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Dr. Lisa Stearns, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Female · Age 60

Dr. Stearns

Center For Pain Supportive Care

4611 E Shea Blvd Ste 190 Phoenix, AZ 85028

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Dr. Lisa Stearns, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in pain medicine, anesthesiology, and more.


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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stearns

3.3

Based on 41 reviews

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Dr. Stearns is the best pain management doctor I have ever been to. I have gone to see her for years now. She gives outstanding care and compassion to every patient. Dr. Stearns takes her time time with you. She listens to you and address your individual needs. I would recommend Dr. Stearns to anyone in need of pain management.
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My husband has an implanted pain pump and he has been in Dr. Stearns care for the past 10 years. She has provided excellent care and support and our lives have been blessed beyond words for help!!! Thank you Dr Stearns we wouldn’t have made it without you!!!
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I think we’ve finally found the right solution to the pain problems plaguing my husband with his stage 4 cancer. A caring and encouraging environment can be found here, along with world class expertise.
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A fantastic Dr top of her field an you can tell from our first meeting to my surgery a spinal stimulator she's my hero
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Dr. Stearns has implanted more spinal cord stimulators and drug pumps than anyone in the world. She is not the typical needle jockey pill pushing pain management doctor. Her approach is to treat the body and mind, making sure you have the support you need to minimize pain’s impact on your life. Her practice is very interactive with the patient. She brought me to a full recovery from CRPS where all other "top specialists" failed. She is a rock star!!
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AFTER GOING TO HER FOR A YEAR TELLS ME SHE NO NOTHING OF MY CONDITION EVEN AFTER MEDICAL RECORDS WERE SENT TWICE? IT A CIRCUS IN THERE. CRUSHED AND DISAPPOINTED WAIST OF MY TIME AND MONEY.
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Kind, caring and brilliant physician! Helped me get my life back and pain to a manageable level.
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She over books both office visits and surgeries - left us waiting for surgery due at 12P until 7P, was too tired to operate and consequently messed up the surgery, which she had to redo 1 month later. The 2nd surgery was even worse, waited 2 1/2 hours past the appointed time and resulted in excruciating pain, which we had to go to The Barrow Institute to have repaired. Her office waits are up to 6 hours, she is rude at times - as well as her assistant Jennifer Kaiser.
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There is no better doctor in her field of expertise. I have been a patient for 17+ years. Thanks to her, I am still walking. I completely trust her and any treatment recommendations she advises. Dr Stearns will go to any length to help. She is a Godsend.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1996
University Of Utah
Fellowship Hospital
1995
University Of Utah
Residency Hospital
1992
University Nebr
Internship Hospital
1991
University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine
Medical School
1996
1995
1992
1991

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(480) 889-0180

Dr. Stearns accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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Dr. Stearns' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stearns treats Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Stearns treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stearns treats Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Stearns treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Autonomic Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stearns treats Autonomic Disorders more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Stearns treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Carotid Sinus Syncope
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Dr. Stearns' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cancer Treatment-Related Pain
  • Cancer-Related Conditions
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neurolytic Nerve Block
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebroplasty

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71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average