Dr. Prajakta Avhad, MD

Pain MedicineFemaleAge 42

Pain Medicine

Dr. Prajakta Avhad, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Somerset, NJ. She is affiliated with medical facilities Princeton Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Prajakta Avhad, MD

Interventional Pain and Spine Institute

51 Veronica Ave # 206 Somerset, NJ 08873 ()
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Avhad

3.1

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she sucks very unprofessional, wanted me to go for an MRI,,, her staff never made a call to my insurance company for approval,,, VERY INCOMP[ETENT STAFF ,,AND VERY UNPROFESIONAL HERSELF ,, go else ware ,,you will be better off,, it unfortunate that i have to choose a star to post this,, because she is not worthy of one star
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Mar 24, 2022
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My experience was very good. She explained in detail and easy to understand terms what my MRI showed. I found her to be empathic, engaging and she offered several times to answer any additional questions I might have. She spent a lot of time with me. I walked away with more of an understanding about my condition than from any other previous doctors I'd been to.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 06, 2021
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Dr. Avhad has been my pain management specialist for approximately two years. Dr. Avhad has excellent bedside manners and has always made me feel that I have been listened to. She is extremely thorough and conservative in her treatment. However she is also willing to refer out to other specialist to create a comprehensive treatment plan. I have received epidural and facet injections with good results. Dr. Avhad has also performed Radio Frequency Ablation to both right and left sides with appropriate results. My wife is currently being treated by Dr. Avhad. I have recommended Dr. Avhad to family and friends. I would highly recommend Dr. Avhad for your pain management needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Nelson Baez Sr. in South Plainfield, NJ – Jul 02, 2019
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i had injections from dr. Ahvad and i received somewhat relief. The Dr. is kind, professional and caring.
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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none – Jul 01, 2019
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Dr Avhad is a thorough professional who is articulate, knowledgeable and kind. I had an excellent experience with my pain management treatment. She not only explained the situation to me but followed up personally with few phone calls and suggestions. She was highly accommodative as I had a tight schedule. The procedure went well. She extremely good at her job as the treatment was almost painless. I strongly recommend her for pain management.
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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Vidyadhar Kale in Edison – May 31, 2019
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Non caring treats you like the CHART you are.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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North Brunswick, NJ – Dec 19, 2017
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She did not explain my condition very well. Did not even remember how many shots she put into my leg. She just kept telling me don't worry I'l help you but did not explain what was cause of my pain or any procedures, just told me to look it up on google. Mostly looked at her computer than me. Felt frustrated with the staff as well when I called for disability papers, I kept getting the run around. All I wanted was to be pain free and instead it was more of a headache to deal with this office.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Edison, NJ – May 25, 2017
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She doesn't follow through with her appointments. She had me schedule an MRI and though she gave me the prescription, she never followed through. This doctor is incompetent and should have her license revoked.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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
8 people found this helpful
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Bro. Anthony Johnson in Trenton, NJ – May 13, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Dr Avhad believes low back pain is affecting younger population much more now than before. And the primary root cause is increased digitalization of the...Read more

Biography

Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology

Board-Certified in Pain Management

Board-Certified in Anesthesiology. Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Headache Management
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
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Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

Dept of Anesthesia, Brookdale Medical Center
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Marathi

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Prajakta Avhad, MD offer telehealth services?

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

What are Dr. Prajakta Avhad, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Avhad frequently treats Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Avhad treats.

Where is Dr. Prajakta Avhad, MD's office located?

Dr. Avhad's office is located at 51 Veronica Ave # 206, Somerset, NJ 08873. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Avhad speaks Hindi, Marathi, and English. View profile to see all.

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Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Avhad's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Avhad treats Back Pain more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Avhad treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Avhad treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Avhad treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Avhad treats Low Back Pain more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Avhad treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Avhad's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anesthesia
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Upper Back Pain

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(732) 884-7246

Dr. Avhad accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Devon Health
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO

Locations

Practice

Interventional Pain and Spine Institute51 Veronica Ave # 206 Somerset, NJ 08873
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    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Interventional Pain and Spine Institute3499 Us Highway 9 Ste 2b Freehold, NJ 07728
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    • Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Mercer Bucks Orthopedics10 Forrestal Rd S Ste 105 Princeton, NJ 08540
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Avhad is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Princeton Medical Center

Plainsboro, NJ

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton

Hamilton, NJ

58% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% lower than the national average