Dr. Alfred Clavel Jr, MD

Dr. Alfred Clavel Jr, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Alfred Clavel Jr, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Saint Paul, MN. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 25 years.

401 Phalen Blvd

Saint Paul, MN 55130

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 94% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Trigeminal Neuralgia
more than 88% of peers

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  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Tension Headache
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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.


  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Hennepin Co Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Hennepin Co Mc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Clavel Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Clavel Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clavel Jr to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Clavel Jr's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Mahtomedi |
I have been so impressed with Dr. Clavel. I'm not one to review, but when I see the lower stars, I was astonished. I have had an 11 year long chronic pain problems, and Dr. Calvel was the first one to give me answers and explain my diagnosis, and my symptoms. It is a very confusing process, but he...more
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Minneapolis, MN |
Poor experience. He lacks compassion, knowledge about current updated medical diagnoses, and has a very skeptical and negative attitude. Really needs to work on being less judgemental with patients and keeping his face and expressions a bit more neutral, if not kind. I had such high hopes but...more
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St Paul, MN |
By far the most compassionate, understanding, knowledgeable AND helpful doctor I've seen in my 50 yrs of spine pain. His recommendations are based on one's physical AND mental health. He accurately assessed my condition w/in 30 mins of my initial visit. I say this based on the fact I definitely...more
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in St. Paul |
I've been going to Dr. Clavel at the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic for about 8 years for ongoing fibromyalgia pain. He can be a bit gruff at times but underneath that gruff exterior is someone who genuinely cares about each and every person he treats. He knows his stuff and has always taken...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Clavel Jr accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Clavel Jr has admitting privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center - West Bank
2312 S 6th St
Minneapolis, MN 55454
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