Dr. Janet D. Pearl, MD

Dr. Janet D. Pearl, MD


Pain Medicine | Female | 51 years old

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Committed to providing excellence in comprehensive pain management services. In keeping with our mission, our staff is dedicated to working with you in a supportive & friendly environment to develop a treatment plan tailored to your particular diagnosis & needs. Under the leadership of Janet D. Pearl, M.D., M.Sc. we utilize an integrated, multidisciplinary team approach that facilitates superior pain care by drawing on the expertise of highly trained professionals in a variety of specialities.Read more

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Dr. Janet Pearl has been in practice since 1999 and is the Medical Director of Complete Pain Care, an interventional...Read more

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in Framingham, MA |
I recommend Dr. Pearl and her office very highly. She was very thorough, professional and personable. Her care was excellent. When I first saw her, I had such severe back pain that I could barely walk. She fit me into her schedule on a rush basis and the steroid injection decreased my pain about 90%. All the staff I dealt with are professional and pleasant; they respond promptly and thoroughly to all communications. All explanations were clear and they provide a visit summary each time.
in Lexington, MA |
I highly recommend Complete Pain Care. I came to Dr. Pearl after years of trying to remedy unexplained pain. Dr. Pearl and her staff are very professional, knowledgeable and caring. I received treatment for my pain and after a couple of visits and treatments have noticed significant improvement.
in Marlborough, MA |
My husband suffers from chronic debilitating lower back pain. He lives in a 7/10 pain scale daily. When his chronic back issues flare up ghe seeks medical help. Two years ago he was under the care of Dr Pearl and received epidural injections which helped a little. He crawled into Dr Pearls Marlborough office today to be seen by an NP (not the Dr) who spoke to him as if he was another pt. No prior reference to his chart before seeing pt. Zero empathy or understanding of pain. NO HELP AT ALL!!!
in Framingham, MA |
I've had a long history of a very painful knee with many problems and Dr. Pearl listened to all of my problems. She recommended cryoablation for my knee. About six weeks after the procedure was done my knee was feeling much better. Now it's about 12 weeks later and I can honestly say that I've got a lot of my knee function back. I can't thank Dr. Pearl enough. Her staff were very caring and helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Pearl to anyone with any chronic pain issues.
in Bellingham, MA |
The care I receive from Dr.Pearl and staff are thoughtful ,caring and professional. after going through physical therapy for lower back pain I was recommended to Dr Pearl. Treating my back pain she ordered a MRI that showed a large dark spot in my right kidney. A C Scan was performed , tumor was cancerous and the right kidney was removed. I will always be forever grateful for Dr Pearl finding the correct treatment for my original original pain, ordering the MRI that saved my life.
Westborough, MA |
spent 2.5 hours in the office. The woman who checked me in was incredibly incompetent.The rude and cold medical assistant saw me after my hour+ wait and confirmed everything I filled out in paperwork already. The nurse practitioner came in about 20 minutes later and spent 20 minutes with me. The doctor spent literally 5 minutes with me (looking at her laptop).She then told me to swim for chronic pain. Also told me that I would always be in pain and just have to have better attitude about it.
I have been suffering with chronic pain for years. I went to her feeling hopeful. Her mission statement is getting you back to feeling like you. Well, complete and awful lie. I spent three hours in the office between the check in process, vitals and waiting for Dr Pearl. I sit with Doctor Pearl, explain my debilitating disease and the hundreds of treatments I have tried-her only recommendations were to go swimming&spend $2000 on a homeopathic IV. She should not be in this field period!
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Dr. Janet Pearl has been in practice since 1999 and is the Medical Director of Complete Pain Care, an interventional and integrated Pain Management program located in Framingham, Massachusetts. 

Previously, Dr. Pearl was the Co-Director of the Pain Management Center at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, where she was also the Director of the Pain Management Fellowship program. 

After graduating from Harvard College with an A.B. in Applied Mathematics with Economics, Dr. Pearl received a M.Sc. in Health Planning and Financing at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She then received her M.D. from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she represented the Medical School as a senator in the Columbia University Senate. 

Dr. Pearl completed her internship in Internal Medicine at New England Deaconess Hospital, her residency in Anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and her fellowship in Pain Management at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Pearl was the first resident ever to serve on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)'s Residency Review Committee for Anesthesiology. She is a Joseph Collins Scholar and a Rotary Scholar and was awarded the AMA/Glaxo Welcome and AMA/Burroughs Welcome Resident Leadership Awards. 

From 2004 to 2009, Dr. Pearl served on the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees. While there she chaired the Committee on Science, Technology and Research, was a member of the Committee on Academic and Student Affairs and the Governance Committee and also served as Vice Chair of the Advancement Committee, and as a member of the Committee on Athletics. 

Dr. Pearl is Board Certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine with the American Board of Anesthesiologists. She is a member of the American Pain Society, The Massachusetts Medical Society, the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists, the Massachusetts Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of International Pain Physicians. 

Dr. Pearl is currently a member of the Association of Harvard College Class Secretaries and Treasurers and was a past president of the Board of Directors of the Harvard Alumni Association. Dr. Pearl serves on the Health Care Services Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (since 2000.) 

Dr Pearl is competitive tennis player and coaches girl's fast pitch softball.

Dr. Pearl's Care Philosophy

Committed to providing excellence in comprehensive pain management services. In keeping with our mission, our staff is dedicated to working with you in a supportive & friendly environment to develop a treatment plan tailored to your particular diagnosis & needs. Under the leadership of Janet D. Pearl, M.D., M.Sc. we utilize an integrated, multidisciplinary team approach that facilitates superior pain care by drawing on the expertise of highly trained professionals in a variety of specialities.

Dr. Pearl's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Foot Pain
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cough Headache
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Pain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Severe Headache
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Headache


  • Medical School
    Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    New England Deaconess

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Mass General Hospital

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Brigham and Womans Hospital

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1987

  • Other Education
    London School Of Economics and London School Of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    Completed in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Headache Management
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management

Procedures Performed

  • Botox® Injection
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cervical Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Medication Management
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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