Dr. John Michels Jr, MD

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Age 44
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Dr. John Michels Jr, MD
Dr. Michels is a former First Round Draft Choice and Super Bowl Champion with the Green Bay Packers. After a knee injury ended his NFL career, Dr. Michels decided to go to medical school to prevent injury from stealing others' passions. Dr. Michels focus is on using minimally invasive procedures, physical therapy, life-style changes, and non-narcotic, non-addictive medications to help people get back to living out their passions pain free.

Interventional Spine & Pain, P.A.

8222 Douglas Ave Ste 890

Dallas, TX 75225

Contact Information

(214) 888-3883

Dr. John Michels Jr, MD

Dr. John Michels Jr, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Self Pay
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

An injury stole my ability to live out my dream of playing in the NFL. The focus of my practice is to enable people to live out their passions, pain free. 
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Dr. Michels Jr' Experience

Dr. Michels Jr' 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 Pain Medicine and Radiology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Radiology

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties**
  • Radiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders


  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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 Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Baylor College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Baylor College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • University Of California At Irvine / California College Of Medicine & Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Michels Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Michels Jr' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Michels Jr to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Michels Jr' 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 (13)
in Granbury, TX |
Dr. Michaels is awesome! From his bed side manor, to his physicians skills. coming from a pro football career and dealing with a career ending knee injury he knows first hand what it is like to live with pain. The guy flat out gets it. He is the only doctor in 30 plus years of dealing with severe back pain that has really been of any help to me. As great of a doctor that he is, it is only superseded by the person that he is. If he weren't my physician, I would still want him as a friend.
in Cedar Hill, Texas |
Excellent doctor. Answered all of my question and exhibited a genuine concern of my experience under his care.
in Richardson, TX |
I can't say enough about this guy... He has made a marked difference in my quality of life. I was spending every day in pain. I couldn't walk more than 1/4 mile, couldn't enjoy a show because sitting for any length of time generated pain and stiffness. Enter Dr. John... After several treatments I am now 98% back to normal. I have my life back!!! Thanks Dr. John..
in Bonham TX |
Dr. Michels and his staff were extremely professional. All appointments were taken at the time designated without any long waits. The staff was friendly, helpful and efficient. Dr. Michels answered all my questions and exhibited a sincere interest in my well being.
Dallas, TX |
I was referred to Dr. Michels for spinal injections to keep me - the Energizer bunny - ticking as a preschool teacher, Nana, and lifelong walker. My lower back pain was making life difficult at times to enjoy life to the fullest. Dr. Michels listens and in doing so you know he cares about what you have to say and is very easy to talk with. Three injections later I am getting ready for a 'walking' vacation! The office staff and nurse are so friendly, too. A reflection of him.
in Ft Worth, TX |
In October, 2011, I had a total knee replacement. The replacement didn't give me the relief from pain that I was seeking. Since then I've been through multiple cycles of drs and physical thrpy. In April of this year my orthopedic surgeon recommended Dr John Michels. He performed a knee block and I was informed that the block might last a day or two. Almost a month later, I remain free of the knee pain. I would highly recommend Dr Michels. His bedside manner is exceptional.
in The Colony |
Dr. Michels (Packer) as I nickname ALL my dr's. He is a caring doctor that is NOT a doctor that just pushes PAIN MEDS on his patients. He listens to his patients and treats them as individual cases! I have been lucky enough to come across Dr. Packer, he has kept my migraines at a point, where I can enjoy my grandchildren. He might BE A PACKER...BUT I LET HIM KNOW HE IS IN COWBOY TERRITORY!!
in Mesquite, TX |
I discovered Dr. Michel's after years of pain and discomfort. He saw to it the pain and conditions are gone forever! I have to say Dr. Michel's is the only doctor I have ever requested to call that has in fact called me back the same day I left my message. I have already referred friends and family to Dr. Michel and will continue to do so in the future as he truly cares about his patients
Dallas, TX |
Excellent physician. I was pain free for 5 months following spinal injection, first one to work for me.
Dallas, TX |
He listens actively, explains his recommendations, good follow up. I never felt rushed for time when he listened to my long medical history.
in Dallas, TX |
What an absolutely awesome Doc. Met with him as a referral from spine surgeon. I have been in severe pain, his office staff was so warm and friendly I felt like I was taken care of like a family member. The doctor had such a warm, great personality and spent more time with me than any doctor I have ever seen. He took a great deal of time explaining possible cause of pain and the treatment he would deliver. He is real gem!
in Wylie, TX |
Dr. John Michels comes with the best bed side manners I've ever met in a doctor. I believe in the heart he brings each appt and shot operation I've received in such a short about amount of time. I have found out that I trust his judgment when it comes to me as his patient in his past location in Plano, Tx. I just wish he was also a general practitioner as well that's how good a Doctor he is in my honest opinion. His professionalism comes close to no other doctor I have EVER needed help with.
in Carrollton, TX |
He was very professional, intelligent, and got right to the point of my problem.
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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