Dr. Lydia Ferrell, MD

Dr. Lydia Ferrell, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 47
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Lydia Ferrell, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Indianapolis, IN. She is 47 years old and has been practicing for 17 years.

6325 S East St

Indianapolis, IN 46227

Contact Information

(317) 781-0067

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Golden Rule
  • 18 More

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Top Care Areas


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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Chronic Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
more than 84% of peers

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Dr. Ferrell does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain


Read More


  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • In University School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Ferrell has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Ferrell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ferrell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ferrell to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Ferrell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Indianapolis, IN |
I understand when a doctor can't return trivial calls, when it's crucial to the patients health it should be automatic. My work changed insurance co.'s 5/1 when the new 7 day law passed for controlled substances and after several calls to her for a simple authorization to bypass this as I have been a pain patient for 11 years and not 30 days like Anthem was showing, she wouldn't comply. No return calls, no fax retuned, nothing. I had Anthem going thru hoops for me and she didn't lift a finger.
Indianapolis, IN |
I don't mind going to her but when things go wrong they are of no help. They Never return calls, not even calls from other doctors or your insurance company. The waiting room is packed and hot with no air at all. They had a fan to help blow stale air around, now thats gone. Once I showed up to my appt. and had my appt. card with me and since someone forgot to enter my appointment into their system they refused to see me. I was given an appt. for the next day but it's an hr. round trip for me.
in Indianapolis, IN |
One positive point, great medication knowledge. No true compassion, Unethical and will not under any circumstance over see or correct actions of her staff. If you want be treated like a drug addicted criminal you're in the right spot.
Greenwood |
Always double and sometimes triple books each slot! Spends the minimum of time, usually 5 minutes,after waiting a minimum of an hour. She barely lays hands on you during that 5 minutes. She does not look into anything new or innovative. Appears to be like a puppy mill, get as many patients in per hour in order to earn max amt. of money.
Indpls IN |
Both Dr and office personnel get a F grading in all areas. Dr is uncaring and doesn't care about patient and required needs and pain. They do not return phone calls and office personnel are constantly quitting or getting fired. If pharmacy is out of med prescribed Dr will not transfer to same pharmacy but diff location. Her response to this problem is she doesn't have the time and patient will have to do without meds. Do NOT go here and waste your time and energy because you will be disappointe!
in Franklin, IN |
Very friendly staff. And they listen too you.
in Greenwood, IN |
Please find another doctor!!! The staff there is horrible. They treat you like garbage and they are very rude. The office is very outdated. You will always wait 2-3 hours for your appointment, so be prepared for that. Dr. Ferrell does not have a nurse. She is just an assistant with no medical knowledge and very rude. The waiting room is always packed with patients complaining about how behind things are going. You also will never get to speak with anyone on the phone!
in Indianapolis, IN |
She is very knowledgeable in her area of expertise, pain management. I have not undergone any anesthesiology procedures performed by her. I have only been a patient for four months, yet during that short time I am remarkably satisfied with her care for me. I can usually get an appointment within 1-week of calling. On most visits (4 out of 6 to date), I've experienced a lengthy wait prior to seeing her, which becomes a bit uncomfortable at times.
in Indianapolis, IN |
they never return your phone calls, don't bother, call another doctor
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Dr. Ferrell accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Pekin Insurance
  • Principal Life
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • State Farm
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Ferrell has admitting privileges

Franciscan Health Indianapolis
8111 S Emerson Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46237
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