Steven R. Stakenas, APRN

Steven R. Stakenas, APRN

Certified Nurse Practitioner

4.8 
160 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

Pain Medicine

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Nurse Practitioner

Education

Professional Education:
MS, Purdue University School of Nursing - 2005

Certifications and Licensures

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center - Nurse Practitioner-Family (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

160 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

90 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

90 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

He’s down to earth, seems to care, asks questions, and doesn’t make me feel rushed.

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August 29, 2023

3.0

Didn't do anything yet

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Thought he explained everything where you could understand.

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August 19, 2023

5.0

He never is in a rush to get me in & out like other Dr. s I seen. He genuinely cares and asks me questions about my health. He s got a stellar fun personality♥️🙏🌈

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August 17, 2023

5.0

Steven Stakenas is very understanding of your pain and had a plan even before seeing me which was great.

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August 17, 2023

5.0

Professional, honest

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Compassionate, god listener, understands patient concerns

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August 13, 2023

4.0

This is the first time I met with him. He was very friendly & informative.

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August 12, 2023

5.0

Takes all the time you need and explains things fully. Very kind and friendly

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August 12, 2023

5.0

He is knowledgeable, professional. He explains things well and offers alternatives to consider.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Very nice and pro person

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August 09, 2023

5.0

As before + care & attention excellent

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August 09, 2023

5.0

He’s caring and takes the time to explain my questions and also about my procedures. I feel like I know just what is going to happen before the next procedure or major appointment.

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Explained everything to the T no rush very good. Very thorough.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Very helpful and friendly

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August 04, 2023

5.0

He explained my case very well and was considerate in my opinion.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

He is a caring physician really listened to all my concerns and offered some different courses of treatment very easy to talk to

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Steve spent a lot of time explaining the procedure to us and was very down to earth and friendly. He was very knowledgeable about the entire process …….

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July 29, 2023

5.0

He is excellent. Very thorough. Great listener. Positive experience

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July 24, 2023

5.0

He is very detailed with his plan. He tells you step by step.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

He explained everything altho since it was all new to me I have some questions now. He made it sound like the procedure is routine and no big deal!

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July 23, 2023

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable, friendly, attentive

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July 22, 2023

5.0

explained thouroly

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and helpful

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Very personable, direct, and passionate about patient care.

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable & personable

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Steve is great and has help me through so much in weaning off an extremely high dose of gabapentin! He is great!

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and efficient.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Answered my questions, is caring and friendly.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Steve is very attentive and cares about his patience rd and helping them get more comfort from the pain they are experiencing.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

He’s the greatest guy. Listens, compassionate & very helpful

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July 01, 2023

5.0

I have no reason not too

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Very personable, knowledgeable, and polite.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Professional. Listened

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June 24, 2023

5.0

Asked basic questions and evaluated

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Dr Stakenas is an excellent listener who understands pain and how to care for the needs of patients. Very considerate and knowledgeable. Greatly appreciate the assistance. Thank you so much!

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June 20, 2023

5.0

He was extremely personable .. kind .. concerned .. and brilliant … he knew exactly my problem

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Gave me time and answered all of my questions. NO RUSH!

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June 15, 2023

4.0

He seems to be caring and competent.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Very professional and thorough.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Good bedside manner

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June 04, 2023

5.0

He listened and heard me. Educated me with my MRI images and clearly outlined my options. Professional, personable, thorough and clear.

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June 02, 2023

5.0

compassionate, professional, courteous and knowledgeable

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May 31, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, professional

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May 24, 2023

5.0

He listens & tells you your options

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Very nice doctor! Took time to talk to me and my granddaughter

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Took his time with me and was concerned with my issues And suggested a course of action

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May 19, 2023

5.0

He was easy to talk to.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Very caring, understanding & listens to every concern it question that I have. Just a great guy.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

He addressed all my issues with confidence. He is very professional, compassionate, answered all my questions, and made me feel very comfortable.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

We liked really like him, and he will be my new pain doctors.

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Very engaged and listening to my condition and providing answers to my questions

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Good service

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May 03, 2023

5.0

Thought he was genuinely concerned with my pain problem and look forward to his prognosis and what we can do to alleviate it. Took his time , did not feel rushed.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

He seemed very thorough and very nice. Wants to help me feel better and willing to listen.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable, put together a plan to get to the bottom of the issue

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May 01, 2023

5.0

He is so kind and so caring. He doesn’t shuffle me in and out of the office but he really does have a great plan for me.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Steven answered all my questions

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April 23, 2023

5.0

Very compassionate, knowledgeable and understanding. A Dr clearly with a warm bedside manner. Extremely helpful. I appreciate the assistance shown & given.

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April 20, 2023

5.0

Very thorough and explains everything clearly.

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April 11, 2023

5.0

Polite, professional and listened.

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April 07, 2023

5.0

Very helpful, compassionate, listens & explains everything.

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April 07, 2023

5.0

He listens

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April 03, 2023

5.0

Showed concern for my post surgery experience

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April 03, 2023

5.0

Steve took time to explain what was going on with my scoliosis.

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March 23, 2023

5.0

Knew what he was doing and answered all my questions

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March 20, 2023

5.0

His explanation were concise and helpful.

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March 17, 2023

5.0

Steve has great interaction with his patients! This is the first time seeing a health professional that was actually listening to my concerns and not just sitting behind the computer the whole time. I’m so glad and relieved that I have found Steve and this office!

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March 07, 2023

5.0

Explains in detail the procedure.

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February 28, 2023

5.0

Very professionals

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February 24, 2023

5.0

Wonderful doctor and staff

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February 16, 2023

4.0

He seems through

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February 10, 2023

5.0

He was very professional, he greeting me and asked what I was there for after I told him he explained to me what has to be done, he made me very comfortable and no has never explained to me like he did and I appreciated him.

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February 06, 2023

5.0

Very personable provider, good at explaining condition and why the treatment plan he proposed. Too bad he’s a Sox fan!

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February 04, 2023

5.0

He was very personable and had a great bedside manner!

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January 31, 2023

5.0

He took his time to explain everything thoroughly and the treatment plan. I would highly recommend him.

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January 20, 2023

5.0

Very helpful and considerate and compassionate

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January 12, 2023

5.0

PA was on time, prepared, asked good questions and offered clear & understandable treatment options. He spoke a little quickly but backed up when I asked him to repeat something

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January 12, 2023

5.0

Put me at ease about my problem. Gave me a positive ouook

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January 12, 2023

5.0

Very nice and makes sure everything works ok

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January 11, 2023

5.0

Steven was very informative and professional.

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January 09, 2023

5.0

Feel secure with doctor

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January 07, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable about Lombard area

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January 04, 2023

5.0

Very thoughtful and caring.

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December 28, 2022

4.0

Again, I only met with Steven Stakenas once - and just today - for a consultation to discuss possible nerve ablation in my right knee. I don't believe I know him well enough to "recommend" him at this early stage.

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December 24, 2022

4.0

I was hoping that an epidural might address more than L 2 & L3. and Perhaps in light of the damage that the infection created in my spine that Dr. Sekhadia may figure out a way to bring me more pain relief.

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December 07, 2022

5.0

A very attentive and kind person

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December 01, 2022

5.0

provided options in layman’s yearns. Showed they really cared how I was feeling and what was available

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November 28, 2022

5.0

He explained in detail what the problem is and what is causing the pain

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November 22, 2022

5.0

Information clearly handed down to me.

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