Dr. John Buonocore, DO

Dr. John Buonocore, DO

Pain Medicine  ·  
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Age 56
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Dr. John Buonocore, DO is a pain medicine specialist in Sturgis, MI and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from New York College Of Osteopathic Med in 1989 and specializes in pain medicine and sports medicine.

600 S Lakeview Ave Ste 205

Sturgis, MI 49091

Contact Information

(269) 625-9150

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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Fibromyalgia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Buonocore "We believe in treating the cause of your pain and trying to help you develop adequate coping skills without medications as much as possible."

2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

60  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
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41  Procedures

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Injection
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Injection Therapy
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Third Occipital Nerve Block
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • New York College Of Osteopathic Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • St Barnabas Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Maimonides Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • St Vincent's Hospital Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Meml Sloan Kettering Canc Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Buonocore has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Buonocore's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buonocore to family and friends
14 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Buonocore's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Caused severe pain in a completely different area during MMB. No communication at all. Worse doc I’ve ever been to. Going back to PCP and will deal with the pain.
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very rude. made me feel like a drug addict. i have been on the same pain regiment since november of 2015. got to see him soon unfortunatly and the nurse told me that he probably wont give me what i had in the past and that i need another drug test.
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Very kind and professional. Made you feel at ease and friendly. Would recommend to anyone.
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