Dr. Prashant Kumar, MD

Pain ManagementMaleAge 46

Dr. Kumar
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Saint Vincent Medical Group

102 Shore Dr Ste 502 Worcester, MA 01605

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Dr. Prashant Kumar, MD is a Pain Management Specialist in Worcester, MA and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from St. Matthews University / School of Medicine medical school in 2009. He is affiliated with medical facilities MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital and Saint Vincent Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kumar to book an appointment.

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Outstanding patient care from top to bottom. Dr. Kumar is both a good man and a good doctor and his staff are exceptional.Over the years he and his staff have gained both my trust and appreciation.
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  • 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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David K Garrison – Jul 07, 2021
A true expert in his field. Glad to have him in my corner!
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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Mike B – May 05, 2021
Great experience , the Doctor has a lot of patience and takes his time listening to my concerns. Also Jessica the receptionist is always very helpful
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  • 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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Jul 07, 2020
Underwent a trial and implantation of a spinal cord stimulator. Excellent relief and surprised that this treatment had never been mentioned to me before.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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SC – Jul 01, 2020
Amazing bedside manner, professional, thorough and intelligent. He has been my doctor for years and he is an intricate part of my healing and managing pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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T Ritchie – Mar 26, 2020
After PT didn't work like we had hoped for my back pain, my primary care physician referred me to Dr. Kumar's Pain Clinic at Saint Vincent's. I am pleased to share that Dr. Kumar helped to provide me with a LOT of relief from the significant lower back pain I was experiencing. I had lumbar nerve ablation done. It takes careful assessment to accurately locate the nerves and Dr. Kumar was right on target! This is a doctor's office with a happy and cordial staff where patients feel comfortable.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Feb 07, 2020
Dr.Kumar has treated multiple conditions for me, and he is the only Doctor I would trust with the injections I have to get.
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Apr 04, 2019
Excellent doctor, takes to listen and understand the situation unlike others. A bit of a wait, worth it for an unrushed and thorough appointment
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Mar 13, 2019
Dr. Kumar was able to diagnose me after I had already seen multiple other doctors who were not able to make any progress. I was treated with the latest guidelines for my condition and am very grateful for his care as I am now doing much better.
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Mar 12, 2019
Gave me wrong apt. Date, had me wait 1.10 hr in the room for my appointment. Was scheduled surgery without seeing medical records. Cancelled surgery morning of because insurance Co. Said they never returned phone calls. No calls back, I called four times to speak to manager then doctor. They called me a month later to reschedule surgery, no apology for two of us missing a day of work. What a false this office is. They are not here to help us with chronic pain issues. They just want to inject you
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No results
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  • 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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Shannon in Rindge, NH – Dec 28, 2018
Dr. Prashant Kumar is TRULY AMAZING, as well as his nurses, Techs and front desk staff. They have all been incredible at each visit. Doctor Kumar spent time with me discussing the MRI of my back and subsequently gave me options for pain relief. I also had a shoulder issue and he addressed that as well. I was welcomed by friendly staff and made very comfortable during each procedure. My shoulder pain has been eliminated and he has done wonders with my back. I highly recommend Dr. Kumar.
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
1 person found this helpful
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K McDonald – Jun 15, 2018
Great MD. Caring and compassionate.
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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Feb 03, 2018
i saw Dr. Kumar back in January. I was referred by my doctor who spoke very highly of him. I had an auto accident 6 years ago and have stabbing pain in my back and leg. He looked over my records and gave me options for treatment and i went with an injection in my back. I had the injection the next week and my pain has decreased tremendously. I will need 2-3 injections a year to keep the pain down but that is a small price to pay to not be in constant daily pain.
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
6 people found this helpful
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Worcester, MA – Mar 07, 2017
I have had back pain for years. My pcp always tried to give me pain meds and never really tried to treat the pain. After asking over and over i was finally referred to Dr Kumar. I was very happy after meeting with the him for the first time. He didnt try to give me meds and even said he rarely ever prescribes them. We went over my MRI and he set me up for a procedure to help the pain in my back. I was skeptical that it would actually work but it did. My pain is probably 80% better. Great md!
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
5 people found this helpful
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Worcester, MA – Mar 06, 2017
If I am correct this is Dr. Kumar in Worcester Shore Drive. I had one visit and loved him! . The minute I was called in to the room I was felt at ease with this process The wait was long but I was offered a drink of water which was a nice touch. Typically you just wait. I had been hesitant to pursue any injection type treatment, but it is clear I made the right decision. Dr. Kumar was kind, understanding, and offered me a procedure which I am scheduled for soon. Hoping for the best !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
9 people found this helpful
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holden, ma – Feb 26, 2017

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Biography

Dr. Prashant Kumar, MD is a Pain Management Specialist in Worcester, MA and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from St....Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2014
Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2013
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Residency Hospital
2010
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Internship Hospital
2009
St. Matthews University / School of Medicine
Medical School
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What are Dr. Prashant Kumar, MD's top areas of care?

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

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Dr. Kumar's office is located at 102 Shore Dr Ste 502, Worcester, MA 01605. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. Kumar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 100% of his 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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Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kumar's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • 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
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • 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 Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(508) 425-7670

Dr. Kumar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Locations

Saint Vincent Medical Group

Saint Vincent Medical Group - Shore Dr. Pain Clinic102 Shore Dr Ste 502 Worcester, MA 01605
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital

Framingham, MA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Saint Vincent Hospital

Worcester, MA

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

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