Dr. David Tom, MD

Dr. David Tom, MD

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Dr. David Tom, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Gilbert, AZ. He has been practicing for 19 years. Read his story

NovaSpine Pain Institute

1684 E Boston St Ste 101

Gilbert, AZ 85295
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Actions Healthcare Management
  • Aetna
  • Alfa Insurance Company
  • Allstate
  • Alta Health Network
  • Altec
  • Ameriben
  • American Family Insurance
  • American Republic
  • AmeriPlan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Arizona Medical Network

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Low Back Pain
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more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Tom's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tom "Dr. David Tom is one of the most respected, accomplished and highly trained pain physicians in Arizona. Dr. Tom earned his Medical Degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2000. Since that time, He has trained extensively in pain medicine, anesthesiology and internal medicine at some of the best medical centers in the United States. Dr. Tom is a triple ACGME (American College of Graduate Medical Education) board certified physician in anesthesiology, pain medicine and internal medicine. It is extremely rare for a physician to be ACGME board certified in three specialties. His extensive training has given him wealth of experience and provides him with a perspective on pain management and the overall healthcare of patients that is unique among pain doctors. Dr. Tom exclusively treats patients with acute and chronic pain. He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of painful conditions of the neck, mid-back, low back, joints, muscles, vasculature and nerves. Dr. Tom focuses his efforts on keeping up with the most widely accepted and evidence based treatments available. He is compassionate doctor who seeks to reduce suffering through comprehensive diagnostic testing, individualized and multidisciplinary treatment options, patient education and involvement, minimally invasive procedures, and the use of the most current and up to date technologies available. Dr. Tom has been practicing pain management in the Valley for more than seven years. In terms of procedural and technical skill, Dr. Tom would be considered at the peak of his clinical career. Doctors who have been practicing between 5 and 15 years have current and up-to-date training as well as the physical coordination and stamina to complete procedures efficiently, safely and using the latest technology and techniques. Dr. Tom completed his ACGME accredited Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship and Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Prior to pursuing Anesthesiology training, he practiced as a board-certified internal medicine physician and hospitalist in California and Texas. "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tom "As a interventional spine and pain management doctor, I enjoy working with patients to reduce suffering through comprehensive diagnostic testing, individualized and multidisciplinary treatment options, patient education and involvement, minimally invasive procedures, and the use of the most current and up to date technologies available. I commonly work with patients to diagnosis and treat of painful conditions of the neck, mid-back, low back, joints, muscles, vasculature and nerves."
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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
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Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Pain in Extremities
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Laminectomy
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Background Check

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Education

  • Uc Irvine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • California Pacific Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • California Pacific Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University Of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tom's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tom to family and friends
4.5
based on 134 total reviews (48 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (134)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Tom's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (48)

SAN TAN VALLEY |
I would recommend anyone seeking treatment for Chronic pain or pain issues to Dr. Tom, He is an Excellent Dr. and has helped me over the years with my chronic pain.
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in Mesa, AZ |
I had severe back neck and shoulder pain nerve related. Had been to other doctors before. Dr. Tom was able to identify where my issue was and provided a treatment plan that worked great. Pain stopped and is still gone. Thank you Dr Tom! I would recommend him to anyone in need of back pain...more
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in Gilbert, AZ |
Very personable and takes the time to explain thoroughly what he's planning by way of treatment, he holds no punches he will give it to you straight. I would recommend Dr Tom to anyone
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in Gilbert, AZ |
Dr. Tom has been extremely helpful with relieve my pain as well as his NP Jessica. Dr. Tom has done multiple successful procedures for me that have made a huge difference, Following up with Jessica is very great and she always is willing to listen and help in any way possible.
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in Gilbert, AZ |
Dr. Tom has helped me with my lower back and sciatic pain and also has helped with treating my arthritis in both of my knees. Great doctor.
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Dr. Tom accepts 141 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Actions Healthcare Management
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Alfa Insurance Company
  • Allstate
  • Alta Health Network
  • Altec
  • Ameriben
  • American Family Insurance
  • American Republic
  • AmeriPlan
    Discount Card
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Motorola Health Plans
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    American Indian Health Plan
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Arizona PHCS
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
  • AZ Health Concepts
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Health
  • Banner Physician Hospital Organization (BPHO)
  • Bashas Benefit Trust
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Concepts
  • Benesight
  • Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Broadspire
  • Care 1st Health Plan
    AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
  • Care Credit
  • Caremark Pharmacy
  • Carrington
  • CHAMPVA
  • Chandler Group
  • Christian Care
    Medi-Share
  • Cigna
    Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • City of Mesa Health Plan
  • CNA
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • Compusys
  • Concentra
  • Conseco
  • CopperPoint Mutual
    CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
    CorVel PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • CRS
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
  • EBMS
  • El Paso First Health Plan
  • Employers Dental Service
    EDS
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Gila River HealthCare
  • Global Assistance
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Guardian
    Dental
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • Health Blink HCA
  • Health Choice of Arizona
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Health Net
  • Health Plan of Nevada
  • Healthcare Connect
  • HealthCare Consortium of Arizona
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Gold
    Humana HMO
    Humana PPO
  • Indian Health Service
  • Integra Physician Network
  • Ironwood Cancer and Research Center
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • LifeWise
  • Lincoln
  • Lutheran Preferred
    Lutheran Preferred PPO
  • Magellan Health Services
    Magellan Health Services HMO
  • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
  • Maricopa Health Plan
  • Maricopa Managed Care
  • Marsh Affinity Group Services
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Medlife
  • MedPartners
    MedPartners PPO
  • Mercy Care
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
  • Merge Healthcare
  • Meritain Health
    Administrative Enterprises
  • MetLife
  • Midwest Life
  • Monumental Life Insurance Company
  • MultiPlan
    IHP Discount Card
    Integrated Health Plan (IHP)
    Integrated Health Plan (IHP) PPO
    RAN/AMN
    ValuePoint
  • National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)
  • National Care Network
  • National Roofers Union & Employers Joint Health & Welfare Fund
  • Network Platinum Plus
    Network Platinum Plus PPO
  • New York Life
  • Northwestern Insurance Company
  • One Health
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • PHCS
    PHCS PPO
  • Phoenix Health Plan
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    Phoenix Health Plan (w/prior authorization)
  • Physicians Mutual
  • Pinal/Gila LTC
  • Portamedic
  • Premier Group Insurance
  • Prime Health Imaging
    Prime Health Imaging EPO
  • Principal Life
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Private Small Business Insurance
  • Providence Health Plans
    Preferred PPO
  • Prudential
  • Pyramid Life
    Today's Option Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Secure Care Indemnity
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Select Med
    Select Med Select Med
  • Sierra Choice
    Sierra Choice POS
  • Sliding Scale
  • Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
  • Standard Insurance Company
  • State Farm
  • Sturm Ruger & Co.
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Triwest
    TriCare/TriWest
  • Ucare
  • UniCare
  • United Concordia
    Advantage Plus
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
    AHCCCS Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
    CarePlus
    PacifiCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    PacifiCare POS
    PacifiCare PPO
    Secure Horizons
    Sierra Health
    United Healthcare
  • University Physicians
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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Hospitals where Dr. Tom has admitting privileges

Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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Banner Desert Medical Center
1400 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202
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