Dr. David Abraham, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 54

Dr. Abraham
Accepting new patients
Spine, and More

The Reading Neck & Spine Center at Pottsville

48 Tunnel Rd Ste 202 Pottsville, PA 17901

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Dr. David Abraham, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Pottsville, PA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Abraham has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill S. Jackson Street. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abraham to book an appointment.


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The office help neglected to schedule me in computer so that the person who was to do test was not there. The second person was so uncaring,no attempt to correct issue even though they recommended same day appointments. The travel distance is 60 miles round trip. They did contact another patient to change their appt. Since the availability was at same time as MRI. Then going for Dr. appt. afterward rescheduling for another MRI, I was told they would call, again strange. I was not given chance to voice preferences. Then office girl calls and schedules me for 7am in wrong location. After two days of calling finally get through to change appt. stating displeasure of location and time. She stated she would cancel appt. She never did. She was to send paperwork, she never did. The new office called and asked for paperwork. After appt. Was told that office would call for Dr. Appt. She finally called 2 weeks later and stated I was to call. This is so unprofessional. Nice Doctor, horrible help
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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I was suffering from severe sciatica and went through a series of frustrating conservative treatments elsewhere, to no avail. I decided to consult Dr. Abraham, knowing that surgery was probably my final card to play. Dr. Abraham's staff promptly set up an appointment, where I was decisively diagnosed and given a date for surgery sooner rather than later due to my condition. My surgery was successful! The pain is gone and I am nearly back to full function. I can't believe some reviews are negative, even bordering on venomous! I learned a little patience during my ordeal. I don't remind waiting for fifteen minutes, half an hour or more if the doctor I'm seeing is compassionate, caring, positive, and gives me the time I need. Dr. Abraham (and his staff) are all those things. This practice also gets high marks from me for great pre-surgery advice on how to prepare, as well as thorough and helpful post-op guidance and encouragement. I highly recommend Dr. Abraham in all aspects!
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David Shalter – Sep 21, 2019
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Dr. Abraham was dismissive, rude and arrogant. I've never seen a physician trash his own staff or nurses in general the way this guy did. Not to mention that he was very upset when my husband wanted a second opinion and said we didn't need a second opinion my husband just needed to lose weight. Run away from this clown.
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No results
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Teri – Jul 31, 2019
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After being forced to retire early due to lower back pain, I moved to Wyomissing from Massachusetts and found DrAbraham. I had been told by a number of surgeons in Mass. that my back was hopeless and I had to live with the pain. Dr Abraham had a plan to make me better. I had surgery In Feb. and by the end of March, I was walking upright and pain free on my right side. It is a miracle. I am looking forward to having my left side fixed in a couple of months. I am already back at the gym 4 days a week. I was literally confined to my bed for months before my surgery. I feel like I have been given a new lease on life. Thank you Dr. A and the most helpful staff I have ever encountered, and I have been to a lot of different doctors offices over the years.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Steve Sessa – Jun 15, 2019
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Outstanding experience, very knowledgeable, superior skills. Would definitely use him again.
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Ben M in Pottsville, PA – Oct 22, 2018
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Dr. Abraham treated me 10 years ago for a herniated disk with an injection and 3 weeks ago, from this review, with a microdiscectomy. Dr. Abraham gave me great care. He was informative, patient, attentive and extremely professional. And, most importantly, I had a great outcome.
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Downingtown, PA – Jul 17, 2017
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Takes the time to explain everythng to you. Has helped me over the years. Office stalf is wonderful too!
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Doreen in Pottsville pa – Dec 26, 2016
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After 10 years of extreme lower back pain, Dr. Abraham performed a spinal fusion that has been life changing. It's been over a year and I am pain free!
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Jon in Allentown, PA – Jun 26, 2016
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was great to talk to and was able to determine my problem quickly and worked with me on solving it....
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Scott w. Fisher in Boyertown, PA – Mar 18, 2016
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Dr. Abraham has a great personalitity and is willing to take time to explain everything!
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AnneGage in Wyomissing – Feb 07, 2016
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He was very honest with me and took the time to explain things.
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Lyn in Hamburg, PA – Feb 01, 2016
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I found him patient with my reluctance to make an immediate decision. Friendly and warm without being overly so. Very knowledgeable and trained by the best.
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Eve M. Pardo in Reading, PA – Jan 22, 2016
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His bedside manner was excellent, very professional, excellent surgical skills. Very interested in working with patients
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Fred in Reading, PA – Dec 24, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Abraham and his team at The Reading Neck & Spine Center provide comprehensive treatment of Spine Conditions using an interdisciplinary approach...Read more

Biography

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon / Fellowship-trained spine surgeon

David J. Abraham, MD received his undergraduate degree from Franklin...
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1998
William Beaumont Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Rothman Inst-Thomas Jefferson U
Residency Hospital
1993
Thomas Jefferson University
Internship Hospital
1992
Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
1988
Franklin and Marshall College
Undergraduate School

Awards

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What are Dr. David Abraham, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Abraham frequently treats Spine. See all practice areas where Dr. Abraham specializes.

Where is Dr. David Abraham, MD's office located?

Dr. Abraham's office is located at 48 Tunnel Rd Ste 202, Pottsville, PA 17901. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Abraham

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Abraham treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Abraham treats other conditions, please contact the office at (610) 372-1140.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Abraham typically treats 66% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Dr. Abraham's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis

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(610) 372-1140

Dr. Abraham accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Federal Employee Program (FEP)
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
HealthPartners
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Community Blue PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Humana
Principal Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Locations

Practice

The Reading Neck & Spine Center at Pottsville48 Tunnel Rd Ste 202 Pottsville, PA 17901
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Reading Neck and Spine Center

Reading Neck and Spine Center1270 BROADCASTING RD Reading, PA 19610
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street

Pottsville, PA

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill S. Jackson Street

Pottsville, PA

55% Patient experience rating, 14% lower than the national average

Saint Joseph Medical Center

Reading, PA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Surgical Institute of Reading

Wyomissing, PA

90% Patient experience rating, 21% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

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