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Dr. John Buonocore, DO

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 58

  
Dr. Buonocore
600 S Lakeview Ave Sturgis, MI 49091
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Dr. John Buonocore, DO is a pain medicine specialist in Sturgis, MI and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from New York College Of Osteopathic Med in 1989 and specializes in pain medicine.


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(269) 625-9150

Dr. Buonocore accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
HAP Insurance
Preferred PPO
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Practice Areas

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buonocore treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Buonocore treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buonocore treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Buonocore treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Nerve Block, Sympathetic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buonocore performs Nerve Block, Sympathetic more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Buonocore performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buonocore treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Buonocore treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buonocore treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Buonocore treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buonocore treats Spondylosis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Buonocore treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

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Dr. Buonocore's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Dr. Buonocore's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buonocore

3.1

Based on 16 reviews

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2 Stars
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1 Star
43.75%
(7)

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What People Say About Dr. John Buonocore, DO
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Did what my ortho doctor asked, but it was of no help. When I told doctor Bonocore his treatment did not help, he basically told me I was full of crap. I dont see him anymore.
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He is now in St Mary's Ohio. I waited 2 months for my appt. I get there and the nurse spent 30 min going over all my meds conditions etc. Then he comes in, glances at my conditions, and says he don't prescribe pain meds. That he can't help me, he don't know what would help for my problems. What a waste of time and gas! Should not call yourself a Pain management place if you refuse to prescribe pain meds for people with life altering pain! Stay far away from this one!
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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

We believe in treating the cause of your pain and trying to help you develop adequate coping skills without medications as much as possible.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Locations

Practice

600 S Lakeview Ave Sturgis, MI 49091
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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

Sturgis Hospital

Sturgis, MI

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average