Dr. Justin Averna, DO

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Pain Medicine

Dr. Justin Averna, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Albuquerque, NM. He is affiliated with Presbyterian Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Justin Averna, DO

New Mexico Orthopaedics

2100 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 410 Albuquerque, NM 87110
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(505) 768-7507

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Dr. Averna's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Dr. Averna treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of his peers

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

Coccygeal Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Averna treats Coccygeal Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Averna treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Dr. Averna's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphosis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Male Pelvic Pain
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscular Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Management Through Physical Therapy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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(505) 768-7507

Dr. Averna accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Medicaid
MultiPlan
Presbyterian Health Plan
All Counties in New Mexico HMO-High
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Presbyterian Health Plan, Inc.
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Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
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Dr. Averna's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Averna

4.7

Based on 93 ratings

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1 Star
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He is the best , I was so sad to hear he left somewhere else !!! Now I know he is back now I hope I get to see him again
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Angela sena-Henderson – Jul 19, 2022
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Successful Ablation
I am 31 and play baseball for a living. Dr. Averna did my ablation on my neck and I was playing pain free a couple days later!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Jun 14, 2022
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Dr. Averna is a fantastic doctor and I’m lucky to have found him! My longtime and extensive neck pain was debilitating to say the least. Under his care I have finally had relief! He is knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, and he truly cares about his patients. If you are suffering, I highly recommend meeting with him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Feb 12, 2022
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WONDERFUL! I THINK I FILLED THIS OUT TWICE.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Dec 14, 2021
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Dr. Averna is one of the best doctors I have visited. He is very knowledgeable and caring. When we decided the best procedure for my back pain, he opened up his schedule to include my procedure for the VERY NEXT DAY as we were flying to Glacier for a 50th anniversary trip in just a few short days. This doctor is very special and I will never forget his empathy and compassion. Thank you, Dr Averna.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dr. Averna is a great doctor and really makes you feel better. He treats you like a patient not just a number. The care I have received at NM Orthopaedic has always been the best. I highly recommend them and especially Dr. Averna. He made me feel important when he responded to my text messages quickly and that is not done anymore. Thank you so much for caring and listening to your patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michelle Fay – Dec 02, 2021
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First steroid shot in my back. Dr Averna and his team did fantastic. Ultra professional, caring, efficient. And best part - 3 years of constant back pain 80% gone! Every tiny aspect of life we all take for granted is so much better. From rolling over in bed to getting in and out of my truck.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bob Walesby – Oct 31, 2021
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Dr. Averna is an amazing doctor who really cares about his patients - which is becoming harder and harder to find these days. He explains what your injury is in a way that’s easy to understand and teaches you anatomy along the way. Dr. Averna is extremely knowledgeable and empathetic, as he’s also had a history of back problems. When receiving a steroid injection, he’s very gentle and tells you what’s going on (if you want to know). He’s constantly checking in during the procedure to make sure you’re doing okay. He’s happy, friendly, and you’ll leave your appointment having a better day than it started. I highly recommend Dr. Averna.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Oct 18, 2021
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Dr Averna was so helpful. The injection really helped ease my pain
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Deanne – Oct 08, 2021
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Once again, Dr Averna, who makes a patient feel more cared for and more comfortable than any other physician I’ve known, resolved my last layer of pain today and I am in tears - it’s been 15 months since I’ve not had pain when walking, sitting, standing, even just shifting my weight. Words cannot express my gratitude but even more, I want to thank him for making the procedure comfortable and easy - every time. Plus he’s so darn funny - had to ask him to stop the comments as I was laughing with a needle in my back - but most important, his relaxed demeanor transfers the patient!
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Barbara Madaras – Oct 07, 2021
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Dr Averna is the first doctor to listen to me. He took the time to find out all of my symptoms, what my day to day looked like and what activities made my pain better and worse. He was very patient to explain my diagnosis and treatment plan. Dr Averna’s treatment plan helped my pain and took away the debilitating headaches I have had for the last 20 years. He is so kind. I have recommended so many people to him and will continue to. He is one of the best doctors I have ever seen!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Sep 24, 2021
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I was very disappointed with this doctor. Rushed through pictures and had to ask him to back up and slow down for explanation of my condition. Was completely rushed and ended up running out of the room saying he wouldn't help or recommend other dr's to me. Felt completely lost, and was no further along with answers than when I went in. Maybe even worse off because of dismissive attitude exhibited by this dr. Was fooled by number of positive reviews.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 18, 2021
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Hands down the best! Upon meeting Dr Averna you realize right away why he's a specialist in back pain and that you are in good hands. He is thorough and confident in his ability and he will answer your questions in a way that makes sense. He understands having gone through multiple back surgeries himself, he knows what its like being on the other side as a patient, his compassion leads the way and his bedside manner is irreproachable. On top of all that, Dr Averna is a really cool guy, I have fun with him and his staff every time I'm in there! This is an easy review to write and I could go on and on. If you are scrolling through these, this is the answer your looking for, YES! Call and make an appt! I send everyone I know who is suffering with back pain, knowing they will thank me. (i just have to say, whoever gave one star is out of their mind and clearly has bigger issues than their back pain)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
12 people found this helpful
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Kimberly Ambrose – Sep 06, 2021
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I had my first visit with Dr. Averna today and based on my experience with him and his staff, I would highly recommend Dr. Averna. He and his staff were professional, respectful, and caring; taking the time to ensure I understood the x-rays and the recommended follow-up care. I've been living with this chronic condition for just over 3 years and Dr. Averna was the first one to actually sit down with me and explain everything and answer my questions without me feeling hurried or ignorant. I appreciate him and his staff.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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raChelle – Sep 02, 2021
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I read all the reviews prior to my visit and was expecting a great experience. Unfortunately, I had the same experience as the other person who rated him a 1 star. He was very rude, arrogant, disrespectful, and incredibly.... unprofessional. He rushed through my scans and when I had questions acted as if I was ignorant and that he didn't have the time or desire to explain anything. I've never encountered a more hostile or unprofessional Dr in my entire life. Like the other 1 star reviewer I left the appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Amazing doctor, very professional, knowledgeable, great bedside manner. I recommend seeing Dr. Averna if you can.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 11, 2021
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Dr. Averna is awesome! I have herniated lumbar and cervical discs which are causing pinched nerves and after countless chiropractic and PT, I felt out of hope. Finally landed at New Mexico Orthopaedics where Dr. Averna truly investigated the cause and was able to give me a real diagnosis. The tests and procedures are straightforward and he has me on a path to recovery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Dr. Averna is very thorough. He listens, explains information in a competent way to promote understanding. When I saw him for lower back pain, he was a great advocate for me to recieve a minimally invasive procedure rather than a major surgery as a first option. I'm incredibly satisfied with his help and would recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 01, 2021
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I really appreciate Dr. Averna. He's always professional, respectful, attentive, and thorough. When he was talking to me, I could tell that he really reviewed my health history (records, charts, MRI, etc.). He genuinely cares about his patients and it's clear that he cares about his patients' well-being and care. He takes patients into account and shows compassion in the care he provides. Dr. Averna is an excellent doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 01, 2021
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He is a renown specialist in HDRD. World class. Highly recommend
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I have had 3 spine surgeries. I *get* your pain. I can truly empathize with my patients and this helps guide a comprehensive treatment plan.  Read more

Biography

I grew up in Albuquerque and did most of my medical training in Philadelphia, PA.  In 2016, I returned to New Mexico with my beautiful wife...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Other
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

University of New Mexico Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
Moss Rehab Hosp-Temple U Sch Med
Residency Hospital
Temple University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
2013
Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
University of New Mexico / Main Campus
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Justin Averna, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Averna frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Coccygeal Pain, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Averna treats.

Where is Dr. Justin Averna, DO's office located?

Dr. Averna's office is located at 2100 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 410, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Justin Averna, DO offer telehealth services?

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Locations

New Mexico Orthopaedics

New Mexico Orthopaedics Assocs2100 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 410 Albuquerque, NM 87110
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Presbyterian Hospital

Albuquerque, NM

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

22 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)