Illinois Pain Institute Blog

John Prunskis M.D. of Illinois Pain Institute, Surgeon General Jerome Adams M.D. and Congressman Peter Roskam Join Forces to End the US Opioid Crisis

Hinsdale, IL October 19, 2018- John Prunskis M.D., CEO/ Medical Director of the Illinois Pain Institute along with US Surgeon General Jerome Adams M.D. and Congressman Peter Roskam met with over 50 Chicagoland leaders in healthcare, law enforcement and first responders to answer questions and to discuss the current progress being made at both the […]

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Dr. Prunskis Published in Morning Consult on Importance of Opioid Alternatives

More than 200,000 Americans died from overdoses related to prescription opioids between 1999 and 2016. In a recently published article for Morning Consult, John V. Prunskis, MD, FIPP, co-founder and medical director of the Illinois Pain Institute, wrote about alternative ways to treat pain, and the responsibility of physicians to promote these safer methods. “Rather […]

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How a suburban doctor is helping improve national pain management

Dr. John Prunskis is featured in this July 16th Daily Herald article for his work on the pain task force in Washington, D.C.: “From Day 1 our whole philosophy of care was to diagnose the source of a patient’s pain and fix it, not mask it with painkillers,” [Prunskis] said. “Now the popular view, of […]

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Dr. Dallas organizes free clinic in Elgin, 300+ free treatments provided

Heal Elgin Clinic provided entirely free health care services to the Elgin community as a part of Love Elgin day last weekend. The one-day clinic provided over 300 free treatments and consultations to Elgin-area residents including 66 dental exams, 100+ radiographs, 19 dental extractions, 26 fillings, 29 dental cleanings, 63 eye exams, and 40+ correct […]

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Elgin Courier: Elgin-based doctor member of federal task force on opioid abuse

Mike Danahey of the Elgin Courier reported on Dr. Prunskis’ appointment and membership in the HHS Pain Task force. Excerpts from the article: An interventional pain specialist, Prunskis said the institute has been vocal in the need to diagnose the source of pain in order to treat it and to limit the use of opioids, […]

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Chicago Doctor Sworn in to Health and Human Services (HHS) Pain Task Force to Fight Opioid Crisis

Dr. John Prunskis, co-founder and medical director of the Illinois Pain Institute, was sworn in to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) recently established Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Pain Task Force) in Washington, D.C. As the only Pain Task Force physician from Illinois, Dr. Prunskis will work closely with […]

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Conditions Treated at Illinois Pain Institute

We believe that no one should live their life in pain. Illinois Pain Institute,  Chicago’s longest established multisite pain management practice with locations throughout the surrounding suburbs, offers innovative solutions for treating pain without the use of opioid medications. The goal is to trace pain to its source, healing painful conditions at their roots instead […]

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The Visionaries: Dr. Dallas-Prunskis and Dr. Prunskis featured in Country Magazine

Thank you to Country Magazine and David Rutter for a lovely article about our physician founding couple! On their relationship: That romance alone is another contender for a compelling opening narrative—two brilliant young physicians working together, pushing each other intellectually, and driving forth on a mission to become healers and innovators. Regarding their relentless pursuit […]

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