Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 64

Dr. Isaacs
Accepting new patients

PRP Regenerative Pain Institute

4163 Montgomery Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

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(505) 503-6990

Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Colorado At Denver medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with medical facilities CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and Presbyterian Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Isaacs to book an appointment.

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Dr. Isaacs' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Dr. Isaacs treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Isaacs treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Isaacs treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Isaacs treats this condition more than 60% of his peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Isaacs treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Isaacs treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Isaacs' conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Isaacs accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Humana
Lovelace Health Plan
Medicaid
Mutual of Omaha
Presbyterian Health Plan
Commercial
Presbyterian Health Plan, Inc.
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Isaacs' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Isaacs

2.2

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
26.923076923076923%
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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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
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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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May 26, 2017
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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Santa Fe, NM – Mar 15, 2017
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!
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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catharine in Santa Fe, NM – Feb 11, 2017
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!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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AM in Albuquerque, NM – Nov 16, 2016
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!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Carma in Santa Fe, NM – Jun 13, 2016
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!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
16 people found this helpful
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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 Albuquerque, NM and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

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
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Languages

  • English
  • Urdu

Awards

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

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What are Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Isaacs frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Intervertebral Disc Disease, and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Isaacs treats.

Where is Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD's office located?

Dr. Isaacs' office is located at 4163 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD speak?

Dr. Isaacs speaks Urdu and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

PRP Regenerative Pain Institute

Miguel Pupiales MD PC4163 Montgomery Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Isaacs is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center

Santa Fe, NM

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Presbyterian Hospital

Albuquerque, NM

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)