Dr. Thomas Hudgins, MD

Dr. Thomas Hudgins, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Thomas Hudgins, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Glenview, IL. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.

2180 Pfingsten Rd # 2000

Glenview, IL 60026

Contact Information

(847) 503-4500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Nerve Block
very high
more than 99% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Hudgins "Overuse injuries are the most common musculoskeletal complaints in the athletic and non athletic population.  As a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist I will diagnose, treat and manage acute joint, orthopedic and spine conditions to facilitate return to function in a timely manner. I treat a wide demographic of patients encompassing adolescents, adults, geriatrics."


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dropfoot
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Damage - Amyl Alcohol
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • 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
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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.


  • The Warren Alpert Medical School Of Brown University
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Evanston Hospital-Northwestern University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hudgins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hudgins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hudgins to family and friends
based on 51 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Hudgins' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • 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 (14)
Skokie, IL |
I waited almost 2 months for an appointment with this doctor. His assistant spent maybe 20 minutes collecting my information. When the doctor finally came in, he told me that there is nothing he can do to help me. That is all. Go see a rheumatologist. How cold can one be? I’d skip this guy and find someone who cares.
Naples, FL |
I was hoping to see if I could avoid surgery and sought Dr Hudgin’s advice regarding several issues with neck. After trying out cortisone shots and other methods we realized surgery would be the best thing for me. I appreciated his kind and thorough attention and the fact that he provided a more objective view prior to taking the big step of surgery.
Lake Forest, IL |
Pinpointed the problem after numerous unsuccessful visits to other physicans. Runs on time too.
in Wilmette, IL |
Not sure what the other reviews are about... I saw Dr. Hudgins for a herniated disc. He spent a lot of time with me. He was kind, answered my many questions. I did get a cortisone epidural with him and he was great through the whole procedure. I continue to see him and he's wonderful.
Chicago |
Having dealt with back pain for 2 years, Dr. Hudgins spent all of 10 minutes with me. Filling out the paperwork took longer. He recommended an epidural, which did not work. I reacted poorly, fainted, and the Dr. was nowhere to be found. I requested a standing desk at work, requiring a doctors note, that he refused to write, despite my pain being worse when sitting. Ultimately, Dr. Hudgins recommended taking 4 Aleve for the rest of my life. I'm so glad I paid $$$ for that diagnosis. 500 charact
Brookfield, IL |
Had a bad feeling when I met him. But I was desperate so I let him inject cortisone into my lower back. That day he paid no attention to me didn't even tell me what he was doing through the procedure. The cortisone did not work I went back for a follow-up and he said go home and do your exercises and prescribe painkillers for me.
Highland Park, IL |
My internist told me there was only one to see on the North Shore and he lives up to the hype. Spent time with me and determined the cause of my pain, an unexpected source. I am back on track now and so grateful.
North Chicago, IL |
worst experience with this Dr. went to see him for constant back and shoulder pain for him to only see me about 15 minutes and told me I move to well and he could do a MRI of my shoulder but wasn't going to. been dealing with this for 6 months now. told me to go back to my dr, to be referred to a homeopathic dr.which my pcp referred me to him in the first place. told me there's nothing he can do for me. went to see someone else and found out I have a complete tear of my shoulder. never again!
in Evanston, IL |
If I could give him a zero I would. He does not listen, did not read my history, refused to correct a problem a nurse made that left me vulnerable and needing ER visit. Did not follow through with the contract he had signed regarding best practices by him and his staff. He is incompetent under emergency situations. No problem solving skills, ZERO ability to listen and trust the patient. He assumed drugseeking without reading history or talking with ANYONE who was familiar with my case.
Elk Grove Village, IL |
Very unprofessional doctor, not listening patient and not giving any advice how to solve a problem. The only thing he knows how to do it is epidural injection !!!!!!! He does not even care where the main pain coming from!!!!! Epidural injection in your neck without any explanation !!!! Do not trust this doctor!!!!
Wilmette, IL |
Found him though a magazine that rated him one of the best in Chicago, I'd concur, he found the origin of my pain, it wasn't as simple as a disc herniation as other doctors were suggesting.
in Evanston, IL |
didn't take the time to even read my chart before the appt., was recommending back surgery not realizing i had never received a spinal epidural. if i spent 3 minutes with him that would be generous. all the arrogance of 'House' with none of the charm.
Dr Hudgins performed a painless flawless cortisone injection. Great guy who knows his stuff!
I will never go to this doctor ever again. He couldn't have left the exam room any faster, or cared any less about my condition. He was in the exam room for literally four minutes , and rushed out with any concern for questions I had. His staff was very nice though.
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  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Hudgins has admitting privileges

Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
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Glenbrook Hospital
2100 Pfingsten Rd
Glenview, IL 60026
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Highland Park Hospital
777 Park Ave W
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Skokie Hospital
9600 Gross Point Rd
Skokie, IL 60076
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