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Brian Clay, MD

Brian Clay, MD

Physiatrist with Fellowship Training in Anesthesia Pain

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine

Practice Locations

1450 Busch Parkway
Suite 115
Buffalo Grove IL 60089
900 Rand Road
Suite 200
Des Plaines IL 60016

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center

Biography

Dr. Brian Clay is a physiatrist and interventional pain management specialist, fellowship trained in anesthesia pain medicine. As a physiatrist, Dr. Clay is a nerve, muscle and bone expert who treats injuries and illnesses that impact how the human body moves. Many of Dr. Clay’s patients rely on him to manage painful arthritic conditions affecting peripheral joints and pain due to disorders of the cervical and lumbar spine. He also works with individuals who have suffered traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries. Another key area of expertise is outpatient sports medicine.

Born and raised in Chicago, Dr. Clay has been fascinated by science since childhood. After earning an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and completing medical school, he concentrated his focus on physical medicine and rehabilitation. During his internship and residency at Northwestern University’s McGaw Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Dr. Clay was named chief resident.

He has a passion for helping others. As a result, Dr. Clay is constantly exploring innovative practices and techniques such as genicular nerve ablation, a non-surgical procedure for relieving knee pain, and the use of stem cell and regenerative medicine treatments for musculoskeletal conditions.

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Pain Management
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)

Philosophy of Care

The relationship between patient and doctor is so rewarding, especially with rehabilitation and physical medicine. We are right at their side as they progress from traumatic injury or debilitating illness through recovery.

Education

Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA,
Anesthesia Pain
Residency
Northwestern University - Rehab Institute of Chicago
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Internship
Northwestern University - McGaw, Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Categorical PM & R Program
Medical School
University of Illinois - Chicago

Awards

  • Illinois General Assembly Scholarship, University of Illinois at Chicago – College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2006-2010

Appointments

  • Walter E. Heller Chief Resident, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2013-2014
  • Clinical Instructor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University – Feinberg School of Medicine, 2013-2014

Curriculum Vitae

See my Curriculum Vitae

Our Team

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Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna EPO, HMO, PPO, POS, NAP
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Beech Street/Concentra/Viant PPO and Workers’ Compensation
  • Blue Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, BlueChoice PPO, HMO, HMOI, HMO Advantage, Blue Precision HMO, Medicare Advantage, MMAI Plan (some physicians)
  • CareIQ, Rehab for Workers Compensation
  • CCN POS
  • CCN PPO
  • Cigna HMO, PPO, POS
  • CorVel PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Coventry Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Coventry PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Encompass (surgery network for injured workers)
  • First Health PPO
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • HealthLink Plans HMO, PPO
  • HMO Illinois (some physicians)
  • Humana MMAI, HMO, POS, PPO
  • Imagine Health/Smart Network (MRI/CT Services, Rehab Services, and some Physicians)
  • Longevity Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicare
  • MedRisk (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • MultiPlan/Private Health Care Systems PPO
  • One Call Medical Network (Imaging services for injured workers)
  • One Call Care Management (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Orchid Medical (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • PPO Next (aka HealthStar PPO, Preferred Health Network PPO)
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Premier Comp Solutions (imaging services only)
  • Savility
  • Sunrise Advantage Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Therapy Direct (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Union Health Service
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO, Open Access, POS, PPO

IBJI providers are participating providers in the following workers’ compensation Preferred Provider Programs (PPP):

  • CorVel
  • Coventry
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network
  • MedRisk (Rehab/Work Comp)

Patient Resources

Rehab Protocols