Dr. Mohamed Elkersh, MD

Dr. Mohamed Elkersh, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
51 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mohamed Elkersh, MD is an interventional pain medicine doctor who practices in Covington, LA. He is 51 years old. Read his story

Advanced Pain Institute

19345 Sunshine Ave

Covington, LA 70433
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Top Care Areas


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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Elkersh's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Elkersh "Dr. Mohamed Elkersh is board certified from The American Board of Anesthesiology in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. In 1998 he completed his surgical internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida and in 2002 he completed his Anesthesiology residency at the University of Miami. He then completed Pain Medicine fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. After practicing in Los Angeles for 18 months, he moved to Louisiana. He is currently holding faculty appointments as clinical assistant professor in both the anesthesiology and neurology departments at Louisiana State University School of Medicine."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Elkersh ""It is so important for me to understand my patients symptoms and how their pain is affecting their lives. Placing myself in their shoe's and listening to them leads me to suggest the best approaches for truly customized pain relief."

Mohamed Elkersh, MD"



  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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.


  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University of Miami / School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elkersh has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elkersh's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elkersh to family and friends
based on 34 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Elkersh's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
in Hammond, LA |
Dr. Elkersh and his staff always cater to my neck and shoulder pain as well as my migraines. One major reason I choose his practice is the treatment I receive when I am not with him. When I call, I am treated with respect by a human, but even if I have to leave a voice mail, his staff returns my call to help. Melanie always assists with scheduling appointments around my work schedule and when I need a urgent care visit too.
in Bogalusa, LA |
I've been through a lot with other physicians. Here, there.....etc.. I always trust a doctor if he listens to what I am saying, and actually believes in making you a lot more pain free. (Hence)the Harvard Medical DEGREE
Hammond, LA |
Very caring doctor awesome staff
covington, la |
Dr. Elkersh and the staff at Advanced Pain are wonderful. If you are looking for someone to help with interventional pain relief, he is a great candidate for the job.
Hammond, LA |
Dr. Elkersh is an excellent doctor. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for pain relief.
Hammond,la. |
I would not recommend him to my worst enemy. He installed a spinal cord stimulator after I told him that I did not have complete pain relief during the trial period & that it I hoped that it would get better. Spinal cord stimulators are not to be completely installed unless there is complete pain relief. All he is worried about is making money by doing procedures that are not needed by every patient. His response when he is spoken to in medical terminology is appalling. See him at your own risk!
I have not implanted spinal cord stimulator for quite some time and for that reason I am not quite sure about your concerns. If these comments are false please remove your review if it is not please contact myself or the practice administrator.
in Covington la |
I have had chronic migraines for many years. Dr Elkersh listened to my symptoms and recommended treatment options that I was comfortable with. He completed procedures in conjunction with his nurse practitioner Ashley, that we agreed on and he had great bedside manner. I am headache free for the first time in years and able to live a normal life. I am very grateful to him and his staff!
Dr. Elkersh and his entire staff went out their way to provide me with the best care and pain relief. I will recommend him who needs pain relief.
Dr. Elkersh has greatly improved my quality of life. My first visit, I could barely walk and after several epidurals and medication management my pain level has dropped drastically. I would definitely recommend anyone in pain to see Dr. Elkersh. My experience in his office has made pain as pleasant as it can be. Out of 5 stars, I would give Advanced Pain Institute ten stars! Dr. Elkersh is a very knowledgeable, understanding, and a reasonable doctor
in Hammond, LA |
Dr. Elkersh is a great doctor. Not only did he help me achieve relief of my pain he spent time to explain everything to me. I would recommend him and his team to anyone.
in Hammond |
Dr. Elkersh thank you so much for being so patient explaining to me my diagnosis. Dealing with pain issues has been very difficult and depressing and you have given me hope. I appreciate all the help you have given me. Thank you.
in Hammond, LA |
Caring and compassionate Doctor. I have spent many years in pain and he is the pain expert.
in Hammond Louisiana |
Awful I woke up in the middle of a procedure I am formed him and his office so I could not be put in Twilight didn't listen to me put me in Twilight anyway I woke up in screaming pain on the operating table in the middle of a procedure be very very very careful
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Elkersh accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Elkersh has admitting privileges

St. Tammany Parish Hospital
1202 S Tyler St
Covington, LA 70433
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Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital
67252 Industry Ln
Covington, LA 70433
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Lakeview Regional Medical Center
95 Judge Tanner Blvd
Covington, LA 70433
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North Oaks Medical Center
15790 Paul Vega MD Dr
Hammond, LA 70403
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