Dr. Praveen Mambalam, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 44
  
Dr. Mambalam
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Washington Center for Pain Management

1900 116th Ave Ne Ste 201 Bellevue, WA 98004

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Bellevue, WA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Mambalam has more experience with Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine medical school in 2004. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Mambalam to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Mambalam

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Mambalam treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Mambalam treats other conditions, please contact the office at (425) 774-1538.

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. Mambalam typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Chronic Pain
Low Back Pain
Chronic Neck Pain
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
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Dr. Mambalam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Pain
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Head and Neck Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuromodulation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shingles
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Wrist Pain

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Dr. Mambalam accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Mambalam's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mambalam

3.4

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If I could give him and his associates a zero I would. After my long time and left to go home to take care of her mother I was left to see this dr. She and I over the years developed a perfect regime of pain control for me. My first visit with this Dr he walked in the room acting totally rushed. He would not give me eye contact and asked me why I should continue asking for pain meds. I explained my medical issues (now I have been coming to this clinic for 7 yrs) and I didn't understand what he meant it is all in my chart. He then looked at me and told me that my insurance didn't pay him enough to be sitting in my chair!! I was dumbfounded and this is why his ma was in the room and she has been seeing me as a patient as well for 7 yrs. At the end he acted like he was giving in and gave me pain meds but he needed to come up with a new treatment for me. The next two visits went the same as he told me that my insurance company would pay for more expensive procedures. Nope, run from him!
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Sep 25, 2020
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Horrible I cannot have the spinal injections he insisted I have. I have severe osteoporosis and should never have steroids. He should know that he's supposed to be a Dr.
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Sep 02, 2020
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Dr. Mambalam is great! He is attentive and has great bed side manner. He has researched & offered various means to help control my pain. I'm not sure why he's received so many negative reviews. He's an EXPERT!
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May 15, 2020
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Did not listen to my issues, no follow through with what he said he would do. I wound up leaving their practice for another where I received better care.
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  • Explained conditions well
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 11, 2020
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This man is the MEDICAL DIRECTOR at a pain management clinic. I went to one of the Dr's at one of their clinics. The experience was so awful I wanted to contact the medical director with my complaint. Is of no surprise that his ratings are as bad as his associate. Run far and fast from this clinic. These guys don't deserve the respect of the title DR. They are arrogant and abrasive. Don't let yourself or insurance company give them one dime. These clinics need to be CLOSED. (Apparently they are already starting to close some of them down on their own). The patients need to hurry that along. TRUST ME....RUN.
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Sep 11, 2019
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I went to this clinic after having half my lung removed from cancer, I was released from my oncologist to regular doc and had to then find a pain clinic. This place is horrible, Dr. M. cut my pain meds in half and then threatened to not give them to me if I didn't have one of his spinal injections. Insurance wasn't pre approved a year later it's just getting straightened out. After the procedure I was to fill out a survey and was told to give high marks so my insurance would pay for more.
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Feb 20, 2018
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Never see this man! He dedicates 30 minutes for an appointment spent five with me and half of that he was trying to walk out of the room. He didn't introduce himself when he walked into the room, Honestly, I don't think he even knew my name. This man doesn't even respect you enough to look you in the eyes especially during his handshake. He doesn't want to hear anything you have to say, he attempts to put works in your mouth, twists things around and is rude and condescending. Run!!
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Tumwater – Feb 15, 2018
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Do not waste your time. Because he has a financial interest with MEDTRONICS the first thing he will do is keep at you until you agree to try a spinal implant. This is big money for the clinic because the trial can be done at their own facility rather than a hospital and they can bill insurance thousands. The staff are all inexperienced and very unprofessional
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Snohomish, WA – Jul 14, 2017
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Don't walk, RUN from this so called Dr. yes, he is a bully. very arrogant. only dr. who has ever made me cry!! no compassion what so ever. he does treat you as if you are a liar and criminal! oh, his fee is the most outrageous I have ever paid!
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Everett, WA – Jun 15, 2017
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He is a bully. I was with him for less than ten minutes and he made feel like I was a criminal. He is very closed minded and gives out bad information. I would NOT recommend him to my enemies let alone my friends. He considers his patiences liabilities. He charged me $700. I'm never going back there again.
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Everett, WA – Mar 28, 2017
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Unorganized office staff, HURRIED exam and analysis. I canceled my follow on treatment. Very uncomfortable setting. The front desk staff either hate each other or don't like their job.
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Oak Harbor, WA – Feb 01, 2017
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Dr.mambalam is not the doctor you should see ever. He does not allow thc Evan if you have a medical card. Dr.mamalam prescribed me 5mg 4x a day of needed. I've been on them for 4month and prior to going to the pain management clinic I was referred by my surgeon I was also on perc..same dose...Well today when I went to my appointment he had the nerve to tell me no more pain meds because of thc. Hes a cold hearted man..
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Delanie corbitt in Seattle, WA – Jun 14, 2016
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He is closed minded, and he comes up with excuses for why he won't perform a procedure. Some of his offices and the labs he uses are not on major insurances and they do not notify you in advance. He is a bully. He makes up his mind for a course of treatment , then it's his way or nothing - meaning no meds. He has a terrible bedside manner. He was not my first pain management experience, so I have some insite of what is to be expected- I do not recommend this clinic.
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Frustrated in Everett, WA – Apr 22, 2016
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Terrible experience with this doctor. His bed-side manner is poor. Like the majority of pain physicians, he is focused on keeping patients on pain medication long term. Inside of three minutes he told me my pain is chronic, plan to be on pain medications for the rest of my life, and dismissed researching the root cause of the problem. After asking a question, he interrupts every time and then tells me I don't have time. He then stated if I didn't agree with him he wouldn't help me. Stay away!
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Biography

Dr. Praveen Mambalam, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Bellevue, WA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Mambalam has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2009
University of Washington Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Montefiore Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2005
Maryland General Hospital
Internship Hospital
2004
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Medical School
University Of Maryland
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

Washington Center for Pain Management

Bellevue Pain Clinic1900 116th Ave Ne Ste 201 Bellevue, WA 98004
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