Dr. Cathy X. Gao, MD

Dr. Cathy X. Gao, MD

Pain Medicine | Female | 56 years old

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Dr. Gao specializes in Pain Medicine and practices in Ellicott City, MD. She practices at 1 location.

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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 feet & had me checked for Diabetes. I tested as Pre-diabetic and have controlled with diet. If not caught early, I could be Diabetic right now. Do Not see her if your a Drug Addict, as she is not fooled
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Dr. Gao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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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 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    Beijing Medical University

    Graduated in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Completed in 2001

    Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • 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

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