Dr. Armando Villarreal, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. Villarreal
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Southern Tier Neuromedicine

2180 S Clinton Ave Rochester, NY 14618

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Dr. Armando Villarreal, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Rochester, NY and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Villarreal has more experience with Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Panama School Med medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities Highland Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Villarreal to book an appointment.


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I was hesitant to see Doctor Villarreal after reading some of the reviews, but my doctor had recommended him so I went. I was given great treatment and care. Doctor V. and his staff were all attentive and professional. I had a spinal injection and the procedure was thoroughly explained to me and given almost painlessly. Everyone did their utmost to make sure I was taken care of.
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The dr was fine but I only saw him once or twice during the entire time I went to the practice. His nurse, Michelle Dugan, is TERRIBLE. I have many spinal issues in my neck and back and at the time that I was going there I had had one spinal fusion. I was in intense pain 24/7. She just kept prescribing anti inflammatories and antidepressants. I always scheduled my appointments on Friday afternoons as I get out of work early that day. Many times the office would call and cancel my appointments, saying that Michelle wouldn’t be there. One day I went in in agonizing pain, literally in tears, and Michelle told me she wouldn’t help me because I had canceled too many appointments. I had never canceled even ONE appointment. In tears I told her that SHE had canceled all of my appointments and she said “why would I do that?” So I left in tears, agonizing pain, and feeling like she had accused me of just trying to score pills (I wasn’t even on any painkillers the whole time I was going there).
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Macie – Dec 05, 2019
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I don't think you could find a doctor that could care any less than Dr Villarreal. His attitude permeates the clinic. The entire staff is demeaning and condescending. It's like they are all pissed off they have to put up with patients. During the prep for my (one and only) procedure, the prep nurse made her disdain of my profession extremely clear.
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  • 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
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Farmington, NY – Jun 17, 2019
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I read these other reviews and I can hardly believe they are about the same people. My first visit was with Michele and Dr. Villarreal both. I was in a lot of pain, cried the whole time, and was a hot mess. They were very patient with me, explained things more than once, and gave me hope. They took the time to make sure I understood everything. Dr. Villarreal, when he gave me a nerve block, was so gentle I never felt anything. I followed their instructions, and for the first time got some help.
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LW in Baldwinsville, – Feb 04, 2019
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Only saw the doc once in a year. Michelle Dugan gave me the run around for a year about injections for my back. She decided on her own I did not need pains any more. Just like that. Even though I have been on them consistently for five years. This woman makes the whole practice look bad. I would not recommend this practice simply because eventually you will most likely have to deal with this hot mess who is so stressed out she will cause you more anxiety. Not make you feel better.
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Daisy in fairport, ny – Jan 06, 2017
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Dr. Villarreal is very experienced pain specialist. Thoroughly reviewing my chart, I trust the fact that Dr. Villarreal performs the appropriate procedure and refrains from doing unnecessary injections. His long term plan of care is very dependable. His injection technique is gentle and he takes his time. For these reasons, I highly recommend Dr. Armando Villarreal
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Karen V. in Rochester, NY – Dec 15, 2016
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My first visit was with Michelle Dugan. She was professional and friendly. She explained MRI findings with me. She explained my options and gave me her suggestions. She was thorough and took a lot of time with me. I was very impressed. I will follow her suggestions and continue on with this group. I only gave the recommendation four stars because I have not yet met Dr. Villarreal. I would give Michelle Dugan five stars if I could.
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Margie D. in Conesus, NY – Sep 29, 2016
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NP Michelle Dugan is useless. She is demeaning and condescending. Refused to listen to anything I had to say. On second visit said sent Rx to pharmacy to be filled and it wasn't. took 8.5hrs and dozens of calls to fix. A week later called and said had to come in for urinalysis. Showed up and she asked where meds were to be counted. I wasn't told to bring them. Argument ensued and was told that they would not ever be filling a Rx for me again and to leave. Find another doc, this one is useless
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Calvin in Newark, NY – Sep 01, 2016
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He has a kinder manner than his NP or PA. She doesn't seem to listen and is patronizing. I never feel well cared for yet am willing to try and do whatever they recommend to help my pain management. The staff in the procedure room is amazing and compassionate. Unfortunately the whole staff is not so. His NP or PA really makes the situation intolerable. He is a great doctor but you have to get treated pretty bad before you get to see him, the price you have to pay. The wait time is excessive.
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Jennifier in Rochester, NY – May 01, 2016
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terrible staff no one answered phone for 30 mins because i was calling them to tell them i was going to be late ...they finally answered as i was 10 mins away (45 mins after original call to the office) and told me i would have to reschedule after i just drove from buffalo to rochester 70 something miles and i get dismissed unreal ...worst people to talk to on phone ever ..
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upset in Buffalo, NY – Jan 07, 2016
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Terrible, he made us feel as if my mother were faking her pain with a very dismissive non believing tone. As we informed him of her extreme discomfort he was looking elsewhere. He pushed her during his physical examination further than she could tolerate. Still acting like she was a hypochondriac. After repeated attempts at making him see she was suffering he finally opens up her chart saw the most recent mri and how her spine was swollen and inflamed.
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Biography

Dr. Armando Villarreal, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Rochester, NY and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Villarreal has...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2000
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Temple University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
Metrop Hosp
Internship Hospital
1990
University Panama School Med
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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(585) 276-3616

Dr. Villarreal accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
Independent Health
Encompass
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Villarreal

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Villarreal treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Villarreal treats other conditions, please contact the office at (585) 276-3616.

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

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Chronic Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Villarreal treats Chronic Pain more than 95% of their peers

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

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Villarreal treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 95% of their peers

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

Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Villarreal treats Post-Laminectomy Syndrome more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Villarreal treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

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Dr. Villarreal's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Southern Tier Neuromedicine

Southern Tier Neuromedicine2180 S Clinton Ave Rochester, NY 14618
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Highland Hospital

Rochester, NY

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Strong Memorial Hospital

Rochester, NY

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

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