Dr. Irwin J. Isaacs, MD

Dr. Irwin J. Isaacs, MD

Pain Medicine | Male | 59 years old

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Dr. Isaacs specializes in Pain Medicine and practices in Santa Fe, NM. He practices at 1 location.

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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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  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in New Mexico not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Top Doc by Albuquerque The Magazine, 2008
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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

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

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Colorado At Denver

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Co

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Nyu School Of Med

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Nyu School Of Med

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Metro State College, Denver, Co

    Graduated in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Urdu

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • 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