Dr. David Calkins, MD

Anesthesiology  |  
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Age 62
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Dr. David Calkins, MD
My ambition is to relieve as much pain in our patients, as possible. Hopefully, we can return as much of their life and activities, as possible. Giving our patients increased enjoyment and return of their jobs, family life and recreation. I have had many occasions in the Army and in the Navy, to experience pain. The constant load of pain on someone steals their ability to enjoy and sometimes to even participate in life. The same mentors that relieved my pain, taught me the skills and techniques to apply the latest technology to my patient's pain. I is a joy, an honor and a privilege to assist others, the way I have been assisted. I hope to see you soon. The sooner we see you, the sooner you can be with your friends and family and get back to work, play and other activities.

117 Camino De Vida Ste 300

Santa Rosa, NM 88435

Contact Information

(575) 472-4311

Dr. David Calkins, MD

Dr. David Calkins, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Lovelace Health Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

I am lucky to be trained and skilled at relieving severe pain. Many of us have our lives stolen from us by pain and it's not fair or necessary. Most of what I do involves interventions. I try to identify the source of your pain and then reduce it for as long as possible. Some patients have been unhappy that I don't use large amounts of narcotics and marijuana. I am not a good choice for them. If you wish to have less pain and more life, I am a good choice. "Life is too short to live in Pain".
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Dr. Calkins' Experience

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Dr. Calkins' 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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
38

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis

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Procedures

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • In-Office Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Intradiscal Biacuplasty
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for New Mexico.

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

  • United States Military Academy At West Point
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of New Mexico / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Pensacola Naval Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of California, San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Interventional Medical Associates, Bellingham Washington
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Calkins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Calkins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Calkins to family and friends
4.2
based on 9 total reviews
Dr. Calkins' 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
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Dr. Calkins accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Lovelace Health Plan
    Lovelace Health Plan PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
    Commercial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Calkins has admitting privileges

Guadalupe County Hospital
117 Camino de Vida
Santa Rosa, NM 88435
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