Dr. Robert Boolbol, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Boolbol
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Pain & Spine Specialist of Connecticut

5520 Park Ave Trumbull, CT 06611

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Dr. Robert Boolbol, MD is a Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist in Trumbull, CT. Dr. Boolbol has more experience with Spine and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Boolbol to book an appointment.


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TERRIBLE !!! HE thinks he knows pain, but he only knows what he thinks is pain. He is a PAIN !!!
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May 01, 2020
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How long have you been going there? Ha!
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Jan 27, 2020
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My cervical & spine pain started in 1985 and had two disc removed in 1987 by some doctor who I would never recommend, however Dr Boolbol was the only doctor to ever help me and I was seen by many. I would send anyone to him for pain relief. He is a great Doctor not just a good one.
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Fred DeFelice – Jan 06, 2020
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Terrible! He’s with a “God Complex “ in that His ideas are the only correct ones. Insisted on an epidural which in notes said an evaluation was done after showing no issues- when in fact 10 minutes off table on 9/30/19 my sciatica right leg went numb Again! Then w/ allergic reaction to med, he refused to exchange. & discharges me instead. Spoke with office Mgr who I believe never informed him about my situation. PCPs nurse didn’t return medication which I contacted police who hadn’t come out until four days later. This made me w/o a file # therefore unable to show. I requested to speak w/ their medical director and told at HDs and would take a few days,( it’s been almost an entire month!) I was told by another provider they faxed police report, which wasn’t received. Plus in person again w/ office Mgr asking for our conversations in my records which were never offered nor Dr.’s notes to see if he was ever informed of my reporting issues with State of Ct Medical Board/unless fixable
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Shirley Pina – Nov 11, 2019
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The RN or APRN visits here are not pleasant— mostly combative. Only reason for 2-stars is Eli. This is an assembly line. They follow a script - no matter what and wouldn’t recognize you on the street. The entire office staff just sucks. Today was my 5th visit after tri-level cervical surgery and lumbar epidural injections (done by Dr. B). and level of care is getting worse. No-Zero—Zilch personal care-NONE!!
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Oct 15, 2019
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Fantastic
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May 28, 2019
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It is difficult to find a pain care facility that listens to the patient and works with them to find the best level of care, you will find this at spine and pain specialists!
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May 22, 2019
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I think he is a wonderful Doctor, he understands your pain. I would recommend him to anyone I know that has pain, especially in their Backs.
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Feb 16, 2019
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I have been going to this practice for several years, and have been very pleased with the care they have given me. I have had a few times trouble with getting meds after a surgery, but they have corrected that issue and my last surgery went great. I have had injections in both my back and neck and they helped at first then stopped working and so the doctor went over all my other options which I was glad they didn't just pursue other injections that they knew wouldn't help.
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TC in CT – Jan 08, 2019
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Very arrogant and rude to patients. He stated that he would “protect the practice at all costs” with no care for actual true medical care or advice. Asked about willingness to undergo back injections without any review of medical history or previous interventions that were tried. Did not review medical chart, have any knowledge of medications that were tried or current. Horrible bedside manner and actually laughed when a legitimate concern was brought up.
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Dec 27, 2018
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Once again Dr Boolbol did his magic on my back with the help from his great Tech Lisa Thank you. Jack Holden
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Jack Holden in Portland – Aug 31, 2018
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This doctor acts as though he’s better than anyone else. He acts like a know it all is loud obnoxious & uses profanities not at all how I think a professional should act. The office is way too b for staff that work there. Why have three windows when they don’t all get used? The line to check in goes out the door it’s not fun standing when ur in extreme pain, ridiculous!
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Feb 19, 2018
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Poor bedside manner and what appears to be a lack empathy for pain patients. Does not listen to patients. Office staff is a nightmare.
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Jan 30, 2018
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I've been going to Dr. Boolbol for a few years and it's made a positive difference. Thanks to Amanda for all of her help, and thanks to Dr. Boolbol, I'd highly recommend this practice.
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Joe D. in Manchester Ct. – Jan 21, 2018
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Just left his office and was really unsure how it would go after reading reading mixed reviews but he was awesome. Really took his time to explain my injury and options. Way more so than any other dr in the 3 years dealing with this. Great staff as well.
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Chris S in Newington – Dec 21, 2017
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If you need a good spine care doctor this is your man!!!
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Patricia in Stafford Springs,ct – Sep 13, 2017
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Very knowledgeable Doctor, patient for 9 years, major problems with appointments, average wait time has always been about 40-45 minutes, imagine if as patients we were consistently late that same amount of time! Also the manner in which he speaks is very condescending, comes off as talking down to people as if he were better than everyone else. Also having to deal with his profanity when he is having a bad day doesn't help when you are already in pain looking for relief.
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New britain, CT – May 15, 2017
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Compassionate caring great doctor that really cares about a patient well being .The staff is helpful and friendly .With out the care of dr boolbol I wouldn't be able to get out of bad were othe physians failed dr boolbol save me from a lifetime of misery and debilitating spinal pain thank you dr boolbol my hero
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Martin r in Wethersfield, CT – Feb 01, 2017
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I have adhesive arachnoiditis a rare and painful disease. I am on pain medication but continue to work a 40 hour week and maintain some what of a life. He basically told me I was over-medicated and the only thing he could do for me was steroid injections which are useless for my condition plus the FDA has shown they actually cause arachnoiditis. Then states he cannot cure me because he is not God and won't write pain meds prescriptions because he doesn't want to be on the FDAs list. Unreal.
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Heather Weise in Milford, CT – Jan 25, 2017
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Fantastic MD. Takes the time to listen to his patients.
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Denise in Southbury, CT – Nov 08, 2016
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Biography

Robert J. Boolbol, M.D. is a Pain Management Specialist in Connecticut and is practicing out of Pain & Spine Specialist of Connecticut's, an affiliate to National Spine & Pain Centers, Farmington and Trumbull, CT offices. He has more than 15 years of experience in the field of chronic pain management.

Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Chicago
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

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(203) 373-7330

Dr. Boolbol accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced-CT HMO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
Gold Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway CT Tiered (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Ind)-CT PPO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
Pathway X Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X Tiered-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
USA-CT PPO
Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Connecticare
Connecticare HMO
Connecticare POS
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plans
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boolbol performs Epidural Block, Facet Blocks more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Boolbol performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Spinal Nerve Block
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boolbol performs Spinal Nerve Block more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Boolbol performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boolbol treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Boolbol treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Steroid Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boolbol performs Steroid Injection more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Boolbol performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boolbol performs Epidural Block, Facet Blocks more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Boolbol performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Spinal Nerve Block
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boolbol performs Spinal Nerve Block more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Boolbol performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

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Dr. Boolbol's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Practice

Pain & Spine Specialist of Connecticut5520 Park Ave Trumbull, CT 06611
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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