Robbins Headache Clinic

Lawrence Robbins, M.D.
Brooke Bassett

For more than 25 years, headache sufferers in the Chicago area have found relief from their pain, thanks to our cutting-edge treatment based on the latest advancements in the field. Dr. Larry Robbins, M.D., and Nurse Practitioner Brooke Phenicie, NP-C, use a comprehensive combination of remedies for migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches. To start your individualized treatment plan, call and make an appointment.

60 Revere Drive, Suite 330
Northbrook, IL 60062

View Dr. Robbins' Curriculum Vitae
in PDF Format

Click Here
Headache 2013

"Headache 2013: A comprehensive guide to headache treatment, including advanced approaches for when nothing has helped"

This ebook is the definitive resource for headaches that are difficult to treat.

New on Our Blog ...

Why Do Only Half of Patients Take Their Medications as Prescribed?

According to a new review published in The Cochrane Library, only about half of all patients who are prescribed medication that they administer themselves actually take their medication as prescribed. Many stop taking their medications all together, and others don’t take it according to instructions. The researchers looked at data from 182 trials. The trials […]


“Feeling No Pain”

Dr. Robbins came across this article recently, and thought you might enjoy it. Here is a portion of it….. Medicine is about 18% of U.S. Gross Domestic Product, and surgery makes up a very substantial part of that. If surgery is a third of medicine on a dollar basis, a not unreasonable supposition, then it’s […]


FDA Approves Narcotic Painkiller

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new hydrocodone tablet that’s designed to help prevent abuse. The FDA said that the newly approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) is an extended-release tablet to treat pain severe enough to require daily, round-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment that can’t be eased by other pain medications. The […]


“Mother’s Soothing Presence Makes Pain Go Away, Changes Gene Activity in Infant Brain”

According to a new study from NYU Langone Medical Center/New York University School of Medicine a mother’s ‘TLC’ can help soothe pain and may also impact early brain development by altering gene activity in a part of the brain involved in emotions. The following is part of an article that appeared in Science Daily yesterday. […]


Women’s Hearts and Emotional Stress

New research shows that emotional stress is more likely to physically impact younger women with heart disease compared to men with heart disease. “Women who develop heart disease at a younger age make up a special high-risk group because they are disproportionally vulnerable to emotional stress,” study author Dr. Viola Vaccarino, chairwoman of cardiovascular research […]


Seeing Your Doctor Without Leaving Your Couch

Visiting the doctor’s office usually starts with reading a magazine in the waiting room. More and more, people are turning to their computer screens at home to check in with their doctor. Amwell CEO Roy Schoenberg says the tech industry is redefining healthcare. With companies like Amwell, you can have your symptoms diagnosed by a […]



    • in an analysis of clinical trials, the most commonly prescribed group of migraine drugs failed to relieve headaches in 24% to 68% of attacks
    • The review found that all marketed tripants provided significant relief and/or absence of pain at 1 and 2 hours when compared with placebo. however, the analysis also showed that 24% to 68% of migranes failed to respond to these medications.