Christopher Rhyne MD

Staff Physician

“Transforming lives so they can be lived is why I do this work. I want to sit with you, hear your story, and work with you to build a plan that will get you back to living again. I believe, with our team behind you, we can work to end the fear that so many patients feel and replace it with hope. We do this work together and I am here to help.”

General Background

Dr. Christopher Rhyne is the newest addition to the Diamond Headache Clinic. He is a beloved husband to his amazing wife, Elizabeth, and the proud father to Connor and Benjamin. He is an Army Veteran and believes that service to his family, his country, and his patients is paramount. Along with his position at Diamond Headache Clinic, Dr. Rhyne is a Headache Medicine Doctor with the Neuro and Headache Center at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, IL. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford.

Education and Training

Dr. Rhyne completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Quincy University and premedical Post Baccalaureate studies in Chemistry at the University of Missouri. He has additional graduate level studies with a Master of Business Administration and Graduate Certification in Healthcare Management from Plymouth State University. For his medical education and training, Dr. Rhyne completed Medical School at Windsor University School of Medicine, St. Kitts, West Indies. He finished his Family Medicine Residency with The University of Illinois Chicago Rockford/Dixon Program and Fellowship training in Headache Medicine with Dr. Jeffrey Royce and the Swedish American Neuro and Headache Center.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Rhyne has specific clinical interests in procedural interventions including those with image guidance for the care of head and neck pain. Additionally, he has a deep commitment to medical education. Dr. Rhyne works to educate colleagues, medical residents, medical students, and patients in clinical diagnostic and treatment approaches in Headache Medicine.

Certifications & Memberships

Member National Headache Foundation

Member American Headache Society

Member International Headache Society

Member American Academy of Family Physicians

Board Certification in Family Medicine from The American Board of Family Medicine

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