Dr. Raul Martinez, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 55

Pain Medicine

Dr. Raul Martinez, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1994. He is affiliated with Baptist Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Raul Martinez, MD

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5364 Fredericksburg Rd Ste 100 Bldg D San Antonio, TX 78229
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Based on 59 ratings

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Outstanding physician providing me with years of successful pain relief. Primarily spinal and hips. Relieved neck issue with two treatments several years ago. In addition to his professional medical injections and nerve ablations, his personal care is superb: kind, sincere and always positive! And supported by a great organizational team that provides calm atmosphere when you are personally dealing with multiple area pain issues. God Bless??
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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AeG – Jul 04, 2022
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If it weren't for Dr. Raul G. Martinez and his glorious nurses and staff (especially the front staff), I couldn't do the things I do today!! I've been going there for over a decade and they have truly changed my life...!!
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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Thomas "Just Tom" Jennings – Apr 07, 2021
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Been coming here a few times per month trying to figure out what works for me. Seeing NP Erica and she has just been lovely throughout the entire process. But the ones that always get me are the nurses working in the back. They are extremely caring and don't get enough credit working behind the scenes. Thanks for all you do ladies especially Vanessa. She seems to go above and beyond. Appreciate the services of all.
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
  • Long wait times
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Melissa – Jan 20, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Martinez for several years. Initially, I came to him from a referral by my neurosurgeon, Dr. Donald Hilton. Every procedure that I have had by Dr. Martinez has been successful. He is experienced and extremely knowledgeable and confident--necessary traits that one would want in a physician who will be treating areas around your spinal cord. He is also kind and explains the procedures in a way that a lay person can understand. He makes you feel confident in his ability and in his genuine care and concern for you. His staff is friendly, well-informed and most helpful. I can't imagine going to any other pain management physician should I need one in the future.
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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Joan – Dec 05, 2019
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I actually have been to see Jacqueline Ramirez the PA and have been very pleased with all of my visits with her. I appreciate how she explains things to me and helps me be more knowledgeable about my own care and treatment. and aside from that everybody I've come in contact with from the woman that checks you in the one that makes the follow-up appointment and the nurses plus with the doctors of getting two injections have always been pleasant experiences.
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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Keelyn Hill – Oct 15, 2019
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Office is always friendly & efficient. The providers take time to listen to your issues & work out a really good pain management strategy. I am very happy with this clinic & it's doctors. I've had epidural spinal injections & feel the care I recieved was excellent I often see NP Erica. She's personable caring & amazing
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
4 people found this helpful
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A.W. – Jul 31, 2019
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5yr+ patient---finally some higher seats in the waiting room. most all of us have need to sit more erect, w/o having to plop down and have a very hard time getting back up. Is this (the low seats) a way to further impede the patients progress in getting better? looks like job security for the staff----HMMMM?
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May 03, 2019
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Dr. Martinez is very caring and listens to your concerns. I would recommend him highly.
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May 02, 2019
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I have been received pain management from Dr. Raul G. Martinez and his very friendly staff (hi Bea) for over 10-years. Greater than 11-years ago, I was hunched over and not doing much because of my L4-L5 area. I am now able to have a life, virtually pain-free. Dr. Raul G. Martinez, basically, saved my life.
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Apr 23, 2019
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Dr. Martinez and his staff are number 1 in my book! They always return my calls in a timely manner, always in happy moods which is hard to come by now a days in a doctors office, they are organized and have an effective system which any requests I need they are always there to help. Bea in the front desk is my favorite person there. She always greets me with a smile and a quick laugh before I go to the back. We need more dr office like this one! Thank you and I’ll see you at my follow up
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Apr 16, 2019
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in my opinion i loved DR. RAUL MARTINEZ , very professional, courteous, and very kind and patience, i would recommend him to anyone because of my experience.
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Apr 08, 2019
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He is the best pain doctor ever to see....Come see him and his his staff!!!
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Apr 05, 2019
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The best pain Dr. in San Antonio Tx.
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Mar 08, 2019
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His main receptionist is RUDE, Betty(Bea)!! To this point everytime I’ve been in we had words then cuts me off and closes the window. 3 visits and I’ve yet to see the Doctor, I’ve seen nurses and practitioners. I’m calling my attorney to find another pain management doctor that isn’t billing for “doctor visits” for thousands of dollars and not even seen the doctor once. The breaking point was his office staff!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • 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
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San Antonio , TX – Feb 02, 2019
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Wen't in and after a few visits, the doctor asked me if i thought i had a problem taking pain meds. I needed that push. I went to a neurologist and found out I had stage 4 peripheral nephropathy, lupus and a problem with my lower spine. Thank goodness i had to see this quack to find a real doctor that i found on my own. This doc is a waste of time. stay away, find a real doctor, who finds out the cause of your medical issues instead of just staring at you and try to diagnose you. Thanks Dr Marti
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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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James in San Antonio – Jul 23, 2018
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Poor staff, only saw Dr. Martinez in my initial visit, after that it was Annel Clark. She doesn't know what she's doing. Been going there for years and all they do is referral to pysical therapy or give epidural steroid injections. Pain meds they don' t like to prescribe. Poor practice.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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
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San Antonio, TX – Jul 25, 2017
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I love doctor Martinez,he always so sweet n kind n always try's his very best to make u pain free.i being going to doctor Martinez for years n not once has he ever not care how I felt n his staff. I'm a very nervous person n he n his staff always comfort me n relax me .im very proud to say he's the best doctor ever.i can't thank dr Martinez n Alexis for all that he n she has done for all this years for me .thank u doc Martinez n Alexis Jimenez for helping me like forever..I highly recommend my f
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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Rejino dianne in San Antonio, TX – Jun 13, 2017
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Very caring, wants the same results as you do.That is for you to feel good without any pain.
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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Paul Mealy in LaVErin tx – Nov 30, 2016
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Everyone is extremely helpful! Thank you, Anna-front desk, Anel, Alexis,. Susan, Pam, Monica, Pedro! Thank you ,Dr. Martinez! You are doing a GREAT job!!! We really appreciate it!
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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Bella Vaynberg in San Antonio, TX – May 02, 2016
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I called and left a message to have the scheduler call me to set up an initial appointment. I was called by Anna today,and she was so rude that I told her i was going to look for another doctor,because if she was rude,no telling how the rest of the staff is.The staff,to me,is important,since you deal with them more,than the doctor at times. Therefore,I'm doing this survey to let Dr. Martinez know he lost a potential patient.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Carolyn McCain in San Antonio, TX – Apr 05, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Raul Martinez is double board certified in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. After attending Central Catholic High School ('85) and St. Mary's University...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1999
University of Texas Health Science Center
Fellowship Hospital
1998
University of Texas Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
1995
University of Texas Health Science Center
Internship Hospital
1994
University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
Medical School
1989
St. Marys University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • San Antonios Top Doctors, 2006
  • San Antonios Top Doctors, 2005
  • Outstanding Resident in Acute Pain Management, 1997

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What are Dr. Raul Martinez, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Martinez frequently treats Back Pain, Chronic Neck Pain, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Martinez treats.

Where is Dr. Raul Martinez, MD's office located?

Dr. Martinez's office is located at 5364 Fredericksburg Rd Ste 100 Bldg D, San Antonio, TX 78229. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Raul Martinez, MD speak?

Dr. Martinez speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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. Martinez's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Martinez treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Martinez treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Martinez treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Martinez's conditions and procedures:

  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Martinez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Locations

Texas Pain Experts

Legacy Oaks - D5364 Fredericksburg Rd Ste 100 Bldg D San Antonio, TX 78229
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City Base West7003 S New Braunfels Ave San Antonio, TX 78223
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Baptist Medical Center

San Antonio, TX

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

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