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Dr. Kathleen Abbott, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Female · Age 57

Dr. Abbott

SFMG - Rehabiliation Medicine

490 Blue Hills Ave Hartford, CT 06112

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Dr. Kathleen Abbott, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Hartford, CT and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation pain medicine, and more.


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(860) 714-2647

Dr. Abbott accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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Humana
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MultiPlan
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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Abbott's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Coccygeal Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abbott treats Coccygeal Pain more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Abbott treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abbott treats Chronic Pain more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Abbott treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abbott treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Abbott treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Abbott's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tension Headache
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a physician, I strive to provide excellent, compassionate care, working with my patients to achieve 'Best Care for a Lifetime'

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

Lags Spine and Sports Care
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Boston University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1993
St Elizbeths Med Center
Internship Hospital
1992
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1996
1993
1992

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Abbott's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abbott

4.6

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Excellent experience. Her staff did the prep work thoroughly, the Dr went carefully through the information, verified meds etc., and thoroughly examined me in response to the complaints I had told her about. X-rays were taken and thoroughly explained to me. A treatment plan was developed. Overall, an excellent start.
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Fast check in, Dr. is very informative, compassionate, and highly considerate and understanding to my health complaints. Most importantly, spends as much time as needed...doesn’t rush thru the visit. Thank you Dr. Abbott!
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great doctor
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Excellent! This was my first appointment with Dr.Abbott. I was impressed with her proficiency and friendliness and her genuine concern for my pain issues. She is very thorough and explained mechanics of my MRI, options for treatment and pain management. This was honestly the first time in a very long time that I have been hopeful for a pain management treatment plan.
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Thorough, incredibly knowledgeable, compassionate
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I have been a patient of Dr Abbott’s for almost 6 years. She is amazing. Always understanding
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Dr. Abbott is extremely easy to talk to, professional and caring. She was able to help me alleviate the pain I have been in since January. I highly recommend this doctor!
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I have been seeing Dr. Abbott for seven years or more! She is very compassionate and caring about the pain her patients endure! She is very understanding and never rushes you through your appointment! I would recommend her to anyone that has long term chronic pain!
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Very courteous, knowledgeable staff! Dr. Abbot was very thorough in her examination and explained all my options for treatment? explicitly.
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I would recommend Dr. Abbott to friends and will keep her in mind as continue with God's grace to age. It is great to have a doctor who can meet the needs of someone who is neither an orthopedic doctor, chiropractic doctor or a physical therapist but is a specialist who can bridge the gap in between with a high level of scientific knowledge.
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Dr. Abbott took a good deal of time with me, explaining some things nobody else had bothered to explain. She did not denigrate or contradict some strong opinions I had formed based on experiences with other practitioners and through my own trial and error process dealing with my symptoms. She was willing to explore options. She listened well and asked good, relevant questions. The office staff was also very pleasant and helpful. I felt confident about the doctor's expertise and approach.
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Very informative and pleasurable
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Went in with pain in my neck. She explained everything clearly. Did tests & pinpointed the sports before giving me injections. She spends time and listens
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She always takes her time, I never feel rushed.
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I" ve been seeing Dr Abbott for years and have followed her to her current practice. I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease at age 22, I have had multiple surgeries and require periods epidural steroid injections to control the radiculopathy. Dr. Abbott has been with me through it all, she is thorough, sympathetic and practices with incredible attention to detail.
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Outstanding visit! Answered all of my questions and gave me several options for my condition. She set up our next visit a few weeks out to check on my progress.
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She is very kind and really cares about her patients. I would highly recommend her.
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Thorough and compassionate
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