Dr. Alan Gonzalez-Cota, MD

Pain ManagementMaleAge 43

Pain Management

Dr. Alan Gonzalez-Cota, MD is a Pain Management Specialist in Silver Spring, MD. He is affiliated with medical facilities Beebe Medical Center and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Alan Gonzalez-Cota, MD
1400 Forest Glen Rd Ste 500 Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Based on 38 ratings

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This doctor destroyed my life. He has the ability to help me right now but the amount of pain I’m having between the surgery and my c5 from a helicopter accident after the epidemic happened for some reason he feels I should have had more then enough relief with 45mg of oxycodone. I used to take 220mg daily. I had to learn the hard way that u cannot depend on doctors. U may have a medication that u need that works for you but after the epidemic started overnight they decide we’ll maybe this medication does not work for you. We’re getting a lot of scrutiny and really have to switch everyone except cancer patients off opioids. It’s not fair just because u don’t have cancer does not mean you don’t have serious pain. It’s not fair
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Cotamom – Aug 02, 2020
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Dr Cota and his nurse, Omar, are an incredible team of caregivers. Dr Cota is a friendly, compassionate, consummate professional. He listens and is extremely knowledgeable in modern pain relieving procedures. I have various metal parts in my body, have suffered for decades, and in the past 2 yrs I’ve seen Dr Cota, I now have hope! I had a nerve blocking procedure that produced excellent results. Dr Cota has qualities we look for in doctors—compassion, empathy, friendliness, highly intelligent, a good listener and best of all, Dr Cota gives me hope for a better future.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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A. T. Moore – Feb 26, 2020
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Spend time and explain my condition. Great taking care of me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Orlinda H. – Dec 11, 2019
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Great experience. Provide best care and spend time. Discuss and explain my condition.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous A. – Dec 11, 2019
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i feel comfrontable and trust the decision
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Dec 10, 2019
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great! i'm satisfied
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Dec 10, 2019
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Before coming in I felt warm, welcomed and cared about. I have never had a warmer interaction with anyone like I did with Carli. I was looking forward to my appointment at the office because of how she made me feel over the phone. Once in the office she was exactly the same. Gis elle was just as warm and pleasant. You picked a great team, keep them around and you will continue to thrive.. People that are not feeling their best need more offices like yours. Thanks for being here for me :-) Yvonne I
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Yvonne I. – Nov 20, 2019
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fue exelente
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lilia M. – Aug 14, 2019
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i have seen Dr. Cota for several years. He is a true professional as well as kind. I find his ability to think outside the box truly amazing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Aug 14, 2019
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Good
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – May 21, 2019
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very nice tech and doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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C. O. – May 21, 2019
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Overall good, but not hopeful until the problem is fixed
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – May 21, 2019
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Dr. Cota is very efficient, kind and accurate.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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D R. – May 20, 2019
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Dr. Cota's office staff is always courteous and helpful. The wait time is minimal. Dr. Cota's credentials, academic research, and knowledge are stellar. He is a very sensitive and caring doctor (I've worked with hundreds of docs [research], and Dr. Cota rates very highly among those I have had the privilege of knowing and/or working with). Dr. Cota responds to questions and concerns (no matter how inane). I would refer any of my family members to him, if excellent pain-management treatment was
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Apr 19, 2019
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I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of time Dr. Cota spent discussing the issues with my spine AND my overall health! He really does consider the the entire body! Dr. Cota is one of a small number of doctors who understand professional and sincere bedside manner. He carefully explained the issues I have; explained best and worst case scenarios and various treatment options available for me. He really took his time with me and he provided me with a thorough an comprehensive visit!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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N. Washington in Silver Spring, MD – May 24, 2017
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Best referral ever from my PCP, Dr. AJ Johnson! Dr. Cota is a consonant advocate & has given me the best options for my pain relief and care. Dr. Cota is the ultimate professional & delivers care in a fact based, deliberate & compassionate manner. I know I have to be my own best advocate & he always provides me guidance & the assurance I need to do so; however, he believes the client gets the best care when one invests, commit & acts on their care. Thank you Dr. C & I know this to shall pass
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Bill B. in Silver Spring, MD – May 08, 2017
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I cannot praise Dr. Cota and the pain clinic enough. He gave me hope when I was hopeless, when I felt no one was listening to me in regard to the pain level I felt after a surgery. He is a kind, compassionate man with a wealth of professional knowledge; recognizing problems from descriptions I gave. I would recommend him and his clinic to anyone; excellent bed side manner. Plan he prescribed has worked great!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Sheila Lee in Silver Spring MD – Mar 05, 2017
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Dr. Gonzalez-Cota is kind and smart and everything you'd want in a doctor. He spent a lot of time with me, listening and explaining and offering various options for treatment. I saw several doctors before him and want to save everyone the trouble of consulting with someone who doesn't have the expertise and caring of Dr. Gonzalez-Cota.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
14 people found this helpful
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Danielle in Hyattsville, MD – Jan 03, 2017
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Care Philosophy

Graduating from the University of Michigan Hospital, Dr. Gonzalez-Cota is board certified in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties...Read more

Biography

Dr. Alan Gonzalez-Cota, MD is an interventional pain management specialist in Rockville, MD. He specializes in acute and chronic pain.

Specialties

  • Pain Management
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Functional Medicine
  • Headache Management
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
  • Sports Rehabilitation Medicine
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Board Certifications

Education

University of Michigan
Fellowship Hospital
University of Michigan
Residency Hospital
St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital
Internship Hospital
Autonomous University Of Baja California
Medical School
2011
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Fellowship Hospital
2007
U of MI St. Joseph Mercy Hosp
Internship Hospital
2006
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN DIEGO
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Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Alan Gonzalez-Cota, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gonzalez-Cota frequently treats Achilles Tendinitis, Acute Postoperative Pain, and Adhesive Capsulitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gonzalez-Cota treats.

Where is Dr. Alan Gonzalez-Cota, MD's office located?

Dr. Gonzalez-Cota's office is located at 1400 Forest Glen Rd Ste 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Gonzalez-Cota'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
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Common Migraine
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Migraine
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Non-Opiate Pain Management
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Disorder
  • Pain in Extremities
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medication Management
  • Pain Rehabilitation and Management
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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(301) 453-5970

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
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PHCS Network PPO
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Locations

Practice

1400 Forest Glen Rd Ste 500 Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gonzalez-Cota is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Beebe Medical Center

Lewes, DE

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Holy Cross Germantown Hospital

Germantown, MD

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)