Dr. Bolkar Sahinler, MD

Dr. Bolkar Sahinler, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Bolkar Sahinler, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Lubbock, TX and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Ankara Universitesi, Tip Fakultesi and specializes in pain medicine, anesthesiology, and more.Read his story

3601 21st St

Lubbock, TX 79410

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Sahinler's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sahinler "Dr. Sahinler was born in Turkey. He spent a large portion of his childhood in Washington D.C. where his family served as diplomats. He later received his Doctor of Medicine from University of Ankara with honors. Once he had his medical degree he returned to the United States and began his Anesthesiology residency at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. After residency he completed his interventional pain management fellowship also at Texas Tech University. He was given the prestigious Dr.Racz/ Dr Raj award for outstanding Pain Management Fellow. He has been in private practice in Lubbock Texas since 2004. Dr. Sahinler is married to Dr. Michelle Sahinler who is a Gynecologist and they have two children, Seth and Jake. He is a die hard Red Raider and enjoys tailgating, spending time with his family and hunting. He is proud and excited to be a partner at Lubbock Spine Institute. His special clinical interests are neuromodulation, implantable drug therapies and kyphoplasty for the repair of osteoporotic fractures. Dr. Sahinler is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology with added qualifications in pain management. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sahinler "As a pain management physician I believe "pain" has many facets and cannot be treated in one modality. It has to be approached with a comprehensive plan instead of just throwing narcotics at it. I believe most pain can be improved by a good work-up for diagnosis and a well treatment plan. I try very hard to help everyone that walks in through our doors within my ability. I feel privileged to be able to do what I do and provide people relief."

3  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

49  Conditions Treated


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34  Procedures


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Ankara
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Ankara Universitesi, Tip Fakultesi
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Texas Tech
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Texas Technical University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Texas Tech University HSC
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sahinler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Turkish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sahinler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sahinler to family and friends
42 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

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Dr. Sahinler's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Excellent doctor I trust him with my life he has always helped me when I needed it and I would recommend him to everyone who needs pain relief.
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He refused to see me. He said I had DJD and he couldn't help me. I never met him . He also blocked me from making an appointment with any other physicians in his group. His practice is the only one in my network. I had to pay out of network to have an intervention done . It absolutely helped me . I...more
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Awesome bedside manner. Listens, cares. Lucky to have found him
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I saw Dr Sahinler reguarding severe lower back pain and he diagnosed my problem and told me what was wrong before I even explained my issues. I DIDNT explain not a single word before he jumped down my throat, Yelling at me saying why are you here. I don’t see people He was rude and obnoxious, and...more
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Dr. Sahinler was the third doctor I have seen after failed spine surgery. He showed an outstanding level of care for my situation. He was extremely thorough, and was patient in answering numerous questions. He explained several options as well as the pros and cons for each. He was the first doctor...more
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