David  Lessman

David Lessman, M.D.

1775 Ballard Road

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

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David Lessman, M.D.

Sports Medicine

1775 Ballard Road

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068



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As a compassionate pediatrician and sports medicine physician, my goal is to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. I strive to work with patients and their families to ensure understanding of their diagnosis as well as the quickest and safest way to return the athlete to participation in their sport or activity.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Sports MedicinePediatric Sports Medicine
  • Gender:
  • Board Certifications: Sports MedicinePediatric Sports Medicine
  • Related Website: https://www.advocatehealth.com/amg/



  • Fellowship: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Sports Medicine
  • Residency: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Pediatrics
  • Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge
  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Ratings and Comments

David Lessman, M.D.

4.9 out of 5

46 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.9 out of 5

46 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.9 out of 5

44 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

5 out of 5

46 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

5 out of 5

46 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.7 out of 5

45 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.9 out of 5

46 Patient Ratings


Dr. Lessman took time to explain what was going on with my son. He made sure my son understood as well.

Reviewed on November 23, 2018 6:00 PM

Check in with X was quick & easy. He is very polite. X remembered out last visit and was genuinely interesting in us. Dr. Lessman is thorough, great listener and took a lot of time with us. I recommend him often!

Reviewed on September 12, 2018 7:00 PM

He was great, listened 2 me n answered the questions I asked him

Reviewed on July 20, 2018 7:00 PM

everything was fine

Reviewed on April 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Lessman was extremely thorough in examining my child. He was professional and very understanding and empathetic.

Reviewed on March 16, 2018 7:00 PM

The nurse was friendly and professional.

Reviewed on January 14, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Lessman was the first specialist I saw since I broke my foot, who looked at all the implications of the injury from head to toe. With other specialists, I brought up the repercussions of my injury on my back, but they didn't take this seriously until my back got so bad, I couldn't get out of bed. Dr. Lessman did a thorough exam, connected all the dots and referred me for P.T. which helped me strengthen the muscles needed to overcome the impact of the injury. I am very, very grateful to him.

Reviewed on January 5, 2018 6:00 PM

We had an excellent visit with the doctor.

Reviewed on August 25, 2017 7:00 PM

I am always so grateful for the time, knowledge, and consideration dr. Lessman provides to me. I feel truly heard and respected. He does not just suggest medicine, he provides non medicine options and gives reasons to and not to take meds. I am so impressed by his interactions with me as a patient and thankful to have him as my provider

Reviewed on July 4, 2017 7:00 PM

first time I saw him. I explored my pain and said it was just muscular. He gave me some exercises to do.

Reviewed on July 2, 2017 7:00 PM

dr. Leasman was great, asked if I could bring my daughter in to see him if necessary as she's an athlete and he said yes. wonderful experience and would recommend him'

Reviewed on June 4, 2017 7:00 PM

I started seeing Dr. Lessman due to a concussion, and though the accident and injury are awful, I feel extremely lucky to have Dr. Lessman on my medical team. He listens to my concerns and thoughts, provides thoughtful feedback and information, and I feel truly cares about my overall well being and recovery. I am truly impressed by his kindness and knowledge, and his desire to keep me involved in my care. So often I feel doctors can "talk down" but Dr. Lessman made sure he spoke to me as an involved person and made sure I understood everything. He went through the pros and cons of a new prescription, answered my questions, ensured the medicine would not negatively interact with my other medicine, and made me feel validated in my experience.

Reviewed on March 5, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Lessman was very compassionate and took the time to listen to my concerns. He suggested a treatment plan which was informative and doable. Liked him very much!

Reviewed on February 26, 2017 6:00 PM

Overall great experience. First visit with Dr. Lessman. Very professional, kind, patient and knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on October 18, 2016 7:00 PM

I had heard very good things about Dr. Lessman, but he exceeded my expectations. He was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and informative. He took the time to hear my concerns and worries about my injury, discuss with me the healing process, and helped put my fears at ease. He was professional, kind, and clearly was passionate about his work. The team that worked with him were also very kind and patient with me and my concerns. This was easily the best visit I've had with a provider. If there is ever a time I can refer Dr.Lessman, I musty certainly will as I know he is trustworthy and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on October 5, 2016 7:00 PM

excellent experience

Reviewed on October 2, 2016 7:00 PM

Love Dr. Lessman! Would send anyone to him in a heartbeat!

Reviewed on September 19, 2016 7:00 PM

Very informative and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on September 18, 2016 7:00 PM

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Clinical Interests

  • Concussions
  • Growth Plate Injury
  • Overuse Injury


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