Dr. Alpana Gowda, MD
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Dr. Alpana Gowda, MD

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Pain Medicine | Female

Spine Clinic Of Monterey Bay 3035 N Main St, Soquel, CA 95073 Get Directions
(831) 465-8680

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Dr. Gowda specializes in Pain Medicine and practices in Soquel, CA. She practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gowda to family and friends
2.5
based on 16 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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Experience with Dr. Gowda
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Gowda's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (13)
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in Cupertino, Ca. |
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 meds, she gave me the weakest vicodin and warned to take care as it would kill me. My insurance co., pharmacy and primary care dr. said this was improper. STAY AWAY!! Worst Dr. I have met in my 70 yrs.
Mountain View, CA |
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 she isn't constantly battling negligence charges. I never leave reviews, well, anywhere, but I want to warn anyone who is considering seeing this woman to please, please, see anyone else.
in Santa Cruz, CA |
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 here! Waist of time and money.
in Watsonville, CA |
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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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • 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 Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

Procedures Performed

  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    Wright State Univ Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 2000

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Gowda has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Gowda's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Gowda

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients