Dr. Miguel A. Pappolla, MD

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Specializes in Pain Medicine • Male • Age 59

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Dr. Pappolla:

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Dr. Pappolla's Experience

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Dr. Pappolla's Care Philosophy

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Park Plaza Hospital
1313 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004
Bayshore Medical Center
4000 Spencer Highway
Pasadena, TX 77504

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Pappolla

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
St Michaels Pain & Spine Clinics
St. Michael's Pain and Spine Clinics
2646 S Loop W
Houston, TX 77054
St Michaels Pain & Spine Clinics
St Michael's Pain & Spine Clinics
4004 Woodlawn Ave
Pasadena, TX 77504
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    Dr. Pappolla's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Dr. Pappolla's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Pain Medicine
    • Neurology

    Board Certifications

    • Anatomic Pathology, 1986
    • Clinical Pathology, 1990
    • Neurology, 2004
    • Neuropathology, 1986
    • Pain Medicine, 2008
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    • Cervical Block
    • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
    • EMG (Electromyography)
    • Epidural Block
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Facet Block
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Ganglion Impar Block
    • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
    • Lumbar Block
    • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Medical Branch Block
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
    • Nerve Blocks
    • Nerve Conduction Studies
    • Neurolytic Nerve Block
    • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Pain Management
    • Radio Frequency Denervation
    • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Stellate Ganglion Block
    • Steroid Injections
    • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
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    • Back Disorders
    • Back Impairment
    • Back Injuries
    • Back Pain
    • Back Strain
    • Benign Exertional Headache
    • Benign Sex Headache
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervicogenic Headache
    • Chronic Back Pain
    • Chronic Headache
    • Cluster Headache
    • Cough Headache
    • Cranial Neuralgia
    • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
    • Dorsal Neuralgia
    • Drug Rebound Headache
    • Elbow Pain
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
    • Hand Pain
    • Headache
    • Herpetic Neuralgia
    • Hypertension Headache
    • Icepick Headache
    • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
    • Insomnia
    • Intercostal Neuralgia
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Kyphosis
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    • Leg Pain
    • Lordosis
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lower Half Headache
    • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
    • Menstrual Migraine
    • Migraine
    • Mild Headache
    • Muscle Contraction Headache
    • Neck Injuries
    • Neck Muscle Strain
    • Neck Pain
    • Neuralgia
    • Neuralgia in the Upper Extremity
    • Occipital Neuralgia
    • Pelvic Neuralgia
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Pinched Nerve in Back
    • Postherpetic Neuralgia
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Post-Traumatic Headache
    • Pudendal Neuralgia
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Recurrent Headache
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    • Restless Leg Syndrome
    • Scoliosis
    • Severe Headache
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Tension Headache
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Vascular Headache
    • Wrist Pain
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    Background Check for Dr. Pappolla

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Texas.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    Media & Publications

    • Zenith Award by Alzheimers Association, 2000
    • Academic Excellence and Leadership Award, LSU New Orleans, 2007
    • Endowed Chair Recipient (Neuropathology) by State of South Carolina, 2006
    • Commedation Award for Clinical Excellence by Dept of Veterans Affairs, 1990
    • Weil Award by American Association of Neuropathologists for Research leading to medical advances, 2000
    • Directors Award by national Institutes of Health, 1996
    • PAPPOLLAS RESEARCH
    • Pappollas research
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Universidad De Buenos Aires, Facultad De Ciencias Medicas
    Graduated in 1978

    Residency Hospital

    Case West Res University
    Ne Ohio University Affil Hosps
    Univ Of South Alabama Medical Center
    Complete in 2000

    Fellowship Hospital

    Cleveland Clin Fdn
    University Of Mississippi Medical Center
    Complete in 2006
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Pappolla & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    You have an 85.6% lower risk of dying at a hospital with 5-stars for heart bypass surgery compared to a hospital with 1-star. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Pappolla's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Pappolla has admitting privileges:

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    • Bayshore Medical Center

    • Park Plaza Hospital

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    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Pappolla

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pappolla to family and friends

    44 responses
    same as
    national average

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    Dr. Pappolla's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    44 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    44 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    44 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 44 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Pappolla
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    44 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    44 responses
    same as
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    44 responses
    same as
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    44 responses
    below
    national average

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    7 Tips to Prepare for Your Appointment

    The key to a successful appointment is communication. To get the most out of your visit, prepare ahead of time so you can lead the conversation with your doctor. These 7 tips will get you ready

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Pappolla accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    St Michaels Pain & Spine Clinics
    St. Michael's Pain and Spine Clinics
    2646 S Loop W
    Houston, TX 77054
    (713) 661-0300 (Office)
    (281) 822-0480 (Fax)
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    St Michaels Pain & Spine Clinics
    St Michael's Pain & Spine Clinics
    4004 Woodlawn Ave
    Pasadena, TX 77504
    (713) 661-0300 (Office)
    (281) 822-0480 (Fax)
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    St Michaels Pain & Spine Clinics. Houston Texas
    St Michael's Pain & Spine Clinics at Medical Center Houston
    2646 S Loop W
    Houston, TX 77054
    (713) 661-0300 (Office)
    (281) 822-0480 (Fax)
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