Dr. Tracey Pennington, MD


Pain Medicine | Female

Dr. Tracey Pennington, MD

Dr. Tracey Pennington, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Virginia Beach, VA. She is 53 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Pennington is affiliated with Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Sentara Obici Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Sentara Leigh Hospital.

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Dear Patients, Our goal is to always provide you with quality health care in a patient friendly atmosphere. Please let us know how we are doing. Do not hesitate to call our office.

Dr. Pennington's Performance
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  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Philadelphia, PA |
A real unpleasant woman to work with. Very rude
in Windsor, VA |
I appreciate that Dr. Pennington conducts random drug testing. This tells me that she is not going to just hand out drugs.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
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..
in Virginia |
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
Virginia Beach, VA |
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
in virginia beach, va |
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.
in Hampton, VA |
Very rigid pain management. Not willing to take all factors into account when addressing chronic pain relief. Can not recommend.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
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.
in Virginia Beac |
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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Dr. Pennington's Care Philosophy

We place an emphasis on providing first rate patient care.

Dr. Pennington says...

Dear Patients, Our goal is to always provide you with quality health care in a patient friendly atmosphere. Please let us know how we are doing. Do not hesitate to call our office.

Dr. Pennington'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
  •  Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Patient Choice Award, 2012
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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetes-Like Neuropathy Symptoms
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis


  • Medical School
    Tulane University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
  • Residency Hospital
    The University Of Texas At San Antonio
  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California Sacramento

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Procedures Performed

  • Bursa Injection
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Pain Management
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate