Dr. Michael Gauthier, MD

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Chesapeake Bay Pain Medicine 329 Edwin Dr # 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23462 Get Directions
Dr. Michael Gauthier, MD
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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Dr. Gauthier's 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. 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.

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Dr. Gauthier's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Moyock, NC |
I was referred to Dr. Gauthier for treatment of pain secondary to cervical and lumbar stenosis. Dr. Gauthier was able to successfully treat my pain and make suggestions for a healthier lifestyle.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
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.
in Hampton, VA |
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.
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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.

Dr. Gauthier's 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. 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.

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  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis

Education

  • Medical School
    Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Darthmouth Hitchcock Med Center

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Utah School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    Old Dominion University 1986

    Graduated in 1986

  • Other Education
    University Of Utah Masters Of Business Admin.

    Completed in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection