Dr. Thomas Pontinen, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
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Age 37
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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.

2007 75th St

Woodridge, IL 60517

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Dr. Thomas Pontinen, MD

Dr. Thomas Pontinen, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Pontinen's Experience

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


  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

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


  • 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

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.


  • University Of St Thomas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University Of Illinois
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • University Of Illinois
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pontinen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pontinen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pontinen to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Pontinen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Chicago, IL |
Amazing doctor and person. Best pain physician in the city.
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 accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Pontinen has admitting privileges

Saint Anthony Hospital
2875 W 19th St
Chicago, IL 60623
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