Dr. David J. Columbus, DO

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Dr. David J. Columbus, DO

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Pain Medicine | Male

(970) 203-7000

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Dr. Columbus specializes in Pain Medicine and practices in Loveland, CO. He practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Columbus to family and friends
2.3
based on 39 total surveys (6 with reviews)
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Columbus
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Columbus' Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (38)
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in Greeley, CO |
Dr. Columbus was easy to talk to, listened to what I had to say. He did spend time going over what he was going to do. I got right in for an appointment.
in Greeley co. |
Doctor Columbus needs to study Tarlov Cyst disease so in the future when a MRI is performed he will know to look in the sacral where the are located. Not just tell the patient it's gone sometimes they just go away.
in Wiggins, CO |
I had a severe reaction to steroid shots. He performed them without anesthesia (at my request), gave me 4 injections-charged me for six. He told me the reaction had nothing to do with the injections at the surgery center. Was still having issues weeks later, ended up in emergency room for extreme elevated blood pressure. Could not or would not return calls, nurse wouldn't help either. Would NEVER go back. Was very nice in initial visit, was sarcastic and uncaring in others.
in Fort Collins, CO |
He spent two minutes in the room with me, took my $50 and said there was nothing he could do to help me.....didn't explain anything, just said he couldn't help. This is the worst Doctor i have ever seen, he doesn't give a rip about his patients only his money. I hope someday you have your arm cut off and no one helps you, then maybe you will understand what it is like ti have a twisted ovary, severe periods and have someone say sorry i cant help you.
Very rude, insensitive to patience
in Loveland, CO |
Staff was extremely short-tempered and rude. I waited 8 weeks for an appointment, then waited 20 minutes in the exam room for Dr. Columbus. He was right outside the door chit-chatting. He did a 0.5 second exam before giving his opinion as fast as an auctioneer, then spent the rest of the visit telling me about his upcoming vacation.
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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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 Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

Procedures Performed

  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Decompression
  • Detoxification
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Intradiscal Electrothermic Therapy (IDET)
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Opiate Pump Implantation
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    Kansas City Univ Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Met Hospital Parkview

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Scranton

    Graduated in 1983

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Columbus' Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Columbus

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients