Dr. Paul Sutera, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 68
  
Dr. Sutera
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Silver Creek Medical Associates

2767 Silver Creek Rd Ste A Bullhead City, AZ 86442

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Dr. Paul Sutera, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Bullhead City, AZ and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sutera has more experience with Pain Management and Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Universita Degli Studi Di Catania, Facolta Di Medicina E Chirurgia medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities Valley View Medical Center and Western Arizona Regional Medical Center. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sutera to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sutera

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sutera treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sutera treats other conditions, please contact the office at (928) 704-6741.

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Dr. Sutera typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Low Back Pain
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Sutera typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Low Back Pain
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
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High Frequency
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Dr. Sutera's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • 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)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Sutera accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Sutera's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sutera

2.7

Based on 83 ratings

5 Stars
31.325301204819276%
(26)
4 Stars
7.228915662650603%
(6)
3 Stars
4.819277108433735%
(4)
2 Stars
10.843373493975903%
(9)
1 Star
45.78313253012048%
(38)
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WARNING GO FIND A DIFFERENT DR. If you have a pain pump you are screwed. Sutera no longer does surgery but will not tell you that. My husband’s pain pump died in May & still not replaced. Just sent us to a Dr in Vegas who cannot help or take our insurance. Now left without a Dr & pain medicine. Dr office does not fill pain pumps, outsource thru Penn Tech. Office staff does not return calls or give messages. Cannot make appointment. Wait times are 2 hrs. Nina the NP is very rude & should be fired. Will not answer questions. She doesn’t care about the patient.
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Run Away – Sep 17, 2020
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No, I'm going to tell you about calling to talk to them first. Numerous times I've tried to call and talk to them, my phone actually times out after 17 minutes. So I have to call back. And again listen to the phone ringing. They have messed up my appointments, without letting me know, so show up, told the appointment was changed, as the person I was seeing quit. So saw no one. Due to the meds I'm taking, need to see Doctor. The worst.
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May 29, 2020
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The 31st Dr Sutera's office called reminding me of my appointment on the 1st telling me it had been a while so if I missed the appointment I wouldn't get my pain medications. The 1st my husband drove the 60 miles to Dr Sutera's office. When I signed in they told me my appointment had been changed to the end of April. Really, these idiots just called me yesterday and threatened me if I didn't show up I would lose my meds. You're lucky if you see the same doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant two times in a row. They have continued to lower patients medications as their conditions worsen. Dr Sutera was NOT a pain management physician as required by Arizona law last time I checked.
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Eva Jean Rasch – Apr 03, 2020
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I feel very comfortable with Dr. Sutera. He is easy to talk to (not all Dr's are). He explains what he is doing, which is important to me.
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Mar 06, 2020
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I think he is great/have had spinal injections that have been great
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Juli – Jan 24, 2020
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In the 10 months I've been going to this office, NOT ONCE have my prescriptions been sent to the pharmacy when they were supposed to have been. I have anxiety attacks every month when it's time to call in for refills because I know it's going to be a huge hassle AND that I'm JUST BARELY going to get those refills mere hours before running out. Last summer my insurance denied my prescription because they failed to receive preauthorization from Dr Sutera's office after REPEATED emails and phone calls (apparently the 'preauthorization person' couldn't be bothered). In September I spent 40 minutes speaking with the office manager Marisa about these issues, giving her a 3 page copy of all the problems I had been having at this office, to no avail. NOTHING HAS CHANGED. If you have a choice, do not become a new patient here.
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Dec 04, 2019
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Horrible , Horrible Run from this office if there is anyway you can possibly do it ! They LIE about the amount of medication they can prescribe by law NO MATTER what you condition may be. Do NOT believe a word they say as it is not the LAW nor fact. I feel bad for the patient(s) that are stuck in this town and have to deal with incompetent doctors / PAs Etc. You wait hours after your scheduled appointment to be seen then deal with their stupidity. I was a patient there for years and unfortunately this office is about the only pain management in this area. I have moved to a different area of Arizona and have a wonderful caring pain doctor along with a pharmacy that goes above and beyond. Treats you with nothing but respect. The office staff at this facility is just as bad. I do not believe they have a 3rd grade education at best. Doctors that work or live in this area are here because they cannot make it in a normal city with educated people. This posting is 100% accurate
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Caring patient – Aug 01, 2019
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After several visits, I'm just done. The office's notes are shoddy, they don't have in their records when adjustments were made to my intrathecal pump. I've arrived on time with my appointment card to be told that I'm not on the schedule. And as an existing patient with new insurance (that day) that doesn't require referrals, I was told they won't take my insurance without a referral. My appointment right before Sutera's office went online to confirm the needed information. Since I drive 39 miles to get to them, I asked for a physical therapy referral in my town. I even gave them a name and number. But three times they sent a referral to a clinic in Bullhead City. Over and over again it's been an issue. Now that my pump is being removed, I'm moving on.
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Jul 04, 2019
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I just saw dr. Sutera and I got nothing but nice people and very helpful for my need for help on my back. Yes I was told that they can't give me anything because I'm new and I have to do a bunch of test and I understand that very much. But I wasn't there for the meds. I was there to get help with my back and legs. Yes the meds help but I want to get help with the pain not the drugs. So I have nothing bad to say about them.
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May 03, 2019
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I left my pain management in mojave. Found Suteras office to be bizzy but what Doctors isn't. That's the insurance companies making impossible for most doctors to practice the way they wanIt, the days of family practice from birthing to appendix and other things doctors used to do are gone. Anyway with that in mind I found more one on one time then what I was getting. I believe sometimes they are testing people for pill seeking by using the two week fill. So I recommend them.
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Scott Bell in Bullhead, AZ – Dec 28, 2018
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I like Dr Sutera. He is a very nice and understanding Dr. His office staff are the rudest people I have dealt with in a professional capacity. When I asked for my discharge letter, they made me look like they were discharging me. They called me non-compliant, rude at all of my appts, etc. They were consistently late when it came to prior authorizations, and sometimes I had to wait 2 hours past my appt time before I was called to the back. They sucked!!!!
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Kingman, Arizona – Apr 03, 2018
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This office is lying to patients now about a new Arizona Opioid Law saying they can only write for 2 weeks at a time. Spoke to several other pharmacies and pain clinics and this is not a true fact in any form. One of the patients had a cell phone recording being told this and was advised to send it to the medical board as this type of conduct from a professional office can lead to discipline. Some have been told pharmacies don't want to fill more than 2 weeks, another lie as well.
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Mar 09, 2018
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Patient of Dr. Sutera for over 6 yrs. But for some reason he has stopped doing follow up's for his pain pump patients, as well as no longer even filling patients pumps. I missed my surgery date due to my mother having an accident and he now REFUSES to do the medically needed surgery....!! I now HAVE to see his NP who is rude & unprofessional. I live 70 miles away & can"t always be on time due to weather, road const. or accidents. For which I am made to wait up to 4 hrs. in punishment...!!
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona – Jan 13, 2018
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The woman dr in his practice was the rudest most unprofessional dr I've ever met. I had a referral from both a spine specialist for my back injuries and from an orpedist for my knees which are bone on bone. She refused to see info regarding my knees and would only discuss my pack. Im in major pain 24/7 and was on dilaudid and she prescribed the least powerful pain reliever, tramadol which does not even touch my pain. I'm hoping to see Dr Sutera next time and will be able to go e a better review
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Los Angeles, CA – Sep 28, 2017
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Worst experience I have ever had at a medical facility. The Staff and the PA should be out of work for how they treat ailing patients. They keep you from ever even seeing the doctor, so I have no idea if he has a clue what is going on in that office.
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Golden Valley, AZ – Aug 27, 2017
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Dr. Paul Sutera refused to request a Sign Language Interpreter for me. I gave the secretary the Deaf Brochure explaining how doctors are obligated to provide an interpreter under ADA Law. The secretary spoke to Dr. Sutera and he said he was not going to be able to provide an interpreter at the time. He said I should go see another provider. My insurance only covered Dr. Sutera. The secretary then contacted Dr. Nayer to change me to another doctor. I felt like I was being discriminated bc I'mDeaf
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Aug 11, 2017
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The NP, Nina Chase, was a nightmare. She was rude and wouldn't listen to my concerns. She just prescribed heavy medication that made me sick and said see you in three months. It was horrid.
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Bullhead City, AZ – Aug 11, 2017
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I've been seen at Doctor Suteras office for 15 or so and I won't go anywhere else. I recently was seen on April 21 by a newly hired NP. I've never been treated so rudely and I make sure not to see this woman for any follow up appointments. I was her last patient and she couldn't wait to get outta there. Just rude I hope she gets fired, her bedside manner really stinks!!!!!
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Bullhead City, AZ – Apr 25, 2017
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The staff turn-over is unreal. The newest member is rude and unwilling to spend more than the minimum amount required with her patients (she is a Nurse Practitioner). NOTHING was resolved during my visit.
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Bullhead City, AZ – Mar 21, 2017
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I absolutely love Dr.sutera but it's just to hard to get a appt even if ur a patient.
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Debbie crinan in Bullhead City, AZ – Jan 15, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Paul Sutera, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Bullhead City, AZ and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sutera has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Education

1986
Universita Degli Studi Di Catania, Facolta Di Medicina E Chirurgia
Medical School

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Locations

Silver Creek Medical Associates

Bullhead City Office2767 Silver Creek Rd Ste A Bullhead City, AZ 86442
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Valley View Medical Center

Fort Mohave, AZ

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Western Arizona Regional Medical Center

Bullhead City, AZ

57% Patient experience rating, 12% lower than the national average

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