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Gutierrez, David, MD

Title
Program Director, Spine, Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Gender

Male


Language

English, Spanish

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Specialties
Accepting New Patients
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Areas of Expertise
Exercise and Wellness, Interventional Pain Management, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Neuromodulation, Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation

Education

Fellowship
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Internship
ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Medical School
Ross University School of Medicine

Residency
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Member
  • North American Neuromodulation Society, Member
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Member

Bio

David E. Gutierrez, MD, is double board certified in Pain Medicine and Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), which means he treats pain, whether it is musculoskeletal or neurologic in origin, or by nature, chronic pain. He previously served as an Assistant Professor in the Yale Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation and was teaching faculty for the ACGME Pain Medicine Fellowship prior to joining the Hartford Healthcare System. “My treatment focus is on decreasing a patient’s pain and helping them restore physical function while maximizing exercise potential. I want all my patients to be able pursue a healthy and active lifestyle to the best of their functional ability,” Dr. Gutierrez explains. Dr. Gutierrez has expertise in Neuromodulation, an umbrella term used in Pain Medicine to describe stimulation or direct administration of treatment, be it electrical or pharmacological, to the body’s nervous system or painful area. For example, Dr. Gutierrez utilizes spinal cord stimulators as a form of treatment, which are implantable devices that can provide significant pain relief for the right patients. His current research focus is on identifying various neurosensory pathways affected in chronic joint and spine pain. “As an Interventional Pain Specialist, I’m able to provide minimally invasive treatments for addressing pain issues stemming from the spine as well as other musculoskeletal disorders,” Dr. Gutierrez says. “I like to be able to offer continuity of care for my patients, where I can always review what a patient has already tried, but also provide new treatments and recommendations.” Dr. Gutierrez is the Spine Program Director in the Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Insurance

Aetna, Anthem, BCBS Medicare, CarePartners of Connecticut, Cigna Healthcare, Colonial Cooperative Care, Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc., Connecticare, Connecticare Commercial, Connecticare Medicare, Corvel, Coventry, Essence Healthcare, Evercare, First Health Group Corp., Focus, Health Connecticut, Health Direct, Health New England, Healthy Connecticut, HMC/ Northeast Healthcare, Medspan Commercial, Medspan Medicare, Multiplan, Northeast Health Direct, One Health Plan/ Great-West Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Prime Health Services, Private Health Care Systems, Inc., Senior Whole Health, United Healthcare, WellCare of Connecticut, Inc.

This information is subject to change at any time. Please check with your insurance provider before scheduling your appointment or receiving services to confirm they are a participating member of the Hartford HealthCare network.

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