Dr. Thomas Simopoulos, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 52

Dr. Simopoulos
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

1 Brookline Pl Ste 105 Brookline, MA 02445

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Dr. Thomas Simopoulos, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Brookline, MA. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Simopoulos to book an appointment.

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Dr. Simopoulos' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Simopoulos

3.5

Based on 13 ratings

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I was patient of Dr. Simopoulos in 2016 and he did Spinal Implant which has gotten me through so much of my pain. He has an awesome bed side manner, he pays attention to every detail, and actually listens to his patients! I do need to see him again soon as it's been 5 years since my implant. Thank you Dr. S. for all you did for me!! I thought I wrote a review on this site however, I don't see it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Donna Morrison – Jan 18, 2021
Simopoulois runs the worst pain clinic affiliated with Harvard medical school. He actually believes that the one star reviews he and his subordinates receive are due to their policy of never prescribing opiate pain meds. What an arrogant person. I do not recommend him nor the BIDMC pain clinic. Incompetent cretins.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 09, 2020
I was hesitant about going at first because I have been to a lot of doctors over my lifetime and sometimes you just get tired of running into attitudes or what you feel like is a lack of care. I am thrilled that I decided to go see Dr. S. He is brilliant, caring and thoroughly paid attention to my issues. On top of that, he has a wonderful bedside manner...he actually sat next to me and turned to me, looking me in the eyes to have a conversation about my history of pain. He spoke calmly with me and cheered me on through my procedure that was uncomfortable to me while teaching one of his students at the same time. I have had 2 appointments, one of which was a shot in the joints of my back and both appointments have exceeded my expectations. I have been able to sleep with no pain since my shot and that is a big deal. I'm looking forward to continuing my patient care with Dr. S and looking forward to resolving the rest of my pain issues in other areas of my back and hips.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Thank you! Absolutely wonderful! – Apr 12, 2020
He is an arrogant, dismissive jerk, horrible bedside manner, takes about 120 seconds and then is out of the room. He did not answer my questions. He dismissed my pain and did not help with a diagnosis. His fellow was wonderful though. I went in for pain and he actually made it worse not better. Zero compassion.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Nov 13, 2018
I am a happy patient of Dr. Simopoulos. I had spine surgery by one of the best, if not the best spine surgeon around, Dr. Kevin McGuire. Unfortunately, I waited a little to long and ended up with permanent nerve damage in my leg. We tried everything to control the pain but taking medication for the rest of my life was not an option that I was willing to accept and Dr Simopoulos was willing to give it everything he had to help me out. I now receive caudal injections that work with time.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
2 people found this helpful
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AnneMarie in Holbrook, MA – Nov 06, 2016
A pt. of Dr. Simopolous for the last 4 years, I find myself so thankful each day for the pain relief that I would otherwise not know had I not been referred to the finest pain physician I've known. It is worth mentioning that I had seen many MDs for severe, relentless leg pain for a condition known as RSD or CRPS-the worst pain ever! All my MDs work together but Dr.Simopoulos, referred byDr. Soni and Dr.Brian McKeon came highly recommended. My pain is managed from every angle,every season!Best!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Carol A. Harding in Norwell, Ma – Aug 09, 2016

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Biography

Dr. Thomas Simopoulos, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Brookline, MA. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is accepting...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency Hospital
Faulkner Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Greek

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Thomas Simopoulos, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Simopoulos has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Thomas Simopoulos, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Simopoulos frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Simopoulos treats.

Where is Dr. Thomas Simopoulos, MD's office located?

Dr. Simopoulos' office is located at 1 Brookline Pl Ste 105, Brookline, MA 02445. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Thomas Simopoulos, MD speak?

Dr. Simopoulos speaks Greek and English. View profile to see all.

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Experience and Background Checks

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. Simopoulos' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simopoulos treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simopoulos treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simopoulos treats Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Simopoulos treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Simopoulos' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • 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
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • 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 Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(617) 566-1535

Dr. Simopoulos accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Locations

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center1 Brookline Pl Ste 105 Brookline, MA 02445
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Dr. Simopoulos is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

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