Dr. Dana Zalkind, MD

Pain MedicineFemaleAge 57

Dr. Zalkind
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Anesthesia Associates Of MA

690 Canton St Ste 325 Westwood, MA 02090

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Dr. Dana Zalkind, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Westwood, MA. She is affiliated with medical facilities Mount Auburn Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Zalkind to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zalkind

4.7

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  • Trusted the provider's decisions (13)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (12)
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How do I describe what Dr. Zelkind, has done for me ... I’ve been her patient for a long time now . She has made me whole again ... she does this and in a week your whole again . All I can say is she has and continues to keep me together... I had Cervical diseconomy .. my left arm wouldn’t move ( car accident) I was sent to her and she sent me immediately too a neurologist... (surgery 3 days later ) my disc was leaning on the nerve that controlled movement in my arm ... I’m so grateful , she caught it !! Since then Dr. zelkind , has taken such care with me ..I now , have epidurals and faucets in my lower back due to arthritis.... I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone dealing with pain issues .. she’s a miracle worker she has the BEST personality... she CARES and She knows her STUFF and for me that’s everything.... thank you Dr. Zelkind As well as all the nurses they’re AMAZING too ... I could write a short story .. amazing human beings ...
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Cathy Tierney – Jul 23, 2020
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She speaks clearly and answers questions. She treats patients with respect as well as her staff the reception desk always helpful and the Nurses are great I can't put into words how great they are......
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Cheryl T – Jun 23, 2020
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Professional yet very caring staff. Dr. Z explains everything and does not rush you. She makes you feel totally safe and relaxed. She is the best !!
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Ed Carp – Oct 18, 2019
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I have received excellent care with Dr. Zalkind. After several procedures that provided little relief from severe back pain due to Scoliosis and Osteoarthritis, I was referred to Dr. Zalkind. The combination of a diagnosis from a neurologist at NEBH and Dr. Zalkind’s recommendations of treatments, I have been able to function in my daily activities. I am grateful for her kind, accurate, thorough, and well received treatments...With sincere appreciation, I would highly recommend her services.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kathleen Winkler in MA – Jun 04, 2018
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Best doctor I’ve had for knee arthritis pain. I’ve been to sports med dr’s, knee specialist dr’s and surgeons. They never mentioned pain management treatment. If anyone has knee pain contact Dr. Dana Zalkind and you’ll believe in miracles.
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Skip Cook in Mendon – Mar 10, 2018
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She is hands-down the best doctor I've ever had.. 10/10 would recommend!!!!
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Jan 02, 2018
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I've had a few bad experiences with other pain management Dr's.. I haven't with Dr. Zalkind. I was nervous the 1st time that I had a Facet Rhizotomy done. That was quickly put to rest because she explained everything before, during and after the procedure. She is personable ,caring and is very good at what she does. The people she has working with her are top notch. I've been a patient of her since 2013.
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Daniel Quinn in Gloucester, MA – Jun 20, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Dana Zalkind, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Westwood, MA. She is affiliated with medical facilities Mount Auburn Hospital and New England Baptist...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1995
Brigham and Womens Hospital
Residency Hospital
1992
Pennsylvania Hospital Of University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency Hospital
1991
Pennsylvania Hospital Of University of Pennsylvania Health System
Internship Hospital
1986
University Of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Dana Zalkind, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Zalkind has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Dana Zalkind, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Zalkind frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Intervertebral Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Zalkind treats.

Where is Dr. Dana Zalkind, MD's office located?

Dr. Zalkind's office is located at 690 Canton St Ste 325, Westwood, MA 02090. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Dana Zalkind, MD speak?

Dr. Zalkind speaks Russian and English. View profile to see all.

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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. Zalkind's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zalkind treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Zalkind treats this condition more than 100% of her 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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Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zalkind treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Zalkind treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zalkind treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Zalkind treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Zalkind's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid 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
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(781) 407-7771

Dr. Zalkind accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Care Elect PPO
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UniCare
UniCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Locations

Anesthesia Associates Of MA

Children's Ot Connection690 Canton St Ste 325 Westwood, MA 02090
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Zalkind is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Mount Auburn Hospital

Cambridge, MA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

New England Baptist Hospital

Boston, MA

88% Patient Experience Rating, 19% higher than the national average

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