Dr. Atul Bhat, MD

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationMaleAge 54

Dr. Bhat
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Scott A. Sigman MD

14 Research Pl North Chelmsford, MA 01863

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(978) 454-0706

Dr. Atul Bhat, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in North Chelmsford, MA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lowell General Hospital and Nashoba Valley Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bhat to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience
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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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Dr. Bhat's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
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Dr. Bhat treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bhat treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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Dr. Bhat treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bhat treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Degenerative Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhat treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bhat treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bhat's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Bhat accepts the following insurance:

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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tufts Health Plan
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Dr. Bhat's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bhat

4.3

Based on 71 ratings

5 Stars
77.46478873239437%
(55)
4 Stars
2.816901408450704%
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3 Stars
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(1)
2 Stars
4.225352112676056%
(3)
1 Star
14.084507042253522%
(10)
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Dr. Bhat and his staff are amazing. I called with a problem and they saw my with in 24 hours. In less than a week, I had two office visits, X-rays, MRI, and injections. I was going on vacation and they squeezed me in. Never once did anyone make me feel awkward about procrastinating, when I was in pain for several weeks. They are all kind, courteous, caring, and professional. I highly recommend them.
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Oct 01, 2021
Dr Bhat has treated my spinal pain for several years with both professionalism and personal attention. I highly recommend him!
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Jun 23, 2021
I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Bhat and his team at OSA orthopedics. His approach to care is personal and thorough. As a patient, he took he time to get to know me, listen to and understand my unique needs, and develop a personalized treatment plan. Everyone at the practice - from administrators, medical assistants, and nursing staff - are warm and welcoming. They dedicate extra time getting to know their patients.  I am extremely happy with the care I’ve received from Dr. Bhat and his team and would highly recommend his practice.
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Dennis Montbleau – Jun 15, 2021
Dr. Bhat is exceptionally skilled. I have been treated by "experts" is Boston teaching hospitals, pain clinics that specialize in back issues, and teaching hospitals in Florida. Not a single provider in any of these places had Dr. Bhat skill. I measure skill based on the amount of relief I've gotten after a procedure, the period of the relief, and how long it took to do the procedure. I have never gotten the relief from anyone that he has provided. And, his procedure time is very, very fast; hits the mark every time!
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Steve D – Apr 29, 2021
He is a really nice doctor and helped me a lot with my back problems! Now I'm pain free!
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Lara Ansaldi – Apr 26, 2021
I came in with a very painful lower back. Dr Bhat was open, compassionate, concerned and competent. Rather than going the injection route he recommended that I start with PT which I totally agreed with. If one doesn't need an injection - one should not get it. I started PT and am hopeful that the pain will be taken care of. He had no trouble deciding on the best diagnostic test in order to rule out severe issues.
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Apr 22, 2021
My experience with Dr. Bhat, Stacy and all of the office personnel was compassionate expertise. I highly recommend this practice as an outstanding conduit for healing.
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  • Listened & answered questions
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Diane V – Mar 20, 2021
I have had SI joint pain for over three years. Dr. Bhatt has given me injections on 3 separate occasions. I had wonderful and complete relief for 9 months to over a year each time. The injection I received 6 weeks ago did not relieve my pain. Dr. Bhatt suggested that I try PT for a few weeks to see if I have any relief before considering any more procedures. I love the fact that he considers all options before recommending new procedures. He will speak with me in a few weeks to assess my progress and only then decide if another procedure is necessary. I fully trust his judgement.
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  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Pamela Osgood – Mar 14, 2021
Dr Bhat is a doctor who cares! He takes the time with me every time I see him and is not only a great doctor, but a kind soul. Extremely compassionate and has always helped me out on every visit. I would recommend this man to anyone who has neck or back pain. Simply amazing ! There are a lot of good Doctors in my area but I have been blessed with the care of DR Bhat and I would not have it any other way. I highly recommend him and can not say enough about this great Doctor. Here’s to you Doc ! Thanks for ALL you have done for me and my family !
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Gary M – Mar 11, 2021
Highly recommend this doctor. He is very down to earth, compassionate, and thorough. He spent time with us to be sure we understood our options. We only waited 5 minutes for our appointment. He clearly is very knowledgeable on pain and spines.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Happy patient – Jan 28, 2021
Dr.Bhat is a very caring and compassionate Doctor. He is one who, listens, and having experienced pain myself, I can honestly say, has given me such relief. A highly skilled and gentle man, a master of his trade! His staff is always pleasant and caring, a great asset! Quality team !
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
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RobbinCerulli – Dec 11, 2020
Dr. Bhat is a very caring and compassionate person. He takes the time to listen to all your concerns/issues and thoroughly discusses options and treatments. His extensive education and knowledge of the neck and spine are impressive -- he was the only Dr. to correctly diagnose my nerve condition (after many years of misdiagnoses) and sent me to a specialist who set up an appropriate pain management plan. His office is extremely well run, always on time, and the staff is both professional and super friendly. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Bhat to anyone suffering from back and/or neck pain. He's truly the BEST!!!
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
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Lisa McH. – Dec 10, 2020
Dr. Bhat is an exceptionally skilled orthopedic provider who delivers care with the utmost compassion. He has been treating me for lower back pain and has always been so kind, gentle, punctual, and thorough. I appreciate that he is an active listener and prioritizes my wishes. Each time I leave the office I feel confident in his findings and recommendations. I highly recommend Dr. Bhat and the Orthopaedics Surgical Associates practice!
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
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Dec 09, 2020
I saw Dr. Bhat for pain from a herniated disc. Dr. Bhat was great! I found him to be a warm and caring doctor. He really took the time to sit and listen to me. After being in pain for months my pain is now gone and I feel great. Thank you to Dr. Bhat and the nurses that work with him for such great service!
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
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Diane Leonard – Nov 30, 2020
A couple of years ago while in Cardiac Rehab at Lowell General I had my first issue with my back. I had intense pain and could not continue with my rehab. The nursing staff suggested only one doctor to see which was Dr. Bhat. I call immediately and saw him in the office within a day or two. I had x-rays and a CT scan and he told me that it confirmed a disc in my lower back. A couple of days later I had my first of two spinal injections. Although not the most comfortable thing I have done but 5 to 10 seconds later it was over. I immediately had relieve and felt 75 percent better. Two weeks later I had my second injection and within a week I was back to my regular routine. I was pain free for two years until this past fall when it started over again. Called, immediate appointment. Same procedures as before and again immediate relief. I want to thank Dr. Bhat and his staff. Always there to help and always professional.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
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Chuck Phair – Nov 19, 2020
I found a very compassionate doctor in Dr Bhat. He tried everything possible to help me but was not able. He truly was very sorry he was unable to help. I rate Dr Bhat a solid ten for knowledge, compassion and sincerely caring for me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 03, 2020
What a well functioning machine. My first evaluation was a pleasant visit with DJ, Dr. Bhat's physician's assistant. He ordered an MRI so I would have everything Dr. Bhat would need for my first visit with him. HE IS SO WONDERFUL! Dr. Bhat's injection technique was quick, and I was up and walking out of the office all without delay. My follow-up visit to check my post-injection relief was also wonderful (not just because I felt better)! I have to say, it was the most efficient specialist experience I have had.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Chris – Oct 28, 2020
Dr. Bhat and his staff are awesome! I have been seeing Dr. Bhat for over 2 years with neck pain due to a car accident. he is kind and attentive, and fully listens to your concerns. My appointments have always been punctual, and the staff is very friendly. I recently had a cortisone shot in my neck which I was extremly nervous about and the whole team, including Dr. Bhat made me feel very comfortabl during the short prodecure. I would highly recommend their office for neck and back pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Julie – Mar 05, 2020
Dr Bhat was great. He listened to me and recommended a treatment plan specifically for me. I highly recommend seeing Dr Bhat if you have back issues and want to get back to enjoying your life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Jen – Jan 14, 2020
My experience with Dr. Bhat was amazingly positive! My doctor at Lahey couldn’t get me in for a cortisone shot for a month. I saw Dr. Bhat on Thursday and had my first cortisone shot the following Tuesday. His bedside manner during the cortisone shot was outstanding. Should you find yourself in need of a spine doctor, Dr. Bhat is the person to see.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Bhat is a graduate of the University of Bombay, India where he completed his medical training as well as a residency program in Orthopedic Surgery....Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2002
Hosp U PA/Penn Spine Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
2001
NY U Med Ctr/Rusk Inst
Residency Hospital
1998
Lenox Hill Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Atul Bhat, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bhat frequently treats Back Pain, Low Back Pain, and Degenerative Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bhat treats.

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Dr. Bhat's office is located at 14 Research Pl, North Chelmsford, MA 01863. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Scott A. Sigman MD14 Research Pl North Chelmsford, MA 01863
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Bhat is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Lowell General Hospital

Lowell, MA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

Nashoba Valley Medical Center

Ayer, MA

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)