Dr. Michael Gauthier, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 62

Dr. Gauthier
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Chesapeake Bay Pain Medicine

329 Edwin Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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(757) 464-2006

Dr. Michael Gauthier, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Virginia Beach, VA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gauthier to book an appointment.

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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Allowing an unlicensed individual to practice (3/31/2021)View details
No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gauthier's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gauthier treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gauthier treats this condition more than 97% 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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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gauthier treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Gauthier treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gauthier treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Gauthier treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Gauthier's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(757) 464-2006

Dr. Gauthier accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Optima Health
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
WellPoint

Dr. Gauthier's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gauthier

4.7

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Gauthier was very helpful. He explained everything in detail. His assistant Christian was very polite and helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Gauthier. If my problems continue I will return to see him again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 25, 2020
Dr. Gauthier is very professional with all his procedures. I’ve been going to him for years and I won’t go anywhere else. I’m retired navy and need my injections regularly and the Dr. and his assistant Christian are the best in the business. If you need an epidural or RFA he is the one to go!!! I go in in pain and hurting and leaving feeling good and it just gets better. Christian his assistant is also the go to guy! He is very professional and every time I go he assist Dr. Gauthier in the procedure and imaging. This is without a doubt the place to go. Thanks Dr. and Christian.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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May 14, 2020
Wonderful experience from beginning to end. Had first epidural six years ago for sciatic pain and was pain-free for 6 years. Pain recently returned and had another epidural with good results. Staff is friendly, professional, no long waits for appointments, Dr. Gauthier is warm and professional and explains every step he is doing along the way. Makes you feel a part of the procedure and is very calming. Can't recommend he or staff enough!!
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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Sandy Patton in Virginia Beach, VA – Feb 20, 2019
Dr. Gauthier has been awesome. He has done several injections for me. Very knowledgeable and I love the way he explains things and wants you to be a part of your own healthcare. I love the fact his answer is not to just hand out narcotics. I trust him and know I can count on him anytime even in a pinch. My number one choice of doctor if you need an injection.
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
8 people found this helpful
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Tracy in chesapeake, VA – Jun 27, 2018
Dr. Gauthier and his staff are super friendly. I love that everything in my appointment is consistent. Also when it comes to scheduling an appointment months later you don’t have to wait forever to see them. I personally recommend and talk about how great he is to everyone or anyone!!! This is one doctor you’ll never regret seeing ??
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
7 people found this helpful
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Victoria Wilson – Mar 07, 2018
I have been seeing Dr. Gauthier for about 3 years when I need a steroid injection. I have had two double fusions so needless to say, I have chronic back issues. Dr. Gauthier is my number 1 doctor for injections. He is absolutely excellent at what he does and is the only doctor for me who can keep me calm while inserting a needle in between my nerves. He is the BEST!
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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Gale Petroski in Va. Beach, Va. – Feb 07, 2018
I have seen Dr. Gauthier for the last 2 years for treatment of back pain; he is a thorough and compassionate provider - I can't think of anyone better suited for my care!
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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Richard Osborne in Moyock, NC – Nov 07, 2017
Dr. Gauthier and his staff are extremely professional. First, they value your time - you are in and out of the office in no time. Second, Dr. Gauthier talks you thru the procedure step by step making you feel extremely comfortable. I can't say enough about his care and interest in your health. I highly recommend Dr. Gauthier!
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
5 people found this helpful
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Nick in Chesapeake, VA – Oct 14, 2017
I really like Dr. Gauthier because he is gentle and speake out the procedure as he performs it. That make me feel very comfortable. I would hihgly recommend him to any one with back pain. Thank you so much Dr. Gauthier.
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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Maureen Goins in Virginia Beach, VA – Oct 11, 2016
Dr. Gauthier and his staff are amazing. I feel like they always put my needs first. He explains the procedure to ease any fears I might have. I spent years unable to raise my arm or turn my head. Thanks to his treatment, I am able to turn my head/lift for the first time in years. It's nice to be pain-free for once. I would definitely recommend him to anyone suffering from chronic pain.
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
23 people found this helpful
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Bernita in Hampton, VA – Jan 11, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

While I have been involved in pain management since 1995, I opened my practice here in Virginia Beach in 2007. My practice of medicine is simple in scope....Read more

Biography

I am a native of the area who took the long route to becoming a medical doctor.  I did not go directly to college after graduating from Norfolk Catholic...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1998
University Of Utah Masters Of Business Admin.
1995
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Darthmouth Hitchcock Med Center
Residency Hospital
1990
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1986
Old Dominion University 1986
Undergraduate School
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Michael Gauthier, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Michael Gauthier, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Gauthier frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gauthier treats.

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

Dr. Gauthier's office is located at 329 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Chesapeake Bay Pain Medicine

Chesapeake Bay Pain Medicine329 Edwin Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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    • 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: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sun: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gauthier is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center

Norfolk, VA

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

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