Dr. Miguel Pappolla, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 66

Dr. Pappolla
Accepting new patients

St. Michael's Pain and Spine Clinics Pllc

2646 S Loop W Ste 106 Houston, TX 77054

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(713) 661-0300

Dr. Miguel Pappolla, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from U Buenos Aires medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with medical facilities HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center and HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pappolla to book an appointment.

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Dr. Pappolla's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Impairment
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Strain
  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Concussion
  • Cough Headache
  • Cranial Neuralgia
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dorsal Neuralgia
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Elbow Pain
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intercostal Neuralgia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuralgia in the Upper Extremity
  • Neurolytic Nerve Block
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Severe Headache
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Headache
  • Wrist Pain

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Dr. Pappolla accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Pappolla's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pappolla

4.3

Based on 36 ratings

5 Stars
77.77777777777777%
(28)
4 Stars
2.7777777777777777%
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3 Stars
2.7777777777777777%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
16.666666666666668%
(6)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (30)
  • Listened & answered questions (29)
  • Staff friendliness (29)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
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I am impressed by Dr. Pappolla. I had been to many doctors before but he treated me well and his PRP helped me with the pain. I found Dr. Pappolla on the internet and make an appointment with him.His team is very co-operative and very helpful. The PRP helped me alot with pain.
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Pedro Sorto – Nov 22, 2018
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I am impressed by his bedside manner. He will explain every procedure and every step in detail. The office staff is very kind and patient. I am blessed to have been referred to Dr. Pappolla.
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Patricia Moreno in Richmond, TX – Feb 07, 2018
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I am beyond pleased with the results I got from coming to see Dr. Pappolla for my back injury from the vehicle accident I was in. When I came here I was very depressed and in so much pain that I couldn't hardly do anything and it was taking a toll on me. I was very depressed and started gaining so much weight because I couldn't even walk, much less excercise or even enjoy time with my kids and family. Since my PRP procedure I feel like I got my life back and I am so happy!
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Janie Salinas in Houston, TX – Nov 10, 2017
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I am beyond pleased with the results I got from coming to see Dr. Pappolla for my back injury from the vehicle accident I was in. When I came here I was very depressed and in so much pain that I couldn't hardly do anything and it was taking a toll on me. I was very depressed and started gaining so much weight because I couldn't even walk, much less excercise or even enjoy time with my kids and family. Since my PRP procedure I feel like I got my life back and I am so happy to say that I've even l
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Janie Salinas in Houston, TX – Nov 10, 2017
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I had dealt with lower back pain for several years along with right hip pain as well. His diagnosis and treatment was amazing along with his staff!!
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Baytown, TX – Jun 13, 2017
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Dr. Pappolla was very attentive and ask questions regarding other health problems that may have an effect on my condition. He is very detail oriented and spends a great deal of time determining what course of treatment is right for the patient. I would highly recommend Dr. Pappolla.
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Patrick DeMent in Baytown, TX – Jun 02, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The St. Michael's Pain and Spine Clinics is a premier Spine and Pain Management Clinic in Houston, Texas dedicated to excellence in Pain Care. Dr. Pappolla...Read more

Biography

 Dr. Pappolla's training includes medical residencies and fellowships training in Neurology and Pain Medicine (Anesthesia based) and also in...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Neurology
  • Neuropathology

Education

1985
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Case Western Reserve University
Residency Hospital
1983
NE Ohio U Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
1978
U Buenos Aires
Medical School
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Zenith Award by Alzheimers Association, 2000
  • Directors Award by national Institutes of Health, 1996
  • Academic Excellence and Leadership Award, LSU New Orleans, 2007
  • Commedation Award for Clinical Excellence by Dept of Veterans Affairs, 1990
  • Endowed Chair Recipient (Neuropathology) by State of South Carolina, 2006
  • Weil Award by American Association of Neuropathologists for Research leading to medical advances, 2000

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What are Dr. Miguel Pappolla, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pappolla frequently treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine), Back Disorders, and Back Impairment. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pappolla treats.

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Dr. Pappolla's office is located at 2646 S Loop W Ste 106, Houston, TX 77054. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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St. Michael's Pain and Spine Clinics Pllc2646 S Loop W Ste 106 Houston, TX 77054
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center

Houston, TX

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast

Pasadena, TX

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received