Dr. R Irvin, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 72

Dr. Irvin
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Usa Health Pain Management

3290 Dauphin St Ste 204 Mobile, AL 36606

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Dr. R Irvin, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Mobile, AL and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of South Alabama College of Medicine medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with medical facilities Infirmary Health - Mobile Infirmary and Springhill Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Irvin to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Irvin

3.7

Based on 24 ratings

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  • Staff friendliness (18)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (17)
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (8)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (7)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
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My wife has been seeing Dr Irvin, for 4 or 5 years. In 2006 She had a spinal pump put in her abdomen with a catheter going to the spot in her spine were the pain was. The pump was the only pump in the United States that stopped working (at that time) I won’t go into what my wife went through before the pump was replaced. As the patient she knows if something is not right with the pump that is now a part of her. When the pump is working correctly life is good, and all Irvin has had to do for the 4 or 5 years is have one of his nurses re-fill the medicine in the pump. For the last two years something is wrong with the pump, we don’t know what it is and apparently neither does Dr Irvin. no one has all the answers. I don’t fault him for that. However he is almost arrogant and condescending to my wife when she goes to him because she is in SEVERE pain, a good Dr. would show a little compassion and try to find out what’s going on and help the patient. We are now looking for a new doctor.
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  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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The best Dr in Mobile. He's caring and compassionate. If your a drug seeker go somewhere else. He's a straight shooter and if your just looking for drugs you need to move on. He's willing to help you if you are willing to help yourself.
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Marie – Jun 11, 2019
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Dr. Irvin used to be wonderful, I followed him to several different offices and stuck with him even when I was less than impressed with the clinic he was working for. He now has his own practice and that is a much better environment however, Dr. Irvin's demeanor has changed, he seems very disgruntled. He reeks of cigarette smoke, the last time I saw him I could not inhale while he was examining me he smelled that bad. The last 2 years his quality of care has plummeted. Maybe time to retire...
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  • Explained conditions well
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mobile – Apr 30, 2018
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I was in Back pain for so many years! Today I'm the first Day with no pain!!!! This Doctor was the only one that could help me ! I went to many, he is very caring! I think God bless me to find this wonderful caring Doctor! He is the best in field ! His Procedure was not painful it all ! Thank you Doctor Irvin ! ??
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Monika Lambert in Mobile, AL – Sep 21, 2016
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Fantastic Dr! Love the new office.
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Mobile, AL – Jul 29, 2016
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First, Irvin (Mobile)is no longer there which I didn't know until I arrived. I only was seen by a NP, not a Doctor. I paid fee and was not seen by a physician. The NP told me I would need to have an MRI before I could see the real doctor (although i provided one on disc) and at that time the doctor would evaluate it and see how much pain I am in. I was astounded , how can this be, is she a psychic? This was a total waste of my time and money. Avoid
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Ocean Springs, MS – Jun 30, 2016
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the first time I met dr. Irvin he was the most caring person. He stooped down beside my chair and assured me he would take great care with me for my procedure. the last time I saw a doctor Irvin he was dr. Jekyll mr. Hyde and it took many months to get over his misconduct and abuse toward me. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL!
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Lawrenceville, GA – Jun 03, 2016
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Biography

Dr. R Irvin, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Mobile, AL and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

Medical College of South Carolina, Charleston
Residency Hospital
1980
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Does Dr. R Irvin, MD offer telehealth services?

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

What are Dr. R Irvin, MD's top areas of care?

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

Where is Dr. R Irvin, MD's office located?

Dr. Irvin's office is located at 3290 Dauphin St Ste 204, Mobile, AL 36606. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Irvin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Irvin treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Irvin treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Irvin treats this condition more than 95% 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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Spondylitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Irvin treats Spondylitis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Irvin treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylitis

Dr. Irvin's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(251) 660-5900

Dr. Irvin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Usa Health Pain Management3290 Dauphin St Ste 204 Mobile, AL 36606
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Infirmary Health - Mobile Infirmary

Mobile, AL

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

Springhill Medical Center

Mobile, AL

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

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