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Our Spine Center of Illinois Super Specialists.

The Spine Center of Illinois is staffed with board-certified or board-eligible, dedicated and respected super specialists who provide a higher, more focused level of skills with unsurpassed expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques. Our doctors take the time to understand and address your lifestyle and unique concerns and explain the treatments they believe will be best for you.


Timothy VanFleet, MDTimothy A. VanFleet, M.D.

“I strive to provide comprehensive ‘state-of-the-art' spinal care to improve the quality of life for my patients.”

Diplomate: American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
Fellow: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Medical School: Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois
Internship: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois
Residency: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois
Fellowship: Spine Surgery and Reconstruction, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois
Teaching Position: Clinical Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University School of
Medicine, Springfield, Illinois
Memberships: North American Spine Society, Illinois State Medical Society, Sangamon County Medical Society, Illinois Orthopedic Society

Required Forms: Patient HistoryFinancial PolicyHIPAA FormSpine Sheet


Joseph Williams, MDJoseph L. Williams, M.D.

“As a fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon, I have a special interest in adult spine disorders and diseases. However, as an orthopedic surgeon, I continue to enjoy treating general orthopedic injuries and disorders. My passion for orthopedics stems from my love of sports. As an avid sports enthusiast, I am dedicated to returning you to a healthy, active lifestyle.”

Certification: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, Nevada
Residency: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois
Fellowship: Orthopedics of Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana
Memberships: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, Illinois State Medical Society, Sangamon County Medical Society, Illinois Orthopedic Society, American Medical Association

Required Forms: Patient HistoryFinancial PolicyHIPAA FormSpine Sheet


Paul Smucker, MDPaul A. Smucker, M.D.

“Exciting new interventional pain management techniques have become available and we can often can help people with spine problems gain comfort and function without surgery. My most gratifying professional experiences come with helping someone who has a significant neck or back problem get back to feeling good enough to participate fully with their favorite life activities."

Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation—ABMS certified, subspecialty of Pain Medicine
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
Internship: Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Residency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado
Memberships: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Illinois State Medical Society, Sangamon County Medical Society, Illinois Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Past President), American Medical Association, PASSOR (Physiatric Association for Spine, Sports, and Occupational Rehabilitation), North American Spine Society, ISIS (International Spine Intervention Society)

Required Forms: New Patient FormPatient HistoryPatient Recheck FormFinancial PolicyHIPAA FormClinical History


John Watson, MDJohn O. Watson, M.D.

“My clinical focus is on the evaluation and management of non-operative musculoskeletal disorders, particularly spinal pain and sports injuries. I have expertise in using both fluoroscopy and ultrasound for interventional procedures like spinal and joint injections. I also utilize EMGs to assist in properly diagnosing peripheral nerve injuries."

Certifications: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (ABPMR),
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM), Sports Medicine (ABPMR)
Fellow: American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic (AANEM), American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine (ABPMR)
Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois
Internship: Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado
Fellowships: Interventional Spine & Sports Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, St. Louis, Missouri
Memberships: Sangamon County Medical Society, Illinois State Medical Society

Required Forms: Patient HistoryFinancial PolicyHIPAA FormClinical History

 

 
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