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Dr. Michael Connelly, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Connelly

New England Neurological Associates, PC

354 Merrimack St Lawrence, MA 01843

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Dr. Michael Connelly, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Lawrence, MA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Massachusetts Medical School in 1986 and specializes in pain medicine.


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(978) 722-7294

Dr. Connelly accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
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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Dr. Connelly's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pathological Spine Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Connelly treats Back Pain more than 95% of his peers

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

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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 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

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

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Connelly's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Connelly

3.0

Based on 98 reviews

5 Stars
42.857142857142854%
(42)
4 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(7)
3 Stars
1.0204081632653061%
(1)
2 Stars
1.0204081632653061%
(1)
1 Star
47.95918367346939%
(47)

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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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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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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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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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Gave medical advice when it was outside of his core competence. Highly inappropriate and unprofessional.
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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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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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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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He keeps trying to solve the problem
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I would recommended Dr Connolly.
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Dr Connelly made me feel very comfortable, he is very personable, not intimidating., very caring.
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If you are looking for doctors this is not the guy to trust. Do your research.
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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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CONTINUED... Last straw was when my mom was scheduled for an appointment and I had to call and cancel that morning because she had to be rushed to the hospital the previous night due to her COPD and was being kept. When she was released, she needed a refill on her script and called his office to get one. She was told he doesn't write scripts for people who don't keep appointments. When we showed up to his office he did nothing but scream at her about how irresponsible she was. Please BEWARE
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Very pleasant. Explained everything
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After reading previous posts, I was very nervous about seeing Dr. Connelly. However, he was professional & compassionate. He helped to treat my acute back pain due to a lumbar disc herniation. I think people who posted negative reviews could potentially have substance abuse issues, and they weren't happy about the doctor's refusals to administer more meds. I hope my back issue resolves without further intervention, but if it doesn't, I am happy to return to Dr. Connelly's office.
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I was referred to NE Neurological for severe back problems and had to see Michael Connelly. He is arrogant, condescending, and downright abusive. I will never go near this "supposed" doctor again!
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My experience with Dr. Connelly was the worst that I have ever had with any doctor. After talking with his PA about my pain history, he came in the room, refused to shake my hand, and began a rant about how is not going to help me in any way because I was an opiod addict. He made accusations that were not true and when I got angry with him, he walked out of the room and threatened to call the police on me. The sad thing is, I never asked him or is PA to prescribe anything for me. Stay away!
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Dr. Connelly did not show for the appointment that we had last month. This month, today, he shows late, talks about having limited time, loses track of asking me about the medication, says he wants only to talk about pain and that he will bring up medication later, grills me like I am a murder suspect, then walks out saying for me to get another doctor. So I suggest to everyone else, not kidding: Get another doctor. He is as bad as it gets.
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