Steven E. Mayer, MD

Steven E. Mayer, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Secondary Specialty

Insurance

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Athlete - Older Adult
  • Foot/Ankle
  • Hip Disorders
  • Joint Injections
  • Knee Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Running Injuries
  • Sports Medicine

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Indiana University School of Medicine - 2002
Internship:
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine - 2003
Residency:
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics - 2006

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Certified)
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Sports Medicine (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Northwestern Medicine Surgery Center

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

677 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 31, 2021

5.0

Friendly, esplains procedure well

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Great, comprehensive care.

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August 30, 2021

0.0

I want to file a complain against Dr. Mayer, The doctor play with my medical case, made FCE to me with out tell me on 07/27, when I returned to see him on 08/04 he denied that he ordered the FCE and stopped my work harding program and was so mad and angry, but he considered that and returned me to the work with three restrictions without discuss that with me, he gave me the paper as it's off from my work on the clinic hallway and run inside the clinic. I contacted my primary care doctor to refer me to another orthopedics but the nurse of Dr. Froosov "I think her name is Nelle" said that Dr. Froosov reject to see me as a second opinion because Dr. Mayer called him and refuse to let him have me!! At that time my Work Hardening stopped because my personal insurance not cover it and dr. Mayer denied to approve me to have at least PT under my insurance coverage. I forced to visit Dr. Mayer again to ask him to add more restriction to my work letter and ask him to approve me to have PT under my insurance because my back in sever pain. After long argue he added the restrictions and approved me for PT and he said he didn't trust any other place except NW PT to continue my sessions. I lost all my appointments at Ability lab PT because Dr. Mayer rejected to let continue my PT and insisted to let me have WH on very far location on NW medicine. Which I couldn't drive for. My back hurts a lot and Dr. Mayer insisted to continue what he do although I complained and contacted him many times by My chart. I tried to do a little social activity on my church on 08/19 which ended me to go to the ER in sever pain and almost paralyzed my legs. I saw Dr. Mayer on 08/26 after I had evaluated with the PT of NW medicine on 08/25, but Dr. Mayer insist to give me only 5 days off from my work and send me with the same restrictions on his previous letter. I called the Patient relation and they advice to see my primary care doctor, I saw her on 08/27 and she referred me to see another ortho. and PT outside the NW as I asked her for. I want to file a complain against Dr. Mayer and I have all the written evidence that he lied and sheeted my for my work benefit which deteriorate my medical health and my work injury on my lower back.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Great caring doctor.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Easy to talk to and explains his method for treatment very well.

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August 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Mayer's staff was friendly, he kept appointment times without making me wait, he listened to what my goals were and helped me work towards them through physical therapy. He's easy going and has a good friendly personality.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

A very caring doctor!

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August 24, 2021

5.0

I recommend Dr. Mayer to my husband and he really liked him.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Was very knowledgeable kind and professional Told me exactly what my options were for my knee pain

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August 20, 2021

4.0

So far dr. Mayer seems very friendly and competent. I will know more in the future after the upcoming appointments.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Listened, explained well, friendly

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August 09, 2021

2.0

I was happy to get in quickly but the appointment itself only lasted about 5 minutes.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

He was very efficient and informative—-and cordial

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Steven Mayer, MD cares for his patients treatment and success!

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Mayer was excellent. He card a lot for what I was there for. He set up a great plan for me.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and personable

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable

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August 05, 2021

2.0

He did not seem focused on my concerns and did not provide alternatives to help with my pain.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Best back doctor

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August 01, 2021

3.0

Again my problem is still not resolved

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July 29, 2021

5.0

Helpful

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July 28, 2021

5.0

He is smart and kind

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Dr.Mayer is excellent specialist, knowledgeable, professional, and nice person. He is always give his time to hear from me and discuss the alternatives and explain to me why he recommend one of them. He is outstanding physician.

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July 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Mayer quickly assessed my issue and recommended conservative treatment (PT) for starters, which is what I wanted.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

He is personable, caring, and has a good sense of humor. He makes me feel very comfortable and always discusses treatment options.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

He appeared to listen to concerns and try to address problems

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July 19, 2021

5.0

First doctor I've seen that is so on time! Awesome bedside manner. As a runner, he can be sympathetic to my problem.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

professional....from the nurses to the dr.

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July 18, 2021

4.0

I have only had one visit. Doing an MRI and waiting for next steps on determining sources of pain and mitigation success.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Professional, focuses on individual needs

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Friendly and knowledgeable. Took the time to explain his findings. In and out quickly, yet he took the time to answer my questions.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Personable, friendly, took his time. He has seen other members of my family and has always been great.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Relaxed, knowledgeable, happy to answer questions.

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July 06, 2021

5.0

doctor was nice and asked and answered any questions i had

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July 06, 2021

4.0

Answered my questions and was to the point.

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July 06, 2021

5.0

He’s the best!! Very friendly and easy to talk to and especially for myself being a post polio patient of his. He defines ‘bedside manner’ to the fullest and highly professional.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Appointment was right on time and was out in no time

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June 29, 2021

5.0

very nice, always meet me with smile, very knowledgeable, hearing from me then test me, honest and professional.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Very thorough

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June 26, 2021

4.0

Very personable, knowledgeable and explains all options fully.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Buen doctor amable

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, friendly, caring. He got me in for treatment to relieve my pain right away.

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June 22, 2021

1.0

He did not listen to my concerns. Believes sending me to PT before identifying the root of the problem is the way to go even when I expressed my dissatisfaction. He was rude and condescending. I will not return to his office. If I am unable to find a doctor who is willing to listen to my concerns I will be switching to Advocate.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Dr.Mayer always listens intently, and is always exact and thorough with his examinations and treatments.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

I have already recommended him and patient has sought his care

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June 10, 2021

5.0

He’s kind and listens

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June 09, 2021

5.0

I like Dr Mayer. He listens closely and offers sound advise. Talks you through all the choices available to you!

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June 08, 2021

5.0

Listened to patient attempted to hrlp situayltion

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June 08, 2021

5.0

The doctor was attentive and listened to my concerns. He took the time to take a look of my medical records, explained my options and is very knowledgeable

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June 06, 2021

5.0

he listens to my concerns

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June 02, 2021

5.0

Very professional

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June 01, 2021

5.0

He explains things and is knowledgeable and doesn’t just jump to surgery with back issues

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June 01, 2021

5.0

Good listener and communicator

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May 29, 2021

5.0

Pleasant manner, polite, talked with me not at me, discussed my issues and treatment plan, knowledgeable and professional.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Rate him very good Ortho of my care

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May 25, 2021

5.0

I have confidence in him

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May 25, 2021

5.0

He listened, cared, explained, and had a really likeable demeanor.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Very pleasing manner, informative and professional.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Kind, very laid back and easy to talk to. He was attentive and listened to my needs.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, kind

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Dr Mayer explains the procedure and the shot did not hurt since pain meds were also in the shot.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Explaining all medical procedures before and after my care.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Helpful, knowledgeable and ca caring doctor.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Very polite and smart.

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May 15, 2021

5.0

Very thourough

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May 14, 2021

5.0

He is very friendly and polite. He takes the time to listen and offers all the help he can.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

Very attentive and caring.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Very nice and explained everything before doing. Asked if I was ok as he went along. Just overall pleasant experience

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May 10, 2021

3.0

Much too aloof for my taste. Will reserve final judgment based on next interaction. At this time, I'm considering changing physicians.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Service

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May 04, 2021

0.0

I had a very disheartening visit with Dr. Mayer as a result of disrespectful statements made towards me as a result of tardiness to the appointment. I greatly wish he had cancelled and asked I rescheduled for another time rather than talk to me the way that he did. I felt very belittled and disrespected as a result and will be canceling any future appointments with him.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

He’s great in explaining what is going to happen and what to expect and informing when their may be a bit of pain. Very well done!

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May 02, 2021

4.0

Have seen him twice. Seems to be ok

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Very personable and caring.Explains information . Cortisone shot was done in a caring way with not much of any discomfort.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

He listens well, gives options for treatment that include less invasive procedures.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable professional and recommends what is best for his patients

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Very professional Doctor.

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April 24, 2021

5.0

Great demeanor and cares about my concern.

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April 20, 2021

3.0

Am not much satisfied

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April 20, 2021

5.0

He listen to my complaints and has a solution

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April 20, 2021

4.0

Very competent

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April 19, 2021

5.0

He listens to my concern.

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April 18, 2021

5.0

Knows exactly what to look for and get to the main issues

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April 16, 2021

5.0

His manners, knowledgeable and I feel he truly has my best interest in mind

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April 15, 2021

5.0

He always explains everything clearly and is professional.

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April 15, 2021

5.0

Es una buena persona que desde que lo vez te hace sentir seguro

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Mayer,spent ttime explaining my issues. Very happy with his suggestions.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Willing to hear patients

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April 13, 2021

5.0

He is very kind and patient; he explains everything in detail, thus giving a myriad of options to choose from, depending on the severity of your condition.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Very compassionate and caring and professional.

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April 10, 2021

5.0

Very responsive. Noelle is awesome. Dr Mayer always gives his opinion and options but respects the patents choice

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Took the time to listen to me and I did not feel rushed. Also, explained my X-rays in detail

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Talk s to his patients not at chart comes propard

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Very nice and competent. He always listens and offers sensible advice. I have always had good outcomes since he has been my doc for my spine issues.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Very attentive, kind, and thorough

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Muy buen doctor

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and personable

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March 26, 2021

5.0

He was very nice, and very informative. I felt like he really cares about his patients

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March 25, 2021

5.0

Pain in hip

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March 25, 2021

5.0

Very attentive, and quick call back. Answered all of my questions

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