Dr. Zeeshan Ahmad, MD

Dr. Zeeshan Ahmad, MD

Interventional Spine Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Zeeshan Ahmad, MD is an interventional spine medicine specialist in Rockford, IL and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Dow Med Coll in 1990 and specializes in interventional spine medicine, pain medicine, and more.Read his story

5875 E Riverside Blvd

Rockford, IL 61114

Contact Information

(815) 381-7382

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
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more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
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more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Ahmad's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ahmad "I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you more about myself, my training, and how I became committed to healthcare. My family immigrated to Pakistan from India, where my father worked his way through college to earn a degree in engineering. From a very early age my father stressed upon me the importance of education. His commitment to achieving his own degree made a deep and lasting impression on me. Though my father was a strong influence in guiding me toward a medical career, it was our family physician who was the role model sparking the true inspiration and interest inside me to follow this path. I pursued my early training in Karachi, Pakistan where I earned my undergraduate degree at Dow Medical College. I then completed a first internship in Internal Medicine at Civil Hospital, and an additional internship in surgery at the Institute of Urology and Transplantation before moving to the United States to continue my studies. Upon relocating, I completed a four-year residency program at Louisiana State University in New Orleans where I trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation. After completing my residency, I pursued further specialization through a three-year fellowship in Orthopedics, Spine, Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine with specific experience and training in Interventional Pain Management at Portner Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Inc., in Honolulu, Hawaii. At OrthoIllinois, I bring over eleven years' of clinical experience in the conservative treatment of spine pain utilizing physical therapy, medicine and injection techniques. I appreciate the trust you have placed in me to help you on the road to recovery and look forward to working together to build an appropriate treatment plan for your specific needs. Sincerely,Zeeshan Ahmad, MD"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ahmad "It is my practice philosophy to help each patient return to their lifestyle goals through non-surgical treatments whenever possible. To reach this goal, I begin with a thorough patient history to help better understand the factors influencing the patient's condition. This review of medical history is followed by a physical examination for further anatomical detection of the pain source."

6  Specialties

  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Spine Physiatry

3  Board Certifications

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

54  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Upper Back Pain
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7  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Dow Med Coll
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Louisana State U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Portner Orthopedic Rehabilitation Inc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Zeeshan Ahmad, MD
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Knowledgeable and willing to share information which I find many doctors do not do. Willing to go into detail as to what would work and why other options would not. I was pleased with the doctors manner and would recommend him.
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I was referred to Dr. Ahmad because of long-standing neck and back pain. The over-the-counter pain medications I have been taking for years are less and less effective. I went into this visit prepared with information regarding medication history, my exercise regimen, & other info downloaded from...Read More
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