Dr. Michael Connelly, MD

Dr. Michael Connelly, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
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Dr. Michael Connelly, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Lawrence, MA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Massachusetts Medical School in 1986 and specializes in pain medicine.Read his story

354 Merrimack St

Lawrence, MA 01843

Contact Information

(978) 722-7294

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Connelly performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Pathological Spine Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 98% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Connelly's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Connelly "I am a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, attended Boston College and UMass Medical School, and completed my residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. I live with my wife Heidi, and together we have raised four children. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Connelly "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 symptoms, a careful examination and review of MRI or other imaging.  It is also important to develop a broader awareness of the person and other medical problems.  

Pain can be a difficult problem. My goal is to help each patient understand the problem, and then understand all of the options available for treatment.  I have chosen to work in a multi-specialty Neuroscience group in order to be able to provide patients with access to the full range of options.  "


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  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.


  • University Of Massachusetts Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Massachusetts Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Faulkner Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Connelly has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Connelly's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Connelly to family and friends
based on 91 total reviews (21 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (91)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Connelly's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Connelly Says:

When reviewing online responses, consider that pain medicine specialists are often asked to help when difficult problems have developed. It is not possible to meet everyones expectations or requests.

We have recently begun asking patients for feedback  anonymously.  Based on 93 patients

1. The doctor took time to explain my condition and help me understand the my treatment options

  • 93.5%

Patient Comments (21)

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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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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I never got to meet any of the doctors at this place , but if I could rate 0 , I would . The staff is so unprofessional and ... rude on the phone and in person .
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Feel. Very confident in dr capabilities "
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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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