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Dr. Thomas Heil, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 52

  
Dr. Heil

Southeast Pain and Spine Care

720 Malcolm Blvd Valdese, NC 28690
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(828) 580-7620

Dr. Thomas Heil, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Valdese, NC and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1992 and specializes in pain medicine.


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(828) 580-7620

Dr. Heil accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Heil's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Nerve Block, Somatic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heil performs Nerve Block, Somatic more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Heil performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Peripheral Nerve Block
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heil performs Peripheral Nerve Block more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Heil performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heil treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Heil treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Heil's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • 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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Dr. Heil's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Heil

3.2

Based on 28 reviews

5 Stars
50%
(14)
4 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
42.857142857142854%
(12)

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I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Heil, and then read these other reviews so I was a little nervous to see him. I've suffered from chronic neck pain and migraines for 7 years after an accident, so I decided to see him anyway. I found both him knowledgeable and helpful. He was direct, but not cold or harsh as others have mentioned. I'm glad I went to see him and have a plan for my care.
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The worst non empathetic doctor I have ever encountered, and I’ve seen and worked with a lot of doctors. God forbid anything traumatic happens to his family and they get treated like I’ve been. His gift of discernment is off &treated me as if I was a bum off the street. Who tells someone “no one would be working if they were in pain”? But was everyone in a MVA. Never felt so disrespected w/lack of concern. I never leave reviews. But this guy is haunting. Look of “who cares”. Karma/God will avdve
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Dr Heil is an amazing pain doctor. I had a cervical disc herniation at c6. He was instrumental in getting an epidural steroid injection in place quickly to get me relief without narcotics. I was a bee to get back to work and after 4-6 weeks, i am noting no pain or numbness in left arm. He was the best pain doctor in Charlotte and likely the southeast that I have gone to in 10 years. I have sent several friends to him, and they are always impressed with his smile, his sweet and caring personality
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I would NEVER recommend anyone to see Dr. Heil. He was the most pathetic physician I've ever seen. I went for a surgery consult and left his office in amazement of the lack of professionalism.
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I drove 2 hrs each way, was in the patient room for maybe 1 1/2 hrs, seen by a very friendly and sweet nurse, a cold but efficient PA, and finally Dr. Heil. He said he did not have time to give me the two injections, so I will drive back again tomorrow, 2 hours each way, and hope to get the injections and some pain relief. So no stars earned for a very disappointing appointment.
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Dr Heil only wants to give you injections to make money from your insurance. He doesn't take time to listen to you . He could care less if you are in pain or not . I would not recommend Dr .Heil to my worst enemy . Worst doctor I have ever seen .
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He was very rude and acted like he did not care what I had to say! Would not recommend anyone going to him.
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Lacking in compassion and care for this patients who may be suffering. His staff are like the gestapo and even getting checked in is an ordeal. Dr Heil himself seems very unconcerned for anything more than himself.
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He is cold and totally arrogant and doesn't listen to a word you say. It's really sad to see a Dr that doesn't care about his patients but that's him. I would recommend another dr if you want to be treated fairly.
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Even though he was over 30 min late to see me for my first appointment, I would highly recommend his as a your pain Doctor. He was very caring and took time with me to listen to all I had to say, I have seen 2 orthopedic doctors that told me pretty much to work through the pain and there was nothing they could do for me. With Dr Heil we have a plan to at least try to manage my pain. Again this was my first visit and have extreme faith in his to help me with pain.
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Biography

Dr. Thomas Heil, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Valdese, NC and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1992 and specializes in pain medicine.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1992
West Virginia University
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Locations

Southeast Pain and Spine Care

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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

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75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

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

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average