Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD

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Age 60
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Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD
Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Santa Fe, NM. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Isaacs is affiliated with CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and Presbyterian Hospital.

1631 Hospital Dr Ste 110

Santa Fe, NM 87505

Contact Information

(505) 955-8420

Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD

Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Lovelace Health Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Isaacs' Experience

Dr. Isaacs' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • 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
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia


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  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for New Mexico.

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.


  • Metro State College, Denver, Co
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Co
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Nyu School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Nyu School Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doc by Albuquerque The Magazine, 2008
Media & Publications

Dr. Isaacs has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Isaacs' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Isaacs to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Isaacs' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
I had facet injections in my lumbar area 9 months ago. Others note that he doesn't have a great bedside manner, and while definitely more perfunctory than warm, I thought he was professional and did his job well. Personally, this is all I care about. It was the nurses that prepped me and explained what was going to happen. Dr. Isaacs came in to determine the location of the injections and that was that. The procedure was quick & efficient and I have not had to return for more injections.
Santa Fe, NM |
Hard to communicate with. Told me to be quiet he was concentrating. Plays music I find disturbing. I am not sure if he helped me. Poor bed side manner including staff who play whatever type of music THEY like.
in Santa Fe, NM |
I can't believe he's a real doctor. He acted like some random guy who just wandered in to the exam room. He would barely look at me & had no interest in where I had back pain. I asked "Don't you even want to see where I hurt?" He sighed & reluctantly said "Fine, show me where it hurts." That was my first & last office visit with him. What a quack. Sorry it's too much trouble for you to do your job!
in Albuquerque, NM |
Isaacs was one of the WORST doctors I have ever had. He NO bed side manner. I had an epidural injection last Friday by him. All he said was..."Hi. How are you? What side? Can I mark you?"...That is IT! He didn't explain anything, he didn't tell me what he was going to inject me with. After the procedure, from about 6 feet away he gave me a thumbs up, apparently he was asking me if I was alright. I'm SO glad he isn't staying at Pres in ABQ. I would have gone else where. HORRIBLE!!!
in Santa Fe, NM |
Worst experience ever, worst doctor ever. He was rude to the nurses, radiologists and me, leaving me in worse pain than when I walked in. I've had the same procedure many times (different town and real doctor) with good results. Isaacs' name is really Dr. Sadistic and don't let him touch you!!!
in Santa Fe, NM |
My daughter went into a RF neurtomy procedure today, for the 2nd time and he ADDED to her pain level due to poking and prodding after she had told him she was already at a level 5 pain level. He did not do the courtesy of identifying himself to me when awaiting the procedure in pre-op nor did he even acknowledge that I was there with my daughter. He had no sense of the pain my daughter was already in nor did he care to know who was with her prior to her procedure. He was rude and denigrating!
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Dr. Isaacs accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Lovelace Health Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
    Presbyterian Health Plan, Inc.
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Isaacs has admitting privileges

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center
455 St. Michaels Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Presbyterian Hospital
1100 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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