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Dr. Thomas Spain Jr, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 47

Dr. Spain Jr

Children's Health Pain Management

2350 N Stemmons Fwy Ste F4200 Dallas, TX 75207
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Dr. Thomas Spain Jr, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from The University Of Texas @San Antonio and specializes in pain medicine and pediatric anesthesiology.

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It took us four months to get an initial appointment after receiving CP reference. He will not speak to a patient after first visit. “It’s policy” Will not give ANY narcotics... EVER. Made my child feel guilty and horrible about taking one pill after her spine surgery. Does not follow up on paperwork for Medicaid regarding physical therapy. Forget about talking to him on the phone. Nurses and staff have a policy of not allowing it. And this is how he treats children. I tried multiple appointments before giving this much-needed review to warn other parents.
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Dr. Spain is great with kids. He takes time to talk to them and explain things in a way they can understand. We were at our wits end with our daughter's headaches and he offered several options explaining the pros and cons of each. I would definitely recommend Dr. Spain.
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I was a little apprehensive about using Dr. Spain after reading the other reviews on this site. However, I decided to give him try because my daughter's orthopedic referred us to Dr Spain specifically. I assumed there had to be a reason for that. I am very glad that I made that decision. He was very compassionate, listened to our questions and answered all of them fully. He was not condesending at all and we found him to be quite personable. I definitely recommend Dr. Spain and his staff!
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Like other reviews listed here...the dr didn't take my child's pain seriously and thought an antidepressant and counseling was all that's needed. My child has a chronic, life threatening conditiom. Very rude and condensending. Don't waste your time here.
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Would give less than 1 star if possible. Dr. Spain completely denigrated my honor student daughter's chronic pain (2 years and counting, following scoliosis surgery) as nothing but an attempt to skip school. His belief that she has psychosocial issues and not debilitating pain, plus his direction to just get on with life, actually made the problems worse. We're now at the Mayo Clinic, participating in their three-week pain rehab program. Thank goodness for Mayo!
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Without a physical exam or inquiry as to symptoms, he assumed my straight-A, Honor-Roll, all-5s-on-AP-tests, skipped-a-grade, reads-classical-literature-for-fun, selected-as one-of-four-seniors "to watch" by-community, niece was exaggerating about her pain (from a genetic disorder) to get out of school. Ironically, she was there for pain control to get back to school. Then he referred to her mom as "one of those emotional mothers" that enabled truancy. My niece went home sobbing. "Do no harm?"
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Dr. Spain minimized my child's symptoms and mocked him, basically saying he was making most of his condition up. He attitude was very demeaning to both of us. I have never had a doctor visit that was so strange and uncomfortable.
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Biography

Dr. Thomas Spain Jr, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from The University Of Texas @San Antonio and specializes in pain medicine and pediatric anesthesiology.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Education

University Tx Med School At Houston
Residency Hospital
The University Of Texas @San Antonio
Medical School
2005
MD Anderson
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Hermann Hosp/U Tx
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Spain Jr accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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. Spain Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Brain Disorders
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Dr. Spain Jr treats Brain Disorders more than 26% of his peers

Dr. Spain Jr treats this condition more than 26% of his peers

Headache
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Dr. Spain Jr treats Headache more than 17% of his peers

Dr. Spain Jr treats this condition more than 17% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache

Dr. Spain Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Biofeedback
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • General Anesthesia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain

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