Dr. Mark Matsunaga, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 60

  
Dr. Matsunaga

Comprehensive Pain Center

8894 Stanford Blvd Ste 104 Columbia, MD 21045

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Dr. Mark Matsunaga, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Columbia, MD and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from George Washington University School Of Med And Health Science in 1986 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.


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3.6

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I’ve been coming to Dr. M for several years now but as of my last two appointments, the customer service has steadily declined. The college aged female front desk staff have grown increasingly rude as if it’s a bother that I’m here to be seen.
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I saw Dr. Matsunaga today for the first time and he is hands down the best doctor I’ve ever seen!(and I’ve seen tons). He has amazing reviews and is highly recommend and I can see why. He’s genuinely caring, he actually listens to your concerns. He doesn’t push anything like most doctors do and spends time going through you’re history and treats your particular case and doesn’t treat you like just another patient . He is truly amazing. The staff is friendly and pleasant as well.
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I have been a pain management patient of Dr. Mark’s since he went “out on his own” in Columbia too many years ago, that memory fails me was it 13 or 15 years ago? I am his 1st patient after the computer being #1 to test. Dr. Mark is the most proficient kind/compassionate pain caregiver I have in my arsenal of pain mgmt. solutions giving me a quality of life to enjoy my grand-beauties, my fur-babies and movement again. Pain is debilitating & robs us of our quality of day to day life. TY Dr. Mark
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Appreciated how he listened to us and laid out all of our options. His approach was to offer all the tools he knew and then discuss with us the best way forward, pros and cons, and alternative approaches. Very professional and caring and empowered us to navigate this road to recovery utilizing his expertise.
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Dr Matsunaga and his entire staff make you feel so welcomed makeyou feel instantly feel better . The empathy goes abeyond it is as they actually felt yourfrom pain and can relate . It has been my life changer !I have been able to cope with major surgeries , Injuries with excruciating pains and chronic pain . Dr M and Angela gsve me my quality of life back! To be able to do daily activities and able to function . The entire staff especially ,on the psychological level are remarkable .. #1!!!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Easily frustrated when you don't comply with his ideas, despite the advice given for care from surgeons and other doctors, thereby belittling you.
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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
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Dr. Mark Matsunaga, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Columbia, MD and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from George Washington University School Of Med And Health Science in 1986 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Education

1986
George Washington University School Of Med And Health Science
Medical School

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Dr. Matsunaga accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Matsunaga's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matsunaga treats Chronic Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Matsunaga treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matsunaga treats Low Back Pain more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Matsunaga treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matsunaga treats Back Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Matsunaga treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Matsunaga's 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
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • 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
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Pump
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Locations

Comprehensive Pain Center

Comprehensive Pain Center8894 Stanford Blvd Ste 104 Columbia, MD 21045
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Comprehensive Pain Center10710 Charter Dr Ste 240 Columbia, MD 21044
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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average