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About Thomas Schnitzer

Thomas Schnitzer, MD, PHD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL, with another office in Chicago, IL. He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Thomas Schnitzer is affiliated with Independent Practitioner, Highland Park Hospital and Glenbrook Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

2 Ratings

The overall average patient rating of Thomas Schnitzer is Excellent. Thomas Schnitzer has been rated by 2 patients. From those 2 patients of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Thomas Schnitzer is 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation

710 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
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Northwestern Medical Group

345 E Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611
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Specialties

Thomas Schnitzer has the following 3 specialties

  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

    An osteopath is a physician who is trained in the philosophy of osteopathic medicine. These doctors have a D.O. degree which stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, as opposed to M.D. for Medical Doctor.
    Osteopathic medicine differs from conventional medicine, which is sometimes referred to as allopathic medicine, in that they incorporate a type of manual therapy called Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) into their treatment in which they manipulate the spine in order to relieve pain when other methods have not been successful. This is reflective of the philosophical difference between the two types of physicians; osteopaths are trained to treat the body as a whole in the belief that the body is structured with the ability to heal itself while medical doctors treat specific illnesses or symptoms.
    Overall, osteopaths and medical doctors in the US are both equally qualified to treat patients and they work in the same settings and provide the same treatments.

  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    6 Expertise

  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatology

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Schnitzer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Independent Practitioner
  • Highland Park Hospital
  • Glenbrook Hospital
  • Edward Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital, General Medicine Clinic,
  • Northshore University Healthsystem
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Med Ct
  • Little Company Of Mary Hospital
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Skokie Hospital
  • Education

    46 Years Experience

  • Harvard University

    Graduated in 1971

  • Accepted Insurance

    Thomas Schnitzer accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Alliance
    • Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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