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Dr. Edward Tavel Jr, MD

Anesthesiology ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Tavel Jr

Pain Specialists of Charleston

2695 Elms Plantation Blvd Ste A North Charleston, SC 29406

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(843) 818-1181


Dr. Edward Tavel Jr, MD is an anesthesiology specialist in North Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina in 1989 and specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine.


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(843) 818-1181

Dr. Tavel Jr accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Carolina Care Plan
Choice Care (Humana)
Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Galaxy Health Network
Great West Life
Humana
MedCost
Medicaid
Medicaid of South Carolina
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS
Provider Select, Inc.
Railroad Medicare
Tricare
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
WellPoint
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Dr. Tavel Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anesthesia
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Elbow Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Pain
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Pain Disorder
  • Pain Management
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rhizotomy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Anesthesia
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Rigidity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Wrist Pain

Dr. Tavel Jr's Reviews

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2.9

Based on 40 reviews

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1 Star
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(19)

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They basically told me there was nothing they could do to help me with my pain that I haven’t tried already. There has to b something that can help me because being n this amount of pain is no walk n the park. Very disappointed!
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I can say the people were nice. That’s about all I can say. They have stupid office policies that prevent them from treating my chronic pain. If you have a chronic condition I would say go somewhere else. I didn’t want to have to find another pain doctor but they left me no choice.
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Dr. Tavel is a fat-cat doctor getting rich off of peoples pain. It's like assembly line production at Pain Specialists of Charleston. Extremely painful SI injections that did not help at all. Follow up visit, was given a Tens Unit to use, when i went in for a bone spur. I suggest you find someone else. He's only interested in making money quickly.
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Friendly and professional staff. Was hesitant to agree to see a "pain management" doctor but glad that I did. Physician treated me with back injections and some courses of physical therapy. I'm back to 100% and didn't take a single medication. Definitely recommend.
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I have arthritis in my back due to scoliosis. Dr. Tavel has helped me tremendously. Everyone in this office has been nice and helpful. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my pain treatments. I have had pain blocks and a rhizotomy and have been able to live pain free for long periods of time. Scoliosis will always be a problem but I completely trust Dr. Tavel and Kinsey to help me with my pain. I recommend this practice. Deborah Cook, Goose Creek, South Carolina.
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What a Joke!!!!!
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Scheduled a shot in the Charleston office for my severe back pain. Total train wreck!! Drove over 2 hours and the way I was treated was so unprofessional and by far the worst Dr's visit to date. Wouldn't recommend this office. You're just a number...and with 25 years of experience you would think this Dr could help me?? You're a pain specialist, I'm in pain I expected more after my first visit . I think u could be great if you treat your patience the way you want to be treated!
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Bill Brunson, Charleston! Excellent excellent, thank God for Dr Ed and staff,
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If you are interested in being treated by a doctor, skip this clinic. You will be taken care of by a whole group of PA's and a few of them are unethical, unprofessional liars. You talk to some of these PA's and it's in and out one ear then the other. You may as well be talking to the clowns mouth. In addition to this, you will PAY A STEEP PRICE for this service and see someone for about 3 minutes a month. I'm not kidding, 3 minutes. I can't rate "Level of trust" lower than 1, but it is 0.
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Personable professional! Made me feel at ease. Much appreciated!
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Everyone in this office have been pleasant, appear to be truly concerned with my condition, and do their best to make me comfortable. I would defiantly refer my family and friends, I totally trust them.
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I would never refer anyone that I cared about to see Dr. Tavel. He is rude and condescending and does not care about his patients. His loyalty lies with the insurance companies. He does not have the patients best interest in mind at all. All he does is brag about how great he thinks he is and how many patients he treats. He means that his PA treats....plus with that many patients, how can you spend any quality time with your patients to truly understand their needs and concerns.
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Dr. Tavel works for Workers Compensation. Unfortunately this part of his practice does not allow him to work honestly in healing the injured. I would not recommend this doctor ever.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Interventional, non-surgical pain treatments. Comprehensive, customized, and high quality care. Committed to providing the latest, most advanced treatments through Clinical Research.

Specialties

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1993
University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
Residency Hospital
1990
Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1989
Medical University Of South Carolina
Medical School
1985
Davidson College
Undergraduate School
1993
1990
1989
1985

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chief Resident - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1992 - 199

Locations

Pain Specialists of Charleston

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    • Mon: 7:45am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 7:45am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 7:45am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 7:45am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 7:45am - 1:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • Tue: closed
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Neurology Specialists of Charleston

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    • Mon: 7:45am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 7:45am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 7:45am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 7:45am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 7:45am - 1:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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