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Published on September 23, 2014

KishHealth System Welcomes New Physiatrist

September 23, 2014Allen Kao, MD, physiatrist

SANDWICH, Ill. – KishHealth System welcomes Allen Kao, MD, physiatrist, who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, to its medical staff. Dr. Kao earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago with bachelor’s degrees in biology and economics. In 2008, Dr. Kao completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia. He also completed an interventional spine care fellowship in Harrisburg, Penn.

Dr. Kao’s belief is that each patient should have a tailored plan. His aim is to help patients overcome issues or obstacles that may be causing a decrease in their quality of life. His areas of interest are back, neck, joint, and limb pain as well as sciatica, coccydynia, and work injury. Dr. Kao said, “I would not recommend any treatment that I would not advise for my own family members and friends.”

Dr. Kao is accepting new patients at Midwest Orthopedic Institute in Sandwich. For an appointment, please call 815.786.6000. For more information about Dr. Kao and to view his video profile, visit

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