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Dr. Rizwan Arayan, MD

Physiatrist, Sports Medicine Specialist

Chicago, IL

Dr. Arayan is a co-founder of Chicago Sports and Spine, Pain Management Physicians. He uses a multi-disciplinary approach to treat injury and pain to maximize a patient’s potential and quality of life. Dr. Arayan will direct your treatment and collaborate with other health care professionals to design a program for you. Dr. Arayan attended the University of Illinois at Champaign and obtained his bachelors degree in biology. He then went on to Ross University School of Medicine for his medical degree. He completed his training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital/University of Chicago program. He subsequently went on to complete a sports medicine and electromyography (EMG) fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Arayan is Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. After completing his fellowship training at the University of Illinois, he has continued on at the university as an assistant professor in sports medicine rehabilitation. He is also Board Certified in Sports Medicine. Dr. Arayan’s areas of interest include sports related injuries involving such areas as the spine, knees, shoulders, and hips. He also manages acute and chronic pain conditions from various sources. Along with the above he treats patients with nerve related pain, pain radiating into the arms or legs, work injuries, and post surgical pain. He also performs specialized nerve and muscle testing through electromyography (EMG).

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine Specialist
  • Physiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • University of Illinois Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Ross University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Chicago, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Electromyography

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Chicago Sports Medicine Society

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1730174046

Dr. Rizwan Arayan's office location

Chicago Sports & Spine Pain Management Physicians

1550 S Indiana Ave, Suite 100

Chicago, IL 60605

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Great Doctor!!!
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Dr Arayan is great; he listens, assesses, and is always learning — he has a natural curiosity that is excellent for his profession.
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Excellent physician.
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The best doctor in the world!! Amazing!!!
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Great overall visit! Provided clear treatment plan, excellent communication, knowledgeable, great listener. Definitely recommend!
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Dr. Rizwan Arayan was a great source of information and goes into detail on what you're dealing with. I left his office feeling confident I will be able to return to my old active self.
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Extremely accommodating and. thorough. He put me at ease immediately and addressed my myriad of problems. I left feeling like a new person even though it was a consultation. I look forward to working with him in the future and highly recommend him for anyone in need of his services.
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Hands down THE best doctor you could ever find!
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Dr. Arayan and his staff were very friendly and professional. Dr. Arayan asked great questions and took the time to listen and understand my concerns. I was extremely pleased with my visit and look forward to the next scheduled appointment.
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He was very kind and easy to talk to!
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Super Awesome Dude! Really knows his stuff and I'd highly recommend him!
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He was the first doctor that treated me with respect and believed I was actually experiencing pain and not just looking for narcotics. Thanks to him, we now know what the issues are and are working on a treatment plan.
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Has spent a lot of time with me regarding my shoulder. Never feel rushed and answers all of my questions.
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I have been going to Chicago Sport & Spine for almost a year. They have a great support staff. The girls at the desk and front office are always on the ball, Dr. Arayan is a great dr and very caring.I have seen other dr's that are just there to write scripts. I expressed psychological distress due to my pain. Dr. Arayan was genuinely concerned. Not just covering his rear in case something happens. I have "failed back syndrome" and that has no real treatment. I have been researching other doctors around the country and Dr. Arayan has supported my trying to find other treatments that might help with my pain. He's not like other doctors who only want you to use treatments they can make money off of. They are a bit out of the way for me, but well worth going to see them.
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Dr. Arayan was friendly, knowledgeable, and empathetic. He took the time to explain exactly what the issue may be, what the range of diagnoses may be following an MRI, and what treatment could be recommended. Great experience.
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Friendly, communicative, and knowledgeable.
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Dr. Arayan is one of the best doctors I've had the pleasure of seeing. He is always helpful, he genuinely wants to know how you are. A lot of pain management specialists treat patients like their just faking symptoms to get medication. He is the best
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Dr. A and his staff are amazing. He is caring , listens and talks with me about treatment options.
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Friendly staff, knowledgeable doctor, clean space.
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I wasn't sure when I made the appointment, but I'm very happy that I did. This is the 1st doctor I have seen in Chicago who could actually tell me my history and operations. He really read my chart. I wasamazed. He took over an hour to talk to me about my history, what I am looking for and what I am willing to do. My only real issue is he is out of the way for me.
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Great experience from start to finish. Dr. Arayan took a lot of time asking questions and engaging in a conversation. I felt really comfortable and highly recommend him to anyone.
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Very kind and did not feel rushed during my diagnostic. Very friendly. A++
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Very knowledgable about the common and uncommon injuries to the point no unusual issue might be missed.
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Overall, Dr. Arayan is very knowledgeable, but I think he is too busy at times to provide the appropriate recommendations to patients. It was frustrating on 2nd and 3rd appointments to have to discuss my symptoms and issues as if itwere the first time. I experienced significicant knee pain and actually had my knee go out on me; Dr. Arayan sent me to get an MRI (no X-ray) and subsequently recommended physical therapy. After my first session, my knee responded poorly, at which point the therapist recommended I receive a second opinion. I have considerable knee (bone) damage and physical therapy was far from the best recommendation for me.
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I would recommend Dr. Arayan, he had great bedside manner and we had a discussion about my shoulder injury beyond just a quick exam and recommendation.
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Very kind and straightforward. Answered all of my questions appropriately. Very approachable. Gave great advice.
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Dr. Arayan is fantastic. He really listened to my concerns about my shoulder pain, his exam was efficient, pain free and thorough, he went out of his way to try to find me affordable solutions for my care and treatment, and he had fantastic bedside manner.
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Dr. Arayan has been extremely kind and so, so helpful through the entire process. His offices are brand new, and state-of-the-art. I never felt rushed or neglected during my visits. I had been struggling with a wrist injury for years. Multipledoctors shrugged it off and told me they weren't sure what it was. When I went to Dr. Arayan, he took his time and laid out all of the possibilities and options. In the end he made the correct diagnosis. Even during and after my surgery, he's been *extremely* accessible and open. I've called and emailed multiple times, and always gotten a quick response. Each time he walked me through all of the options and patiently answered any questions I have. I really cannot recommend Dr. Arayan enough. I've personally referred two friends to him, and they've both had equally great experiences.
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Absolutely wonderful doctor, went through all steps possible to help my issue with my hands/forearm from working on the computer over 11 hours/day. He helped with everything from even printing out exercises for me to prescription and alsorecommendations for therapy. Basically, more than I asked for! Thanks again Dr. Arayan, looking forward to coming in again.
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Very professional yet very personable. He has a good attitude and a calm presence; he shows genuine interests in helping and was very nice.
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He was extremely professional, I thought his point of view was spot on and his recommendations were truthful, informational, and well explained, and he's a cool guy too. Great bedside mannor, What a good doctor.
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I was disappointed by the wait, but thought Dr. Arayan was professional, efficient and knowledgeable during my visit. I also liked that, after we get my x-rays back, he has a stepped plan outlined to get me back in running shape.
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I liked that options were presented and reasons for said options followed. I came into for a consultation and he was able to get an understanding of my problem and recommend the best possible plan of attack.
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