Dr. Scott Magnuson, MD

Dr. Scott Magnuson, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Scott Magnuson, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Coeur D Alene, ID and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Creighton University in 1989 and specializes in pain medicine, anesthesiology, and more.Read his story

1686 W Riverstone Dr

Coeur D Alene, ID 83814

Contact Information

(208) 765-4807

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 90% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Magnuson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Magnuson "Dr. Magnuson is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. After spending four years in the U.S. Navy as a flight surgeon, he completed an anesthesiology residency at St. Luke's Hospital, University of Missouri Kansas City. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Pain Management at the University of California San Diego, one of the foremost pain fellowships in the country. He is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. This is the only recognized board certification for pain management through the American Board of Medical Specialties. He is married with two children and enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, golfing, and wood working."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Magnuson "We are a chronic pain clinic and surgery center that serves the needs of patients with a variety of pain states. We strive to provide the best quality care using accepted clinical means. Pain Management of North Idaho is Coeur d'Alene's ONLY comprehensive pain management center where patients have access to a Board Certified Interventional Pain Physician and a multidisciplinary team. 

Our patients deserve to be treated in a respectful and professional manner. From their first contact with us, until their last visit, we want the patient to be assured that they have received the best care possible. Everyone in the office is part of that process, and each job is crucial to that goal. We take pride in the care we give, which is evident in the work we do."

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3  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • 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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31  Procedures

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Pump
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

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.


  • Creighton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Creighton University
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Naval Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Mo Kans City St Lukes Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Uc San Diego University Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Magnuson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Magnuson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Magnuson to family and friends
33 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Magnuson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Magnuson Says:

Patient reviews give you the information you need to close gaps in your practice.  We at Pain Management of North Idaho, view this as a way to see how our patients feel about the quality of care, the level of information they receive, and the performance of doctor and staff.

Since commitment to our patients, the referring physicians and our community, is our first priority, your feedback is


Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Magnuson was rude uncaring and verbally abusive. He should not be treating anybody with any type of illness and should in no means be in charge of anybody’s life through anesthesia..
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I have a pain pump that was installed in 2011 that helps me manage my chronic back pain due to my disability. It's supposed to be a 5-year pump that is now running on 7 years; it is time to get it changed out. I had a consult with doctor Magnuson in CDA today to have my pain pump changed out...more
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The worst experience I ever had with a doctor. Rude, does not listen, makes accusations, and demeaning. If you are looking for a doctor that wants your money and treats you horrible, please use Dr. Magnuson!
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I would not recommend Dr. Magnuson to others seeking procedures for chronic pain relief. After moving cross country from a good pain provider, I had a incredibly negative experience with Dr. Magnuson. He asked me what procedure I have had that was most beneficial, and when I answered he told me...more
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