Dr. Richard Rosenthal, MD

Dr. Richard Rosenthal, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
64 y/o

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Dr. Richard M. Rosenthal is a Board Certified Pain Management Doctor serving the Provo area for more than 25 years. Dr. Rosenthal is experienced in Implantable devices, Physical and Occupational Therapy and Therapeutic Injections. He is a professional member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the World Institute of Pain and the American Medical Association. Dr. Richard Rosenthal was also awarded US News Top Doctor, Master Instructor and Injectionist-ISIS and the Excellence in Pain Practice Award from WIP. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS American Academy of Pain Medicine World Institute of Pain American Medical Association International Neuromodulation Society International Spinal Injection Society AWARDS & ACCOLADES US News Top Doctor, 2011 Master Instructor and Injectionist-ISIS, 2012 Excellence in Pain Practice Award from WIP, 2011 Patients Choice Award, 2009-present BOARD CERTIFICATIONS American Board of Anesthesiology American Board of Pain Medicine American Academy of Pain Management American Society of Addiction Medicine FORMS OF PAYMENT Accepts Cash, Personal Check, and most major Credit Cards. INSURANCES ACCEPTED Nexus Pain Specialists accept most insurances. OFFICE HOURS Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Nexus Pain Care

3585 N University Ave Ste 150

Provo, UT 84604
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Care Philosophy

Richard Rosenthal MD is board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Interventional Pain Medicine. He graduated medical school in 1985 and anesthesia residency in 1993. He is the medical director of the Utah Center for Pain Management and Research (dba Nexus Pain Care). He is also the editor of the interventional pain section of the widely read journal Practical Pain Management. He is the director of a one year fellowship in interventional pain medicine which has graduated 10 fellows. He has taught physicians in both the United States and Europe how to correctly perform various spinal procedures . He has authored several scientific articles and book chapters on topics in the specialty of pain medicine. He is also involved in clinical research and has served as an expect witness in malpractice cases. His clinic was recently awarded the excellence in multi-disciplinary pain care award by the World Institute of Pain (one of only 4 clinics in the United States
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Dr. Rosenthal's Experience

Dr. Rosenthal's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia


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  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Morphine Pump
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pain Management
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Utah.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Wyoming-Bs Biology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine-M.D.
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Utah Health Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Anesthesiology-University Of Texas Health Sciences Center In San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • US News Top Doctor, 2011
  • Master Instructor and Injectionist-ISIS, 2012
  • Exellence in Pain Practice Award from WIP, 2011
  • Patients Choice Award, 2009-prese
Media & Publications
  • Lumbar Spinal Nerve Block, 2008
  • Pulsed Radiofrequency Procedures in Clinical Practice, 2010
  • Radiofrequency Lesioning, 2011
  • Prospective Study of a Lumbar Back Brace in an Interventional Pain Practice, 2011
  • Emergency Protocols for the Spinal Injectionist, 2011
  • Avoiding Complications from Interventional Spine Techniques, 2011
  • Acquisition of Spine Injection Skills Using a Beef Injection Simulator, 2009
  • Use of Pulsed Radiofrequency in Clinical Practice, 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rosenthal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rosenthal to family and friends
based on 40 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Rosenthal's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
Dr. Rosenthal makes a lot of claims about how well his procedures work when in reality of the near 10 procedures I have had done, none of them have done anything. He lines people that are in pain up in his office like sheep & performes meaningless procedures such as nerve blocks, steriod injections, & RFAs all of which do nothing but make him $$$$$$$$. The only person that is great in his office is the PA, Shane.
Salt Lake City, UT |
He made a mistake on a block in my neck and instead of offering an apology, I just got the blame. I even checked his note on the procedure and he documented that it went normally which he even said that he made a mistake in the procedure room.
Orem, UT |
Excellent dr's who listen to your needs. Excellent nursing staff. Always in and out pretty fast.
Provo, UT |
He listens to his patients and really addresses the root cause of your pain instead of "band-aiding" it with medications. He seeks to treat the cause through injections thus resulting in less pain as well as lessen the need for medication. He has changed my life!!
in Pleasant Grove, UT |
I think Dr. Rosenthal is wonderful and so is his PA, Shane. I have received excellent care and freedom from intense chronic pain. I also really appreciate the kindness of all of the staff
in Provo, Ut |
Dr Rosenthal and his staff are very professional and compassionate. I moved here from Texas. He was able to improve my back and leg pain. I had been told by 4 different doctors that I should just go on disability. After receiving treatment by Dr Rosenthal and Shane, I have been able to continue working and get my life back. I would recommend anyone with chronic pain to see Dr Rosenthal. He is honest and wonderful.
in payson,utah |
I love Dr. Rosenthal, he and Shane have been very helpful with all my facial pain and now with my back injury. They care about not just my symptoms but me as a person. I would highly recommend this office and Dr. Rosenthal.
in Provo, UT |
I recommend this doctor and office staff for many reasons. First and foremost is the excellent quality of my care and treatment by the staff. Without exception, every time I enter the office I am overwhelmed with confidence that the doctor and entire staff treat me like my care is the main focus in their day. I am clearly not a number but a very valued patient. Their professionalism deserves the highest rating on any scale.
in Provo, Utah |
When I first came to Nexus I was leary. I had not had the best experiences with Drs. Has that ever changed! I highly recommend Nexus! Dr. Richard Rosenthal and his team! I have a much better quality of life due to them! A sincere Thank You to those who help me smile, laugh, and get through the procedures! You guys are the BEST! As always DEEP RESPECT to you Dr. Rosenthal! Thank you for your knowledge, patience, compassion, gentleness and HONEST concern during procedures. Shane you ROCK!
in Provo, UT |
I have a very serious disease and its very painful but these guys keep me going and Im os grateful for them. Very professional and caring for all my medical needs. Rosenthal and his staff are the best in he business.
Orem, UT |
Dr. Rosenthal knows his stuff! All research I have done has always lined up with his treatment recommendations. He has been a great help to me in managing my chronic pain condition. I trust Dr. Rosenthal to take care of me during every visit and procedure, and am thankful that he puts up with my severe anxiety with needles - he is beyond helpful and encouraging, coaching me through procedures, when needed. I would absolutely recommend him to friends and family, and have already done so!
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