Dr. Dwight Ligham, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(26)
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Dr. Dwight Ligham, MD
Dr. Dwight Ligham, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in New Haven, CT. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Ligham is affiliated with Yale - New Haven Hospital and Middlesex Hospital.

1 Long Wharf Dr Ste 212

New Haven, CT 06511

Contact Information
Dr. Dwight Ligham, MD

Dr. Dwight Ligham, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
more than 99% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
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Board Certifications

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

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis

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Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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

  • SUNY Upstate Med Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Saint Joseph's Hhl
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Yale New Haven Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Yale University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ligham has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ligham's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ligham to family and friends
2.6
based on 26 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Ligham's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Clinton, CT |
Coldhearted doctor who complains to ME! Must bring my hubby to appointments because of his disparaging comments. Will not listen to my complaints, lacks total knowledge of my pain diagnosis, refuses to answer my emails or phone calls, treats me like a drug abuser and will NOT adjust my necessary meds to meet my needs which help me LIVE! Since pain is so great, my BP is over 200. Doesn't listen, doesn't follow-up, doesn't care! Mean and nasty. BEWARE!
in Hamden, CT |
I'm a savvy nurse nearing the end of my 42 year rigorous career. Dr. Ligham has a wonderful bedside manner & above average knowledge base. Yet, he allows his patients to participate in decisions/options. He worked endlessly to get to the route of my intractable pain. Finally, after no success with pharmacological management, epidurals, radio frequency ablations, and stem cell injections Dr. Ligham took me on as a project. He sent me for a L-S MRI. Then, we learned I was dropped in the OR!
in Guilford, CT |
Dr. Ligham was unapologetic about misdiagnosing me, and failed to disclose important negative side effects of surgery he was pressuring me to have. I have less than zero confidence in this doctor's ability to diagnose and treat patients.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ligham accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare POS
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Ligham has admitting privileges

Middlesex Hospital
28 Crescent St
Middletown, CT 06457
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Yale - New Haven Hospital
20 York St
New Haven, CT 06510
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