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Dr. Tracey Pennington, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Female · Age 55

Dr. Pennington

Dr. Tracey Pennington, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Virginia Beach, VA and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in pain medicine and sports physical medicine & rehabilitation.


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(757) 962-2121

Dr. Pennington accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO
WellPoint
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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. Pennington's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pennington treats Post-Laminectomy Syndrome more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Pennington treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Chronic Neck Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pennington treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Pennington treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Pennington treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Pennington's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetes-Like Neuropathy Symptoms
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Pain Management
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis

About Me

Care Philosophy

We place an emphasis on providing first rate patient care.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

The University Of Texas At San Antonio
Residency Hospital
University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
Internship Hospital
1995
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School
University Of California Sacramento
Undergraduate School
1995

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patient Choice Award, 2012

Dr. Pennington's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pennington

2.8

Based on 66 reviews

5 Stars
34.84848484848485%
(23)
4 Stars
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(4)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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(6)
1 Star
43.93939393939394%
(29)

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It is hard to reach anyone in the office by phone. They do not return your calls. I have been trying to reach them as well as the pharmacy and the insurance copy since April 2nd to get prior authorization for my pain meds. It dont make any since to run an office the way they do....highly upset and disappointed.
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It is so hard to get through to the office for anything. I call and call, leave messages upon messages and they don’t call you back. This is very frustrating. When you do get an appointment you better pack a lunch because you will be there for hours!
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I think that her and her staff are just nasty, bitter, straight men hating, b*s. She cut my husband off after his 1st visit. So what if he took pain meds from some months ago to relieve his severe back and arthritis pain. Thats why he came to you, genius. Even on the dam bottle it says to discard after a year. Tracy and her b* of a staff all know theyre not the Dr & staff of the "Pennington Womens Pain Ctr" So until they are, they need to check their dam attitudes & govern themselves accordingly
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I have been a patient of Dr. Pennington’s since April of 2018, Her staff has always been very sweet to me, and Dr. Pennington is always kind and professional. She asks questions, and listens as well! Sometimes they are very busy, but always let me know if I am going to have to wait a bit. Pain management is not an exact science; sometimes $&@? happens and becomes emergent! They do their best to accommodate everybody!
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I think that this doctor and her staff hates men. Because they basically dismissed my husband after his first visit. For taking medicine that he was prescribed a few months back. And medicine that wasn't even considered a narcotic. That he took sparingly. As he had no other way of controlling his pain. This the reason for him going to pain management in the first place...smdh... Anyhoo, first of all and this is towards Tracy Pennington and her nasty, drama queen, four legged female dog, of a st
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My husband and I both adore Dr. Pennington. He goes in with me every time because I have Parkinson's and Dementia......he remembers conversations with her that I occasionally have problems remembering. I'm not sure how long she has been my pain management specialist, but I THINK it has been three or four years. I am fussy and critical about my doctors, but she has exceeded all my expectations. I have ruptured discs in my lower back, for which I take mild meds and TENS unit. I use a back brace.
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I love Dr. Pennington!! She is so nice and personable!! In fact, her whole staff is awesome, just like she is!! She takes good care of her patients and helps take the pain away!!
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I am looking forward to meeting her,,I have had 2 drs in a row tell me to transfer to her,, So i am, also they graciously called me back when they were closed in 5 minutes after i left a message, for i wanted to see if i could move my appt up! Yes,, she said, i will be meeting her next week and will keep you posted,, I cant wait,, ps. if you have dr dean at evms for pain management,, run !!!
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A real unpleasant woman to work with. Very rude
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I appreciate that Dr. Pennington conducts random drug testing. This tells me that she is not going to just hand out drugs.
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Since Jan 2016 has been my pain mgmt specialist. Wonderful personality,a person first, then the doctor title second. Light yrs ahead of my first PMS. It maybe be hectic in the office, but consider how many patients being treated. Always listens to my needs or next steps. Provide guidance. This is what I need from a doctor, who has become a friend and confidant. Her office is no worse than trying to get through the gate keepers at other doctors offices. But,her nurse does return calls. 5 stars..
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Totally unorganized unable to handle amount of patients she has. Word of advice make sure your name is written on your sample for drug screening don't it leave your hand without your name. I am 47 and I've NEVER seen such incompetentcy at any Dr's practice. Please do yourself a favor and a lot of frustration find another dr. My average wait time was ALWAYS more than an hour sometimes almost 2. Too many patients not enough competent help. BE WARNED
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Dr. Pennington is a good doctor but it is a nightmare to get anyone on the phone to try to schedule an appointment or to talk to anyone about your care that is the only downfall for this practice
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I have to say that I've been to different pain mgmt Drs as I have a lot of chronic conditions I have to say that she is the first pain mgmt doctor that I have ran across that is even willing to halfway listen to what is going on with me and to try to get my pain under control. I've been in the medical field for over 22 yrs I have to say in my opinion she cares about her patients. I wish she would take more time with me as a patient to listen to my other issues and concerns about my pain.
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Very rigid pain management. Not willing to take all factors into account when addressing chronic pain relief. Can not recommend.
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Awful. I despise this woman. Shes doesn't care about her patients. She doesn't let you finish a sentence and she walks out of the room when her patients get distraught. What kind of doctor high tails it out of the room when her patient is stressed and overwhelmed and starts to cry? She didn't take the time to have a conversation with me with out interrupting every word i said. She then sends in her nurse to deal with me who is just as cold as she is. What if I was suicidal? Double books too.
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Very POOR, I am a RN and know the difference between good and ridiculous. NEVER return phone calls. Wait WEEKS to try and get an appointment, even when it is a medical emergency. Promise to help with severe spinal pain,cleared by my insurance and kept delaying the shots,requested by 3 of my other Dr. By a demand letter.VERY POOR Dr. I am also reporting her to the Professional Board of medicine in Richmond Virginia. Total grief and stress. If this is what you want..by all means go to her.
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