Dr. Bolkar Sahinler, MD

Pain ManagementMaleAge 51

Dr. Sahinler
Accepting new patients

Lubbock Spine Institute

3419 22nd St Lubbock, TX 79410

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(806) 796-3000

Dr. Bolkar Sahinler, MD is a Pain Management Specialist in Lubbock, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Saint Anthony's Hospital and Covenant Hospital Plainview. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sahinler to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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. Sahinler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sahinler treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sahinler performs Epidural Block, Facet Blocks more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sahinler performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Epidural Block
  • Facet Block
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sahinler treats Herniated Disc more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Sahinler's conditions and procedures:

  • Back Pain
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • 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)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulator
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Pain
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Pump
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebroplasty

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Dr. Sahinler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthFirst
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Sahinler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sahinler

4.1

Based on 56 ratings

5 Stars
75%
(42)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
1.7857142857142858%
(1)
2 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(2)
1 Star
19.642857142857142%
(11)
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What went well
  • Office environment (47)
  • Staff friendliness (44)
  • Explained conditions well (43)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (9)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (7)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (7)
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Dr.Sahliner and staff have been wonderful in treating my pain post spinal surgery. They get you on for treatment quickly and are very solicitous about problems and possible answers. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and have done so!
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GM – Mar 25, 2020
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My wife and I both use the services of Dr. Sahinler and the Lubbock Spine Institute. We are extremely satisfied with all the professionals and staff at both locations. From check in to check out and follow up we are treated with the upmost courtesy and respect. All the personnel involved are engaging and caring. Thank you.
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Robert segadi – Feb 01, 2020
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Seems to care about you individually. Treats you with respect and is very good at the procedures I have had
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
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Jan 17, 2020
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Amazing physician and staff
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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Jan 13, 2020
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Wasted visit. Dr was incredibly rude, laughed at my elderly mother for coming in (when sent on referral from another dr) when he couldn’t help her. Wasn’t concerned with her pain. Thought everything she said was funny leading her to tears. He talked down to her, made her feel stupid. Waited 40 minutes to see him. Receptionist said she was next in line and 5 more people went in to see the dr before she had her turn. Would not recommend this doctor at all. Complete jerk!
What went well
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What could be improved
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Aug 29, 2019
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Awesome! Dr. Sahinler is 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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Aug 23, 2019
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I had a procedure yesterday for herniated disc. It was painless and so good. I have not felt this good in a long time. He is caring, attentive, and pleasant. I adore him and would refer anyone to him.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Martha Helms in Lubbock, TX – Jun 19, 2019
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I went to this doctor for YEARS. I had not been to him in a while as I had laser spine surgery recommended by him because I had maxed out the amount of steroid he could give me. Advised them I had an accident and wanted ensure no injury. They gave me the RUNAROUND... I had to get a referral which I did, then they told me there are hundreds of referrals daily and only 2 processors. Then when I called to complain, I was told by office mngr they wld never again see me BECAUSE I had an accident?
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 03, 2019
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Dr and his staff are excellent. I’m highly recommending after all the help they have given me with my pain.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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M Young in Shallowater , TX – Dec 28, 2018
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I love him very caring doctor.
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Pamela in Lubbock, TX – Dec 18, 2018
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 13, 2018
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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 don't even have DJD . Must had had me mixed up with someone else . I work in the medical field , I would never recommend him to anyone!!!!
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Lubbock, TX – Nov 10, 2017
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Awesome bedside manner. Listens, cares. Lucky to have found him
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Reta Clare in Brownfield, Texas – Oct 20, 2017
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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 so self absorbed I was dumbfounded. Also with saying a word I just got up and walked out of his office. Here’s the kicker. That was the first time I ever saw him. I have no idea who he thought I was
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Lubbock TX – Oct 17, 2017
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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 I've seen that genuinely cared about my well being. He clearly studied my situation well in advance, and knew many details of my medical history before I stepped foot into his office. Great experience!
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Adam – Mar 18, 2017
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I worked with Dr. Sahinler collaboratively and productively to alleviate my pain for nearly 7 years. He is an intelligent, articulate, and best, a compassionate physician. Dr. Sahinler consulted with me thoroughly during each visit, and made me a true partner in my own pain management, which is a rarity in his field. Thanks to his expertise and encouragement, I was able to teach students with disabilities, the work I love, and care for my family. I miss Dr. Sahinler, & recommend him highly!
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Suzanne R in Kingsland, GA – Jan 06, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

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

  • English
  • Turkish

Awards

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What are Dr. Bolkar Sahinler, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sahinler frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Epidural Block, Facet Blocks, and Herniated Disc. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sahinler treats.

Where is Dr. Bolkar Sahinler, MD's office located?

Dr. Sahinler's office is located at 3419 22nd St, Lubbock, TX 79410. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Bolkar Sahinler, MD speak?

Dr. Sahinler speaks Turkish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Lubbock Spine Institute

Lubbock Spine Institute3419 22nd St Lubbock, TX 79410
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Baptist Saint Anthony's Hospital

Amarillo, TX

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Covenant Hospital Plainview

Plainview, TX

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

Covenant Medical Center

Lubbock, TX

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Medical Arts Hospital

Lamesa, TX

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average