Dr. Edward Tavel Jr, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Tavel Jr
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Pain Specialists of Charleston

2695 Elms Plantation Blvd Ste A North Charleston, SC 29406

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Dr. Edward Tavel Jr, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in North Charleston, SC and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tavel Jr has more experience with Pain Management and Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities Roper Hospital and Trident Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tavel Jr to book an appointment.


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Make an appointment at Trident Medical Center today at (843) 256-3849.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tavel Jr

2.8

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Having been a patient for chronic pain, I know the desperation and frustration that anyone living a life which can make one contemplate death as the only resolution to the pain itself, AND the humiliation and shame patients feel when the doctors disbelieve, condescend, misdiagnose and treat them like drug seeking criminals. The "hypocritical" oath becomes "First, do not believe...", and driving home in tears becomes the norm. Reading all the rebuttals from this practitioner makes me feel sorry for Erica. I hope she has really thick skin!
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Artemis – Nov 02, 2019
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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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Jul 22, 2019
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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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William in Summerville, SC – Jul 06, 2019
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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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Mar 19, 2019
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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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Mar 19, 2019
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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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Mar 17, 2019
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What a Joke!!!!!
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Murrells Inlet – May 31, 2018
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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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Elloree – May 30, 2018
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Bill Brunson, Charleston! Excellent excellent, thank God for Dr Ed and staff,
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William Brunson in Charleston – Jan 25, 2018
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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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Summerville, SC – Apr 20, 2017
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Personable professional! Made me feel at ease. Much appreciated!
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Paula L. in Summerville SC – Aug 12, 2016
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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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Caren Cousino in Goose Creek, SC – Aug 06, 2016
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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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Charleston, SC – May 18, 2016
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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

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

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

Awards

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

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Tavel Jr

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Tavel Jr treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Tavel Jr treats other conditions, please contact the office at (843) 818-1181.

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Dr. Tavel Jr typically treats 59% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Steroid Injection
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Chronic Pain
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Tavel Jr typically treats 60% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Spondylosis
Spondylitis
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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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Disorder
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • 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

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Dr. Tavel Jr accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Carolina Care Plan
Choice Care (Humana)
Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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
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Worker's Compensation
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Pain Specialists of Charleston

Pain Specialists of Charleston2695 Elms Plantation Blvd Ste A North Charleston, SC 29406
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    • Tue: 7:45am - 4:30pm
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    • Thu: 7:45am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 7:45am - 1:00pm
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Pain Specialists of Columbia15 MONCKTON BLVD Columbia, SC 29206
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Pain Specialists of Beaufort135 SEA ISLAND PKWY Beaufort, SC 29907
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Pain Specialists of Beaufort135 SEA ISLAND PKWY Beaufort, SC 29907
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