Dr. Frederik Pennings, MD

Neurological Spine SurgeryMaleAge 50

Dr. Pennings
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New England Neurosurgcl Assocs

175 Carew St Ste 300 Springfield, MA 01104

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(413) 452-6650

Dr. Frederik Pennings, MD is a Neurological Spine Surgery Specialist in Springfield, MA. He is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pennings to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Pennings' conditions and procedures:

  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Pennings accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
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Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
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Dr. Pennings' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pennings

4.8

Based on 34 ratings

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Amazing surgeon. Saved my mothers life .Successfully operated twice on my mother within 1 year( Almond Muldrow) ...The fact that she is here is a complete miracle ! I cant say enough good things about him and his entire team , Michael Bennett and Sheila Baymon and Marisol ....Thank you !
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Carl Muldrow – Oct 07, 2021
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Dr. Pennings looked at my almost paralyzed hand and immediately diagnosed me with nerve compression due to severe carpal tunnel syndrome. He and his office staff got me tested and into the operating room in less than a week. Thanks to Dr. Pennings - I immediately began to regain feeling and strenth in my hand and now have recovered 100%. Because the carpal tunnel was addressed so quickly and accurately permanent nerve damage was avoided. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Pennings for fixing my hand and helping me to get back to work very quickly.
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WB – Jul 29, 2020
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I was unable to lift heavier things and was experiencing periods of weakness, pain and instability in my leg. After delaying surgery for years due to fears of having spine surgery, I found out about Dr. Pennings and his minimally invasive techniques. After meeting Dr. Pennings and his PA Michael, I felt comfortable enough to go ahead and have surgery. In February, Dr. Pennings did decompression of a couple of disks and partial ligament removal to free up space. I can now lift heavier things again and feel like I can walk normally again. It was amazing to walk out of the hospital post-surgery on the same day. Thank you Dr. Pennings, Michael and the Mercy Medical Center for having a very positive surgery experience.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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John G. - Chicopee, MA – May 05, 2020
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My son Michael had an accident in 2008 at 16 years old, while he was practicing for motto cross. He hit an apple tree and was rushed to hospital via ambulance. He was treated for internal bleeding, broken bones and a fractured spine. He was on a morphine drip for almost a week in pediatric icu. Dr Pennings did his surgery and they say he had to have seven angels around him when he hit the tree. I know God was there. He also shouldn’t have lived or been able to walk ... but I know God guided this surgeons hands. He was walking a week after surgery because of Dr. Pennings amazing skills as a surgeon. I thank God he was my sons surgeon and high,y recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dina Watson – Feb 21, 2020
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Dr. Penning has done 3 surgeries on/for me. He tells you like it is and that is so refreshing now a day. He is honest and upfront and while he gives you all of your options he also recommends which one you should take and why, often using reasoning you haven't even thought of. I have followed him through 2 hospitals and doubt (and hope) to never have to be treated by anyone else again.
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Apr 24, 2019
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I had back surgery with Dr Penning. The day after surgery I was up and walking around. I had minimal pain. Two weeks later I resumed my workout routine at the YMCA. Thank you Dr Penning and his associate, Michael. Sorry I don't remember Michaels last name. Both are great!
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Mar 15, 2019
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I had lower back surgery by Dr.Pennings in October because I had a cyst wrapped around my spinal cord plus lower back pain due to three bulging disk. When I went to see Dr. Pennings I could barely walk, and I'm a very active person so this was not a good thing for me. Dr.Pennings and his staff and assistant were wonderful and I could not have been happier with them and the results. I can now walk again and do the things I love without the pain in my legs. Thank you to Dr.Pennings and your staff
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Veronica in Chicopee, MA – Jan 06, 2019
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I used to suffer from headaches every day until I had 2 discs removed from my neck and replaced with artificial ones by Dr. Pennings on Sept 28. Headaches subsided immediately. Surgical pain was minimal and scar is barely noticeable. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Laurie in West Springfield, MA – Dec 12, 2018
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I have had back problems most of my adult life. I have had 4 previous surgeries, a bilateral spinal cord simulator and scoliosis, and live on daily pain medication. Dr Pennings was able to fix the scoliosis, do a fusion and end the daily back and groin pain. I now am off of the pain meds. I can sit longer and do so much more. I can't Thank him enough! Very nice staff. Wonderful surgeon, wonderful follow up. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing back surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Maryanne Galarneau in Lakeland/ Southwich Ma, – Nov 07, 2018
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Dr. Pennings performed a fusion on my L4-L5 spine on August 10 as it was in real bad shape due to miss alignment for a number of years. After 6 weeks of recovery at home, I can once again walk a mile without pain, and my golf game has improved. I recommend anyone seeking relief from spinal stenosis to contact Dr. Pennings for a consultation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 21, 2018
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I could not be more please with Dr. Pennings and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Stacia – Aug 06, 2018
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Dr. Pennings is a skilled surgeon who helped eliminate my pain and discomfort! Thank You again Dr. Pennings!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Timothy Dalton in Sterling ma – Jan 04, 2017
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Dr Pennings performed emergency surgery on me for acute cauda equina syndrome from a herniated disc at L5-S1. This was a terrifying situation for me as I was paralyzed in my saddle, R leg, and lost control of my bladder. Had it not been for his quick recognition and action I would have been paralyzed. Today I am able to walk, am pain/pill free and have an excellent quality of life. His positivity and belief in my recovery gave me hope and helped me keep a positive mindset when it was hard.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Nevada in Worcester, MA – Jun 08, 2016
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I was lucky enough to get referred to Dr Pennings from the Spine Center, and really thank God I did. I was suffering from a massive herniation in L4, leaving me in severe pain for months. Dr Pennings explained what he saw in the MRI and how to fix it. He was concerned about my losing strength in my foot and was able to quickly get me in for a microdiscectomy. A week later I was lying in the recovery room pain free! Great surgeon, great care, great guy. Dr. Pennings gave me my life back
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Peter in Hudson, MA – Mar 29, 2016
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Great doctor. Helped me with a c5 disk removal and fuse. No pain or complications. 60 days out scar is almost gone. Can not say enough good things about this doctor. Don't use anyone else, just make an appointment. Not only did he help me, a friend went to see him after a complication from another doctor and he helped her also. Thank you Dr Pennings, my pain and numbness in my arm is gone. Ed Minnie.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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E Minnie in Springfield, MA – Feb 25, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Every patient is different and my mission is to deliver the best possible solution tailored to the patient.

Specialties

  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

Education

NYU Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
Uc Davis Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
Academic Med Center Amster
Residency Hospital
Erasmus Med Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Catholic University
Internship Hospital
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Languages

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German

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What are Dr. Frederik Pennings, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pennings frequently treats Laminoforaminotomy, Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy), and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pennings treats.

Where is Dr. Frederik Pennings, MD's office located?

Dr. Pennings' office is located at 175 Carew St Ste 300, Springfield, MA 01104. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Pennings speaks Dutch, French, and German. View profile to see all.

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Locations

New England Neurosurgcl Assocs

New England Neurosurgical Associates LLC175 Carew St Ste 300 Springfield, MA 01104
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Mercy Medical Center

Springfield, MA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average