Dr. Alpana Gowda, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 42
(17)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Alpana Gowda, MD
Dr. Alpana Gowda, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Soquel, CA. She is 42 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Gowda is affiliated with Stanford Hospital and Clinics.

3035 N Main St

Soquel, CA 95073

Contact Information

(831) 465-8680

Dr. Alpana Gowda, MD

Dr. Alpana Gowda, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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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Dr. Gowda's Experience

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Dr. Gowda's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • 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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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*
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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
  • 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
  • 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

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Procedures

  • 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.

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.

Education

  • 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
2.4
based on 17 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Gowda's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Capitola |
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 lady. She has no compassion
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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Dr. Gowda accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Gowda has admitting privileges

Stanford Hospital and Clinics
300 Pasteur Dr
Stanford, CA 94305
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