Dr. David Tom, MD

Dr. David Tom, MD

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Dr. David Tom, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Gilbert, AZ and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in pain medicine and pain management.Read his story

NovaSpine Pain Institute

3645 S Rome St Ste 204

Gilbert, AZ 85297
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Tom performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Low Back Pain
very high
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."

2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Management

3  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*

42  Conditions Treated

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41  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

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • 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
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tom's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (134)

  • 5
    (114)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (13)

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)

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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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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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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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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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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