Dr. Ashvin Amara, MD

Pain Medicine AnesthesiologyMaleAge 47

Dr. Amara
Accepting new patients

Amara Pain & Spine

6429 Bannington Rd Ste B Charlotte, NC 28226

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(704) 503-9338

Dr. Ashvin Amara, MD is a Pain Medicine Anesthesiology Specialist in Charlotte, NC. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Amara to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Amara's conditions and procedures:

  • Accidental Injuries
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anesthesia
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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)
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Dorsal Column Stimulation
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • 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 Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(704) 503-9338

Dr. Amara accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Humana
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Amara's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Amara

2.0

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
21.428571428571427%
(6)
4 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
1 Star
71.42857142857143%
(20)
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They are very skilled and caring about their patient's, making sure that they can give you relief by TPI Injections , and to relieve your pain by many professional ways....They are very thorough and willing to listen with a sympathetic ear,as to most Doctors have because they aren't living in your body...when you were a Physically active person wearing your body out and no offend to other doctors but they never knew working in manufacturing plants,on production....as hard Laborers...I was one of them...but God had other plans for me and they've helped me and I thank God for them.....Thank you Amara
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
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Wanda Bennett – May 03, 2021
Even in the Pandemic requires everyone to come to the office, even if you have been exposed to Covid. The worse part is the wait times are still 2hours so you are sitting and waiting with a bunch of other individuals.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
1 person found this helpful
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Aug 14, 2020
Dr Amara must be paying for his Google ratings. Any patients would give this doctor's office a 1 (or lower if that's possible) star. He has no sense of patient care and clearly hasn't invested any money into his facility. The long waits are ridiculous (45 min - 1 hour) while he holds staff meetings during the patient's scheduled appointment time. No one would choose to go there unless they had no other options. The office is filthy, run down and just plain sad. People suffering from pain deserve a clean, safe place and a doctor who cares.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • 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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former patient – Apr 24, 2020
My experience with Dr. Amara and he has created a plan for me and we started treatments. He always made me feel that I was important and he made sure his team took excellent care of me. I would recommend Dr. Amara to take care of your needs to.
1 person found this helpful
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May 02, 2019
Arrived at his office at 9:50 for a 10:00 apointment, filled out a ton of paperwork, submitted a urine sample (required), and waited until 11:15 - and still had not seen the doctor. Either i was too impatient, or the doctor was too busy, too disorganized to see me. So I left. Do NOT see this doctor unless you happen to have lots of free time or you want to watch a movie on your phone. Waiting room has unconfortable chairs and offers no amenities, not even coffee.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Jerry in Charlotte, NC – Nov 30, 2018
Dr. Amara was extremely helpful taking care of my back pain. I was suffering from severe low back pain for couple of weeks, couldn’t even stand up and walk, but with his injections, I was able to walk instantly and pain got totally cured magically. He was very compassionate and caring towards me, I would strongly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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
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Nov 03, 2018
DON'T GO!!! The only thing he pushes is ESI or injections (of course that's where the money is for him) - not helpful in any way - condescending and humiliating - will not allow anyone other than the patient in the room. A complete disgrace. I wish I could put negative stars.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Sep 06, 2018
I have no idea how he got any good reviews at all on Google, may be his staff or family. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME - I have arthritis in my neck, bulging disks, nerve damage and other issues with my back. I show up to this doctor who is pacing back and forth and sweating and unable to contain himself (as if he is swallowing opiates by the dozen), the doctor did not communicate with me. He gave me one shot after not reviewing me and I was done at that point. The room also had old boxes in it, trash.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Sean Jennings in NC – Jul 31, 2018
I found him to be arrogant, rude, condescending in his manner when speaking to a patient. His office is cold and uncomfortable. The office where his staffs takes you in seems to be a storage room with a chair and one of the secretaries comes in with a lap top to further assess your personal prior to sitting with Dr Amara. The total visit left me disappointed and dissatisfied with Dr Amara
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Feb 14, 2018
Dr. Amara doesn’t listen to his patient’s concerns, nor does he explain anything. He racks up money from insurance for very expensive shots, even when they are not effective after three tries. After wasting months, I had to stop treatment with him and find a doctor that would actually help me with pain relief. Another real problem with him is that he catagorizes everyone and looks down his nose at them. I won’t be giving any good reviews to anyone.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Pamela Roberts in Charlotte, NC – Feb 06, 2018
Dr.Amara is extremely unprofessional and seems to blatantly not care for some of his patients. He does little to find out why you are In pain and has a disgusting attitude. Avoid his dump of an office at all costs if possible.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Chris in Blacksburg – Jan 11, 2018
This is a money hungry doctor who does not care about his patients, only cares about the money he makes off of a person. I saw a patient coming out of this office crying and asked was she ok and she said he its all about the money. I knew exactly what he meant as this has happened to me. Rude and very unprofessional, left the door open the whole entire time, asked to close it and he said its get hot, There is a hippa law right???
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
3 people found this helpful
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Charlotte, NC – Jan 11, 2018
Awful!! Rude,condescending, unethical, judgemental, no bedside manner. Office was filthy. Tracie Bethea
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • 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
9 people found this helpful
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Tracie Bethea in Charlotte NV – Sep 09, 2017
Dr sets appointments up starting at 8:00 yet has staff meeting every day until 845 so you sit for hours waiting He is very condescending .Don't really see how anyone can leave a good review unless he just makes up names and reviews what he thinks of himself .Do yourself a favor stay clear of this nut
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
10 people found this helpful
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Charlotte NC – Aug 09, 2017
Horrible doctor!!! do not bother to see him. He does not like to listen and i felt very rushed. He can also be condescending which made me wonder why is he a doctor if he doesn't have sympathy for his patients. Only good thing about his practice is his staff. He has a very friendly staff, he should take some tips from them and learn how to treat patients.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Rock hill, SC – Aug 09, 2017
As a new patient you try to explain your pain concerns over two years at this location he doesn't listen orders tests treatment that I have other doctor's for will not work with other doctor's provide injections if you tell him something isn't working he doesn't listen he wants to continue to provide treatment that you just informed him doesn't work this was my experience with Doctor Amara I am no longer a patient at Amara Pain Spine.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
5 people found this helpful
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Charlotte, NC – Jun 15, 2017
The worst environment i've even been in. This office is extremely nasty. The one and only bathroom should be a health department violation. Amara is rude, arrogant, and judgemental of everyone of his patients. You can hear most interviews from the waiting room. I cannot and would not recommend him to anyone ever!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Charlotte, NC – Apr 08, 2017
My family cannot recommend. We want a professional office. We have seen more than one client wait more than a over an hour to be seen with an appointment time? We have seen clients walk out without being seen or argue with the office staff. The website pictures are stock photographs and there is only one doctor, not plural. My family member just wants her pain medicine . . . it is sad.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Leslie in Charlotte, NC – Jan 07, 2017
This is unprofessional for patients experiencing TRUE pain.he only writes pain meds WITH tylenol. Makes you weigh yourself and then youre lucky if he spends 5 mins with you. Dont go sick or they treat you like your an animal scheduling time is great but dr isnt so great. Hes made sexual comments to patients as well. Highly advise you seek another dr.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • 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
11 people found this helpful
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Not needed in Nc – Dec 31, 2016
Dr. Amara was very serious about my condition and gave me a thorough examination. For the first time a doctor tried to find where the pain was coming from and give me concrete solutions right there in the office. Dr. Amara has found a way to relieve the pain I have from my neck/back/shoulder injury despite the fact that the injury is chronic now. Going from having pain 24/7 for over a year to being virtually pain-free and able to work and enjoy life again is hard to describe. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
2 people found this helpful
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Nancy in Charlotte, NC – Nov 01, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our Mission We believe chronic pain has multiple causes. It has effects on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of life. It practically effects...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Ambulatory Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2011
Cook County Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Brookdale U Hosp Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
2006
Richmond University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Chaitanya Kalasala
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Urdu

Awards

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What are Dr. Ashvin Amara, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Amara frequently treats Back Pain, Chronic Pain, and Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Amara treats.

Where is Dr. Ashvin Amara, MD's office located?

Dr. Amara's office is located at 6429 Bannington Rd Ste B, Charlotte, NC 28226. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Amara speaks Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. View profile to see all.

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Amara Pain & Spine

Amara Pain & Spine6429 Bannington Rd Ste B Charlotte, NC 28226
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