Dr. Cathy Gao, MD

Dr. Cathy Gao, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 57
(14)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Cathy Gao, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Ellicott City, MD and has been practicing for 17 years. She graduated from Beijing Medical University in 1984 and specializes in pain medicine. She speaks Chinese.

5094 Dorsey Hall Dr Ste 105

Ellicott City, MD 21042

Contact Information

(410) 884-9293

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
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Board Certifications

Dr. Gao does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

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

  • Beijing Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Gao has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Gao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gao to family and friends
4.0
based on 14 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Gao's Performance

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

Office & Staff Performance

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

Patient Comments (1)

in Mount Airy, MD |
Dr. Gao is a special care pain Doctor. She not only helps with Chronic pain, but will try to keep you reducing your meds to reduce chance of addiction. She has found that I had need of 2 Back Surgeries that were blocked by the pain meds. She has also tested and found that I have Neuropathy in the...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Gao accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule

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