Dr. Cristy Schade, MD

Dr. Cristy Schade, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 73
Dr. Cristy Schade, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Mesquite, TX and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from University Of Miami / School Of Medicine and specializes in pain medicine.Read his story

3865 Childress Ave Ste A

Mesquite, TX 75150

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Schade's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schade "Dr. Schade started his medical career in the United States Air Force. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at David Grant United States Air Force Medical Center in California. He then relocated to San Antonio, Texas, and completed his residency in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Wilford Hall United States Air Force Medical Center, where he received invaluable experience treating soldiers and veterans at the Air Force's largest hospital. Dr. Schade completed his ten – year military career as a Lieutenant Colonel and Flight Surgeon at the School of Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Schade started his private practice in the Dallas metroplex in 1981 and remains today a leader in Pain Medicine, specializing in Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), Degenerative Spine Disease and Spinal Cord Stimulation for the control of Chronic Pain Syndrome. Dr. Schade is the past president of the Texas Pain Society and currently serves as Director Emeritus on the Texas Pain Society Board and is the Texas Pain Society delegate to the Texas Medical Association. Dr. Schade actively collaborates and works with the Texas Legislature, the Texas Medical Board, and the Texas Department of Insurance Workers Compensation Division developing laws and rules that benefit pain patients in the state of Texas."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schade "The core values of Dr. C.M. Schade, MD and RSD (CRPS) and Back Pain Treatment Center is built upon communication, problem focused care, strong work ethic and high productivity."

1  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

31  Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain

8  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
  • University Of Miami / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • David Grant United States Air Force Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Wilford Hall United States Air Force Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Air Force Institute Of Technology Postdoctoral (36-13) Program
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Graduated with "Highest Honors" at the University of California at Berkeley, 1968
  • 2004 Healthcare Education Hero of the Year Award, 2004
  • Graduated number one in my class of Electrical Engineers at the University of California at Berkeley, 1969
Media & Publications
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation Best Practices Reducing Common Complications., 2005
  • Pain Management: A Handbook for Texas Physicians, Texas Medical Association., 2006
  • Assessment of Patient Preference for Constant Voltage and Constant Current Spinal Cord Stimulation, 2010
  • Voltage versus current stimulation pulse trains in patients undergoing spinal cord stimulation (SCS) trial., 2008
  • Prevention of Mechanical Failures in Implanted Spinal Cord Stimulation Systems., 2006
  • Adaptation of Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) Intensity in Response to Posture Changes., 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schade's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schade to family and friends
12 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Schade's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

This man destroyed my career and education by failing to inform me that agreement with his regime would result in being discriminated against thus losing my jobs at two leading hospitals and causing my precious spouse and daughter to suffer financially. Frankly he doesn't care and directed me to...more
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Takes very good care of me. I have chronic pain. Other than the scars, you can't tell. Dr Schade and his staff and very thorough. You need a referral. There are checks on you and random drug tests. This is not a pill mill in any fashion. You will not get medication from him unless it is...more
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