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Synergy Integrative Headache Center

Dr. Alexander Feoktistov

Comprehensive Headache Center located in Northfield, Chicago, Naperville, & Glenview, IL


Synergy Integrative Headache Center is offering in-person and telemedicine appointments to all patients in the greater Chicago area and throughout the state of Illinois, as well as to patients from all 50 states and those who live abroad! Please call the office or book online to schedule an appointment.

Alexander Feoktistov, MD, is the founder and the president of the Synergy Integrative Headache Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Feoktistov is board-certified in Headache Medicine by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. He is also board-certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Feoktistov graduated in 1998 with a diploma with Highest Honors (Summa Cum Laude) and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Moscow Medical Academy where he also completed his residency at the Department of Neurology. 

In 2002, Dr. Feoktistov received a PhD degree in the field of neurology at the Moscow Medical Academy. His dissertation was devoted to the problems of medication overuse headaches or rebound headaches. As a result of his research, he received a Presidential Award for Academic Excellence and Clinical Research from the President of the Russian Federation for a one-year fellowship of his choice. He was approved to study headache medicine at the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago, working directly with Seymour Diamond MD and where he remained until 2007. 

In 2010, Dr. Feoktistov completed residency in internal medicine at Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago. 

From 2010 through 2011, he completed a fellowship in pain management at the Cleveland Clinic. 

From 2011 and through 2020 Dr. Feoktistov worked at the Diamond Headache Clinic as a staff physician and director of clinical research. 

Dr. Feoktistov is an experienced researcher and has presented at numerous national and international headache and neurological conferences. He co-authored 9 book chapters and published over 40 articles on the topics of headache and neck pain. 

In 2015, he was named the recipient of the 2015 National Headache Foundation Lectureship Award. 

From 2019, Dr. Feoktistov serves as a President of the American Interventional Headache Society.


At Synergy Integrative Headache Center, we believe in the therapeutic synergy between patient and physician, comprehensive evaluation and take an individualized and integrative approach to care.

What to expect from your visit

At Synergy Integrative Headache Center we strongly believe in an individualized and comprehensive approach to headache management. During your first visit with us be prepared to spend at least 45-60 minutes of face-to-face time with Dr. Alexander Feoktistov or simply Dr. Alex. It would be ideal and very helpful to us if you would fill out some of the forms before your appointment, at the comfort of your home. That will not only help us gather important clinical information regarding your condition but will also make your visit with us occur in a timely and efficient manner. After listening to your story and asking you lots of questions we will perform a physical and neurological examination, review any medical records available, and will discuss your condition in detail and develop a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment plan. There is no universal treatment approach that would be suitable for all patients. At the Synergy Integrative Headache Center, we will put our best effort to create an individualized treatment plan that would fit your needs and will help to get you better.

And do not worry, we will have time to answer all of your (or your family’s, friend’s, coworker’s, etc.) questions!

We look forward to meeting you!

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Advanced option in migraine management

Dr. Alex's interview with MassDevice medical network about novel options in migraine management: CGRP active drugs and non-invasive neuromodulation devices approved for migraine treatment.


Synergy Integrative Headache Center
191 Waukegan Rd, Suite 300
Northfield, IL 60093
Phone: 520-834-8259

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