Dr. Terri Dallas-Prunskis, MD

Dr. Terri Dallas-Prunskis, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Female  |  
62 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Terri Dallas-Prunskis earned her medical degree and received her anesthesiology training from Howard University School of Medicine. She then went on to attend the University of New Jersey School of Medicine, where she completed her Pain Management Fellowship. Before co-founding the Illinois Pain Institute, Dr. Dallas-Prunskis was recruited by the University of Chicago to develop and direct its comprehensive pain management center, where she was Chairman for seven years. Besides her medical, academic and business accomplishments, what sets her apart is her warmth and compassion, which she incorporates into her medical practice. She prides herself on building emotional connections with patients through offering nurturing, spiritual guidance and taking the time to get to know them as individuals beyond their medical concerns. She frequently contacts them personally to make sure they are having a positive experience. Pain management doctor, Dallas-Prunskis, regularly makes presentations around the Chicagoland area and is an active member of the American Academy of Pain Management, the McHenry County Medical Society, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the Illinois State Medical Society. She has a strong sense of religious faith and gives back to her community by doing charity work; most recently to raise awareness in the prevention of childhood obesity. In her spare time Dr. Dallas-Prunskis is also an avid triathlon competitor.

Illinois Pain Institute

431 Summit St

Elgin, IL 60120
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Low Back Pain
more than 88% of peers
Back Pain
more than 85% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 81% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dallas-Prunskis "Welcome to the Illinois Pain Institute, Chicagoland’s leading and longest-established, multi-site pain management practice. Our doctors specialize in the precise diagnosis and treatment of neck, back, sciatica, headache and other painful conditions."


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  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Dr. Dallas-Prunskis does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Pain
  • Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Wrist Pain


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  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Injection
  • Intradiscal Electrothermic Therapy (IDET)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty

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.


  • Howard University
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Howard University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Howard University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Of Med And Dentistry Of New Jersey
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University of New Jersey School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

Dr. Dallas-Prunskis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dallas-Prunskis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dallas-Prunskis to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Dallas-Prunskis' Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Shes an excellent diagnostician, shes a careful listener, truly cares about your recovery, and she explains the your treatment options clearly in laymen terms.
in Chicago, IL |
Running a money mill. A patient meets w/ her once & then she has you come back repeatedly for corticosteroid injections. (Literally signing a consent form as you awake from sedation for the next round of very unhelpful injections.) She spends approximately 15 mins in the procedure room (staff preps you). Upon waking, she is gone & has pocketed thousands for that 15 mins. She completely misdiagnosed me, mocked my pain, & was highly resistant to trying a discussing alternative procedures.
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  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
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Hospitals where Dr. Dallas-Prunskis has admitting privileges

Advocate Condell Medical Center
801 S Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
450 W Il Route 22
Barrington, IL 60010
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Advocate Sherman Hospital
1425 N Randall Rd
Elgin, IL 60123
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Alexian Brothers Medical Center
800 Biesterfield Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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Centegra Hospital - McHenry
4201 W Medical Center Dr
McHenry, IL 60050
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Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Elgin
77 N Airlite St
Elgin, IL 60123
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