Dr. Thaddeus Ray, DO

Dr. Thaddeus Ray, DO

Interventional Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Thaddeus Ray, DO is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Farmington, NM and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Kansas City Univ Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000 and specializes in interventional pain medicine and pain medicine.Read his story

2500 Farmington Ave Ste 5000

Farmington, NM 87401

Contact Information

(505) 326-7246

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Elderplan
  • Humana
  • Lovelace Health Plan
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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

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Dr. Ray's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ray "Dr. Ray is a native New Mexican who was born and raised in Albuquerque. He earned a scholarship to play basketball at Adams State College as a letterman. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Ray attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Dr. Ray completed a four year residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas- San Antonio. After completing his residency, Dr. Ray received an additional year of training in Pain Management during a fellowship at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana. Dr. Ray was hired to start a Pain clinic with the Iowa Orthopedic Center, which is the largest orthopedic group in the state of Iowa. The pain clinic was extremely successful, but Dr. Ray had a strong desire to return to his home state. He came to Farmington in the summer of 2009 to offer the people of the Four Corners Area comprehensive pain services. Away from work Dr. Ray enjoys spending time with his wife, cooking, playing sports, and exploring the Four Corners Region. Dr. Ray is member of many leading organizations that specialize in the treatment of back injuries to include ISIS(International Spine Intervention Society), ASIPP( American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians), NASS(North American Spine Society), AAPMR(American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ray "I specilize in non-surgical care of spine pain. Treatment consists of epidurals, nerve blocks, facet injections,spinal cord stimulators, usally performed concurrently with physical therapy and medications."

2  Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain


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25  Procedures

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of New Mexico / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Kansas City Univ Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • East Jefferson General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chief Resident, 2004
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ray's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ray to family and friends
20 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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Dr. Ray'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 (2)

Go anywhere else to see anyone else unless you want to wait and see if his procedure works for 4 weeks even if you call saying you are in severe pain!!!
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Felt like we were just a number. Husband's issued drug out for months. Finally went elsewhere and the difference between night & day.
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