Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 63
  
Dr. Isaacs
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Santa Fe Pain & Spine Specialists, PC

1631 Hospital Dr Ste 110 Santa Fe, NM 87505

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(505) 955-8420

Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Santa Fe, NM and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University of Colorado At Denver in 1994 and specializes in pain medicine.


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(505) 955-8420

Dr. Isaacs accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Humana
Lovelace Health Plan
Medicaid
Mutual of Omaha
Presbyterian Health Plan
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Presbyterian Health Plan, Inc.
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
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Dr. Isaacs' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spondylosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Isaacs treats Spondylosis more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Isaacs treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Isaacs treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Isaacs treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Spondylitis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Isaacs treats Spondylitis more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Isaacs treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylitis

Dr. Isaacs' conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • 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
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Isaacs' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Isaacs

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Apparently didn't read my medical records before I saw him. Didn't explain anything. Didn't tell me what he was going to inject me with. Epidural didn't help my problem. Started talking about politics. He was condescending, rude and unprofessional.
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Aug 10, 2019
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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.
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May 26, 2017
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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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Santa Fe, NM – Mar 15, 2017
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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 first & last office visit with him. What a quack. Sorry it's too much trouble for you to do your job!
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catharine in Santa Fe, NM – Feb 11, 2017
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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 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!!!
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AM in Albuquerque, NM – Nov 16, 2016
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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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Carma in Santa Fe, NM – Jun 13, 2016
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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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Kristin Davis in Santa Fe, NM – Apr 20, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Santa Fe, NM and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University of Colorado At Denver in 1994 and specializes in pain medicine.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1999
Nyu School Of Med
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Nyu School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1995
University of CO
Internship Hospital
1994
University of Colorado At Denver
Medical School
1994
Metro State College, Denver, Co
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Urdu
  • English

Awards

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

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Santa Fe Pain & Spine Specialists, PC

Santa Fe Pain & Spine Specialists, PC1631 Hospital Dr Ste 110 Santa Fe, NM 87505
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CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center

Santa Fe, NM

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

Presbyterian Hospital

Albuquerque, NM

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)