Dr. Stuart Hough, MD

Dr. Stuart Hough, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Stuart Hough, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Rockville, MD and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry in 1993 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.Read his story

15200 Shady Grove Rd

Rockville, MD 20850

Contact Information

(240) 453-9182

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Hough's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hough "Dr. Hough is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management, and has two decades experience in the field of interventional pain management. His practice includes the management of chronic spinal pain, pain after surgery, pain from cancer and from nerve injury. While he employs a multidisciplinary approach, his focus is on diagnosis and interventional treatment of pain conditions using various injections, nerve ablation procedures and neuromodulation (spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion stimulation). He has admitting privileges to and leadership appointments at Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, MD, where he directs the pain management division of the anesthesiology department. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hough "Dr. Hough is conservative in his approach to medical care that emphasizes patient empowerment to care for themselves. Many pain doctors make money by over-treating their patients, whether with procedures, injections or opioid pain medications. This is a big reason why we are in the midst of an "opioid epidemic," and why pain treatment is a leading driver of healthcare expenditures. Unfortunately, this aggressive approach has produced unimpressive results and sky-high medical insurance costs. Dr. Hough has long believed that opioids are best reserved as a last resort for a very select subgroup of patients, and that procedures should be used judiciously and only when supported by the medical literature. During his two decades in practice, published medical studies and our experience as as a nation in crisis have proven this approach to be the correct one. "
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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*

26  Conditions Treated

12  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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


  • University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Winthrop University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hough has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hough's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hough to family and friends
43 total reviews (19 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

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Dr. Hough'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 (19)

Dr Hough is fantastic 100%
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I have already recommended Dr. Hough to a neighbor and told my family and friends how very pleased I was with his expertise, thoroughness, exacting approach and expediency. The entire staff were all very kind and careful and caring. I have a lot of medical care and that all makes a huge difference...more
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Dr. Hough and healthcare team, provided exceptional service, attention to detail, genuine care, imparting knowledge and made recommendations regarding my condition. I highly recommend this clinic for their prompt, professional and efficient service.
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Today was my second appointment with Dr. Hough. I am suffering from excruciating back pain and the doctor is searching for the exact cause. Dr. Hough is very professional, is clearly an expert in the field of pain management and injuries of the spine. He has given me hope that we will find a...more
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I walked in very nervous and the entire staff immediately put me at ease. Everyone was comforting and reassuring. Dr. Hough took time with me and explained everything perfectly. I received an epidural which alleviated most of the pain by the next morning. I can not thank everyone enough for the...more
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