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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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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."
Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Postoperative Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Degenerative Disc Disease
Facet Joint Pain
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Disc Degeneration
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Cervical Medial Branch Block
Chronic Pain Management
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Steroid Injections
Facet Joint Injection
Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Nerve Block
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Virginia.
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
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