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Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Isaacs

Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Santa Fe, NM and has been practicing for 20 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
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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Dr. Isaacs' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Spondylitis
normal
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
Degenerative Disc Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Isaacs treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Isaacs treats this condition more than 64% of his peers

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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • 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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Irwin Isaacs, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Santa Fe, NM and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Colorado At Denver in 1994 and specializes in pain medicine.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • 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
1999
1998
1995
1994
1994

Languages

  • Urdu
  • English

Awards

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

Dr. Isaacs' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Isaacs

2.1

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
25%
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4 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
70.83333333333333%
(17)

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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...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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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