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Dr. John Hatheway, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 53

Dr. Hatheway

Northwest Pain Care, Inc

421 W Riverside Ave Ste 900 Spokane, WA 99201
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Dr. John Hatheway, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Spokane, WA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.

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Dr. Hatheway accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Assurant Health
Asuris Northwest Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
Health Net PPO
ODS Health Plan
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Principal Financial Group
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
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Dr. Hatheway's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hatheway treats Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Hatheway treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hatheway treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Hatheway treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hatheway treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Hatheway treats this condition more than 92% 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

Dr. Hatheway's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Pain
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Dr. Hatheway's Reviews

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3.3

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1 Star
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It was just over a year ago that I had a spinal stimulator implant for my back pain. Before that I'd tried pretty much everything, including chiropractors, physical therapy, opiods, injections etc. I could barely stand for more than a few minutes without a cane. Now I can walk for over a mile, work in the yard again, and in general I have my life back! Thank you Dr. Hatheway and your team.
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My visits with Dr Hatheway have all been very positive. He is extremely careful, personable and well trained. He is the only Doctor that I see where I feel completely at ease, and have total faith and trust. I would recommend him to absolutely anyone with pain issues!
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Dr Hatheway has saved my life by changing my pain care. All the other doctors that I have seen in the past never explained what the higher dosage medication was doing to my body. I would recommend Dr. Hatheway to any one that in needs pain medication, his staff is incredible and will take care of your pain. Terry
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I have been a patient of Dr Hatheway approximately 10 years. He has helped me in multiple ways with my back and neck. He always explains in easy to understand language the issue and any procedures he may recommend. I was so thankful to have been referred to him in the beginning, and I’m leading a healthier and reduced pain lifestyle due to his care. His staff in the office and nurses are always friendly and positive.
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I had a Khyphoplasty procedure for 2 compression fractures in my back. My pain was greatly reduced almost immediately and now 3 weeks later is completely gone. Amazing! The office personnel as well as the nurses & Doc were all courteous and efficient. From my first phone call the entire experience was excellent. No complaints.
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Very nice Staff
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Many years ago I was in a power chair unable to walk, on prescribed opoids, in chronic pain and nowhere to go. I was referred to Dr. Hatheway and now we have adopted our grandchild and I am able to mostly keep up with her. He is a life changer and would recommend looking at all of your options and most of all, FOLLOW HIS PROGRAM. Do what you are asked to do, even if it seems impossible, and your life will be one worth living again. Thank you for giving me my LIFE back to me and my family!
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Dr. Hatheway and his staff are informative, caring, and take the time needed to ensure that I am taken care of. I have had injections in my spine recently and have had tremendous results and feel like I have my life back. Highly recommend his clinic.
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Dr. Hatheway and his staff are very caring and take time to help me manage my pain. I highly recommend him.
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I wanted to see D. Hatheway for pain management for DDD. Instead I was given an appointment with his PA. Lauren Woodward. Ms. Woodward's attitude was abysmal, but the kicker was when I called to get the results from my MRI, I was told i had to be in PT before, yes before, they would set me up with an appointment to go over the test results. Funny thing, I went there because I felt I wasn't given the attention I needed from 1st doc. All in all, if you want good patient care, go someplace else.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Northwest Pain Care is a private practice interventional pain medicine practice serving chronic and cancer pain patients in Spokane, Washington. We believe that the successful treatment of pain requires teamwork and the full engagement of patients wh...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1998
Mayo Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
1997
University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Residency Hospital
1994
University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Internship Hospital
1993
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1988
University Of California At Berkeley
Undergraduate School

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65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

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

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)