Dr. Alan Poulter, MD

Pain MedicineMale

Dr. Poulter
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Pain & Spine Specialists Idaho

3385 Potomac Way Idaho Falls, ID 83404

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(208) 522-7246

Dr. Alan Poulter, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Idaho Falls, ID. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bingham Memorial Hospital and Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Poulter to book an appointment.

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Idaho
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. Poulter's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poulter treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Poulter treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poulter treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Poulter treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poulter treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Poulter treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Poulter's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(208) 522-7246

Dr. Poulter accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Poulter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Poulter

4.0

Based on 5 ratings

5 Stars
60%
(3)
4 Stars
20%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
20%
(1)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (4)
  • Listened & answered questions (3)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (3)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (2)
  • Office environment (1)
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Dr. Poulter is so kind and caring and easy to work with. He treats all pain and understands the causes of my pain. I highly suggest Dr. Poulter and his exceptional staff.
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May 16, 2019
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Doctor Poulter is a wonderful doctor. However, his office staff doesn't return phone calls, even to set up appointments. The staff is abrupt, rude, and unprofessional. The nurse lied repeatedly to us in front of the doctor to avoid embarrassment over her actions, then falsified records to cover her deception. I would never recommend this practice to anyone.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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Pocatello, ID – Mar 18, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Alan Poulter, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Idaho Falls, ID. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bingham Memorial Hospital and...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Alan Poulter, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Poulter has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Alan Poulter, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Alan Poulter, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Poulter's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Alan Poulter, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Alan Poulter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Poulter frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Poulter treats.

Where is Dr. Alan Poulter, MD's office located?

Dr. Poulter's office is located at 3385 Potomac Way, Idaho Falls, ID 83404. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Pain & Spine Specialists Idaho

Pain & Spine Specialists Idaho3385 Potomac Way Idaho Falls, ID 83404
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Poulter is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Bingham Memorial Hospital

Blackfoot, ID

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

Idaho Falls, ID

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

Mountain View Hospital

Idaho Falls, ID

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Portneuf Medical Center

Pocatello, ID

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average