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Avni Gupta, MD


Primary Specialties: Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

Blending medical innovation, evidence-based medicine and compassion to meet each patient’s individual goals is Dr. Avni Gupta’s practice philosophy.

“I care for my patients as my own family members,” she said. “I spend time with them to allow for a thorough evaluation and tailor the treatment plans to fit the unique needs of the patients. I believe that patient education and the establishment of a caring doctor-patient relationship are an integral part of the healing process.”

Dr. Gupta serves as the medical director and physician for the Millennium Pain Center at Unity Point Health Methodist Hospital in Peoria, IL. For the past five years, she has also served as a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavior medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

The ability to improve an individual’s quality of life as well as help them enjoy their daily activities drew Dr. Gupta to the field of pain management.

She completed her medical school in the top 10 percent of her class at one of most esteemed medical schools (Maulana Azad Medical College) in India at University of Delhi. After an internship in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD, she completed an anesthesiology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and a chronic pain fellowship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. She was elected as the Chief resident and was awarded “Outstanding Graduating Resident Award that Best Exemplifies the field of Anesthesia” in 2012.

When approaching medication management as part of an individualized treatment plan, Dr. Gupta truly believes in evidence-based multimodal pain management. “As long as medication helps someone function better and reduces their pain significantly, it is reasonable to incorporate medication management in a multidisciplinary pain management plan,” she said.

Dr. Gupta strives to not only reduce pain but restore function and improve a patient’s quality of life. “The happiness on their faces after feeling better is very rewarding for me,” she said.

When not seeing patients, Dr. Gupta enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and learning how to dance.

Affiliations Bloomington, Peoria Methodist Comprehensive Spine and Pain Center
  • Fellowship
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation United States Cleveland, OH 2013
  • Internship
  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore United States Baltimore, MD 2009
  • Medical School
  • Maulana Azad Medical College India 2006
  • Residency
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital United States Philadelphia, PA 2012

Patient Reviews

"Every one was very nice I had no problem I like Every one I met"

"I have always been very satisfied with the staff and the care given for any procedure. I also was given hugs by two of the nurses who took care of my husband in the Covid ICU ward. They told me he fought hard and as much as it hurt it was comforting to know the wonderful care he received before he passed away. My heart and prayers go out to you all for your dedication unselfish acts."

"The team at this facility is aways a pleasure too see."

"Everyone was very respectful and professional as well as being personable. From check-in to the nurse to Tracey and the scheduler of the procedure. Would definitely recommend this office specifically."

"All of the staff are kind and caring and helpful"

"I have been a patient of Dr. Gupta before. She treated me 16 years ago for severe back pain. Then as now my care was superior. The staff are all professional and courteous. Dr. Gupta was and is kind,caring, learned,and wants only the best for her patients. There is never any judgement call regarding how severe the pain is to me. It's accepted as it is. I would and have recommend Dr. Gupta and the Pain clinic to anyone seeking relief from pain."

"The staff always listen to me and they are friendly."

"The receptionist was very kind, needed to be apologized to by me. She was only doing her job."

"It was very good"

"I really like the Dr a lot and the staff. I felt rushed as I had more questions I wanted to talk to the dr about. there is more than just my headaches going on and I needed a few more min of her time. I perfer to see the dr on my 6 week follow up instead of her pa. she gave me my shots and she is the one treating me."

"It was very busy with patients questioning why they had not been helped yet. I did let the staff know that I had to leave by a particular time to attend another appointment. The APN was on time and I was able to leave in time to be prompt for my next appointment. Staff are ALWAYS friendly and helpful! Great experience every time."

"It was an absolute pleasure meeting DR GUPTA. She made it easy for to be open & talk freely & ask auditions of her. An absolute credit to the medical field."

"The whole staff is alert, competent, and friendly, Dr. Gupta was totally accurate and very good"

"Very easy"

"The entire staff at the Pain Clinic is extremely helpful & knowledgeable. Dr. Gupta always takes time to explain the procedures and answers all questions completely. I have referred several friends to the Pain Clinic."

"Enjoy Dr A Gupta, wonderful Doctor. Her staff is very friendly and makes you feel comfortable"