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Dr. Abraham Cherrick, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Cherrick

National Spine & Pain Centers

6355 Walker Ln Ste 507 Alexandria, VA 22310

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Dr. Abraham Cherrick, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Alexandria, VA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and pain medicine.


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(703) 738-4332

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cherrick's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Fibromyalgia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cherrick treats Fibromyalgia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Cherrick treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Chronic Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cherrick treats Chronic Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Cherrick treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Spondylosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cherrick treats Spondylosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Cherrick treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Cherrick's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tension Headache
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

"A patient's trust is earned through compassion and communication. Only through listening can you truly learn how pain impacts a person's life."

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

Sinai Grace Hospital
Internship Hospital
1983
Chief Resident
Residency Hospital
1983
Inpatient/Outpatient
Residency Hospital
1980
University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
Medical School
Washington University, St Louis
Undergraduate School
1983
1983
1980

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Cherrick's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cherrick

2.4

Based on 56 reviews

5 Stars
30.357142857142858%
(17)
4 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(2)
1 Star
62.5%
(35)

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Dr. Abe Cherrick is a gem among physicians. I have terrible chronic pain problems from extensive nerve damage caused by an allergic reaction to an anti-biotic. Dr. Cherrick has been treating me for several years. He has returned my life to me. He's knowledgeable, compassionate, sympathetic, patient and persistent. He cares about his patients and treats them with respect. And, out of the many doctors I've had, he's also by far the best listener. Highest possible recommendation!
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Amazing diagnostician. Dr. Cherrick diagnosed me with Psoriatic Arthris after I had seen 9 doctors in 18 months. He reassured me during my exam that he would figure out what was causing my debilitating pain in my feet. I felt so relieved to finally have a doctor that was committed to helping me.
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I have been a patient for over fifteen years and have been very happy with the service!
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Dr. Cherrick, and by association his practice, are in general mess. They will not forward required docs for me to get MRI. It has been a month and I am in terrible pain. Corrine just helped and she's the only competent employee who has made a sincere effort t help. If you must go to this practice, see Dr. Whittenburg. I have seen her for years; she's compassionate, responsive and excellent at giving treatments.
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Dr. Cherrick was attentive and empathetic when I was discussing my chronic pain. My prior experience with pain specialists had ended without any relief. Dr. Cherrick was thorough in his examination and historical info gathering. He suggested I try a med I had never tried and explained its biochemical response etc which I needed to understand for my peace of mind. I purchased the med, applied the patch and FINALLY the right med had been found. I had relief. I slept through the night!!!
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Patients beware! I was going to get a knee injection and I first talked with a knee specialist concerning my knee and he told me that it would be useless to have an injection. When I confronted Cherrick, he said I know it wouldn't help but you insisted on the injection (bold lie). He was going to do a procedure he knew would not help. When I go there for an appointment he says to me 'oh you again'. Absolutley the worse doctor I have ever experienced. He should have his license revoked!
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I have been a patient (even though they shouldnt call themselves a medical practice) for 7 years. After all that time and after PA-C Sanders collossal screw up with writing incorrect prescriptions and putting me through hell for over a week, i get told that they are no longer going to see me or treat me. I asked for a referrell to another place (which is a part of their opiod agreement) and they did nothing to help in that regard. I am currently pursuing legal ramifications. Stay aware from here
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So he had a complete freak out with me! It was unreal and completely unprovoked. He told me that if I sought treatment at Johns Hopkins they would " laugh me out of the place" he also turned to my boyfriend while I was still sitting there tearing up but trying to be as composed as possible and asked him if I was a person of reasonable intelligence. He has only seen me twice 2 years! Of course I'm not getting better. He has passed me off Sarah all the other appt. Go to anyone else!!!
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Dr. Cherrick is talented, devoted to relieving pain and insightful. It may be hard to get an appointment, but that is because he is in demand. He may seem brusque but if you ask him to slow down because you have more questions or you do not understand , he will turn on a dime and return his focus to you. Note: National Spine and Pain has a rigorous accountability standard for Rx meds, soif you are drug shopping, you had best keep looking.
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Was a patient of Cherricks and then took mom in law. Left his practice because his nurse at the time...but he had the audacity to send me a letter of discharge! Could not talk my elderly mom in law into leaving because she became addicted to the charm he put forth and the pain meds he gave her. By the time we got her to leave and see another doctor it was too late. She died believing all of those pain meds were her salvation...not wanting physical therapy, etc.??
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The first two years were fine. The office staff have been kind, understanding and efficient. Saw him for my annual visit with the the doctor on Tuesday. I was in a LOT of pain. Out of nowhere, he verbally attacks me like a pit bull. Repeatedly, he displayed the temperament of a bad two year old who needed discipline. Then, he plays the victim. Nothing was wrong! All of his staff was mad at him for making me sob for 20 min. As an adult woman I demand to be treated with respect at ALL times.
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I like Dr. C personality and care-wise, on the rare event I can actually get in for an appointment. After years with him I'm giving up this practice after waiting 3 months to get in with acute, acute pain. Now I can't get a call back regarding test results, which is holding up my care even more. Time for a new doc.
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First office visit with Dr. Cherrick and and his assistant was enjoyable and made you feel comfortable about being there, but was there to get the source of the problem.
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I,ve had mulipy complications, and was put on all sorts of weird drugs. I,ve seen him for Two months now and He is a for real a comprehensive DR...the reason some people need to see him is most Dr,s will foccus on ONE problem, they cannot comprehend multiple injuries; thus I highly recommend to anyone that has more than one serious ailment ; most Dr,s just push u off, he is highly recommend!! Linda Levi I already have more confidence than I,ve had in years of being pushed around, Thank
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Took the time to answer my questions, and asked me a lot to understand what was going on
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This doctor is awesome: High energy personable care; very intelligent; extremely funny; when the office visit is over you'll feel you've got a powerful ally in your corner. I ran into a woman there I've known at my office for almost ten years...she said I've picked a very good place and added that she'd experienced pain for most of her life and now it's almost completely gone. And his PA Sarah is also AWESOME. She's really in the right business with her caring listening talents.
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National Spine & Pain Centers

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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