Dr. Michael Connelly, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 60

Dr. Connelly
Accepting new patients

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 over 35 years of experience in the medical field. 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. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Connelly to book an appointment.

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Dr. Connelly's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Connelly

2.9

Based on 112 ratings

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Worst doctor on earth! He didn't review my files or MRI and then shrugged me off and said I should see a psychiatrist because I couldn't possibly be in pain. He didn't bother to look at the MRI which clearly shows my herniated disc!
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 09, 2021
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May 26, 2021
This doctor has the God complex. Barely reviewed my file and then stated that I could not be in pain. Did not listen to me and went on to prescribe me medication that he prescribed to two other patients I met that day. His apparent cure for everybody-medication to treat depression. If you are in pain or have chronic pain, DO NOT see this doctor. You have been warned. Even his staff knows what he is like based on their facial expressions but they can not speak.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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anonymous patient – Oct 31, 2020
Terrible ,worst dr I ever had ,he needs anger management a year wasted with him ,it’s all about the money ,he could care less about patients
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Oct 30, 2020
Dr. Connolly knows what his doing.Great doctor!!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Oct 16, 2020
My first visit I found him.very pleasant, and professional.
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Dennis R Stump – Aug 15, 2020
Wouldn't recommend this doctor to anyone, I had an injury in 2011 and have had 5 surgeries and still have chronic pain and nerve damage and he said it is all due to depression and offered no treatment from him. Is this a doctor or a psychiatrist??? Even said he didn't agree with the other doctor's treatment. I didn't know depression causes so much burning pain??
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 17, 2020
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
Dr Connelly helped with my pain and I’m very happy with his practice.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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May 19, 2020
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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Bob G, North Andover, MA – May 13, 2020
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??
What went well
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 01, 2020
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
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 02, 2020
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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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Nov 02, 2019
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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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Feb 23, 2019
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!!
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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Judie P. in Methuen, MA – Jan 22, 2019
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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Bradley in Haverhill, MA – Jan 05, 2019
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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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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D Morrissey in N Andover – Jul 26, 2018
Gave medical advice when it was outside of his core competence. Highly inappropriate and unprofessional.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Anonymous in Haverhill, MA – Jul 19, 2018
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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Lyn in Ayer ma – Jan 25, 2018
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Matt in Shirley – Jan 23, 2018

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About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

I am a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, attended Boston College and UMass Medical School, and completed my residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston....Read more

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
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What are Dr. Michael Connelly, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Connelly frequently treats Back Pain, Pathological Spine Fracture, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Connelly treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Connelly, MD's office located?

Dr. Connelly's office is located at 354 Merrimack St, Lawrence, MA 01843. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Experience
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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
Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Connelly treats Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

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

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
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Connelly treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Connelly treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Connelly's conditions and procedures:

  • Back Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Locations

New England Neurological Associates, PC

Lawrence354 Merrimack St 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
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
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Practice

Lowell10 George St Lowell, MA 01852
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Connelly is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Holy Family Hospital

Methuen, MA

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Lawrence General Hospital

Lawrence, MA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Lowell General - Saints Campus

Lowell, MA

1 Award Received

Lowell General Hospital

Lowell, MA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Merrimack Valley Hospital

Haverhill, MA

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

Nashua, NH

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

St. Joseph Hospital

Nashua, NH

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

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