Dr. Richard Rosenthal, MD

Dr. Richard Rosenthal, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
64 y/o

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Provo, UT and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.Read his story

Nexus Pain Care

3585 N University Ave Ste 150

Provo, UT 84604
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rosenthal performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Rosenthal's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rosenthal "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 "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rosenthal "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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2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

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

49  Conditions Treated


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34  Procedures

  • 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, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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
42 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

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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 (13)

I had been to doctor after doctor, to find the right treatment. Dr. Rosenthal and his team have been absolutely wonderful to work with. He's thorough and friendly. I wish all doctors had this bedside manner.
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Saw this Doctor after many failed treatments at another clinic. He repeated all of the exact same procedures I had just had, claiming the results would be different. The results were the same, Zero improvement. Also gave me far to many corticosteroids way to often, ignoring the rash and ever...more
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Dr. Rosenthal has performed over a dozen procedures on both my cervical & lombar spine. Although he claims his procedures are 85% succesful, they have done nothing but cost me thousands of dollars. His office environment is dirty & depressing. Each time at his office I felt like a number & not a...more
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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.
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Excellent dr's who listen to your needs. Excellent nursing staff. Always in and out pretty fast.
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