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Dr. Joseph Walker III, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 41

Dr. Walker III

UConn Musculoskeletal Institute, Farmington CT

263 FARMINGTON AVE Farmington, CT 06030

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Dr. Joseph Walker III, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Farmington, CT and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in pain medicine, interventional spine medicine, and more.


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(860) 679-6677

Dr. Walker III accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Connecticare
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Connecticare POS
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
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Medicaid
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
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UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate HMO
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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
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Dr. Walker III's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walker III treats Shoulder Disorders more than 38% of his peers

Dr. Walker III treats this condition more than 38% of his peers

Chronic Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walker III treats Chronic Pain more than 35% of his peers

Dr. Walker III treats this condition more than 35% of his peers

Dr. Walker III's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Joseph Walker is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He practices primarily in the Comprehensive Spine Center at the New England Musculoskeletal Institut...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Spine Physiatry

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

Harvard University, Spaulding Rehabilitation
Fellowship Hospital
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Residency Hospital
2004
University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
Medical School
2004

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Walker III

3.2

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I have had 4 injections in my back done with other doctors and by far the two I have had with Dr. Walker have been the least painful. He is very professional and the staff was amazing. It was as pleasant an experience as an injection can be.
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I have been delighted with communication and treatment with Dr. Walker and the office staff. They are very kind and efficient. Secretary Jody always follows through in a very timely manner when checking insurance coverage and being sure to get back to me immediately. Dr. Walker is open to direct communication regarding pain and treatments. He was willing to support me in trying acupuncture for accepting injections or surgery. The acupuncture has been working well for me.
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I asked if he had looked at any of my MRI's. He said, Well I can pull it up right here. He told me I did have several hemangioma on my spine and even one on my kidney. I didn't have any on my spine on my last MRI. I Asked him about the anomaly near my spine, he said he didn't see that and however said that was wrong. Then he proceeded to push really hard in the area were my make believe anomaly was. I told him he was really hurting me. I was in pain for 3 days after. Very poor Doctor.
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Outstanding diagnostician. I suffered from severe myofacial pain in the thoracic area of the back. A year of treatments (massage, PT, spine blocks, cortisone shots, spinal manipulation) produced no relief. A month of neurofunctional accupuncture treatments and excellent "active" physical therapy at UCONN (with great coordination between Dr. Walker and an excellent physical therapist) resulted in the complete elimination of pain. An excellent physician; great coordinated care.
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I went in for lower back pain. Dr. Walker gave me an injection for pain. During the process he inverted the needle for the medicine and him to stop because I felt something sharp like. He said it was the medicine and wouldn't stop. They put me in a chair I was violently shaking and was in so much pain I couldn't walk. The nurse that was there told me and my husband to go straight to the emergency room. We went my belly blew up and they had to catheterize me. Now I have a pacemaker for my bladder
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UConn Musculoskeletal Institute, Farmington CT

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John Dempsey Hospital

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