Dr. Daniel Southern, MD

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2 Riverview Dr Danbury, CT 06810 Get Directions
Dr. Daniel Southern, MD
Dr. Daniel Southern, MD is a regenerative medicine doctor who practices in Danbury, CT. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Southern is affiliated with Stamford Hospital and Danbury Hospital.

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Dr. Southern's Care Philosophy

To assess patient's complaints in the larger context of their impact on the patient's functional ability. Advanced conservative, non-operative treatment is used to reduce pain and restore function.

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Dr. Southern's Reviews

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2.3
based on 40 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Southern's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
I would not recommend this doctor. He has a cavalier attitude that borders on rude. I brought my 90 year old mother to see him and he was 55 minutes late (no apology). He spoke in a flip manner, demanding that we follow his orders, but did not have time for questions nor did he directly speak to my mother (she is hard of hearing so he felt it appropriate to not even look at her?). His office staff is likewise not diligent (botched a prescription repeatedly). Very disappointing experience!
in Sandy Hook |
I almost changed doctors based on the reviews here. I am glad I didn't. Dr. Southern is direct, blunt and confident. I appreciate his style and wish more doctors were like him. He has seen me twice. I have no complaints and I feel I am in good hands.
in Woodbury Ct |
He exhibited no empathy whatsoever. He is pompous,arrogant and condescending. His office supplies me with inaccurate information relative to treatment I was to receive. After second series of injections,the pain remained untouched. Dr. Southern had a very hard time accepting that result and became rude and belligerent, bordering on calling me a liar. This man has much to learn about his chosen field of helping people. I will never go back to him. I'd rather deal with the pain than deal with him.
in Trumbull, CT |
Dr Southern was very to the point explaining everything , very informative and simple . The staff was excellent and concerned . I would recommend him to my friends . I'm a plumbing and heating contractor and a third generation contractor , I like the fact that he is a no BS kind of guy . Thankyou for my epidural CJ Soderquist
in Danbury, CT |
Would not listen to my concerns. Told me I had to do what he told me and not question him or what he was doing.
in Southbury, CT |
I had a very positive experience with Dr. Southern. I've seen him twice and each time I found myself leaving his office knowing answers to all my questions along with all my options for treatment moving forward. He spent a long time with me both times. He's a very personable young man with a really warm personality. He has a very nice staff ... they're warm, friendly & most helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to refer friends to him.
in Danbury, CT |
Would NOT recommend this doctor. He is rushed and does not explain things. I went to see him for an injection for spinal stenosis. He told me to walk and proceeded to tell me my back problem was due to my weight and sedentary life style. He never reviewed the MRI I had previously indicating my diagnosis. Acted like an army sergeant and told me to exercise.. He needs an education on bedside management
in New Milford, CT |
84 yr old mother said no to daily injections for her (not very severe) osteoporosis. Too anxious to do it. He refused to discuss alternatives, turned his back on her and left. Horrible way to treat an elderly woman. Wish I had been there!!!
in Brewster, NY |
Though some others in the practice such as Dr. Henshaw are pleasant and take the time to explain things clearly. Dr. Southern is not one of them. Both my wife and I both had gone to him for back pain, he was equally rude and abrupt to both of us. He makes it a practice of turning his back on you and doing his best to not answer any questions. He makes it extremely uncomfortable to be in the room with him. To say there is no bedside manner or patient etiquette is a gross understatement. A shame.
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Visited him three times, spent a total 15 minutes with me. Hardly said anything, didn't explain my condition. Kind of grunted that I should get a injection in my spine, but he didn't seem to care. Spent hundreds of dollars for lousy care, bordering on malpractice. I went to a chiropractor the next week, what a difference..he explained my MRI to me, suggested a treatment, talks to me and cares! and so far I feel treatment is working..no injections in spine.
Prefers prescribing what he likes for pain medication not what I had been on previously
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Spent very little time with me. Told me to exercise to address my back pain. I'm a young formerly active female with a recent abdominal surgery involving mesh placement adjacent to my sacral spine. he failed to even consider connecting the two and as a result, the infected disc and vertebrae I came to him to desperately seek relief from went undiagnosed and spread as I tried exercising through the awful pain. I would not recommend this doctor to ANYONE.
in Danbury Ct |
I went to Dr Southern for a workers comp neck injury. I saw him four times At first I thought he had no bed side manner but as I went to him I realized that what he lacks in personality he has in experience an intensity he is obviously a very busy doctor and has to concentrate on getting his patients well I ask a lot of doctors about him, his pier group has only good things to say about him. We go to the doctor very needy. They are not there to be our friend He is smart.
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Dr. Southern's Care Philosophy

To assess patient's complaints in the larger context of their impact on the patient's functional ability. Advanced conservative, non-operative treatment is used to reduce pain and restore function.

Dr. Southern's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Regenerative Medicine
  •  Board certified in Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship, 97-98
    • Else Adler Research Award, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2004
    • Research Honorarium, New York Medical Society, 2002
    • Trude Perelman Award, 1999
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  • Media & Publications
    • Characterization of Annular Collagen after Intradiscal Electrothermal
    • Southern D, Lutz G. IDET Technique. In Interventional Spine; an algorithmic approach. Slipman C, Derby R, editors. Elsevier Inc. 2008.
    • Southern D, Lutz GE, Cooper G, Barre L. Are Fluoroscopic Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections Effective in the Management of Chronic Low Back Pain? Pain Physician 2003;6(2):167-172
    • Barre L, Lutz G, Southern D, Cooper G. Fluoroscopically Guided Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Prospective Evaluation of Long Term Efficacy. Pain Physician 2004; 7(2): 187-193
    • Southern D, Lutz G, Bracilovic A, et al. Histological and Molecular Structure

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    No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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    Sanctions

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Board Certifications

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • 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 Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    St Barnabas Med Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    New York Presbyterian Hospital

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital for Special Surgery

    Completed in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
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Specialties

  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
  • Sports Rehabilitation Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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 Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate