Dr. Jessen Mukalel, MD

Dr. Jessen Mukalel, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
Dr. Jessen Mukalel, MD is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Riverview, FL and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from Saint James School Of Medicine in 2006 and specializes in interventional pain medicine, pain medicine, and more.Read his story

13140 Elk Mountain Dr # B

Riverview, FL 33579

Contact Information

(813) 513-8477

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Freedom Health
  • Humana
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Optima Health
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Acute Postoperative Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
more than 73% of peers
Nerve Block, Somatic
more than 70% of peers

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Dr. Mukalel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mukalel "Dr. Mukalel is dedicated to finding the solutions for your pain syndromes. Having already completed a fellowship in Acute Pain Medicine in Pittsburg, as well as having been the Director of the University of Texas at Houston's Orthopedic Anesthesia, Acute Pain Service and Fellowship in Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia, he moved back HOME to St. Petersburg, Fl to be Bayfront Health System's Chief of Pain Medicine and Obstetrical Anesthesia. After a three year run with Bayfront, Dr. Mukalel decided to return for his SECOND Fellowship in Interventional Chronic Pain Management at the nationally renowned, Florida Spine Institute. There he learned the practice of a MULTISPECIALTY approach to spine and pain management, including cutting edge therapies for continued pain after neck, back knee, shoulder, abdominal and hernia surgeries. Dr. Mukalel's continuous desire to learn sets him apart from others in his field. He is a founder and course director of a nationally attended, cutting edge, pain management course using Ultrasound to target peripheral nerves, joints, ligaments, tendons and spine for treatments. Dr. Mukalel's goals are to find the most precise and accurate locations for your pain as well as educating and empowering you on their cause and treatments options including nerve blocks, radio frequency ablation, epidural steroid injections, spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulators, interventional headache and facial pain management, medical pain management and IV Infusion therapies for the most severe cases. Dr . Mukalel's background in education guides his interest in conducting clinical research in his office for emerging technologies, pharmaceutical drugs and treatment options. He is DEDICATED TO YOUR CARE. He was twice awarded teacher of the month while at the University of Texas and you will notice a difference when he SPENDS TIME with you educating and empowering from your pain!"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mukalel "Dr. Mukalel dedicate's himself to providing you the OPTIONS so that YOU can CHOOSE THE RELIEF!"

9  Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Headache Management
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Regional Anesthesiology
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management

1  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

63  Conditions Treated

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28  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • University Of Debrecen Health and Science Center
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Saint James School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • University Of Chicago-Mount Sinai Medical Center, Chicago, Il
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of Illinois-Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Il
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Florida Spine Institute, Clearwater, Fl
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015
  • University Of Pittsburg Medical Center, Acute Interventional Perioperative Pain Management
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mukalel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Malayalam
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mukalel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mukalel to family and friends
13 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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Dr. Mukalel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

Dr. Mukalel is the first physician to actually perform a complete physical exam to determine the source of my back pain. As a result, two separate areas were identified as being the most likely source and a treatment plan put into place. I finally have hope after months of sleepless nights due...more
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Dr Mook starts with a plan and finishes with results. He got me off opioids and showed me how interventional therapies are better, sustainable, long term pain solutions. His staff is amazing which goes to show how everyone is on the same page regarding treatment goals. He did PRP thereapies on my...more
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If I could give negative stars I would..horrible experience with dr..my husband saw him after a catastrophic accident with a semi with many severe injuries. After several failed treatments dr suggested a stimulator..trial went good but actual permanent implantation was a complete failure!! And dr...more
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Sorry you felt that way. I spent an extensive amount of time with you, your husband, your children and your attorney regarding your husband's injuries and explained that given his score on the opioid risk assessment tool that he is not an ideal candidate for opioids. We tested everything prior to treatments, including all of the RFA's I did. You asked to take the periph nerve stim out and when I scheduled to do so, you cancelled and now are receiving opioids elsewhere. #nopioids

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As a Nurse who has worked with many pain management physicians, I didn't hesitate to call Dr. Mukalel first when I suffered a back injury in the gym. Even though his office was over an hour away from my house I knew from experience that he was the doctor I wanted to take of me. Unlike other pain...more
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Thanks Sebrina! For your lifestyle and personality, back injuries are not acceptable. I am humbled by your desire to drive 1.5 hrs to get treated by me, given the over 20 pain doctors you passed on the drive to my office, most of whom you've worked with too. Again, I'm humbled by your choice and proud to have you back to being a fitness diva

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Dr. Mukalel and his staff are amazing. I went into his office with pain from a herniated disc that was just whipping my butt. I did not want surgery and I did not want opioids. I wanted to be pain free. I wanted my life back. Dr. Mukalel explained in detail what he was going to do and exactly what...more
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thanks for the kind words Don! First class patient, first class family! Wish the best for you all! Glad to help.

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