Dr. Chad Austin, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 42
  
Dr. Austin
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Alabama Pain Physicians

2868 Acton Rd Vestavia, AL 35243

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(205) 332-3160

Dr. Chad Austin, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Vestavia, AL and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Austin has more experience with Spine, Pain Management, and Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School of Medicine medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with Grandview Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Austin to book an appointment.


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Dr. Austin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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Navigate POS
Options PPO
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Austin

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Austin treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Austin treats other conditions, please contact the office at (205) 332-3160.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Austin treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Austin treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Austin treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Austin treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Austin treats Spondylosis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Austin treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Austin treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Austin treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Austin treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Austin treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Austin treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Austin treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Austin treats Arthritis more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Austin treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Austin treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Austin treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Austin treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 57% of their peers

Dr. Austin treats this condition more than 57% of their peers

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Dr. Austin's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain

Dr. Austin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Austin

4.0

Based on 9 ratings

5 Stars
55.55555555555556%
(5)
4 Stars
22.22222222222222%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
11.11111111111111%
(1)
1 Star
11.11111111111111%
(1)
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Dr. Austin is the first doctor I saw for nerve ablation. Because of that, he is the only one I’ll see in the future. Because of the results, I have total confidence in him.
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Gary Swatzell – Feb 05, 2020
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See him for pain management.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Barry Sims – Jul 01, 2019
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Dr. Austin is awesome Doctor! We like him a lot. But in the over 2 years my husband has only seen him a couple of times. Very disappointing. The Office staff is RUDE!!! Wait is always long!!! They are doing drug test every single visit witch would be fine but over 2 years, it is ridiculous. he has never failed one. Insurance pays for only 4 a year. Staff makes you feel as if your name and a check book. It's sad that people are in pain and having to wait as long as they do in waiting room.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Austin's ultimate goal is to improve function and quality of life while reducing pain. He strives to establish an accurate diagnosis and incorporates...Read more

Biography

Dr. Austin graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science prior to attending medical school at LSU Health Sciences Center. Upon completing...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

Utah Center For Pain Management and Research, Nexus Pain Care
Fellowship Hospital
University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB)
Residency Hospital
Baptist Health System
Internship Hospital
2005
Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Alabama Pain Physicians

Vestavia Hills Clinic2868 Acton Rd Vestavia, AL 35243
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Grandview Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

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