Dr. Timothy Petsche, MD

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Age 49
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Dr. Timothy Petsche, MD
Dr. Timothy Petsche, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Elgin, IL. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Petsche is affiliated with Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Elgin, Advocate Sherman Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.

Elgin Office

1975 Lin Lor Ln Ste Plaza

Elgin, IL 60123

Contact Information

(847) 468-1400

Dr. Timothy Petsche, MD

Dr. Timothy Petsche, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HFN
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Petsche's Experience

Dr. Petsche's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Sports Medicine
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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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.


  • Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • General Surgery, University Of Illinois At Chicago Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago Hospital, Orthopedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Miami Sports Medicine Fellowship Health South Doctors' Hospital, Miami, Fl
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Petsche has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Petsche's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Petsche to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Petsche's 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 (12)
I found Dr Petsche to be arrogant, condescending and completely out of touch. My board certified Chiro is FAR more knowledgeable. The quality of my consult was seriously hindered by his rush to leave. After spending >1h having multiple xrays taken for a painful and debilitating joint condition Ive waited years to address, he and his staff simply shoved inconclusive PT orders in my hand and ran out the door. They were actually annoyed that I asked for a dvd of my xrays. Turn, and RUN!!
in Geneva, IL |
Dr. Petsche is extremely knowledgeable, confident surgeon and an awesome person. I would highly recommend him. I fractured my fibula and tibia of right leg. Dr. Petsche explained everything in detail so that, I understood the surgery and what would happen after. He was very patient with us and answered all questions. He repaired my leg and I 'm making a remarkable recovery.
in Elgin, IL |
Dr. Petsche treated me for recurrent shoulder pain and correctly diagnosed my condition and recommended several treatment options before I elected to undergo surgery to correct chronic inflammation of my biceps tendon. I found Dr. Petsche to be an outstanding listener and talented surgeon. He earned my trust and respect with his knowledge and calm/reassuring demeanor. I highly recommend Dr. Petsche for orthopedic care.
in Batavia, Il |
I experienced a work related accident. Dr. Petsche immediately diagnosed the injury and offered solutions as well as his recommendation(s). Extremely professional & kind. The process I elected was surgery on my bicep. The surgery was completed quickly by Dr. Petsche and the entire process was done in an amazing fashion. Dr. Petsche & his entire staff were extremely kind, professional, & accommodating. Very low pain from surgery & my scar is extremely small (and almost invisible)
in Geneva, IL |
I tore the meniscus in my knee running, that led me to Dr Petsche. Every office visit and exam, he was very straightforward about the situation I was in and clear regarding my options. I was hopeful that I would run again. I had surgery this past June to repair the meniscus, and through the entire process Dr Petsche and his entire staff was really great. He was always very clear about what I should expect and what I should be doing through every step of recovery. I'lI be running again soon!
in Elgin, IL |
Dr. Petsche is great. Very knowledgeable and very personal. I love his matter-of-fact nature and the fact that he REALLY knows his stuff.
in Algonquin, IL |
Dr Petsche is not only a phanominal surgeon, he also has a phanominal bed side manner! I am 79 years old, missed a step and fell, and landed in the ER with a terribly fractured femur. Dr Petsche saw me in the ER and reassured me that he would be able to repair my splintered and terribly broken femur and reassured me that everything would be just fine. Here I am less than 3 mos. and back to myself! Dr Petsche is not only a gifted surgeon, he is an awesome person!
in St Charles, IL |
History of 10yrs- My spouse 1st saw Dr. Petsche in 2007 w/ meniscus surgery. I had ACL & MCL surgery 2009. Our teens also see Dr. P. He's accurate w/ diagnosis, current w/ medical & technical advances & focuses on productive recovery plans. His entire team is professional, efficient & personable. Recently, our teen tore his meniscus in football practice while I was traveling. His team (Mary, Sue, Judy, Jim, Dr. Sostak, Dr. P) put us at ease handling our son w/ kit gloves until we could return!!
in South Elgin, IL |
Dr. Petsche, his medical staff and his office staff made me feel very comfortable. They are knowledgeable and professional. A few months ago I shattered my knee-cap. Today, thanks to Dr. Petsche's surgical skills (and physical therapy), my knee has close-to-normal range-of-motion. I knew from the start that I was in good hands. Thanks Doc...
in Pingree Grove, IL |
Dr. Petsche is a great doctor he spent a lot of time with me explained all aspect of what I would go through after surgery of my rotator cuff repair. His team are really good people. I would highly recommend Dr. Petsche great guy.
Bellevue, WA |
I would highly recommend Dr. Petsche as he is extremely knowledgeable and a great surgeon. My daughter tore her ACL and Meniscus and he was great with her. He took very good care of her and she was very comfortable with him ( even though she was extremely distraught and emotional!). Dr. Petsche explained everything in detail so that we all understood the surgery and what would happen after. He was very patient with us and answered all questions.
in Aurora, IL |
He was very confident and I really liked that. He told me he knew what he was doing and he was good at it.I really like that in him!! I had a very pleasant experience. The only pain I had was when I initially went to see him. He repaired a double tear on my meniscus and drained a cyst. I had no pain after the cortisone shot and then the surgery came and went and still no pain. 6 weeks into the surgery and I'm making a remarkable recovery says The Doc himself The overall experience was A+.
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Dr. Petsche accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • HFN
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Petsche has admitting privileges

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
300 Randall Rd
Geneva, IL 60134
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Advocate Sherman Hospital
1425 N Randall Rd
Elgin, IL 60123
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Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Elgin
77 N Airlite St
Elgin, IL 60123
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