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Dr. John Pettinato, DO

Neurology ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Pettinato

Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians Comprehensive Headache Center

1 Brookline Pl Ste 406 Brookline, MA 02445

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Dr. John Pettinato, DO is a neurology specialist in Brookline, MA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Midwestern University in 1993 and specializes in neurology.


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(617) 278-7000

Dr. Pettinato accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Pettinato's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pettinato treats Migraine more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pettinato treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pettinato treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pettinato treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pettinato performs Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Pettinato performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Botox® for Migraine Treatment
  • Botox® for the Bladder

Dr. Pettinato's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Pettinato, DO is a neurology specialist in Brookline, MA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Midwestern University in 1993 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Midwestern University
Medical School
1993

Awards

Dr. Pettinato's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pettinato

2.6

Based on 10 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
10%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
10%
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1 Star
50%
(5)

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Today was my first appointment with Dr. Pettinato. I suffer from migraines, at times chronic. My previous doctor recommended Dr. Pettinato when she moved away. I am very glad she did. He was thorough, kind and offered additional treatments.
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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
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dr. pettinato was by far the most helpful, professional and helped immensely with botox. highly recommend! laura
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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.
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Refuses to see patients if 9 minutes late. His schedule is booked for months at a time.
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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).
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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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