Dr. John Hatheway, MD

Dr. John Hatheway, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
51 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Hatheway, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Spokane, WA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Hatheway is affiliated with Providence Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, Deaconess Hospital, Providence Holy Family Hospital and Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Northwest Pain Care, Inc

421 W Riverside Ave Ste 900

Spokane, WA 99201
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Asuris Northwest Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • ODS Health Plan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealthCare

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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 who genuinely want to get better. To achieve this, we utilize private pain psychologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, etc to help our patients fully address their pain and get back to the life they enjoy.

We are a full service pain clinic, performing most injections, spinal cord stimulation, micro-dosing intrathecal drug delivery, Balloon Kyphoplasty, Osteocool RF ablation of spinal metastatic tumors, Botox injections for migraine headaches, conservative medical management, and cancer pain management.

Ask your primary care physician for a referral to Northwest Pain Care for an evaluation.

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Dr. Hatheway's Experience

Dr. Hatheway's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • 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
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • 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 Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hatheway has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hatheway's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hatheway to family and friends
based on 39 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Hatheway's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Spokane, WA |
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.
in Spokane, WA 99205 |
Dr. John Hatheway is the very best. He has kept me from having another back surgery for 5-6 years with an back injection Once a year.
Spokane, WA |
This doctor and his staff are exceptional. They are very personable and make you feel real assured about every procedure they are doing. I have been struggling with back pain for almost 20 years and when all other doctors kept telling me there was nothing that could be done, he had all sorts of things to try. I have finally found relief! Give him a try, he is awesome!
Spokane, WA |
The doctor took it upon himself to change the orders of my Neurosurgeon and perform the treatment he felt was best. for a pain doctor the office has the most uncomfortable seating I have ever seen, especially when people are coming in for pain issues. There are to many other issues to cover in this format
Spokane, WA |
Dr. Hatheway is concerned with gaining as much information about the patient and their lifestyle as possible. He does a thorough physical exam to determine if the patient would benefit from one procedure or treatment over another. He is very honest in providing information to the patient so that they may make good decisions about their health and treatment.
in Spokane Valley |
They got me in fast, and my back pain is vastly improved. They know what they are doing.
in Spokane, WA |
Dr. Hatheway and his staff do an excellent job. I've been treated at their practice for several years. They are thorough and conscientious. I know that only cranky people bother complaining online about doctors, but I know many people who have been very happy with this office and keep coming back, and I recommend NWPC often. Sometimes the wait can be a few minutes longer than expected, but I know that he and his other providers do their best to help everyone and be thorough. Worth waiting for.
in Seattle, WA |
I have been struggling in the Spokane area to get some procedures done that I have had done before, and it has been ridiculously hard for me to get someone to do them. I have been told there is no question that I need them. I went to a great deal of trouble to get records sent there, but I was refused the treatment i need, or even an appointment, with no explanation, I do not understand treating people that way. It seems that is what to expect in Spokane if you are a pain patient.
in Colbert, WA |
Dr. Hatheway and his staff are exceptional. The front office staff are professional and make me feel like I am the only patient. They are so good about taking calls timely and returning calls quickly. The clinical staff, particularly Crystal, is very dedicated and regularly calls to check in on my pain status. Something as simple as calling on a Friday before a long weekend to make sure I am OK speaks volumes about her level of care and concern. Dr. Hatheway is excellent in pain mgmt.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Hatheway accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
  • 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
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Traditional Participating Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Hatheway has admitting privileges

Providence Holy Family Hospital
5633 N Lidgerwood St
Spokane, WA 99208
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Providence Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
101 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
101 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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Deaconess Hospital
800 W 5th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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