Dr. Michael Connelly, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Connelly
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New England Neurological Associates, P.C.

354 Merrimack St United States Lawrence, MA 01843

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Dr. Michael Connelly, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Lawrence, MA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Connelly has more experience with Spine and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Massachusetts Medical School medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Holy Family Hospital and Lawrence General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Connelly to book an appointment.


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I have been seeing Dr. Connelly for over two years now I went for a second opinion on my first visit he knew right away I had a problem and diagnosed me immediately my previous doctor treating me was clueless and I had suffered for over two years. I am very grateful for being referred to Dr. Connelly and would highly recommend him to anyone who help like I did.
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Sheila – Jun 23, 2020
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Dr Connelly helped with my pain and I’m very happy with his practice.
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May 19, 2020
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Due to my severe back pain I have had a number of procedures and office visits with Dr Connelly. He has always been very professional. One thing of note is that he listens carefully with what I say and suggests a method of treatment accordingly. I am continuing to see him and cannot recommend him more highly. Bob G, North Andover
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Bob G, North Andover, MA – May 13, 2020
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Via phone talk. I had talked with Dr Connelly as a last resort given every other doctor in the practice in the pain clinic is gone. To begin with I thought he sounded nice enough until he told me I couldn't get another shot which I've been given for 7 years. He said It wasn't his way of doing things. He suggested another place that works with meditation. What does that do for my pain now??
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May 01, 2020
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I would Highly Recommend not seeing Dr Connelly unless you want to second guess everything you know. I have a long history of back pain that was fixed by surgery 3 years ago but has been terrible this past year,. Injections have helped but seeing him the first time he pretended to listen to only turn around and say that Im not producing enough serotonin and need to practice mindfullness and depression medication and that my brain is telling me Im in pain and that Im not really having pain. I didnt say anything about having any stress in my life! Weird enough when Im having a bad day I have alot of swelling around my surgical site. I dont believe that is due to low Seratonin levels! Seems nice enough but I didnt say anything to disagree at the time! Will not be going back
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Jan 02, 2020
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I was horrified to hear my husband's account of his visit with "Doctor" Connelly. The man's eyes were oddly glazed over. My husband has degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, spinal stenosis, arthritis, and has had a failed back surgery. This poor excuse for a doctor told him it was all in his head, that he had pain because he's a smoker, and that it was a muscular problem only. My husband has had dozens of MRI reports that show it is not merely a muscular condition. Yes, he smokes and that can exacerbate his pain but it is not a psychological problem causing his pain. It is not just muscle pain. Several doctors, including a surgeon at the same practice, diagnosed his pain as nerve- and disc-related. I would advise others not to visit this man. It was a waste of his time and insulting to someone who has had back problems due to spinal problems dating back to his teenage years. This man looked at his pain and made a few crackpot assumptions. He is not fit to practice medicine.
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Nov 02, 2019
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A year of many medical visits and being brushed off, having to be my own health advocate, Dr. Connelly was the first specialist to make me feel like I wasn’t putting him out to do his job. He didn’t try to rush me out the door. He took the time to actually look at each of my MRI’s and answer all my questions without making me feel like I was holding him up. He actually did a thorough physical exam and took the time to explain everything to me. Very grateful and feeling hopeful for a change.
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Feb 23, 2019
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I have read all the reviews on here... but I had a very good experience with Dr. Connelly. I went to NEN after I had a bad fall in my back yard. He was very attentive to my symptoms and fought for me with my insurance company so that I can get the right diagnostic tests. He spent time with me to understand what I was experiencing and to suggest the right solution. He was also attentive to the emotional side. He has been great so far!!
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Judie P. in Methuen, MA – Jan 22, 2019
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The rudest medical professional I have ever encountered. This man should be ashamed of himself. I don’t know how he is able to continually practice medicine under pain management when he very clearly does not care about his patients their health or the pain they are experiencing nor does he have any respect for his own medical oath I really don’t know how he sleeps at night and I deeply regret visiting his office And I would advise others who suffer from chronic pain
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Bradley in Haverhill, MA – Jan 05, 2019
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Professional, thorough, expert in his field, exceptional communication and explanation of remedy and ideal plan to heal the body. Always calm and considerate of patient concerns and questions. A very positive experience despite a very painful injury.
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D Morrissey in N Andover – Jul 26, 2018
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Gave medical advice when it was outside of his core competence. Highly inappropriate and unprofessional.
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Anonymous in Haverhill, MA – Jul 19, 2018
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Wondering how come everytime I leave a review it’ never appears? Yet I see all these good reviews? I’m disgusted noones looked into this mans way of practicing he neglects abuses and bullies his patients
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Lyn in Ayer ma – Jan 25, 2018
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Horrible. One star is generous. Anything above a 1 star is most likely from a fake patient. You are shameless. If you are considering this doctor just go for an unnessary colonoscopy instead.
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Matt in Shirley – Jan 23, 2018
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Feel. Very confident in dr capabilities "
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William Capella in Boxford ma – Dec 14, 2017
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I would definitely recomend but was a little confused on explanTion re brain receptors but was patient and good at getting me to understand
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Salem, NH – Dec 14, 2017
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He keeps trying to solve the problem
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Salem, NH – Nov 18, 2017
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I would recommended Dr Connolly.
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Salem, NH – Nov 11, 2017
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Dr Connelly made me feel very comfortable, he is very personable, not intimidating., very caring.
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Rita Murray in Grovel and Ma – Oct 25, 2017
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If you are looking for doctors this is not the guy to trust. Do your research.
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Michelle C in Ayer, MA – Oct 20, 2017
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Great doctor full of positive reassurance. Makes me feel confident in the decisions to get me back to life.
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Steven in Salem, NH – Oct 19, 2017
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About Me

My focus is on providing rapid access in order to provide patients with care when it is needed.  The most important step in managing pain is understanding what is wrong.  This begins with listening to the patient, discussing the sympto...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Beth Israel Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
Faulkner Hospital
Internship Hospital
1986
University Of Massachusetts Medical School
Medical School
1986
Undergraduate School
University Of Massachusetts Medical School
Undergraduate School

Awards

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(978) 687-2321

Dr. Connelly accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Commonwealth Care
Fallon Community Health Plan
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
MassHealth
Medicaid of New Hampshire
Medicare
Part B Primary
Part B Secondary
Neighborhood Health Plan
Railroad Medicare
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plans
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Well Sense Health Plan

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Typically treats 82% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pathological Spine Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Connelly treats Pathological Spine Fracture more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Connelly treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Connelly treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Connelly treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Connelly treats Spondylosis more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Connelly treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Connelly treats Low Back Pain more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Connelly treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Spinal Nerve Block
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Connelly performs Spinal Nerve Block more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Connelly performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Connelly performs Epidural Block, Facet Blocks more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Connelly performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Check Dr. Connelly's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Connelly's conditions and procedures:

  • Back Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Locations

New England Neurological Associates, P.C.

Robert Wasserman354 Merrimack St United States Lawrence, MA 01843
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

New England Neurological Associates, PC

Lowell10 George St Lowell, MA 01852
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Lawrence354 Merrimack St Lawrence, MA 01843
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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital70 Butler St Salem, NH 03079
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Practice

Lowell10 George St Lowell, MA 01852
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Holy Family Hospital

Methuen, MA

60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Lawrence General Hospital

Lawrence, MA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

Lowell General Hospital

Lowell, MA

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

Lowell General Hospital-Saints Campus

Lowell, MA

Merrimack Valley Hospital

Haverhill, MA
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

Nashua, NH

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

St. Joseph Hospital

Nashua, NH

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