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Dr. Ashish Shanbhag, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Shanbhag

National Spine & Pain Centers

14605 Potomac Branch Dr Ste 100 Woodbridge, VA 22191

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Dr. Ashish Shanbhag, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Woodbridge, VA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina in 1993 and specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and more.


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(703) 738-4371

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Shanbhag's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Coccygeal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shanbhag treats Coccygeal Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shanbhag treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shanbhag treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shanbhag treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Sacrum Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shanbhag treats Sacrum Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shanbhag treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shanbhag's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • 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 Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Pain resolved, function increased, and quality of life restored are my goal for every patient."

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship Hospital
Synergy Spine Center
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Minnesota
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Minnesota
Residency Hospital
Lloyd Noland Hospital
Internship Hospital
1993
Medical University of South Carolina
Medical School
Wofford College
Undergraduate School
1993

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Dr. Shanbhag's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shanbhag

2.2

Based on 47 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
8.51063829787234%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
2.127659574468085%
(1)
1 Star
65.95744680851064%
(31)

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I wish to thank Dr. Shanbhag and the friendly staff who each and collectively make my experiences at this facility as easy and successful as it could be each time. Words cannot express my thanks for every time I’ve had the pleasure of being there. The entire staff take excellent care of me during my procedures and visits. They are always attentive, helpful, and eager to ensure I am comfortable at all times. I look forward to future care in this facility, and know that when I come back in June, I will be in great hands! A big thank you to Dawn for going above and beyond! Thanks and have a great day. I am feeling better day-by-day, and you all helped to get that process started. You're the best!
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AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL....BUSINESSMAN NOT A DOCTOR! I WILL NEVER EVER RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE Total rip off. Takes advantage of patience and charges money. ZERO Stars for him.
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Excellent office staff! With an amazing Dr! I have suffered for 20 years with my c-spine, today I was a little scared due to some of these reviews but I have to say hands down the Best Experience I have ever had! The procedure was quick and the only pain involved was a few needle pokes. I will Never go anywhere else.
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If I could leave less than one star, I would. I can agree with most of the negative comments on here. He was rude and his bedside manner was horrible. I also was given TWO urine tests and received a large bill for them, when they were unnecessary as I was seeing him for a preexisting spinal cord injury and did not want to be prescribed opioids, even though he was pushing them.
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Dr. Shanbhag and his staff have been very helpful with managing the myriad of conditions and pain related to them of my physically disabled daughter WITHOUT the use of opiods or other controlled pain medications. The relief has been amazing. The pain isn't completely gone, as her conditions are not gone, but the pain is now manageable and she's got quality of life back. The staff is wonderful, caring, and so helpful and accommodating!
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Amazing doctor. Very compassionate and is THE first doctor to EVER tell me that my pain IS REAL (in the almost 10 years I’ve been dealing with it). He finally put all my thoughts of me being ‘crazy’ to rest and told me that MY pain IS, in fact REAL, and for that, I am eternally grateful. I believe that all these negative reviews are because of lack of understanding him on a professional level, (you have to put your feelings aside sometimes) and I would HIGHLY recommend him to others.
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Dr. Shanbhang did not help me with my back pain at all. He did not take my pain serious and the pain medicine he prescribed did not work. He wanted to do injections and scheduled it a month later because he was going out of town. I called them to cancel my first injection because I had a doctor that could do it within the next week as I did not want to be suffering for a month A week later, I got a certified letter terminating our relationship, now I am not allowed to see any physicians there
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When I looked at the bill, $1500, and what he provided wow. Avoid this place.
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This person is the worst DR I ever met in my whole life, he doesn't care about his patients health and he also very clever humiliating them as well, instead he cares only about money only money. Shame on you. If you have some dignity return my whole money back.
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Doctor is very condescending and hard to speak with. The office staff says they call back but do not. Even offering an opportunity for them to correct their mistake they are ones in the field that I imagine BURY THEIR MISTAKES!!! So glad I found a new doctor that is compassionate and real!! Sorry I wasted money and healing time on this practice, HORRIBLE!!!
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I found Dr. Shanbhag & his staff friendly & professional. I enjoyed Dr. Shanbhag's light sense of humor as it was a good ice breaker. There was very little discomfort for my 1st treatment & I would recommend him. ?4 was due to hang up in sending military documents & no fault of Dr. Shanbhag's office.
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Dr Shamghag is arrogant, rude, condescending and strange. Each time I jumped because of pain during his exams (2) he'd shout out to me, don't touch me! I would never refer anyone to this doctor!
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Unfortunately, Dr. Ashish Shanbhag and his nurse practioner, Michelle, look at there patients as numbers and not people. Their general lack of knowledge of the patient chart personally placed this patients life in danger when medications were prescribed that would interfere with present medications and would have caused a severe increase in current symptoms (ie, seizures & TIA's). This was all done without a thorough appointment.
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Nice guy but not good for a pain management doc. I totally wasted my money. Never going back here again. They don't help you. I left crying
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This doctor wouldn't even shake my hand and told me all I needed was bengay for my back and diagnose me with spinal joint nerve issues. He recommended I take some vitamins and wear a back brace! I'm not impressed, plus I was charged a outrageous price for the consultation and the urine test he collected on the first visit.
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I have been going to Dr. Shanbhag for three years. Him and his staff or wonderful. I relocated to Virginia Beach and still make the drive for my follow ups because of the care I get.
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I was referred to Dr Shanbhag by another Dr for a consult to see if he thought I was a good fit for a specific procedure. He hastily examined me & then quickly went over what he was going to do (I'm not even sure if it's what I was sent for - it's much more than my Dr explained). Since the first appt I've never seen his face, a tech preps me & calls him in, he sticks several needles in my spine and leaves before I'm even sitting up. No time for questions, no patient concern, feel like cattle.
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Terrible. Poor communication. He does t care. In it solely for the $
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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