MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 1994
Loyola University Medical Center - 1995
Loyola University Medical Center - 2004
San Francisco Spine Institute - 2005
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)
Practice Groups and Affiliations
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Northwestern Medicine Surgery Center
Ratings and Reviews
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He doesnt inspire my trust. Without any ct scan or mris ( just couple of plain X-raysÂ¦) he brush me off to yet another doctor. Didnt tell me how or why Im having sharp pain in my bottom spinal rods. Scar tissue ???? Really?? Scar tissue does that? If so HOW?
The bedside manor wasn't great. I told him I was sick of my body betraying me and having aches and pains. His response was "what do you expect in your line of work." It left a VERY bad taste in my mouth.
Dr. Steinke did a fantastic job of talking through the information from the MRI and talking through all options available. He also listened to how I described things and connected it to the current issue.
I felt that I was receiving the best care that both Dr. Steinke and his nurse Sharon could provide and they were doing everything they could to both diagnose and alleviate my pain and develop a plan for future treatment.
Dr Steinke is so kind, understanding & super smart. He really takes the time to talk to you & sow you your X-rays or MRIs so you can visually see what hes talking about. His bedside manner is so professional & kind. His nurse Sharon is so incredibly kind & helpful & super fast to respond to any questions or refill requests sent through mychart. Ive just had a spinal fusion in November & the pain before surgery was horrendous & even made me nauseous. Im a stay at home mom to two very active boys (ages 4 & 5). Recovery was rough but I knew ahead of time what to expect because of Dr Steinke. Im finally pain free & feel like I have my life back. Im looking forward to a summer that will allow me to join my husband & kids on walks, etc.
Dr. Steinke has a way of explaining the diagnosis and procedures in a most understandable, yet pleasant manner of speaking and listening to my concerns and on going treatment. A most positive experience overall. I am very thankful to have him as my Dr.
He is a very nice doctor, but I don't need a surgeon and your scheduler, Mike, is an idiot. I explained why I needed to schedule with a DO and Mike said that it would be fine and made the appointment anyway.
Dr Steinke has an excellent bedside manner. He answers all my questions & concerns and he makes me feel cared about. He explains everything in such detail. Starting before surgery & reminders along the way of recovery of what I should be going through & what to expect next. Hes just a great guy & doctor. Excellent surgeon & extremely smart. He talks in terms that I understand & never makes me feel like he is in a rush. His nurse Sharon is also beyond amazing. Excellent bedside manner, kind & smart & understanding. Shes super responsive to any calls or mychart messages. Shes always responded to me the same day. They make an excellent team. I cant say enough good things about them. I have my life back thanks to Dr Steinkes surgical skills. My sciatica pain is gone & I feel beyond amazing. Dr Steinke is also having me do physical therapy which is helping me get strong & heal.
Dr. Steinke worked closely with me for months to find non-surgical ways to improve my neck pain. When none of them worked, he fully explained the procedure, after surgery impacts and healing time frames. Great "bed side manner" and patient care at all times. Best proof, surgery went well and I'm healing well.
The doctor was unprofessional, haven't addressed all issues, didn't bother to read the MRI report which include several issues he didn't even bother to discuss. He started from asking my nationality, and when the visit was finished I heard he said behind the door to his assistant: "I knew he was russian.. weird guy". Very insulting and unprofessional.
I think that he if very helpful and seems to know an awful lot about the Neck and Back. I haven't quite solved or totally healed from my Car accident, only wish I could have more Physical Therapy appointments as that will end quite soon.
Dr. Steinke was incredibly dismissive of my symptoms. He actually laughed at some of my complaints during my physical exam, and left me in tears at the end of the visit. I am incredibly disappointed that a physician of his stature cannot look at and listen to the patient (as a person and as a whole) rather than discriminating based upon a patients comorbidities and/or insurance. Absolutely the most terrible experience Ive had. I dont see where its ever appropriate for a physician to laugh at and dismiss any patient, regardless.
He is very professional, equally friendly. He showed me my x-ray and explained what I was seeing. He did not "talk down" to me, he came across as being very intelligent without making me feel ignorant and as being self-confident without being arrogant. He explained next steps and let me know what I might need to expect.