Below is a list of the top and leading Pain Management Doctors in San Antonio. To help you find the best pain management doctor located near you in San Antonio, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.
The top rated Pain Management Doctors in San Antonio are:
- Scott Phillips – Alamo Brain and Spine
- Sergio Alvarado – San Antonio Pain Doctor Advanced Pain Relief Institute
- William Alec Tisdall – Spine & Joint Pain Specialists
Arnold DeLeon – River City Pain Management
Michael S. McKee – Spine Care of San Antonio
Alamo Brain and Spine
Dr. Phillips has extensive experience, specializing in spine surgery and the treatment of complex cases of back and neck pain.
Dr. Scott Phillips completed a psychology degree at the University of Kentucky in his hometown of Lexington, Kentucky. He went on to complete medical school at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his internship and a seven year residency in neurosurgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, including 1 year a Chief Resident. As part of the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program, Dr. Phillips then served 4 years Active Duty as a Staff Neurosurgeon at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC/BAMC). Dr. Phillips also served as a neurosurgeon in Afghanistan for combat-related spine and neurological injuries. He was a staff neurosurgeon at San Antonio Military Medical Hospital for four years.
“So this is actually where I went for a third opinion. I’ve seen another neurosurgeon and an orthopedic surgeon about a 2 level disc replacement surgery. Other locations made me feel very rushed to get a surgery and I left with more questions than answers. Dr. Phillips took a good long time to review my body’s symptoms as well as review/explain my symptoms’ causes. I felt really at ease at this quant office setting. Mobi-C was originally my goal of seeking a third opinion, but I left hopeful that I might be able to manage these issues without surgery.” – Kevin Ewald
“Exceptional health professional with superb staff. Dr. Phillips clearly outlined options for my back pain with an emphasis on what is best for me. Walked out of my appointment with complete confidence that I got the best advice and recommended treatment. Isis (Dr Phillips’ medical assistant) was nothing short of superb.” – Carlos Caceres
San Antonio Pain Doctor Advanced Pain Relief Institute
Dr. Alvarado, also known to his patients as “Dr. A”, earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2005. He remained at UTHSC in San Antonio for his post graduate residency training. Soon after completing three years of intensive surgical training, he entered and subsequently completed an Anesthesiology residency as well. Dr. A went on to complete a post residency fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at UTHSC at San Antonio, where he also earned additional advanced track training. Dr. Alvarado is bilingual in English and Spanish helping to ensure his patients know and understand their treatment plan. He specializes in the latest advanced interventional pain management techniques for chronic pain, including traditional fluoroscopic approaches, extensive training in advanced ultrasound guided interventional techniques, spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulator placement, IV infusion therapies, as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques for spinal canal stenosis.
Dr. Alvarado continuously pursues his extensive interest and experience in treating Complex Regional Pain Syndromes (RSD) through multiple approaches including infusion therapies, specifically Ketamine infusions. He is one of a very small number of doctors in the country that correctly applies Ketamine to treatment of any chronic pain condition and also PTSD and depression.
Thoracic & Lumbar Procedure, Dekompressor Discectomy, Discograms/Discography, Intrathecal Drug Delivery System, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Cervical Procedures for Pain Relief, Neuromodulation, Peripheral Nerve Blocks, Transforaminal Injections, Face Joint Injections, Epidural Steroid Injection for Pain, Stem Cell Injection for Pain
“I have been a patient of Dr A’s for two years. Dr A has always treated me with respect, listened to my concerns and works with me to develop a plan of care. Dr A has excellent surgical intervention technique. He performed my surgery flawlessly. I appreciate all Dr A does to help me and others regain control of our lives while we are battling chronic pain. Dr A also has a great staff who always make me feel welcome and are helpful whenever needed. Thank you Dr A for all you’ve done for me!” – Kenne Gottier
“Doc A is “superstar” I just love him!! Together we are still working on a plan for me. His staff, awesome people! Lorraine is wonderful, Mark glad he’s on my team! And Jay who works really hard on my Triwest stuff. I know I can be a pain sometimes but they still care and I know I can count on them when I need them.. from Doc A to the front desk! Thank you guys.. much love and appreciation, Mrs. Zumi” – Cynthia Zumwalt
Spine & Joint Pain Specialists
Dr. Tisdall established our practice in 2007 after completing his Residency in Anesthesiology at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in 2006. He is a 2002 graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He completed subspecialty Fellowship training in Pain Management at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Tisdall is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and is Board Certified in Pain Medicine.
“Today was our first appointment with Kurt Lee, PA. My husband has severe pain in his shoulder and needed a steroid shot. Although there was confusion with the VA making the appointment, Linda and Allyson along with the Shertz team got us in and was so accommodating that we felt so cared for and treated with such compassion. We highly recommend them. Thank you Shertz team! Linda we really appreciate you going the extra mile in making this happen!” – Nelda Oakley
“Thomas Espinoza is an excellent diagnostician. Dr Bourgeois has done excellent job with injections. Alex is the anathesiast and very compassionate . Would recommend this clinic to anyone that wants the best of care.” – Don Brock
River City Pain Management
Dr. DeLeon is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University Kingsville where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Biology. He then went on to pursue his Medical Degree at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Following his graduation from medical school, he completed an internship in General Surgery at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and went on to finish a residency in Anesthesiology at Rush Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. DeLeon was then selected for a fellowship in Pain Medicine where he received comphrensive training in both interventional and medical management of pain.
Dr. DeLeon treats a wide variety of pain conditions including both acute and chronic back and neck pain, complex regional pain syndrome or RSD, as well as pain caused by cancer. He is board certified in both Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, North American Neuromodulation Society, Texas Medical Association, and the Bexar County Medical Society.
Epidural Steroid Injection, Joint/Bursa Injections, Facet Joint Injection/Median Branch Block, Sacroiliac Injections, Abdominal Pain Injections, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Intrathecal Drug Pump, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Facet Radiofrequency, Stellate Ganglion Block
“My appointment was a pleasant experience. The staff was very attentive and genuinely kind. I met with Dr. Ellis and he provided me with options on how to best treat my pain effectively. His attentiveness and empathy with what I was going through, helped me get what I needed to get back to my normal lifestyle. Thank You!” – Silvia Saucillo
“The doctors at River City Pain are very caring and knowledgeable about your care and treatment. The doctor I see, Dr Deleon Jr was the first doctor pain doctor to go over my Xrays with me and I was able to see where the pain was coming from. I’ve referred several patients to this office and everyone was pleased and happy they went there.” – David Zisman Sr
Spine Care of San Antonio
Dr. Michael S. McKee, trained in New York city including two years of General Surgery and then three more years in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management. His true passion lies with Interventional Pain Management and he has been in practice in San Antonio for the last 10 years. He served as Chief of Pain Management at several hospitals. Dr. McKee is a member of the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Anesthesiology, and has obtained extensive training in interventional pain management , spinal cord stimulator and morphine pump implants.
Bursa Injection for Joint Paint, Caudal Epiral Injection, Discography, Epidural Steroid Injection, Facet Joint Injection, Facet Radiofrequency, Inthrecal Morphine Pump Implant, Lumbar Sympathetic Pump, Medial Branch Block, PrP Injections, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Stem Cell Treatment, Spinal Cord Stimulation
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“I was very pleased after my visit to see Dr. McKee. He was very kind and informative when explaining my pain management options. I’d definitely recommend his practice. ” – Dottie Bordner
Amy Burford is a reporter for Kev’s Best. After graduating from UCLA, Amy got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a beat reporter and producer. Amy has also worked as a columnist for The Brookings Register. Amy covers economy and community events for Kev’s Best.