Dr. Christopher Dawson, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 49

Dr. Dawson
Accepting new patients

Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group

860 Omni Blvd Newport News, VA 23606

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(757) 232-8844

Dr. Christopher Dawson, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Newport News, VA. 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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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Dawson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson treats Low Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Dawson treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson treats Chronic Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Dawson treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dawson treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Dawson treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Dr. Dawson's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • 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
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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(757) 232-8844

Dr. Dawson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
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
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MedHealthInsurance
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medico
National Heritage Insurance
POMCO Group
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Dawson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dawson

4.0

Based on 140 ratings

5 Stars
72.85714285714286%
(102)
4 Stars
1.4285714285714286%
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3 Stars
0.7142857142857143%
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2 Stars
1.4285714285714286%
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1 Star
23.571428571428573%
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Their website said he is accepting new patients, so I called to book an appointment. They told me I needed a referral, so I got my doctor to do that the next day. I call the day after that and they said the doctor had to review the referral before they could make the appointment. And of course they are only open half a day on Friday. So Monday I call, and they said the same thing, he hadn't looked at it, and had nothing else to share. Monday night, my knee pain became a bit worse and bothered my sleep so I called again on Tuesday. Got the same exact story, still waiting on the doctor to review. I told them I needed to know something, some kind of idea when we might get an appointment. They said well, even if you had one, he wouldn't be able to see you until December (it's October 20th). What good is that?? If that's the case, you're not really accepting new patients, you're just overbooking. I'm giving up on him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
3 people found this helpful
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Steve – Oct 20, 2020
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sue Harris – Jun 28, 2020
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).
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Marie Van Liere – Jun 26, 2020
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!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Paul – Jun 25, 2020
Best around! Explains everything and makes you feel secure your getting the best care. Staff is fabulous!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Georgia – Jun 25, 2020
I really liked dr Lawson. He was an excellent doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 19, 2020
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jacqueline H. – Jun 18, 2020
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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George – Jun 15, 2020
Dr. Dawson was amazing! He was able to explain my issues in a way I understood, and presented me with multiple options for Treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 11, 2020
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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The WHITE HAMMER! – Jun 11, 2020
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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Christopher Donavant – Jun 04, 2020
Thank you for helping me!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Faith Jones – Jun 04, 2020
Very good
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Audrey Walker – Jun 04, 2020
Highly recommend Dr. Dawson and Staff.
1 person found this helpful
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May 28, 2020
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 ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kat – May 23, 2020
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Joseph Lewis – May 21, 2020
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.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Betrayed trust – May 08, 2020
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
Experience was professional and worthwhile. Great Nurses and timeliness is unbelievably great. Would recommend Dr. Dawson with a 100+ Grade.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Dee – May 07, 2020
Professional exemplary review of my issues
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J t larson – Apr 30, 2020

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About Me

Care Philosophy

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

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

Biography

Interventional Pain Treatment Specialist in Newport News, VA

Christopher A. Dawson, MD of TPMG Interventional Pain Treatment Center in...
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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
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Awards

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Is Dr. Christopher Dawson, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Christopher Dawson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Dawson frequently treats Low Back Pain, Chronic Pain, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Dawson treats.

Where is Dr. Christopher Dawson, MD's office located?

Dr. Dawson's office is located at 860 Omni Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group

TPMG - Interventional Pain and Treatment Center860 Omni Blvd Newport News, VA 23606
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital

Newport News, VA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received