Dr. Vinayak Belamkar, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 51

Dr. Belamkar
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Apollo Pain Center, LLC

2160 W 86th St Ste 202 Indianapolis, IN 46260

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(317) 536-4040

Dr. Vinayak Belamkar, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension St. Vincent Hospital - Indianapolis and Indiana University Health Frankfort. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Belamkar to book an appointment.

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Experience
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Dr. Belamkar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Dr. Belamkar treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Belamkar treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Belamkar treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Belamkar treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Belamkar's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic 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
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Belamkar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-IN PPO
Blue Access-IN
Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
Blue Preferred-IN HMO
Blue Traditional-IN
Bronze Blue Access Plus w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway-IN
Franciscan Alliance Tiered-IN
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
HealthSync Options-IN POS
Healthy Indiana Plan PPO
Lumenos Plans-IN
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway-IN HMO-POS
Platinum Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-IN
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

Dr. Belamkar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Belamkar

2.8

Based on 16 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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I like how the Dr. listened to how I felt and not just what the test results showed.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Bob S. – Apr 06, 2021
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He lied about my results on a drig screen stating I was positive on alcohol when I don’t drink at all. He just doesn’t want medicaid patients and tells you they don't pay well. He didnt even ween me off the med. Just abruptly did it!
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Karen – Aug 23, 2019
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Doctor Belamkar is on the cutting edge of pain control medicine. After a thoracotomy I was in considerable pain so went to see him. We tried a few shots in my spine which only helped for a short time. We fought my insurance co for a spinal cord stimulator which helped me enormously. Taking Federally controlled drugs involves doctors having to urine test you to ensure they and you comply with regulations. Overall a very busy and caring practice. You will get help here but you must do your part.
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Tony Martin in Lebanon, IN – Feb 19, 2019
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Dr. Belamkar is personable, listens and genuinely cares about his patients. I am so glad I found him. My other physicians did not listen to me and always pushing more medicine without searching for the cause of the pain. I would recommend him to anyone. He is a very busy physician and you may have to wait for you appointment Thank you Dr Belamkar!
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Shirley White in Frankfort, IN – Nov 19, 2018
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This guy put screws in my daughters back and sent her home with out pain meds this is a very painful procedure I wouldn't let him treat my dog if your thinking about letting him operate on you DONT!!!
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Deano in Frankfort, IN – Sep 21, 2017
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Belamkar. His personality is great. He genuinely cares about his patients. He understands the pain that I am in and he wants me to have the best results from the procedures he does--to be as pain free as possible. I was going to a very large spinal practice and I felt I was just a number and $ to them. Even though I got some pain relief from that spinal group, I am so happy to now be going to Dr. Belamkar--to a doctor who really cares about me and my pain.
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Nadine McCracken in Brownsburg, IN – Jun 28, 2017
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Very poor communication skills. More interested in getting u in and out of room than explaining patients condition. I had procedure done awake and was interested more with talking with nurses in room than telling patient how procedure was going. Which didn't work. Severing nerves in troublesome area of the back.
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Ft Worth, TX – Aug 25, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Vinayak Belamkar, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1999
Indiana University School of Medicine - Internal Medicine
Residency Hospital
1995
University Of North Dakota-General Surgery
Internship Hospital
1991
Bangalore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Vinayak Belamkar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Belamkar frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Chronic Pain, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Belamkar treats.

Where is Dr. Vinayak Belamkar, MD's office located?

Dr. Belamkar's office is located at 2160 W 86th St Ste 202, Indianapolis, IN 46260. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Apollo Pain Center, LLC2160 W 86th St Ste 202 Indianapolis, IN 46260
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Ascension St. Vincent Hospital - Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Indiana University Health Frankfort

Frankfort, IN

St. Vincent Carmel Hospital

Carmel, IN

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Witham Health Services

Lebanon, IN

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)