Dr. Christopher Gay, MD

Dr. Christopher Gay, MD

Anesthesiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 40
(14)
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Dr. Christopher Gay, MD is an anesthesiology doctor who practices in Anchorage, AK. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 12 years. Read his story

3851 Piper St Ste U464

Anchorage, AK 99508

Contact Information

(907) 202-5431

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Gay's Experience

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Dr. Gay's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Anesthesiology
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Gay's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gay "Dr. Gay brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the field of pain management in Anchorage and the surrounding areas. After completed his undergraduate studies at Duke University and his medical studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Dr. Gay continued on to complete residency and fellowship training at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. This has consistently been ranked one of the top 5 hospitals in the country. While there, Dr. Gay was trained by many of the top thought leaders in the fields of Anesthesiology and Pain Management and was also involved in research as part of the Apgar scholars program. This program was created in honor of Dr. Virginia Apgar, whose research resulted in the commonly recognized APGAR scores assigned to newborn babies. Board certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology, Dr. Gay consistently delivers high-quality care in a compassionate manner. He utilizes appropriate interventions and incorporates integrative modalities to ensure the best possible results. Primarily interventional in his treatments, Dr. Gay also utilizes conservative medication management in select patients in conjunction with appropriate screening and risk stratification."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gay "I believe that education is a key part of achieving successful outcomes and setting reasonable expectations and therefore strive to include this as a key portion of each visit. Additionally, I also recognize the importance of closing the loop with treating and referring providers and keep the lines of communication open. Additionally, I truly believe that a multi-faceted, integrative approach is important in treating chronic pain and will work with existing or recommend complementary care therapies as needed to improve outcomes."

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Specialties

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
2

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
18

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Stenosis
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Procedures

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Pain Management
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alaska.

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

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gay has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gay's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gay to family and friends
3.9
based on 14 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Gay's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Anchorage, AK |
Very happy with the care I have received From Dr Gay and staff @ AK Cut for Pain. The staff is positive,courteous and helpful. My appointments are on time. I'm very happy with the epidural received for my Sciatica 5 days pain free so far Longest such stretch in 9 months The progression through gabapentin, chiropatrick, to the epidural hasn't been hurried and all the steps have been thoroughly explained. I highly recommend this physician
Anchorage, AK |
Dr. Gay and office staff are wonderful. Dr. Gay really knows his stuff!
Alexandria, VA |
A few years ago I was under the care of Dr. Christopher Gay. He is an excellent Physician who is very peaceful mannered. Dr. Gay always took time to listen to my concerns. His interest in helping solve problems, with my input, was outstanding. I totally trusted his vast medical knowledge, abilities, and procedure techniques. I was sad to see he is no longer in the Virginia, DC, Maryland area. I must say, Our loss and your gain. From: A nurse who was injured on the job.
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  • Aetna
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    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Gay has admitting privileges

Alaska Regional Hospital
2801 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK 99508
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Providence Alaska Medical Center
3200 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK 99508
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