Dr. John Pettinato, DO


Neurology | Male

Comprehensive Headache Center 1 Brookline Pl Ste 121 Brookline, MA 02445 Get Directions
Dr. John Pettinato, DO
Dr. John Pettinato, DO is a neurology doctor who practices in Brookline, MA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Pettinato is affiliated with Elliot Hospital.

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Patient Comments (6)
Needham Heights, MA |
My wife visited Dr. Pettinato for chronic migraines and asked what to do before / during pregnancy. Pettinato was rude, arrogant, and made us feel stupid for asking questions. He did not provide any solutions for migraines, just said that she should suffer through them during pregnancy and "take tylenol". Every other question we had, he gave one-word answers, most of which were "no". For a "specialist" in migraines, this advice is not only disappointingly inadequate, it's also condescending
Manchester nh |
dr. pettinato was by far the most helpful, professional and helped immensely with botox. highly recommend! laura
Boston, MA |
I drove 3 hours to get to this famous headache clinic. I get daily migraines. He suggested I take more B2 and told me to come back in 3 months. I said will that help, he said probably not. I said so I will have daily migraines until I see you again in 3 months. He said probably.
in Boston, MA |
Refuses to see patients if 9 minutes late. His schedule is booked for months at a time.
in Northborough, MA |
If you are not interested in Botox, or simply interested in other options, avoid. He pushes Botox unlike any medical professional I have ever encountered. Refuses to consider other options (because they aren't as good as Botox).
in Boston, MA |
Limited ability to deal with co-morbid conditions. Also, he displayed little to no empathy for debilitating health conditions. While he made one new treatment recommendation he said I had pretty much exhausted all treatment options and needed to accept that I may not get any better.
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Dr. Pettinato's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Neurology
  •  Board certified in Neurology
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  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


  • Medical School

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurology

Procedures Performed

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation