Dr. Victoria Brander, MD

Dr. Victoria Brander, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Victoria Brander, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 32 years. She graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.

680 N Lake Shore Dr # 924

Chicago, IL 60611

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Brander "My focus is on a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to the treatment of joint pain and arthritis. I believe in first finding the exact cause of pain, and then  exhausting all nonsurgical treatments prior to considering surgery. I focus on exercise, physical therapy, integrative therapies, diet, medications, injectible agents, orthotics, patient education and surgery when indicated. I am involved in teaching and research at the University setting, and believe this helps me bring the state-of-the-art in care and treatment to the patient's bedside."

1  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

1  Board Certifications

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

73  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain


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9  Procedures

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.


  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • West Suburban Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern Unversity
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brander has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brander's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brander to family and friends
18 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Brander's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

very with-it doctor
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She is overloaded and doesn't have time to follow up with her patients. Terrible. I tried to get an appointment after having an allergic reaction to medication she prescribed and she didn't respond. Their nurse repainted with an apology that she never called me back. I'm looking. For care...more
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Dr. Brander is very knowledgeable and actual spends time hearing you and managing your situation. She is also exceptional at educating you on how to deal with your diagnosis. If you are looking for a loving caring Doctor she is your choice.
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Excellent at diagnosing the problem. Offering options of care and rehabilitation tailored to my needs. Explanations in terms I can understand and identify with. Great staff and team. Have recommended her to multiple friends. All have thanked him for recommending her.
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