Dr. Victor Chin, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 43

Pain Medicine

Dr. Victor Chin, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Huntsville, AL and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities Adventhealth Gordon and Crestwood Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Victor Chin, MD

Sportsmed Orthopedic Specialists

4715 Whitesburg Dr SE Huntsville, AL 35802
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Dr. Chin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chin treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Chin treats this condition more than 98% 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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Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chin treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Chin treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Chin's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • 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
  • 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 Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Chin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Tricare
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
MedHealthInsurance
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Chin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chin

3.6

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
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1 Star
29.41176470588235%
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My experience with Dr. Chin has been awesome from the first visit. I've read some of the reviews above and can't believe we're talking about the same Dr. Chin. He listens intently to my back issues and works through all the avenues available to help my lower back pain. His personality is caring, attentive, and also a charming man! His highly professional staff are efficient, caring and knowledgeable. I highly recommend you disregard the negative remarks of some of the commenters shown above.
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
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Decatur Patient – May 17, 2022
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I have had continual lower back pain for 14 months. In the past 10 months I have had steroidal injections and nerve ablations, none of which provided any significant relief. I have met with Dr. Chin twice in the last 30 days and am about to begin a second trial with a non-narcotic pain medication. I have Ben very impressed with Dr. Chin’s thoroughness, knowledge and understanding of my situation and need for a long term solution. Dr Chin and his staff have been very professional and empathetic. I highly recommend Dr. Chin if you have a need for pain mgmt. therapy.
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
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J. Roark – Aug 31, 2021
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Self righteous and mean as a snake. Will deny you any pain meds if you make the mistake of admitting marijuana use. I'm on the verge of ending my life to make the pain stop and he doesn't care a bit.
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May 18, 2020
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Nice enough guy. Obviously smart, but that does not make a doctor special. They’re all smart. He does NOT listen. Much like another reviewer stated, he asks a question and doesn’t let you answer before he asks the next question. Also, when I did manage to get an answer out, he still did not actually listen to what I was saying. Found him to be lacking in basic communication skills. Disappointing. I was referred to him by my surgeon. I declined to go back after two visits. I found seeing him to be a net negative, so I stopped going to him and just let my physical therapist and surgeon handle it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Mar 02, 2020
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I saw Dr. Chin today and I felt like I was taking up his valuable time. He would ask me a question and then would not let me answer the question before asking another. I was in pain when I arrived and am still in pain.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
12 people found this helpful
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Huntsville, AL – Jun 25, 2019
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Dr. Chin in Rome, Ga took care of all my issues after seeing SEVEN doctors to no avail. He took care of proper referrals, MRI, rehab, and pain. I just returned from SC and could not establish primary. Tara helped me for days obtaining the proper records. I have a 90 yr. old relative who adores them also!
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
2 people found this helpful
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Grace T – Jun 16, 2018
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Love Dr. Chin and his staff!
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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Feb 08, 2018
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I have been seeing Dr. Chin for several years now for pain management for a bulging disc in my back and also hip pain. He is very professional and compared to other pain management doctors in the area, very reasonably priced. I feel like I am with family when I go to this office, the staff is so friendly and welcoming. I have also seen his nurse practioner, Kristen Oliver and she is also very knowledgeable and friendly.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Rocky Face, GA – Oct 06, 2017
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Doctor Chin , Was very professional and very good with me a new patient as of today. Very informative with me and very easy to talk to .better than some doctors I've seen in the past 1year. Office girls where very nice.and the nurse I felt at ease with. I've never gave reviews. But I happy with him and a very easy to talk to. .Felt that he took the time with me.thank you. Dr chin and all that I saw with my visit.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Susan Jones in Tallapoosa, Georgia – Jun 28, 2017
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I will never return to this practice. It would seem that what they are concerned with is how much money they will make off of the patient and not providing the medical care that is needed. If one is happy discussing one's condition and issues with a nurse practitioner rather than a doctor then this is the practice you need to go to. I found his staff to be rude and if one already knows the answer to questions then that is what needs to be asked.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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not happy in Calhoun, GA – Aug 07, 2016
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Dr. Chin is one of the best physicians I have been fortunate enough to have treatment through. He is very intelligent and has impressive knowledge of a vast array of medical issues. Most importantly, he listened to me, didn't order unnecessary tests, didn't shove drugs at me, and helped me find a general physician. I have more issues than Vogue without all the pretty ads, and he helped me. Unfortunately, I am not currently seeing him, that's due to loss of insurance and financial reasons only.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Tinka in Calhoun, GA – Apr 06, 2016
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Meeting and being treated by Dr. Chin and his caring staff was a wonderful experience in with an uncomfortable ailment. He was so courteous, informative throughout the exam and eventual procedure. I will NEVER go anywhere else and advise my friends to try this fabulous place. They do not overbook as they know you are in pain when you get there. You are a person, not a number on a file folder. The treatment was incredible. Try them, you will not regret it, Thank you SO much. ;
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
7 people found this helpful
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Marilyn Bunn in Cedartown, GA – Jan 27, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Victor Chin, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Huntsville, AL and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Johns Hopkins...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2009
Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
2005
Mercy Med Center
Internship Hospital
2005
Mercy Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2004
Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School
2004
Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
Medical School
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What are Dr. Victor Chin, MD's top areas of care?

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

Where is Dr. Victor Chin, MD's office located?

Dr. Chin's office is located at 4715 Whitesburg Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35802. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Sportsmed Orthopedic Specialists

Sportsmed Orthopedic Specialists4715 Whitesburg Dr SE Huntsville, AL 35802
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SportsMED Orthopaedic Surgery and Spine Center

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Athens Office22423 US Highway 72 Athens, AL 35613
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The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists

Sandy Springs5730 Glenridge Dr Ste 100 Sandy Springs, GA 30328
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Chin is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Adventhealth Gordon

Calhoun, GA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Crestwood Medical Center

Huntsville, AL

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received