Dr. Thomas Pontinen, MD


Pain Medicine | Male

Dr. Thomas Pontinen, MD
Dr. Thomas Pontinen, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Woodridge, IL. He is 37 years old and has been practicing for 9 years. Dr. Pontinen is affiliated with Saint Anthony Hospital.

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Patient Comments (4)
in Chicago, IL |
Amazing doctor and person. Best pain physician in the city.
in Chicago, IL |
Best doctor I've ever met. Caring, genuine, and competent. Took extra time to really explain everything to me in a way I could understand.
in Chicago, IL |
He's a great doctor and just a great guy in general. Really caring. Changed my life.
in Bade |
First of all every time you asked Dr. Pontinen a question his answers were typically text book words like he was impressing himself, didn't do a thing for me. Your not talking yo your professors at schools. I thought that was very rude. Speak in lay mens terms.How would you like it if we did that to you? Belittled you in front of all your co-workers. You not the only one who knows alot of book words. Be kind to one another !!
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Dr. Pontinen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis


  • Medical School
    University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus

    Graduated in 2008

  • Internship Hospital
    Albert Einstein Medical Center

    Completed in 2009

  • Residency Hospital
    Albert Einstein Medical Center

    Completed in 2010

    University of Illinois

    Completed in 2013

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Illinois

    Completed in 2014

  • Undergraduate School
    University of St Thomas

    Graduated in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate