Michael J Caron, MD

40 Ratings11 Comments
Neurological Surgery; Spine Surgery
Edward Neuroscience Institute
Hospital Affiliations:
Edward Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Microdiscectomy; Spine Surgery; Herniated Discs; Spinal Stenosis; Degenerative Disc Disorders; Pituitary, Brain Tumors; Skull Base Surgery; Cervical Spine Disorders/Surgery

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This provider is an independent medical practitioner who has been permitted to use the hospital's facilities and to exercise his or her independent medical judgment in the care and treatment of his or her patient.



Education & Credentials

Medical School: Loyola University of Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine (Illinois), 1982

Internship: Loyola University Medical Center (Illinois), 1983

Residency: Loyola University Medical Center (Illinois), 1989; University of California Medical Center (San Francisco), 1987

Insurance Accepted

Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare PPO
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage POS
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Ambetter Secure Care HMO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) PPO
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Cross POS
Aetna Medicare POS
Ambetter Balanced Care HMO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
Blue Choice Options PPO
Blue Cross PPO
Cigna C5 HMO
Cigna C5 POS
Coventry One PPO
Coventry HMO
Great West POS
Great West PPO
HFN Workers Compensation Plan
Health Financial Network
Humana Choicecare PPO
Humana Gold Plus Integrated MMAI
Illinos Medicaid
Longevity Health Plan of Illinois, Inc.
MultiPlan PPO
TriCare Standard/Reserve Select PPO
United Healthcare Choice HMO
United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate EPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate HMO
United HealthCare Choice Plus HMO
United HealthCare Select POS
United HealthCare Select EPO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate HMO
Unicare PPO
Blue Choice Preferred
Blue Precision HMO
Aetna National Advantage Program
Beech Street PPO
Cigna C5 PPO
Coventry (Personal Care)
Coventry First Health PPO
Coventry POS
Coventry PPO
Coventry Workers Compensation Plan
Great West Open Access
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana HMO
Humana Gold Plus PPO
Medicare Part B
SmartCare/Imagine Health PPO
Sunrise Advantage
Three Rivers PPO
United Healthcare Choice EPO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate POS
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate PPO
United HealthCare Choice Plus PPO
United Healthcare Select HMO
Veterans Administration Community Care


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Overall Patient Rating
4.8 out of 5
(40 Ratings, 11 Comments)
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He is one of the best doctor I have.
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Dr. Caren has takken the time to understand me as a person. He is very knowledgeable of his profession and education of his craft. I trust him with my life.
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Dr. Caron & ... were amazing! Knowledgeable, compassionate and patient. Excellent!!!
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My experience with *M. Caron, MD and his staff was always excellent, thorough and pertinent to my medical issues. I do recommend him to family & friends.
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Dr. Caron is an excellent surgeon and a nice man. I would highly recommend him.
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I knew from the very first moment that Dr. Caron is the right person and I would be safe in his hands. After surgery I was brought to room and three hours later I knew that all was well. I was at home next day after Two days after surgery I stopped taking any pain meds or muscle relaxers. Today is is 4 months after my surgery I didn`t even look at pain meds. Dr. Caron you save me thank you so much for everything. ...
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i am very happy that I chose Dr. Michael Caron's to be my neurosurgeon. His expertise in doing my cervical fusion surgery has given me relief from many years of pain and discomfort. My endless gratitude to him and his wonderful PA's for the excellent care given to me.
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All of my visits to Dr Caron have been excellent! He has a very knowledgeable staff.
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Good experience only.
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Dr. Caron and his staff listen to what I say and answer all my questions.