Dr. Michael Gauthier, MD

Dr. Michael Gauthier, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Michael Gauthier, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Virginia Beach, VA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.Read his story

329 Edwin Dr # 100

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Contact Information

(757) 464-2006

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 21 More

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers
Steroid Injection
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Gauthier's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gauthier "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 High School in 1977. Instead, I entered and completed a 4 year apprenticeship with the Department of the Navy graduating as a Sheet Metal Mechanic. I was in the Civil Service working on the F-14 Tomcat and A-6 Intruder at Norfolk Naval Air Station.I resigned from the position in August 1982 to begin at Old Dominion University and quickly acknowledged my desire to go into medicine. I graduated in 1986 with honors and started my medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia. It was while working in the blood gas lab in the operating rooms at nights that I developed my interest in anesthesia. I graduated in 1990 and headed off to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. After my 1 year internship in medicine, I completed another 3 years of anesthesia training. I became interested in pain management as a senior resident. I graduated from my anesthesia residency in 1994 and went west to the University of Utah for a 1 year pain management fellowship. I graduated in 1995. I enjoyed working in the academic environment and went on to obtain a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Utah. I left academics after 2 years and went to work with Millcreek Anesthesia at Saint Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City. The call of family had us return to Virginia in 2002. I opened Chesapeake Bay Pain Medicine, PC in 2007."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gauthier "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. I perform only injection therapy and strive to be the very best in the Chesapeake Bay area. By concentrating on injections in and around the spine, I have a very strong experience in this part of the body. I treat disorders of the neck and back that cause pain."

2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

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

28  Conditions Treated

15  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Old Dominion University 1986
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Darthmouth Hitchcock Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Of Utah Masters Of Business Admin.
    Other Education | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gauthier has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gauthier's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gauthier to family and friends
24 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Gauthier's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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!
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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. ...more
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