Dr. Jimmy Ponder, MD

Pain ManagementMaleAge 57

Dr. Ponder
Accepting new patients

Headache & Pain Center

123 Frontage Road A Gray, LA 70359

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Dr. Jimmy Ponder, MD is a Pain Management Specialist in Gray, LA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Iberia Medical Center and Terrebonne General Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ponder to book an appointment.

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Dr. Ponder's Reviews

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Best treatment and care I have ever experience!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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LEONARD – Mar 14, 2021
The office paperwork looks like it came from 1970. I had to write the same information over and over. A small cheap tablet could collect the data ONCE and populate it to each page that it is required on. SO ANNOYING !!! The wait to see the PA was very long. 1 hour and 30 minutes. The PA seemed to be helpful and knowledgeable.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Ponder dedicates his entire practice to diagnosing and relieving pain, and returning patients to a normal lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Biography

Jimmy Ponder, Jr., MD was raised in Thibodaux, Louisiana and received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and medical degree...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology
  • Headache Management
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1994
Pain Consortium Greater Kansas City
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Tulane Med Center
Residency Hospital
1990
St Joseph's Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Jimmy Ponder, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ponder frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Peripheral Nerve Block. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ponder treats.

Where is Dr. Jimmy Ponder, MD's office located?

Dr. Ponder's office is located at 123 Frontage Road A, Gray, LA 70359. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ponder's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponder treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ponder treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponder treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ponder treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Peripheral Nerve Block
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponder performs Peripheral Nerve Block more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ponder performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ponder's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cough Headache
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Severe Headache
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tension Headache
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Headache

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(985) 580-1200

Dr. Ponder accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
PPO Plus
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UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Locations

Headache & Pain Center

Headache & Pain Center123 Frontage Road A Gray, LA 70359
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Dr. Jimmy Ponder

Day Surgery Inc151 Frontage Road A Gray, LA 70359
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Iberia Medical Center

New Iberia, LA

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

Terrebonne General Medical Center

Houma, LA

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

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

Thibodaux, LA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

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