Dr. Thomas Valente, MD

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Pain Medicine Anesthesiology | Male

Dr. Thomas Valente, MD
Practices the mutlidisciplinary model of pain management with emphasis on functional restoration.

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Dr. Valente's Care Philosophy

We do not initially prescribe opioids as a part of our comprehensive pain management program. We follow the principles of the multidisciplinary model of pain management, the only evidence-based-medicine approach to managing chronic pain.

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NORTHERN ARIZONA SPINE AND PAIN CENTER L55 S 6th St
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
This provider offers the following appointment availability:
Next Day
(928) 634-5118Get Directions

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Dr. Valente's Reviews

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3.3
based on 21 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Valente Says:

Doctor Valente returned to clinical practice full time 10 days after a reconstruction of his hip and a revision of a total hip replacement in December of 2014.  He was required to use crutches to ambulate, yet continued to evaluate patients and perform pain management procedures.  His dedication to patient care is evident in his determination to manage chronic pain in his patients despite...

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Dr. Valente's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Tempe, AZ |
my injection was performed without sedation and need for a driver. I was very comfortable and had a good experience. he is very gently and informed me of everything that would happen during the procedure.
Hobest, caring and knowledgeable
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    Dr. Valente says...

    Practices the mutlidisciplinary model of pain management with emphasis on functional restoration.  

    Dr. Valente's Care Philosophy

    We do not initially prescribe opioids as a part of our comprehensive pain management program.  We follow the principles of the multidisciplinary model of pain management, the only evidence-based-medicine approach to managing chronic pain.  

    Dr. Valente says...

    Spine related disorders and neuropathic pain 

    Dr. Valente says...

    Doctor Valente returned to clinical practice full time 10 days after a reconstruction of his hip and a revision of a total hip replacement in December of 2014.  He was required to use crutches to ambulate, yet continued to evaluate patients and perform pain management procedures.  His dedication to patient care is evident in his determination to manage chronic pain in his patients despite his overwhelming physical limitations following surgery.  Unfavorable comments on this web site reflect the length of time required for a consultation in his clinic and the doctor's unwillingness to provide narcotics on the first visit. 

    Dr. Valente's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
    •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
    •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    • Anesthesiology
    • Pain Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Arthritis
    • Back Pain
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Facet Joint Pain
    • Herniated Disc
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
    • Lumbar Herniated Disc
    • Lumbar Radiculopathy
    • Migraine
    • Neck Pain
    • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Spinal Stenosis

    Education

    • Medical School
      University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus

      Graduated in 1985

    • Internship Hospital
      Ucla Med Center

      Completed in 1986

    • Residency Hospital
      University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus

      Completed in 1991

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Cincinnati

      Completed in 1992

    • Undergraduate School
      Saint Olaf College

      Graduated in 1980

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
    • Anesthesiology

    Procedures Performed

    • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
    • Cervical Medial Branch Block
    • Chronic Pain Management
    • Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Facet Block
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Joint Injection
    • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
    • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
    • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
    • Nerve Blocks
    • Pain Management
    • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
    • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Trigger Point Injection