Dr. Michael Willens, DO

Dr. Michael Willens, DO

Pain MedicineMaleAge 51

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Telehealth services available

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(904) 683-2596

Dr. Michael Willens, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Jacksonville, FL and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities Memorial Hospital Jacksonville and Orange Park Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Willens to book an appointment.

Locations

Advanced Pain Management Clinic, LLC

Advanced Pain Management Clinic, LLC3003 Claire Ln Ste 100 Jacksonville, FL 32223
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Dr. Willens' Reviews

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4.3

Based on 54 ratings

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I have received pain management treatment for years and seen many doctors throughout the U.S. and you know when you have found the best. Dr. Willens is tops in his field! P.S. I like his sense of humor.
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  • Listened & answered questions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Anneliese – Sep 13, 2021
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Dr. Willens is the nicest, most caring, and compassionate doctor. I can't thank him enough for all he did in managing my chronic conditions. Highly recommended.
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
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Lisa R. – Aug 21, 2021
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Both my husband and myself have gone to Dr. Willens for several years. My aches are primarily old age related, but my husbands are nerve related and had been having less success with other doctors. Dr. Willens has helped him with steady , consistent help. The doctor assistants and clerical help are always quick to help and appointments are on time with no delays. We are very satisfied with his care and follow through.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sandy and Gary – Aug 17, 2021
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Dr. Willens is a compassionate doctor with a real desire to make his patients well. Instead of just writing scripts and showing you the door he solicits your input on prior treatment, why or why not it might have worked and is there a particular path you might want him to incorporate in his treatment plan.
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Mar 26, 2019
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I have been seeing Dr. Willens for the past year and he is very compassionate and caring about giving the best care to the patient. I was impressed with his knowledge on my first visit. I have had chronic pain for the last 18 years from a bad accident. We moved here from Michigan 2 years ago and it took me over a year to find a good doctor. In my opinion, Dr. Willens is a fantastic, caring doctor. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has bad pain issues. 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
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Chris Inman in Jacksonville – May 09, 2018
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I have been through many doctors before Dr. Willens, I was and am still completely amazed every time I have an appointment or simply call his office. The staff are always friendly and willing to help and do help unlike other offices I’ve dealt with. Dr. Willens is always concerned about my wellbeing and making sure my quality of life is the best it can be!
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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Shelby in Jacksonville, FL – Apr 03, 2018
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What a cocky jerk! Won’t let you speak, just shoots you up with an unidentifiable substance while you try to eek out questions. Drops patients if they are depressed. Gets you hooked on all kinds of pills and then is so disrespectful if he doesn’t like the outcome he drops you after years of this abuse- through some office paperwork that they don’t want you to read, just sign it. And he never reappears. Complete waste of time money and stress.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Dec 21, 2017
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Every appointment that i had with Dr. Willens ended with me still having questions for him while he was exiting the room. It is like he has an allotted amount of minutes for each patient and when that time is up you are out of luck if you are not not finished talking with him. There are no exceptions to this, this happened every single time. Dr. Willens really needs to work on that. Outside of that he is a really nice guy, and very knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Pensacola, FL – Dec 11, 2017
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After relocating from Fort Myers, Florida to Fleming Island, Florida I conducted research on pain management specialists. I was being treated for severe back pain due to herniated discs and arthritis. Dr. Michael Willens was highly recommended by my specialist in Fort Myers. Previous treatments only helped reduce the pain on a temporary basis. Dr. Willens diagnosis gave me hope that I could be treated in a way that would lead me to long term relief and resume a normal life style.
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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Patricia Congdon in Fleming Island, FL – Jul 27, 2017
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Dr. Willens and his staff are cordial, efficient, Professional. My husband is seeing him, and getting very good results.
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Orlando, FL – Jun 23, 2017
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I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Willens to anyone I meet in need of an excellent doctor in his field. He is very thorough in explaining causes and treatment of my condition. His staff is amazing. Always a positive experience.
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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Dani in Jacksonville, FL – May 03, 2017
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Dr. Willens and his staff have brought me from thinking of disability to being able to continue working, his demeanor along with his skills make every appointment very relaxing. He also has a great physical therapist who is very knowledgeable and also every bit the professional that Dr. Willens is. I recommend anyone with pain management needs or physical therapy to call or stop by to make an appointment!!!
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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Derek in Jacksonville – Mar 01, 2017
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My husband is a patient of Dr Willens. When he first started going to him, he had so much back pain that he had to be taken into the office in a wheel chair. He had even stopped driving. Now he only uses a cane when he is outdoors for balance and has been living a normal life style. He was able to go a little over a yr. after his first treatments before his pain started coming back again. His treatments have been life changing.
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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Carol Bradley in Vienna, GA – Feb 28, 2017
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He was very thorough - I never felt rushed. His office staff is so friendly and helpful. I'm scheduled for an epidural and know that I am in great hands. Thanks Dr. Willens and staff!!
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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Marie in Jacksonville, FL – Jun 09, 2016
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Dr. Willens and his wonderful, compassionate staff have given me back my quality of life. I've been to many pain management doctors over the years and he is by far the BEST at what he does. He and his staff genuinely care about my health. It's refreshing to know that I have finally found a doctor who is far more advanced than other doctors in his field. I can't express how thankful I am to have him as my pain management doctor. I have nothing but respect and gratitude for him and his staff! ??
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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Judith Una Barfield in Marianna Florida – May 11, 2016
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Dr. Willens and his staff understand pain and what pain management should be. He is extremely kind, patient, intelligent and observant. They are helping me attain a better quality of life.
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
9 people found this helpful
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wulfy27 in Jacksonville, FL – Apr 15, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Willens' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Nerve Block, Somatic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Willens performs Nerve Block, Somatic more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Willens performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Willens performs Myofascial Trigger Point Injection more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Willens performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Willens treats Chronic Pain more than 98% of his peers

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

Dr. Willens' conditions and procedures:

  • Acupuncture
  • Addiction
  • Addiction Treatment
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Car Accident Injuries
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diet Counseling
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • 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 Sympathetic Block
  • Lymphedema
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Migraine
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shingles
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Willens accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna Network
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our practice is focused on cases requiring a balanced, complex and multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Dr. Michael Willens is here to serve you as...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2001
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
2001
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
1998
Henry Ford Hospital System
Internship Hospital
1997
Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1992
Michigan State University
Undergraduate School
Medical Acupuncture & Five Element
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • AMA Physican Recognition Award, 2012
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2012

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Michael Willens, DO offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Michael Willens, DO accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Michael Willens, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Willens frequently treats Nerve Block, Somatic, Myofascial Trigger Point Injection, and Chronic Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Willens treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Willens, DO's office located?

Dr. Willens' office is located at 3003 Claire Ln Ste 100, Jacksonville, FL 32223. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Memorial Hospital Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL

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

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Orange Park Medical Center

Orange Park, FL

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)