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Fabulous pain specialists! The doctors are thorough, friendly, and have deep knowledge (especially Dr. Mehta). All of the staff is friendly and welcoming and appointments are on time. The facility is up-to-date and very clean. I have been extremely impressed from day one with the skills and knowledge. I highly recommend Premier Pain & Spine.
Gina Gatlin
I have already told a friend of mine to call Dr.Arpen Patel.She also has back problems. I really like him,he is very caring to his patients,and takes care of you. He's very honest,and says it like it is. I won't go to anyone else. The nurses are super also.
Carol Gray
I have been driving over an hour each way to the Schaumburg location for a few years now and I wouldn't go anywhere else. Not only is the staff amazing so are the doctors!!! They listen to your pains and don't ever make you feel your issues are in your head. Love them!!!
Tammy Bush- Marriner-Pugh
Dr Arpan Patel and his staff have been professional, efficient and caring. I have experienced only positive interactions in all my appointments.
Chris Lyons
So glad I went here. I had severe chronic pain in my lower back. Turns out I have Spinal Stenosis a moderate case. Dr Dasgupta performed an epidural steroid injection in lumbar and SI joint areas. Now there is no pain. It has been 6 months. If you have pain anywhere, I strongly recommend Premier Pain and Spine
Edward Walter
I've been managing severe back and neck pain for nearly ten years, while trying to retain my quality of active life. I find Dr Dasgupta and the whole staff here to be compassionate, fair and efficient. When dealing with chronic pain, it's as important to work with someone who makes sure you don't abuse medicine as it is to attain pain relief. I trust this place for both. I still live in pain, but thanks to Premier it doesn't rule or ruin my life.
Kim Reynolds
The staff is wonderful..just can't say enough about them!! Dr Dasgupta is the best. Listens.. takes time to answer your questions..gentle..so very knowledgeable always professional just a great Dr. I have recommended many people to him.
Marie Castiglione Gregory
Dr. Chekka is my favorite doctor, he gets it. Always showing patience and compassion.
Anonymous
Julia is professional, attentive, sympathetic, and responds to my pain management. She has treated me with respect, kindness, and top notch medical treatment. Dre Mehta is also Terrific. I'm proud to list my name because of how well I have been and am treated.
Richard Romero
I am very happy here since December 2012 with Dr Dasgupta and the staff is also great. I receive excellent care and would recommend to everyone.
Anonymous
I'm typing for my mom, Marie Scaccianoce she's been a patient for years mom says that the staff and doctors are the kindest, caring and empathetic group of people she has ever met, the doctors listen to her and work with her to find a solution for her pain and suffering. Mom says God bless them all.
Marie Scaccianoce
I just started a course of pain relief treatments under the direction of an exceptional pain management Physician Dr, Omar Said in the MacNeal pain center. I like to take the opportunity to express my overwhelming praise for this great doctor, let me first say that I'm an elderly gentleman that is extremely scared and frightened of doctors. Under the advice of an overwhelming recommendation of my wife and disabled son. Dr. Said is it compassion thorough detail caring and sympathetic and very knowledgeable and explain things thoroughly prior to the procedure to make sure you entirely understanding prior and during the process to make you feel Very comfortable. Postop and after care is exceptionally detailed and thorough I felt like this Doctor helps you feel no pain before during and after your procedure. Dr. Omar Said is an extremely gifted medical professional with a superior awesome bedside manner. I with no doubt and hesitation give him five platinum stars. He takes the pain out of pain that seems like an oxymoron but it's completely true. Thank you!
Stanley Tloczek
Dr. Said and his staff are extremely professional, kind, and caring. They listen to the patient to help find a solution to your suffering. Highly Highly recommended. My story: I had gone to several back specialist Northwestern and Rush. Both confirmed I have a disc problem and both prescribed physical therapy/PT after taking an MRI. PT did almost nothing for my back the pain was so bad some days I could hardly get out of bed. Went back to Northwestern and they said I was not a candidate for back surgery and If I wanted it they could not guarantee it would work. I ended up see Dr. Omar Said through the recommendation of my mother. Dr. Said mentioned that he could administer a shot in my back to elevate the pain and possibly strengthen the problem with the disc. Over the course of 2 years I initially was getting 1 shot every 4 months after 3 shots it was once every 6 months then I thought I may not need another shot till I was hit by a 17 year old kid and rolled my car for the second time. The first accidental rollover was caused by black ice. I am now receiving shots once every 4-5 month but they are helping again. No other doctor ever mentioned shot before Dr. Said. I am forever thankful. I am able to stay active maybe not as much as I would like but I am not bed ridden. I able to work, fish, kayak, and do other multiple actives I know my limits I don't always respect my limits but at least I am able to enjoy life again.
Scott Phillips
Excellent - Physician Assistant Jeff is Thorough and informative.
John S.
5/5 Stars! Always caring and compassionate!
Debbie G.
Everyone is so patient and understanding. Everyone above and beyond the call of duty!
Juanita FC
Arpan Patel Love him, very courteous 12 out of 10 - love the staff!
Tracy P.
Best place ever! Thank you for helping the pain go away! I wish I found you guys right away because I suffered and no one helped me the way you did. I saw Dr. Dasgupta.
Holly G
Awesome place. Appointments are prompt. Staff is great. Dr Patel kind, thorough and took away my pain!
Kathy D.
Dr Mehta is awesome! Really helps Roy's back pain for almost a year per procedure.
Dawn S
I've had injections for lower back pain before, but , it wasn't until I found Dr. Said at the Downers Grove location that I actually got some relief AND I didn't even need any anesthesia! I never felt the injection! PPS really knows their stuff!!
Sue S
Both my husband and I were EXTREMELY pleased with Dr. Patel and the amount of time and patience he spent with us answering our questions. After multiple referrals to other physicians, CT scans, MRIs, medications,etc, it is finally nice to have someone listen for a chance and realize that my symptoms are real and I am not going crazy. 20+ years of the nursing field has taken its toll on my body and I don’t want to spend it the rest being miserable. Thank you Dr. Patel!!
Robin G.
I saw Dr. Mehta a few months ago. Initially, I was skeptical due to the fact he looks quite young, but his confidence and bedside manner was excellent. I subsequently had an injection and within days I was 100% better. Dr. Mehta advised me the dangers of narcotics, and he helped me off of them for good!! None of my other physicians I have ever seen have given me the quality of life that Dr. Mehta has given me. I am truly grateful for this, and have referred friends to see him as well. God Bless.
R.P.
Wonderful, friendly, and caring staff as well as the doctors.
April Haynes
They take time to listen! Very Knowledgeable! Great job don’t change!
David Gregory
I am a 62 year old man who has been afflicted with lower back disease for many years. I have had surgery, many injections, physical therapy, etc. I have been a patient of neurosurgeons and a pain specialist in the Northshore. I was in such pain that I had practically given up, until I was referred to Dr. Patel. I phoned him and was seen immediately. He reviewed my MRI and assessed my overall situation, recommending a radio frequency nerve ablation.It has now been completed and I am hopeful that my pain level will be significantly reduced. What I gained was the confidence of dealing with a loving, caring, kind an sensitive physician. The office staff is outstanding, accessible, professional and displays a unique human dimension. They are patient, kind, and caring. I am now in great hands, and would recommend this firm to anyone. The physicians have the latest training, and the firm knows the most current state of the art cutting edge solutions to resolving pain.
Avrom Fox
I found the staff, everyone from the front office to the doctors to be extremely friendly, caring, and compassionate. I am a practice manager of a surgical clinic and I only hope that my staff is as impressive.
Sherri Leach
Mike and I would never go anywhere else for treatment. Premier Pain is the best and we love and trust everyone here. Thank you for your care and treatment. Please know how much it means to us.
Patricia Tischler
Dr. Amish Patel is very reassuring and I felt comfortable with his care.
Mary Osborne
I found Dr. Dasgupta and all of the staff very compassionate. My pain was greatly relieved with only 2 injections. My life has changed. Thank you!
Catherine Domres
Dr. Arpan Patel was very informative and reassuring about the procedure.
Karen McQuillen
The entire staff was 5 star exceptional & took the time to discuss my problem and the procedure I was about to experience. The injection itself was painless & I was very comfortable during the entire procedure. My nurse told me the most pain I would feel, was her having to insert an IV as I elected for mild sedation. She was 120% correct. My fear was quickly removed. So if any one who reads this that has anxiety and nervous about this type of procedure, you have nothing fear. You will be in excellent hands with Dr. Amish Patel. Thank you Doctor for your time and making me comfortable.
Gary Davison
Jamie Mestan
Rosemary Ramirez
Today I visited PPS for the first time and I cannot say enough wonderful things about the care I received. From the moment you walk in the office, you are greeted by kind and caring staff. Then I met Dr. Amish Patel. He spent a lot of time consulting and examing me; I never felt rushed! He was extremely attentive to my needs, pain and care. I wish all doctors were as caring and as attentive as he was. I will definitely recommend him!
Barbara Mickel-Buckley
Pam Mersinger
Dr. Mehta and Jeffrey Johnson have been awesome at helping me through treatment for my back problems. The staff is super friendly and considerate. Great treatment center!
Matt B.
I thank Dr Amit Mehta and his entire staff for being so helpful & compassionate to me. Every time I go in for an appointment, I am amazed to experience how organized the entire team, and always working together like a “well oiled machine”. IE, my appointments run pretty much right on time as scheduled. Special mention goes to Pete and Rachel! Thank you all!
Rob K, Schaumburg
I have gone to this office for yrs. with Dr Chekka. He is a great Dr. Very understanding, kind, easy to talk to. The office is always helpful. The people working giving procedures are very understanding cause I’m nervous and they make me feel calm. Dr Chekka is very gentle in his procedures. I am a lot calmer knowing he’s doing it. Whenever I need to change my appt. The office is very helpful.
Valerie D, Schaumburg
I’ve been going to this location regularly for over a year. I see Dr. Brooke Vanderby for lower back pain with periodic injections. She’s on time and asks and listens. I feel confident in her care. I would highly recommend her for anyone with chronic back pain!
Denise R
So I am still managing stenosis on my low back. After my son’s 16th birthday I said “Yep not doing this I need to get back to Dr. Vanderby for injections. I have done this at my local hospital and it took the doctor over 40 minutes to guide the needle. Here they do this all day long. They are fast, efficient, caring and best of all WITHOUT sedation (it is an option though), it is almost pain free!! In-out in less than an hour start to finish. Can’t say enough about this practice!! :-))
Keith B.
Thank you Dr. D and staff for all your care and help over the past year. Last September I could barely move because of the horrible pain in my lower back and left leg. The pain was so bad I was forced to sleep sitting up! Dr. Dasgupta did three procedures on my lower back. I can honestly say I am well on the way to recovery. I would recommend PPS to everyone!
Patricia P
I feel that the staff listen to my concerns regarding pain control and treatment options. I only wish that Dr.Dasgupta had more hours available at the Schaumburg office.
Beatrice B
Front Desk and Nursing Staff are very friendly and put the patient at ease. Dr. Mehta is kind,knowledgeable and took time to explain everything in a way I could understand.
Anonymous
Came in for a injection and the team is truly amazing they make sure you are comfortable and just always nice to see you !! Very helpful team:)
Jordann S
Both my husband and I were EXTREMELY pleased with Dr. Patel and the amount of time and patience he spent with us answering our questions. After multiple referrals to other physicians, CT scans, MRIs, medications,etc, it is finally nice to have someone listen for a chance and realize that my symptoms are real and I am not going crazy. 20+ years of the nursing field has taken its toll on my body and I don’t want to spend it the rest being miserable. Thank you Dr. Patel!!
Robin G.
I saw Dr. Mehta a few months ago. Initially, I was skeptical due to the fact he looks quite young, but his confidence and bedside manner was excellent. I subsequently had an injection and within days I was 100% better. Dr. Mehta advised me the dangers of narcotics, and he helped me off of them for good!! None of my other physicians I have ever seen have given me the quality of life that Dr. Mehta has given me. I am truly grateful for this, and have referred friends to see him as well. God Bless.
R.P.
Wonderful, friendly, and caring staff as well as the doctors.
April Haynes
They take time to listen! Very Knowledgeable! Great job don’t change!
David Gregory
I am a 62 year old man who has been afflicted with lower back disease for many years. I have had surgery, many injections, physical therapy, etc. I have been a patient of neurosurgeons and a pain specialist in the Northshore. I was in such pain that I had practically given up, until I was referred to Dr. Patel. I phoned him and was seen immediately. He reviewed my MRI and assessed my overall situation, recommending a radio frequency nerve ablation.It has now been completed and I am hopeful that my pain level will be significantly reduced. What I gained was the confidence of dealing with a loving, caring, kind an sensitive physician. The office staff is outstanding, accessible, professional and displays a unique human dimension. They are patient, kind, and caring. I am now in great hands, and would recommend this firm to anyone. The physicians have the latest training, and the firm knows the most current state of the art cutting edge solutions to resolving pain.
Avrom Fox
I found the staff, everyone from the front office to the doctors to be extremely friendly, caring, and compassionate. I am a practice manager of a surgical clinic and I only hope that my staff is as impressive.
Sherri Leach
Mike and I would never go anywhere else for treatment. Premier Pain is the best and we love and trust everyone here. Thank you for your care and treatment. Please know how much it means to us.
Patricia Tischler
Dr. Amish Patel is very reassuring and I felt comfortable with his care.
Mary Osborne
I found Dr. Dasgupta and all of the staff very compassionate. My pain was greatly relieved with only 2 injections. My life has changed. Thank you!
Catherine Domres
Dr. Arpan Patel was very informative and reassuring about the procedure.
Karen McQuillen
The entire staff was 5 star exceptional & took the time to discuss my problem and the procedure I was about to experience. The injection itself was painless & I was very comfortable during the entire procedure. My nurse told me the most pain I would feel, was her having to insert an IV as I elected for mild sedation. She was 120% correct. My fear was quickly removed. So if any one who reads this that has anxiety and nervous about this type of procedure, you have nothing fear. You will be in excellent hands with Dr. Amish Patel. Thank you Doctor for your time and making me comfortable.
Gary Davison
Jamie Mestan
Today I visited PPS for the first time and I cannot say enough wonderful things about the care I received. From the moment you walk in the office, you are greeted by kind and caring staff. Then I met Dr. Amish Patel. He spent a lot of time consulting and examing me; I never felt rushed! He was extremely attentive to my needs, pain and care. I wish all doctors were as caring and as attentive as he was. I will definitely recommend him!
Barbara Mickel-Buckley
Best Dr I have had in over 15 years. I owe Dr. Arpan Patel for getting me to the point where I can at least function some. Before I went there I could barely walk and my leg would shake so much that I would fall over. My back and SI joints were in excruciating pain as well. I still have pain today but nothing like it was before I saw him. Thank you and your wonderful staff for helping to get me better and always being kind and helpful.
Jeffery McMillan
Pam Mersinger
I went to Dr. Dasgupta with excruciating pain in my lower back. After the meeting he had me go for an MRI. Next meeting we made an appt for an epidural. It worked great for almost a year. I got another one and worked also. When upper back got bad and he looked at that MRI, he told me he could not do anything until I saw a surgeon first. I did and was told that if he would have given me the epidural it would have been very, very bad. I trust him 100%. I believe he really cares and knows what he is doing.
Posted 3/2015 on Vitals.com
Premier Pain has an awesome staff who cares about you. They listen to you the patient and help you as best as possible. Love my Dr. Dasgupta!
Joy Horak
Addressed to: Dr. Amit Mehta I want to say Thank You to you and your staff. They were all very professional in every manner and also made my wife and I feel special, not just another number and were very receptive to my fears. Again Thank You!
Mike S
I came to PPS after L4/L5 back fusion. I heard about Dr.Mehta’s personal touch and I was very, very pleased with the results. In addition to obtaining both treatments at PPS, Dr.Mehta worked with me to control my weight-side effect of injections. I have lost the 80 pounds that I gained post-accident! Because of Dr. Mehta’s “bedside manner,” I am happy to report that I have safely been weaned of my medications and have my life back! Dr. Mehta’s ability to discover the cause of my pain and perfectly reach the injured areas through injections, allowed me to get rid of my back brace as well. I am grateful that PPS offers: convenient locations, a fine staff and provides me with extensive time during visits so I can have the intimate discourse my injury and ego require. Thank you PPS!
Edward Lyman
If it weren’t for the staff and Dr. Arpan Patel, I would not be doing as well as I am today. I want to say thank you for the help you have been giving me.
Colleen Murphy
I received the best care for my back by Doctor Amit Mehta. He worked with me till he found the area that was causing me the most pain. I’am very thankful to him and his staff for all there help.
Diane Krypciak
I have seen Dr. Chekka at most of the offices he works at. First and foremost, he is an excellent physician and helped me deal with the pain I was experiencing while being very understanding and helpful about the schedule I was on and the need to be able to make several important trips. I did have injections for pain and then for the nerve issues in my back. I am 95% improved and feel that Dr. Chekka and his teams are outstanding. I am so fortunate to have found them.
Leah Bailey
had been suffering from back pain for many years. I already visited to many pain specialists and but didn’t get fully relieve from pain. But after getting treatment at Premier Pain & Spine I got relief at last. Dr. Kiran Chekka M.D. was undoubtedly outstanding in dealing with my issue. Now I am completely recovered from my back pain and enjoying my daily life happily. Thanks Dr Kiran!
Matthew Douet
Very impressed with the entire staff. From making the appointment to checking out at the front desk. I would highly recommend PPS.
Edward Snoble
Dr Dasgupta is one of the most professional doctors I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, and his bedside manner is awesome!! He also works with some really lovely staff, the girls are always extremely pleasant and accommodating. Love this place and the people.
Jackie C.
I’ve been attending this clinic since 2013 when I was diagnosed with CRPS and they have been taking Great care of me and the staff has been wonderful!
Jasmine L.
I love Dr. Chekka, he really listens and helps me manage my pain. His staff is friendly and compassionate, so very important when dealing with chronic pain issues.
Carrie H.
I have been going to Premier Pain & Spine for many years. They have always been able to help me with managing my pain.
-Jimmy F.
They are truly amazing! The staff is super friendly and attentive and Dr. Arpan Patel is amazing! He’s very caring and friendly. I highly recommend them for your pain needs!
Nicole D.
Compassionate humans work here. I’m grateful for Dr. Amit Mehta.
Susan F.
My mother is a current patient here. Dr. Dasgupta and his associates have been a tremendous help with my mother’s pain management, especially when she was at her worst! I can’t thank them enough for what they’re doing for her. The reception staffs are amazing as well! So very helpful & courteous! Thank you Premier Pain for all that you’re doing & have done!! ♡♡♡
Yoo-Jin
I loved it! The staff is wonderful – always kind, patient and willing to answer any questions you have. Dr. Said was extremely nice and down to earth. Straight and to the point – no beating around the bush and funny!
Amanda S.
Dr. Mehta and his staff are stellar in making sure my concerns are heard and addressed in a respectful manner.
Sarah Sapperstein