Dr. Potacek. Within six weeks of surgery, I was riding my bicycle 20-30 miles per week, within 12 weeks, I was lifting weights 3-4 times per week and for the first time in...more
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