Dr. Ashvin Amara, MD

Pain Medicine Anesthesiology •  Male • Age 45
  
Dr. Amara

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 and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in pain medicine anesthesiology, pain medicine, and more.


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(704) 503-9338

Dr. Amara accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
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United Healthcare

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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
  • 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
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • 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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Dr. Amara's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Amara

2.0

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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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.
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former patient – Apr 24, 2020
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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.
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May 02, 2019
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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.
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Jerry in Charlotte, NC – Nov 30, 2018
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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.
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Nov 03, 2018
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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.
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Sep 06, 2018
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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.
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Sean Jennings in NC – Jul 31, 2018
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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
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Feb 14, 2018
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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.
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Pamela Roberts in Charlotte, NC – Feb 06, 2018
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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.
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Chris in Blacksburg – Jan 11, 2018
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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???
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Charlotte, NC – Jan 11, 2018
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Awful!! Rude,condescending, unethical, judgemental, no bedside manner. Office was filthy. Tracie Bethea
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Tracie Bethea in Charlotte NV – Sep 09, 2017
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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
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Charlotte NC – Aug 09, 2017
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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.
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Rock hill, SC – Aug 09, 2017
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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.
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Charlotte, NC – Jun 15, 2017
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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!
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Charlotte, NC – Apr 08, 2017
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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.
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Leslie in Charlotte, NC – Jan 07, 2017
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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.
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Not needed in Nc – Dec 31, 2016
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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
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Nancy in Charlotte, NC – Nov 01, 2016
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Dr Amara has been treating me for over a year and i highly recommend him for pain management. He has helped my current status and has made me consider the future and not use all my choices up at once. He is always considering the next step. He is in a difficult climate with the new rules for opioids. He is a caring Doc without being a pill pusher.
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Ned A in Charlotte, NC – Sep 29, 2016
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Very judgmental, rude would not recommend anyone visit this office, however the office staff is very friendly, can't understand how they work with him, does not like to talk to you about the medications he prescribes you, will write the script and tell you talk with the pharmacist about medications that he is giving you.
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Charlotte, nc – Sep 01, 2016
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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 relationships, finances, productivity of an individual. Our Pain specialists are dedicated to...

Specialties

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

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

Languages

  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Urdu
  • Hindi

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Amara Pain & Spine

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