Joel See, MD

Pain Medicine, The Spine Center

4.7
228 Ratings
Years in Practice: 10 years
Practices In: Joliet
Patients Seen: Adults

My father was an internist in a bygone era. He worked alone in the clin­ic and went to the hos­pi­tal every morn­ing to see patients and then spent the rest of the day in the clin­ic. It was a fam­i­ly busi­ness, and my mom was in the office doing every­thing from answer­ing the phone to the billing. I also start­ed work­ing in the office myself for a few years before med­ical school and I am glad that I was able to see how things worked in the real world before get­ting over­whelmed with the sci­ence. The clin­ic was locat­ed in Waukegan, Illi­nois, and the patients were most­ly work­ing class, salt of the earth peo­ple, many com­ing in tired after work­ing long hours or third shifts. My dad did his best to take care of them, to keep them in good health so they could keep work­ing to sup­port their fam­i­lies. As an internist he pre­scribed med­ica­tions but also preached that patients have the pri­ma­ry respon­si­bil­i­ty for man­ag­ing their health in the con­text of their wider lives.I start­ed out in pri­ma­ry care but even­tu­al­ly my career took a dif­fer­ent path, but I proud­ly still tend to treat peo­ple as if I were still work­ing in a small clin­ic. I want to form rela­tion­ships that are mea­sured in years instead of vis­its. Even though I think my dad was a bit dis­ap­point­ed that I did not fol­low exact­ly in his foot­steps. I think he would be proud that I am able to car­ry on his lega­cy. I don’t have all of the solu­tions but I still con­sid­er it a suc­cess to help peo­ple get through life a lit­tle more com­fort­ably. I want to help peo­ple live their best active life, whether it be through dif­fer­ent pain treat­ments, pre­scrip­tions for ther­a­py or rec­om­men­da­tions for weight loss. Often, inac­tiv­i­ty is more to blame than age when peo­ple lose the abil­i­ty to do things on their own. Lack of phys­i­cal activ­i­ty also can lead to more vis­its to the doc­tor, more hos­pi­tal­iza­tions, and more use of med­i­cines for a vari­ety of illnesses.

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Languages
English
Clinical Interests

I am inter­est­ed in get­ting peo­ple more active and func­tion­al, ready to enjoy life or go back to work. I am reluc­tant to call peo­ple dis­abled and will work to help peo­ple get func­tion­al­ly better.

Personal Interests

I am try­ing my best to be a good hus­band and father to my three boys. We enjoy trav­el­ling and escape rooms, fit­ness and exer­cise, and cook­ing together.

Memberships
Spine Intervention Society American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
AMITA Health Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Joliet
333 Madison Street Joliet, Illinois 60435 815-725-7133 Get Directions
School
St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, WI Graduation Date: 2002 Degree: MD
Residency
Tufts University School of Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Massachusetts Categorical Internal Medicine
Fellowships
Georgia Pain Physicians, PC Pain & Spine, Interventional Pain Medicine

Procedures

Botox for Migraines, Botox for Spasticity, Caudal Steroid Injection, Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy, Joint Injection of the Hip, Lumbar Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy, Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection, Medial Branch Block, Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection, Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant, Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection, Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy, Trigger Point Injection

Conditions

Cervical Radiculopathy, Coccydynia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Degenerative Disc Disease, Facet Syndrome, Herniated Discs, Kyphosis, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Occipital Neuralgia, Peripheral Neuralgia/Neuropathy, Piriformis Syndrome, Post Laminectomy Syndrome, Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylosis, Whiplash Headache

Ratings


Ratings Category

The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.7
228 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

4.6
227 Ratings

Provider showed concern

4.7
225 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

4.7
225 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

4.7
222 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

4.7
223 Ratings

Comments


Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
"I will go back again. *Dr. See was very kind and caring."
5
Feb. 18, 2021
"I very much appreciate Dr. See as he has been great with me since day one. One of the very best I have dealt with within the Dupage Medical Group."
5
Feb. 18, 2021
"I'm receiving excellent care."
5
Feb. 10, 2021
"No bad experiences yet"
5
Feb. 3, 2021
"really appreciate Dr. See, he has been great"
5
Feb. 3, 2021
"I have the utmost confidence in *Dr. See. From my first visit a couple years ago he has always made me feel at ease."
5
Jan. 26, 2021
"Dr. See listens to your concerns and offers suggestions to help."
5
Jan. 20, 2021
"Dr. See is excellent"
4.5
Jan. 20, 2021
"very informative"
5
Jan. 19, 2021
"I feel Dr. See and his staff are genuinely concerned about my condition. I appreciate all Dr. See's extra effort on my behalf. Thank you Dr. See."
4.25
Jan. 18, 2021
"I would recommend Dr. See to anyone experiencing extreme or chronic pain."
5
Jan. 13, 2021
"Excellent!"
5
Jan. 4, 2021
"Dr. See made me understand what is going on with my body, which made me feel vindicated in the constant changing pain I have been experiencing for years. I can not say enough good about the time and patience he took to make me understand."
5
Dec. 12, 2020
"My doctor is a very good doctor and understanding my illnesses"
5
Nov. 30, 2020
"the care with Dr See and his team are remarkable. this team is the best i've had at DMG."
5
Nov. 25, 2020
"Dr. Sea is the best. He always explains things to me, and allows me to make the decisions with him in regards to my care."
5
Nov. 18, 2020
"Just a great place for great care"
4.25
Nov. 11, 2020
"Dr. See is incredibly thorough in his approach to my care, and I really appreciate this."
5
Oct. 28, 2020
"Very confident with physician on my first visit."
5
Oct. 28, 2020
"Dr. See is great. I have no complaints whatsoever."
4.75
Oct. 21, 2020
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