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Dr. Donald Holzer, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Holzer

Dr. Donald Holzer, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Portsmouth, VA. He graduated from Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of Pennsylvania and specializes in pain medicine.


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(757) 399-0759

Dr. Holzer accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
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Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Holzer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Restless Leg Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Holzer treats Restless Leg Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Holzer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Primary Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Secondary Restless Leg Syndrome
Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Holzer treats Headache more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Holzer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Holzer treats Fibromyalgia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Holzer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia

Dr. Holzer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pain Management
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

The Bon Secours Neuroscience Center for Pain Management, the largest comprehensive pain management center in Hampton Roads, has been caring for patients suffering from chronic pain for 22 years. Focused on treating patients burdened with pain, our ex...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Cornell Cooperating Hospitals
Residency Hospital
Cornell Cooperating Hospitals
Internship Hospital
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of Pennsylvania
Medical School

Awards

Dr. Holzer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Holzer

4.6

Based on 32 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Holzer is one of the most compassionate, caring and knowledgeable doctors I have had to help with my pain for my multi-illnesses. He really seems to care about your treatment. He’s truly a great doctor!
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I have been seeing Dr. Holzer for almost 4 years and firmly believe he is one of the best pain managers in the state. He is always very attentive and treats his patient with respect. I would recommend him to anyone needed a pain manager or assistance with other neurological issues.
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Dr holzer is an excellent dr He treats you with the HIGHEST RESPECT HE LISTENS TO U EVEN IF IT TAKES A While TO GET TROUGHYOUR MANY PAINS I recommend him unconditionally to everyone who has severe excruciating pain. He is responsible, not just spill pursuer. Try Himyour slelf and know he believes you and will explain all options to you Brenda Anderson So thankful I found him ??
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Dr. Holzer's an amazing physician and human being. He has listened to my concerns and helped me understand why I hurt when I didn't understand myself. These doctors don't get enough credit especially in today's environment.
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He is the best doctor I've ever had.
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This Dr is amaing, he listens to me, and tries to help reduce my pain. I am 36 with life long injuries and arthritis. He does what ever he can to help. Well worth meeting and trying to make a pain mangement plan with him!
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I look forward to my appointments with Dr. Holzer. Dr Holzer seems to be the only one in this world who understands my disease and it is refreshing to speak with someone who completely understands my broad spectrum of issues. He never rushes and always has my quality of life as his best interest. The nursing staff however is the worst I have ever encountered. Leave messages about medication concerns or needs takes up to two weeks for a response. They out and out will lie to avoid doing their job
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Dr. Holzer is one of the kindest, most compassionate, & very intelligent Pain Management Drs I have ever met! He listens to you very carefully & then studiously weighs how he can help you get back to having HOPE & a better quality of life. I find his treatment holistic in that he cares how pain effects my life & that of my family. He suggested shots for me (worked beautifully)Tai Chi which helps me have a more positive attitude, & safe pain meds. His P.A.'s Melissa & Katie & Staff are great!
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Dr. Holzer is knowledgeable, understanding & diligent. I would follow this doctor anywhere for care. Having said that, I think he is unaware what his nurses put us through. You will sign their RULES requirements for care. I just get trigger point injections, no meds. If you have a problem between visits it's a game to see how long we wait before BOTHERING them again. It takes a day for a precert if they would just call. I refuse to be a slave for help. Looking for better service, Sorry DR
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My first visit with Dr.Holzer was great. He is very personable, professional, compassionate and really listened to my health issues. Over the past 13 years I have been dealing with a debilitating disease and these days it is very hard to find a doctor that will actually take the time to listen to you. His entire office staff from when you first walked it to the time you checked out were great. I would absolutely recommend this practice.
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The way they run this clinic is ridiculous, I STRONGLY suggest not going to this center of you have multiple issues because the PAs don't care and are very rude. If they mess up on your file, it's your fault, if you stand up for yourself you're not a good person.
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