Dr. Thomas Pontinen, MD

Dr. Thomas Pontinen, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 37
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Dr. Thomas Pontinen, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Woodridge, IL and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus in 2008 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.

2007 75th St

Woodridge, IL 60517

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas


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

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated


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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.


  • 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)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Pontinen's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

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.
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in Chicago, IL
He's a great doctor and just a great guy in general. Really caring. Changed my life.
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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...more
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