Dr. Alan Chen, MD

Dr. Alan Chen, MD

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Pain Medicine | Male | 42 years old

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Dr. Chen specializes in Pain Medicine and practices in Auburn, WA. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Chen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chen to family and friends
3.7
based on 25 total surveys (9 with reviews)
Dr. Chen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (9)
in Auburn wash. |
When I came in to dr. Chens office I could hardly walk or do much at home. He helped me through one of the darkest periods in my life. Not only through pain management but other ways such as a book on how to meditate and trigger point injections and other ways to deal with my pain. I can say pain no longer rules my life. I sincerely think dr. Chen is a great doctor and caring person. Thank you dr. Chen Dana and your awesome staff.
in Bonney Lake, WA |
Dr. Chen has been fantastic when dealing with my pain from a Car accident Injury. He's performed multiple Trigger Point injections and 2 Ablations all in my neck area. He's very friendly and personable, I would definitely recommend him to anyone seeking help when dealing with a pain issue.
in Enumclaw, WA |
I am 75 years old and consider Dr. Chen the best Doctor I ever had. He is extremely kind, listens to his patient shows a lot of empathy, it would be great more Doctors would be like him, I am very lucky to have found him.
in Auburn, WA |
I've been a patient of Dr. Chen's for about 4 years now. He's amazing!! Unlike other doctors I've had, he has empathy for his patients. He works hard and does whatever he can to help. He also considers each person's own situation before coming up with a solution. He listens and asks for feedback. I highly recommend him!! He has helped me through so much! He's an amazing doctor and you can tell that he loves his job!
in Auburn, WA |
Dr Chen’s treatment of my pain issue has been excellent and has greatly improved my quality of life. When I first went to his office I had severe pain in my neck, right shoulder and arm. I had very little strength in the arm and hand grip. Through his diagnosis of my issues: with minor surgery, epidurals, trigger point injections, physical therapy and massage therapy he has help me restored my abilities to perform my day to day activities with little pain.
in Bonney Lake |
Dr Chen is the best!!!!! He is extremely thorough, patient, knowledgeable and kind. His staff is very professional and warm. I would recommend Dr. Chen to family and friends with a 5 star rating.
in Tacoma, WA |
He's kind and he listens to your problems. Easy to talk to.
in Kent, WA |
I am an active senior hampered by back and elbow issues. Through Dr. Chen's care I have been able to continue running and swimming with plans on joining a masters swim team in January.
Puyallup, WA |
Dr Chen used to spend a considerable amount of time reviewing a patients symptoms, chronic pain, & listen to the patient. In the past year, Dr. Chen's philosophy on care has changed from focusing on the patients to focusing on the DEA mandates & how sorry we patients should feel that he has to do extra steps for the DEA in order to manage our care. He is a different DR from 2 years ago and I will not recommend his care. He doesn't trust his patients, doesn't listen to their symptoms.
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  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School

    Graduated in 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection