Dr. Alpana Gowda, MD

Dr. Alpana Gowda, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 42
Dr. Alpana Gowda, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Soquel, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. She graduated from Wright State Univ Sch Of Med in 2000 and specializes in pain medicine.

3035 N Main St

Soquel, CA 95073

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 98% of peers
Chronic Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 97% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

73  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • 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
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


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9  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Wright State Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gowda has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gowda's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gowda to family and friends
17 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gowda's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I went to her after my Dr. Left town. She has NO IDEA about what is like to be in pain. Swishes in with 4 inch held when I could barely walk. She is no help and critical of past treatment. Told me to get a hip replacement when it turned out I had bursitis. Stay as far away as possible from this...more
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I saw Dr. Gowda 8/21/16 due to my pain dr. retiring. Gowda asked me my issues and looked at my pain dr.'s history which he spent at least 1.5 yrs finding the best medicine to prescribe. she asked me questions the cut me off, was rude, condescending and arrogant. She refused to prescribe my dr.'s...more
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I have spent the past three years with Pain Medicine doctors from all around the country, and this woman is by far the worst. She almost delights in telling you bad news, and offers no solutions. I've had my fair share of apathetic or worn out doctors, but Dr. Gowda is so careless that I'm shocked...more
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She is pain management dr who doesn't prescribe pain medication, not even Tramadol which is a non narcotic medication. Her awnser to solving my pain issue with four herniated disc was to go that I should go swimming. I would love to go swimming but I can't cause everything hurts, that's who I am...more
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Do not recommend this Dr. or clinic. Very long wait for a one minute appointment. This Dr. didn't ask me anything about why I was there. Is this a medicare clip joint?
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