Dr. Mark Matsunaga, MD

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Age 57
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Dr. Mark Matsunaga, MD
Dr. Mark Matsunaga, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Columbia, MD. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Matsunaga is affiliated with Saint Agnes Hospital and Howard County General Hospital.

8894 Stanford Blvd Ste 104

Columbia, MD 21045

Contact Information

(410) 997-7246

Dr. Mark Matsunaga, MD

Dr. Mark Matsunaga, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Multidisciplinary pain management.
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Dr. Matsunaga's Experience

Dr. Matsunaga's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia


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  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Pump
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

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.


  • George Washington University School Of Med and Health Science
    Medical School | Graduated 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Matsunaga has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Matsunaga's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Matsunaga to family and friends
based on 40 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Matsunaga's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Howard County |
I love Dr. Mark and the whole staff, including Dr Joe. Have had a great experience. He has helped me function much better and has always made me feel OK with needing medication or interventions, unlike some practices. They are kind and compassionate and I recommend them highly!
in Granite, MD |
I started going to Dr. Matsunaga after I had a failed back surgery. I still had nerve pain going down my left leg. I could barely walk on some days. I spent nearly a yearly going to doctors trying to find out why I still had nerve pain and trying to find a way to make life manageable. I had another Dr. recommend Dr. Matsunaga. Finally, someone that would listen to me and cared! He wanted me to get back to a normal and active life as much as I did.
Ellicott City, MD |
Dr. Matsunaga has excellent rapport with patients and has managed to extend that quality to his personnel. He ensures an understanding of a condition by thorough explanation of symptoms, treatment and management options available. He utilizes all tools to manage pain not just drugs. He is a caring, ultimate healthcare provider.
Easily frustrated when you don't comply with his ideas, despite the advice given for care from surgeons and other doctors, thereby belittling you.
Ellicotty city, MD |
He did epidural steroid injection for my back pain however when he injected, There was so much pain with resistant which he should stop the injection , back pain was so severe I was screamed to stop it, but he was not listening, after the injection I couldn't walk and think clearly because having headache and feels like has cloud in my head, almost like stroke symptoms for a 2weeks. when I talk to about it he was only saying that why didn't you go to ER ? He is a terrible physician
in Columbia, MD |
Top notch care and bedside manner.
in Ellicott city MD |
Dr Matsunaga treated my 94 yr old dad eho has spinal stenosis. The cortisone shots made a big difference in dads quality of life, improved posture and interest in activity. From a geriatric standpoint Dr Matsunaga gave me pros and cons to all my questions regarding pain management options for my dad and together we figured out what dad responded to best while not resulting in lethargy. I trust Dr Matsunaga to treat dads current and any future pain management
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Dr. Matsunaga accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Choice Network POS
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Matsunaga has admitting privileges

Howard County General Hospital
5755 Cedar Ln
Columbia, MD 21044
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Saint Agnes Hospital
900 Caton Ave
Baltimore, MD 21229
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