Dr. Joanne Borg-Stein, MD

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Dr. Borg-Stein
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Telehealth services available

Newton-wellesley Ambulatory Care Center

159 Wells Ave Newton Center, MA 02459

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Dr. Joanne Borg-Stein, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Newton Center, MA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Yeshiva U, College of Medicine medical school in 1984. She is affiliated with medical facilities Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton - Wellesley Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Borg-Stein to book an appointment.

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Excellent care, took time to listen and took a thorough history. Dr. Borg-Stein seemed to really care and want to help. The doctor was incredibly knowledgeable, patiently answering all my questions, even the ones that were slightly off topic (can you tell me about the history of the treatment). 14/10
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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May 31, 2021
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At the recommendation of a friend, I recently saw Dr. Borg-Stein for a second opinion re: a variety of musculoskeletal issues. In this initial consultation, Dr. Borg-Stein spent over an hour with me learning about my concerns, reviewing and discussing my imaging, examining me, performing an ultrasound, describing her recommendations, and thoroughly addressing my questions. I have never felt more deeply listened to or more skillfully assessed and evaluated than in my consult with Dr. Borg-Stein. I felt she drilled down to identify underlying root causes while also addressing the body systemically and wholistically. Her depth of presence, genuine empathy and compassion, and clinical skill and expertise is unmatched in my experience. While I've had the good fortune to be treated by excellent physicians, I've never had such a "peak medical experience." I believe Dr. Borg-Stein fully embodies the very best of the medical profession in every way, truly caring for mind, body, and spirit.
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MAK – Dec 06, 2019
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Dr. Borg Stein has been handling my Achilles tendon Tendinosis as well as providing management, leadership and consultation regarding other health challenges I am currently experiences. This was a follow up visit to report on my progress while I have been dealing with multiple issues. She has been a caring and knowledgeable supporter utilizing her network team to coordinate my care and communication. At this point, I feel I am getting the best of care for a non-surgical situation. My overall health including diet concerns has been a primary focused. I believe my situation is on track while I hope the recommendations and my participation will get meback to normalcy. Barry Fishman
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Dr. Joanne Borg Stein is the most amazing, compassionate doctor I have ever had. She has helped me with her knowledge as well as her cutting edge treatments including medical acupuncture, PRP and Lipo fat transfer. I would highly recommend her!!
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Sep 17, 2019
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Excellent diagnostician. Wonderful treatment with labs and exrays in the same facility. Dr.Borg-Stein has treated both of my knees with platelet injections with great success and my husbands back when he was in terrible pain. She is a gifted Doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Boston , MA – Sep 14, 2019
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I have been seeing Dr. Borg-Stein for a few years for PRP injections for pain management related to post-traumatic arthritis resulting from an ankle fracture. Dr. Borg-Stein is an exceptional clinician and I have complete confidence in her expertise and clinical judgement about my long term treatment plan. She always takes the time to answer my questions and is very respectful when she answers. I feel like I am a partner in my own care with a voice and an opinion! She is approachable, kind, and is one of those physicians that make you feel like you are being treated by one of the best. I highly recommend her without reservation and am grateful to be in her care because most importantly, my pain has been reduced enough that I have been able to build in more physical activity.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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LorraineW – Sep 11, 2019
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I have been to A LOT of Doctors in the past 2 years at the onset of my chronic pain and haven’t left reviews. Dr. Borg-Stein rates at the top. At the end of my visit I think she knew more about my situation than any MD I have seen. She was compassionate, thorough and didn’t rush me in any way......imagine. . I have also Dr. Barreveld who is top notch. I encourage anyone struggling with pain to visit one of these MD’s. Both are simply amazing.
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Janine Groman in Ma – Jan 08, 2018
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Dr. Stein was covering for my doctor who was out of town, I was in severe pain. It took her 5 days to get back to me. Her advice was inane. Doubt she even read my chart.
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Jan 03, 2018
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I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Borg-Stein. I was referred to her after numerous injections and 4 spine surgeries. She was very thorough and offered a fresh perspective and treatment options. I've met with many of 'the best' surgeons, neurologists and physiatrists during this journey and Dr. Borg-Stein is certainly one of the best I've worked with. I would highly recommend her. It did take me quiet a while to get an appointment but that tends to be the case when trying to see specialists.
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Pete in Norwood, MA – Dec 29, 2016
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Rude and cindescending- stay away from this doctor . I did not like her attitude toward me when I was in a lot of pain. She treated me rudely and was very impatient with me when I asked just two questions about my situation. I would NEVER go back to her because she really upset me by the way she treated me at a vulnerable time in my life.
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Quincy, MA – Nov 12, 2016
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Her style is terrible. I saw her because I have a bad neck. She ordered an MRI. After I had the MRI recorded, I could not make contact with her. No appointment, no nothing. A complete disconnect. Her office did not enter the MRI results in my record . Avoid this doctor !
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David C. in Cambridge, MA – May 02, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Joanne Borg-Stein, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Newton Center, MA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1988
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
Residency Hospital
1985
Westchester Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1984
Yeshiva U, College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Joanne Borg-Stein, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Borg-Stein frequently treats Back Pain, Chronic Pain, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Borg-Stein treats.

Where is Dr. Joanne Borg-Stein, MD's office located?

Dr. Borg-Stein's office is located at 159 Wells Ave, Newton Center, MA 02459. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. Borg-Stein's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
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Dr. Borg-Stein treats Back Pain more than 100% of her peers

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Chronic Pain
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Dr. Borg-Stein treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Borg-Stein treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Borg-Stein treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Borg-Stein treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Borg-Stein's conditions and procedures:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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(617) 243-5777

Dr. Borg-Stein accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Locations

Practice

Newton-wellesley Ambulatory Care Center159 Wells Ave Newton Center, MA 02459
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Newton-Wellesley Spine Center

Newton-Wellesley Spine Center2014 Washington St Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

27 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Newton - Wellesley Hospital

Newton, MA

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

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

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