Dr. Matthew Vasko, MD

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Dr. Vasko
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Ascension St. John Hospital Blue Water Pain Specialists

21000 E 12 Mile Rd Ste 100 Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081

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Dr. Matthew Vasko, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Saint Clair Shores, MI. He is affiliated with Ascension Saint John Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Vasko to book an appointment.

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Dr. Vasko's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vasko

3.9

Based on 20 ratings

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dr matthew vasko is a callous, mean spirited man. because i couldn't set up a video conference with him, given my life line cell phone (Obama phone) and malware that i picked up, he said i would have to come to his office on 5/22/2020, despite his knowing i would have to take public transportation to get there. i had left numerous messages at his office that week pleading to accomplish the conference with just the phone call as his office had the month prior. finally on 5/21/2020 i left a message stating i did not want to come to the office as i was in a high risk category (68 yrs old with immune system issues). i heard not a word back and was out of meds since mid march. instead i received a letter from vasko stating i was terminated. he gave me no referral, no 30 day warning and no chance to talk with any provider. i made the mistake in complaining during a pandemic.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Jun 25, 2020
I had one visit which was the day before the lockdown. Since then I have developed more back and leg pain but cannot get the office to return my calls. Really bad phone system.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
3 people found this helpful
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May 12, 2020
I've been going to Dr. Vasko more than 2 years, and he has helped me tremendously in reducing my pain. Arthritis has affected my life daily to the point that I couldn't do much of anything without suffering. He is direct, professional, and answers any questions I may have. He's wonderful!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Carole Clark in Fraser, MI – Nov 12, 2019
Excellent doctor, can’t say enough, up to date on all the newest treatment and helped me very much!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Oct 08, 2019
been going to Dr. Vasko since Nov. 2018 ( 6 viisits ) 2 procedures and still in pain, each time I call to report procedure results I'm told to give it 2 more weeks cant wait no more its time to find another Doc..
7 people found this helpful
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Apr 10, 2019
Has helped me tremendously, has done multiple ablations on my back and neck, and helped get me off pain medications. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Frank in MI – Oct 25, 2018
Had a great experience. I've had multiple spine surgeries and have been disabled with back and leg pain, after consultation with Dr. Vasko, where he was pleasant, compassionate, and caring he recommended spinal stimulator device, during the trial I got 80% relief of my pain, I had the permanent device implanted ASAP, and am doing much better today. Highly recommend Dr. Vasko!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jared O'Mara – Oct 25, 2018
I originally went to Dr. Vasko for treatment of an SI joint and had success with a steroid injection. I was experiencing increased pain and wanted to schedule another shot four months later and no one would return my calls. I left 2 messages for the PA, talked to the receptionist twice - four messages in total. I was practically in tears from the pain, but it wasn't important enough to return my call apparently. I found another doctor and you should too if you want responsiveness.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
7 people found this helpful
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Cheryl in Lake Orion, MI – Aug 30, 2018
For more than a year I couldn't turn my head in either direction without a great deal of pain. It made driving and playing sports next to impossible. Plus I was taking too much aspirin to relieve the pain. Dr. Vasko said the pain was coming from arthritis in my neck. He performed a medial block on both sides of my neck in early 2017. After a weeklong recovery, I've been virtually pain free.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Nancy Solak – Jan 28, 2018
I have been going to Dr. Vasko for about two years for epidural injections for lower back pain. I have gotten great pain relief and feel that this is what has allowed me to be able to continue working. Dr. Vasko is always very knowledgeable and has a nice personality. Dr. Vasko is a great doctor!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Peggy C. in Warren, MI – Nov 08, 2017
This is by far the best doctor I have ever had regarding pain management of my back and leg pain. He is pleasant, knowledgeable and kind. I have had one office visit with him and two injection procedures because of pain after a back surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Vasko for serious pain management.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Diane P in Fraser, MI – Apr 01, 2016
Great bedside manner. Listened to all my concerns, answered all my questions, I felt like he really spent a lot of time with me and my wife. After 2 years of low back pain and multiple doctors, I finally understood why I was in pain and what my outlook was. No other doctor spent that much time with me or explained as in detail as Dr. Vasko.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Sterling Heights, MI – Feb 20, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Chronic pain can be life altering, I believe in offering personalized, comprehensive treatment of patients suffering with chronic pain. Using a multidisciplinary...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2014
William Beaumont Hospital
Residency Hospital

Awards

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Does Dr. Matthew Vasko, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Vasko has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Matthew Vasko, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Vasko frequently treats Low Back Pain, Chronic Pain, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Vasko treats.

Where is Dr. Matthew Vasko, MD's office located?

Dr. Vasko's office is located at 21000 E 12 Mile Rd Ste 100, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Vasko's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vasko treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Vasko treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Chronic Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vasko treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Vasko treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vasko treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Vasko treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Dr. Vasko's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Nerve Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Chronic Recurrent Abdominal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Management Through Physical Therapy
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Third Occipital Nerve Block
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Back Pain

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(586) 447-5136

Dr. Vasko accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna PPO
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Priority Health
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Locations

Practice

Ascension St. John Hospital Blue Water Pain Specialists21000 E 12 Mile Rd Ste 100 Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081
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Dr. Vasko is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Ascension Saint John Hospital

Detroit, MI

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

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