Dr. Carlos Esparza, MD

Dr. Carlos Esparza, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(28)
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Dr. Carlos Esparza, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Albuquerque, NM. He graduated from University of California At San Diego and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.

3846 Masthead St NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109

Contact Information

(505) 242-1711

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Lovelace Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Esparza performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fibromyalgia
very high
more than 98% of peers
Trigger Point Injection
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • University of California At San Diego
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Fla Spine Inst
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Esparza has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Esparza's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Esparza to family and friends
4.2
based on 28 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
    (22)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Esparza's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Having been treated for serious back and neck issues by Dr. Esparza for over a decade, I have mixed reviews. He cares about his patients and can help if one's pain is due to a structural issue, as he knows exercises for proper body alignment. Yet, the amount of Trigger Point injections he...more
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I went to Dr. Esparza with a chronic back problem. I saw his PA the first visit and was very impressed with his knowledge and the time spent with me. I was scheduled for an epidural which was not successful. I followed up with him and was told I needed to be referred to a Neurosurgeon for possible...more
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I was told by my doctor that Dr Edparza was excellent and could help me. I never saw Dr Esparza and only saw PA. He told Me there was nothing he felt he could help me with. I have been treated at a pain clinic for 18 + years and he can't help me! Seriously? What breaks my heart is that i give...more
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Went to Dr. Esparza for many years and he misdiagnosed my issues, wasted my money on lidocaine shots, and wasn't certified to do any significant procedures. In other words, the best he could do was provide an insignificant bandaid. My suggestion would be forget Esparza and find a pain doctor who is...more
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