Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD

Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Santa Fe, NM and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Colorado At Denver in 1994 and specializes in pain medicine.

1631 Hospital Dr Ste 110

Santa Fe, NM 87505

Contact Information

(505) 955-8420

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Lovelace Health Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Isaacs performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

42  Conditions Treated

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26  Procedures

  • 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
24 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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...more
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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.
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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...more
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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...more
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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!!!
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