Dr. Christopher Dawson, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 48
  
Dr. Dawson
Accepting new patients

Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group

860 Omni Blvd Ste 115 Newport News, VA 23606

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(757) 232-8844

Dr. Christopher Dawson, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Newport News, VA. Dr. Dawson has more experience with Spine and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Bon Secours - Mary Immaculate Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dawson to book an appointment.


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(757) 232-8844

Dr. Dawson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
MedHealthInsurance
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medico
National Heritage Insurance
POMCO Group
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Practice Areas

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 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Coccygeal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson treats Coccygeal Pain more than 100% of their peers

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

Sacrum Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson treats Sacrum Disorders more than 99% of their peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Dawson treats this condition more than 93% 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 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson treats Low Back Pain more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Dawson treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Chronic Pelvic Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson treats Chronic Pelvic Pain more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Dawson treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson performs Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Dawson performs this procedure more than 78% of their peers

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Dr. Dawson's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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4.0

Based on 137 ratings

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Best doctor! Very professional and positive, informative and smiling bedside manner made me feel at ease. His team at the office went above and beyond to make sure I felt comfortable and that all my questions were answered.
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Sue Harris – Jun 28, 2020
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Dr. Dawson is personable and has a nice sense of humor. He is knowledgeable in his speciality. He describes his diagnosis and treatment plan in an understandable way. The only problem I have ever had is that he's so good It can take awhile to get an appointment (6-10 weeks for a procedure).
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Marie Van Liere – Jun 26, 2020
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I have chronic back issues for the past 12 years. No one has provided the information and knowledge I needed to get the corrective actions except for Dr. Dawson. Dr. Dawson and his team provided the necessary information to move forward towards recovery. He was very thorough and explained everything I have been questioning for years. One of the best doctors I ever engaged with. Thank you, Doc!!
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Paul – Jun 25, 2020
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Best around! Explains everything and makes you feel secure your getting the best care. Staff is fabulous!
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Georgia – Jun 25, 2020
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I really liked dr Lawson. He was an excellent doctor.
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Jun 19, 2020
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My visit with Dr. Dawson was awesome. He has passion for my pain. He have so much patience with me. When you in pain you need someone like Dr. Dawson. His staff is amazing. Thank you so much because I cant do this alone. I trust him to help me live a better life. I would recommend him to my family or friends.
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Jacqueline H. – Jun 18, 2020
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I went to Dr. Dawson for numbness, arm and hand pain. He is awesome! Performed an epidural third visit and much better. He referred me to a chiropractor, which is just starting.
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George – Jun 15, 2020
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Dr. Dawson was amazing! He was able to explain my issues in a way I understood, and presented me with multiple options for Treatment.
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Jun 11, 2020
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Very caring doctor. Feels your pain and makes it go away. Talks you though the steps he's doing and gives wonderful support. Highly recommended!
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The WHITE HAMMER! – Jun 11, 2020
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I suffer from lower back and sciatica I rt leg. After one treatment I section with Dr Dawson I hhave had 90% relief for 6 months now. It has greatly improved my quality of life. Dr Dawson is amazing
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Christopher Donavant – Jun 04, 2020
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Thank you for helping me!
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Faith Jones – Jun 04, 2020
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Very good
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Audrey Walker – Jun 04, 2020
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Highly recommend Dr. Dawson and Staff.
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May 28, 2020
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It was a awesome visit and the precautions that were taking during covid-19 made me feel safe. Dr Dawson was great he explained everything to me as we went along I knew I was in good hands and his staff there were awesome friendly and kind and my appointment was on schedule and I love the pictures of the fur babies (Doggies) Thank you so much for all you do and you guys are true hero’s stay safe and God bless you for being there ??
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Kat – May 23, 2020
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I've had much contact with Dr. Dawson and all his staff. I definitely reccomend him for treatment. I've suffered from cronic pain for about 3 years now and he is the 9th person to see me for this matter. I was prescribed narcotic after narcotic by the other professionals and that was only making it worse. Well After 6 of the other 8 told me there were "minor" problems with my results and no exact reason I'm in pain, he went through every aspect of my MRI and Xrays with me and actually found multiple things that others missed. He is a very strait to the point, confident man. He was able to relieve my pain temporarily and I go next month for what should be the a much better fix. Professional. Optimistic about treatment. Dedicated to helping his patients are the words I would us to describe Dr. Dawson.
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Joseph Lewis – May 21, 2020
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I scheduled this visit for my mom who recently moved to the area. I conveyed to the nurse.. in confidence! .. that I was concerned about my mothers unnecessary opioid rx. During her appointment when she attempted to get her opioids refilled the doctor told her I said not to give her any. Very unprofessional and a breach of my trust! He should have come to his own professional conclusion and directed her path to pain management instead of throwing me under the bus. I do not recommend this office at all unless confidence is of no matter to you.
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Betrayed trust – May 08, 2020
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Dr. Dawson has been a tremendous help to my mother. She was in a wheelchair and could not walk without great difficulty and pain when we first saw Dr. Dawson. He has done several procedures to diminish the terrible pain caused by a pinched nerve in her spinal column. I happy to report that my mother can now walk normally and without pain and most importantly that my mother's wheelchair is now collecting dust. I highly recommend Dr. Christopher Dawson for pain management, especially for pinched nerves of the spine.
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Keith Bliley – May 07, 2020
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Experience was professional and worthwhile. Great Nurses and timeliness is unbelievably great. Would recommend Dr. Dawson with a 100+ Grade.
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Dee – May 07, 2020
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Professional exemplary review of my issues
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J t larson – Apr 30, 2020
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He worked with me , listen to my concerns and answered my questions. Together we came up with a great plan to fight my server back pain..
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About Me

Enhance function while decreasing the need for pain medication through interventional procedures.

Not accepting patients who are solely interested in opioid/pain medication refills.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2011
Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2006
University Of Virginia Health System
Internship Hospital
1994
College Of William & Mary
Undergraduate School

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Dawson communicate via email?

    Yes, 2 patients said they communicate via email

  • Does Dr. Dawson offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer telehealth services or virtual visits

    No, 1 user indicated that they do not offer telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Dawson offer an online patient portal?

    Yes, 3 patients said they offer an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Dawson have free onsite parking?

    Yes, 2 patients said they have free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Dawson offer weekend visits?

    No, 2 users indicated that they do not offer weekend visits

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Dawson offer evening visits?

    No, 2 users indicated that they do not offer evening visits

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer evening visits

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Locations

Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group

TPMG - Interventional Pain and Treatment Center860 Omni Blvd Ste 115 Newport News, VA 23606
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Bon Secours - Mary Immaculate Hospital

Newport News, VA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)