Dr. Stephen Dechter, DO

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 40
  
Dr. Dechter
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Pinnacle Pain Center

1050 Southgate Ste E Pendleton, OR 97801

Dr. Stephen Dechter, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Pendleton, OR. Dr. Dechter has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy, Pain Management, and Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as CHI St. Anthony Hospital and Good Shepherd Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dechter to book an appointment.


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Dr. Dechter accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna PPO
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Practice Areas

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 84% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dechter treats Arthritis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Dechter treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dechter treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Dechter treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dechter treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Dechter treats this condition more than 94% 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.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dechter treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Dechter treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dechter treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Dechter treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dechter treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Dechter treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

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.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dechter treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Dechter treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dechter treats Spondylosis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Dechter treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dechter treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Dechter treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

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Dr. Dechter's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection procedure My first time having an ESI. I had really high anxiety before my procedure from listening to others in person and online that had this type of procedure. Of course, they all had different doctors. My doctor and staff understood my anxiety concerns and talked me through procedure and suggested oral sedation to calm my nerves, which helped me tremendously! Also, during procedure I used a deep breathing technique. The doctor warned me before hand every time before a pinch or pressure was coming, so I could breathe out. He finished fast, with short pressure after injection as medication dispersed, which went away in a just a few minutes. Plus, I appreciate that the surgery centers doctor and staff took all precautions to ensure my safety during COVID-19. Lastly, I highly recommend consulting with Dr. Stephen Dechter for Orthopedic care.
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Happy ESI Patient – Jul 08, 2020
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I was seeking help for post herpetic (post shingles) pain. He explained two non narcotic options, which I appreciated because I would like to avoid narcotics. He explained the treatments clearly. His office staff was helpful and the office was efficient and clean.
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Jill. – Jul 01, 2020
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Dr. Dechter is a perfectionist... He has helped me every time I have been in there and everyone else I have recommended that they go see him. If anybody has anything negative to say about him, it is likely due to them not adhering to his recommendations and office practices or thinking he needs to get to know them personally to help them (IMO). In any select group of people you'll always find that one person who can't get along with anybody.
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Steve W. – Apr 16, 2020
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I've been seeing Dr Dechter for about a year. He listens and works on resolving pain issues. I was scared going to a pain clinic because of the stories I'd heard but was immediately put at ease with Dr Dechter. He's now left the Lynx office and would like to know where he is practicing to continue my care. Highly recommend him.
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Irene G – Dec 23, 2019
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I have been seeing Dr Stephen Dechter over the last few months at the Pain Center in Kennewick, WA and after living in chronic pain for seven and a half years I was delighted to meet a doctor that really, finally helped me. I believe that he was truly on top of his 'game' so to speak and that he will be a great asset wherever he goes. I truly would recommend him to anyone and I would continue seeing him, if I was able. Thank you, Dr Dechter for all you did. Your efforts were greatly appreciated.
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Melodie O'Reilly – Dec 03, 2019
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Dr Dechter always explains what he's doing and why. He asks me questions and listens, and he recommends treatment options, explaining his recommendations. He instills trust and confidence. I feel like I am in good hands. He treatments are always very effective, and I get the medication I need. He is direct, and is not the one to see, if you just want to feed a drug addiction. But I appreciate a straight shooter.
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Nov 25, 2019
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This Dr weeds out the drug seeking idiots and takes good care of those who are truly in pain great docter highly recomend him and staff
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Ken – Jun 06, 2018
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Dr Dechter is the most uncaring doctor I have ever been too. I went into each appointment being honest, always trying to take the best care of myself. Being a small business owner means everything too me. He could careless, never even too the time to get to know me or my situation. Now am facing loosing my business and everything I built and he told me to my face he didn't care. What happen to doctors caring about their patient and helping them get better to be able to have a quility of life.
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Jennifer in richland Wa – Feb 26, 2018
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My husband has suffered from shoulder pain for over 25 yrs. Finally he has relief! A simple injection, no anesthesia needed and he is a happy man!
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Joan S. in Kennewick, WA – Dec 29, 2016
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What a great doctor! He was very considerate,thorough and answered all our questions. I was impressed!
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Michael Souther in Pasco, WA – May 30, 2016
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I've been a patient of Dr. Dechter's for four months, and I can't speak highly enough of the care I have received from him and his staff. He is extremely knowledgeable, is willing to answer all my questions, and has bent over backwards to make sure I had all my procedures completed ahead of my surgery date. He and his staff have come in early and stayed late on my behalf, and they have gone above and beyond a level of care that is missing in many medical clinics. I would gladly recommend him.
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Melanie SJ in Richland, WA – Apr 22, 2016
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Dr Dechter was patient, kind and very knowledgeable. He listened to my concerns and helped me to come up with a treatment plan that worked well for myself, my family and my employer. Dr Dechter's staff is always prompt and courteous anytime that I have needed to call in with questions or concerns. I have undergone a few procedures that were completed by Dr Dechter and every one of them has given me the ability to live my life with less pain. I highly recommend Dr Dechter to any and ALL!!
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Dr. Stephen Dechter, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Pendleton, OR. Dr. Dechter has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy, Pain Management, and Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as ...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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  • Does Dr. Dechter offer an online patient portal?

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  • Does Dr. Dechter have free onsite parking?

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  • Does Dr. Dechter offer weekend visits?

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  • Does Dr. Dechter offer evening visits?

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Locations

Practice

Pinnacle Pain Center1050 Southgate Ste E Pendleton, OR 97801
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Pinnacle Pain Center

Pinnacle Pain Center3730 Plaza Way Ste 6100 Kennewick, WA 99338
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Affiliated Hospitals

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CHI St. Anthony Hospital

Pendleton, OR

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Good Shepherd Medical Center

Hermiston, OR

Kadlec Regional Medical Center

Richland, WA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Trios Women's and Children's Hospital

Kennewick, WA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)