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Dr. Bolkar Sahinler, MD

Pain Management •  Male • Age 50

Dr. Sahinler

Lubbock Spine Institute

3419 22nd St Lubbock, TX 79410
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Dr. Bolkar Sahinler, MD is a pain management specialist in Lubbock, TX and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Ankara Universitesi, Tip Fakultesi and specializes in pain management, pain medicine, and more.

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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!
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Awesome! Dr. Sahinler is the best!
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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.
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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?
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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.
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I love him very caring doctor.
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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.
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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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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 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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About Me

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 f...

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

Languages

  • Turkish
  • English

Awards

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(806) 796-3000

Dr. Sahinler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Background Check

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

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Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sahinler performs Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent more than 100% of his peers

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

Spondylosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sahinler treats Spondylosis more than 100% of his peers

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

Spinal Nerve Block
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sahinler performs Spinal Nerve Block more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Nerve Root Block

Dr. Sahinler's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • 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
  • 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
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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