Dr. Anil Kumar, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 77
  
Dr. Kumar
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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. Dr. Kumar has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. 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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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!
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Suekneel Benchode – Jul 30, 2020
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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.
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Nov 24, 2019
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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.
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WINTHROP – Jul 10, 2018
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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!
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Arlene in Lynn, MA – Jul 05, 2018
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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
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Susan Willett in Bradford, MA – Jun 13, 2017
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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.
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Leominster, MA – May 30, 2017
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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.
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Mike D in Saugus, MA – Apr 14, 2017
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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!
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Tony Latorelli in Everett, MA. – Apr 13, 2017
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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!
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About Me

Advanced Pain Management Center is dedicated to excellence and a cutting edge technology in providing Pain Management.  Compassion, hope and creativity are the hallmark of our services.  Patients and families will be involved in their care and will be given hope and control of their lives.  A multidisciplinary approach is followed in the treatment of pain.

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

  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • English

Awards

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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

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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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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 58% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of their peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 94% of their peers

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

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Dr. Kumar's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Drug Abuse
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Heroin Dependence
  • Heroin Overdose
  • Heroin Withdrawal
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Opioid Poisoning
  • Opioid Toxicity
  • Opioid Withdrawal
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Outpatient Opioid Detoxification
  • Pain Killer Addiction
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Shingles
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Locations

Advanced Pain Management

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

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford

Medford, MA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

MelroseWakefield Hospital

Melrose, MA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Winchester Hospital

Winchester, MA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)