Ricardo Fontes, MD

4.9
Rush University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
Neurosurgery Services; Spine and Back Care
Languages:
English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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Rush Employed Provider

About Me

Scoliosis starts in adolescence. These are kids who start becoming retracted and start getting concerned about physical activities, wearing tighter clothes -- it poses a huge social burden on them. Correction does wonders for them. It allows them to live a normal life, and it spares them problems later in adult life.

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Locations & Appointments

Primary location
Rush Neurosurgery
Rush Neurosurgery
1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building
Suite 855
Chicago, IL, 60612

(312) 942-6644
(312) 942-2176
Directions
Rush Neurosurgery
Rush Neurosurgery
2011 York Rd
Oak Brook, IL, 60523

(630) 724-1300
Directions

Credentials

Certifications

Neurological Surgery

Education and Training

Rush University Medical Center - Neurological Surgery
Universidade de S?Paulo - Neurological Surgery
Rush University Medical Center - Neurological Surgery
Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Clinical Expertise

Atlantoaxial instability
Scoliosis
Scoliosis surgery
Spinal deformity
Spine surgery

Academics & Publications

Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center. In addition to providing patient care, many of our clinicians have faculty appointments at Rush University and perform clinical, basic science and community-based research. Our education and research endeavors are dedicated to enhancing excellence in patient care — now and in the future.

Insurance

Advocate Physician Partners
Aetna
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
Affiliated Physician Group
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Community Medicaid (FHP & ICP)
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Com
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Gov
Cigna
Community Healthcare Partners, LLC
CorVel
CountyCare
Coventry
Dolton Medical Clinic
Dreyer Medical Clinic
Dupage Medical Group
ElmCare, LLC
Essential Health Partners
Fox Valley Medicine, Ltd.
Great-West Healthcare
Health Care's Finest Network (HFN)
Hinsdale Physician Group
Humana
Humana Medicare Advantage
Humana Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative
IlliniCare YouthCare
Ingalls Provider Group
Little Company of Mary Health Providers
Mercy Physician Association
Meridian Health Plan
MultiPlan
NorthShore Physician Associates, Inc
Northwest Community Health Partners
Northwest Suburban IPA
Physician Care Network
Preferred Plan (Healthsmart)
Progress Health
Pronger-Smith Medical Care
Silver Cross Managed Care Organization
Specialty Physicians of Illinois
Swedish Covenant Physician Partners
USA Managed Care Organization
Union Health Services
United Healthcare
University of Chicago Health Plans
University of Illinois at Chicago

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Ratings and Reviews

Overall
4.9
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
4.9
Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (risks, benefits, etc.)
4.9
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
4.9
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
4.9
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
4.9
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Aug 2021
Love Dr Fontes!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Aug 2021
Dr. Fontes always listens and includes me in decisions. I've already recommended him to a friend having issues.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Aug 2021
Went over each option and provided answers to my questions
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Aug 2021
Dr. Fontes was wonderful, caring and informative.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jul 2021
Dr. Fontes is a greater then great doctor. He really cares.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jul 2021
I wish all doctors are like Dr. Fontes
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - May 2021
I would recommend Dr. R. Fontes to anyone if they needed a doctor in the field he handles. I have to say Dr. R. Fontes has many experiences and he's great.
4.7
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - May 2021
Dr. Fontes is as good as it gets!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Apr 2021
I thought Dr. Fontes was very caring and easy to talk to.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
I've been so lucky that Dr Fontes was my surgeon.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
He has always gone out of his way to be kind, accurate, and very helpful
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
very personable and listened to my concerns
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
Dr. Fontes did a great job sitting and explaining everything with me.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
Would Highly recommend this clinician to anyone in need of Neurosurgical care.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
Dr. Fontes is amazing! Took time to answer questions, never felt rushed.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
DR. FONTES is PHENOMENAL!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
Ricardo Fontes is a credit to his profession, he listens, and is connected to the patient's experience.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Feb 2021
Dr.Fontes was so very kind & shows a degree of caring as well as exprtise that is outstanding
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Feb 2021
Dr. Fontes was thorough, patient, and personable. He provided extensive information and engaged me in discussion of my options.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Feb 2021
Doctor Fontes was absolutely incredible. He was kind and compassionate as well as responsive to all my questions and concerns. I feel like he actually cared about me and my specific case. He addressed all of my concerns, explained everything in a manner I understand and genuinely cared!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jan 2021
Dr. Fontes is a very qualified and sensitive person. I was glad that he spent time explaining my problem.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Dec 2020
Dr. Fontes is an exceptional physician, in whom I place utmost trust and confidence. He has been more than I could have hoped for, in terms of quality of care, thoroughly explaining my condition and treatment, and in transparency, patience, and compassion.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Dec 2020
great doctor!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Dec 2020
I appreciate all Dr Fontes has done for me.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2020
Questions were answered in understandable and thoroughly.
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2020
the doctor was very concerned about my medical condition
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2020
Excellent!
5
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2020
He's a caring doctor and makes you feel like you're his only patient.

Call (888) 352-7874 for help arranging an appointment

Primary location
Rush Neurosurgery
Rush Neurosurgery
1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building
Suite 855
Chicago, IL, 60612

Directions