Dr. Anil Kumar, MD

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Dr. Kumar
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Telehealth services available

Advanced Pain Management

3 Woodland Rd Ste 322 Stoneham, MA 02180

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Dr. Anil Kumar, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Stoneham, MA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and MelroseWakefield Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kumar to book an appointment.

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2.8

Based on 32 ratings

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I suffered pains from severe eczema for almost a year and I was unable to walk. I had been seeing a dermatologist, a podiatrist and my primary doctor and none of them helped me with my pain. Dr Kumar took one look at my feet and legs and told me I had to get to the Mass General Hospital emergency room ASAP. He also prescribed something to help me sleep. Two days later I went to the MGH emergency room and they immediately admitted me and as of today, 09/17/21, I am still a patient there and getting better. I think Dr. Kumar saved my life.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Frank {Francis} Monaco – Sep 18, 2021
He is an awful Person asked me to bring my oxycodone and give it to him Unprofessional !!! He was dirty as well As the other dr who worked there , did not even have on clean suit saw him 2 times wearing the same suit both times and didn’t even comb his hair . Then I told him I have great fear of epidurals he booked it anyway I cancelled it . Even if I was not scared of a needle in my back I Would not get it there he was so dirty looking and asking me to give him Pain meds . Disgusting , the pic of him Is old he needs to be investigated . I think he is money hungry wanting to give expensive shots to Bill the insurance company . His office staff does not look like the pic !! It’s just a disgusting place !!! Honestly he was rude as well and the clientele there was scary . Stay away not a good DR then called my new primary to tell him To cut down my pain meds in thinking he is threatening to cut down pain meds to replace with injections . STAY AWAY !!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Nov 10, 2020
Doctor Kumar is not involved with each patient’s care. The team of physicians don’t communicate properly and there’s no true plan of action for each patient. Dr Kumar didn’t have any experience with my pain condition; he and his team then decided to focus on my Spine. I found that to be extremely odd and rather rude. I was given several Nerve block treatments without a local anesthetic. My first Nerve block was done incorrectly, but with anesthetic spray. I assume that they chose not to use the spray again in order to cut costs. I was told that I had to get these painful & unnecessary procedures if I wanted to be prescribed new pain medication. Urine tox screens are done in cheap instant result cups. No level test done—even after requesting it. I was told to quit my old prescription, “cold turkey” & once I passed the tox screen I’d be prescribed better medication. 17 days of withdrawals, no lab testing or blood work. They claim it’s invasive—I think they ment expensive!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Suekneel Benchode – Jul 30, 2020
His Financial Greed overrides your need for pain Releif and positive direction towards Hopeful Recover or positive resolution. He treat you like a Drug Addict.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Nov 24, 2019
I saw Dr.Kuma for help with pain of Rheumatoid, spine pain and possible Fibromyalgia. Dr.Kuma gave me no options for all over pain, did not go over any explanation of what option i had or his plan. He just kept questioning old surgeries and my weight. He did a brief exam and then brought me up front told the office person to schedule me for a procedure with Anesthesia. He blamed all my health issues on weight told me to get gastric bypass and never told me a word of what his plan was.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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WINTHROP – Jul 10, 2018
For treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, a...Read More
AT FIRST, Dr. Kumar helped me tremendously with my severe back/knee pain. After 3 years of trusting Kumar to manage my chronic pain & succesfully treating my back pain with the right pain medication, I was finally pain free. My next appointment,Dr.Kumar randomly & wrongfully told me he won't refill my pain meds anymore because of the opioid epidemic. My drug tests were always negative, and he punishes me for the opioid crisis. Kumar had NO reason to mistreat a patient like this. I am devastated!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
17 people found this helpful
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Arlene in Lynn, MA – Jul 05, 2018
studies have shown that Opioid/pain medicines do...Read More
Dr Kumar was my last resort, surely there was a doctor out there who was up to the challenge of an inoperable back condition, he was sent directly from heaven, he is making it possible for me to do the things I enjoy doing and making it a little better to do the things I do not enjoy doing, but are necessary in life, and my treatment is on going, I expect to get better and better as time goes by instead of worse, without him, thank you Dr Kumar, with all my heart, Susan Willett
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Susan Willett in Bradford, MA – Jun 13, 2017
I would like to Thank you for your kind...Read More
I have been a patient of Dr. Kumar for many years and I must say that I'm happy to be seen by him. I have been everywhere MGH and other pain centers no one could take away my pain. After having 2 injections my quality of life has changed and I'm able to enjoy my life back. Thank u all for great service, now i can do things i never done before.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Leominster, MA – May 30, 2017
Dr. Kumar has been my doctor for 23 years and he is the only Doctor that I would ever trust to help me deal with the pain that I have from an overhead door spring totally mutilating my right hand and leaving me at the time thinking that I would never be able to use it again.whith the help of Dr. Kumar and his excellent and knowledgeable staff I am able to lead a " normal" life at work and at home. Thank you Dr. Kumar and staff. Mike D.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Mike D in Saugus, MA – Apr 14, 2017
Thank you for the kind words! We're very happy to...Read More
Dr Kumar has put together a great team at Advanced Pain Management, the staff is very curtious and the doctors actually listen to you when you talk to them! I would and have recommended friends to go there!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Tony Latorelli in Everett, MA. – Apr 13, 2017
Thank you for the kind words! We always strive...Read More
STAY AWAY! Rudest medical front office staff I have ever experienced. I was referred by my Dr. because this Dr. is in his network. They double bill you if you need an office visit and something simple like trigger point injections. Also If you do not go every month and only need a visit every 6-12 months they will drop you. Also when I wanted to go back they claimed I owed $250...never got one bill and paid every visit copay on a CC. I have proof but no one calls you back! Scammers!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
18 people found this helpful
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Scott in Andover, MA – Oct 05, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Advanced Pain Management Center is dedicated to excellence and a cutting edge technology in providing Pain Management.  Compassion, hope and creativity...Read more

Biography

Anil Kumar, M.D., FACPM is the Medical Director of Advanced Pain Management. Dr. Kumar is also the director of both Northeast Ambulatory Center and The...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Headache Management
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
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Board Certifications

Education

1969
Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Awards

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

What are Dr. Anil Kumar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kumar frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Trigeminal Neuralgia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kumar treats.

Where is Dr. Anil Kumar, MD's office located?

Dr. Kumar's office is located at 3 Woodland Rd Ste 322, Stoneham, MA 02180. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Anil Kumar, MD speak?

Dr. Kumar speaks Spanish, Arabic, and Hindi. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. Kumar's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 94% 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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Trigeminal Neuralgia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Trigeminal Neuralgia more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Kumar's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Drug Abuse
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Heroin Dependence
  • Heroin Overdose
  • Heroin Withdrawal
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Opioid Poisoning
  • Opioid Toxicity
  • Opioid Withdrawal
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Outpatient Opioid Detoxification
  • Pain Killer Addiction
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shingles
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(781) 662-2243

Dr. Kumar accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Locations

Advanced Pain Management

Advanced Pain Management3 Woodland Rd Ste 322 Stoneham, MA 02180
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford

Medford, MA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

MelroseWakefield Hospital

Melrose, MA

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Winchester Hospital

Winchester, MA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

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