Rahul S. Anand MD

About Rahul S. Anand MD

Dr. Rahul Anand graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. During his internship in internal medicine at Boston Medical Center, he saw a sickle cell disease patient get quick relief from chest pain with a single epidural. This inspired him to specialize in pain medicine, then still in its infancy as a subspecialty of anesthesiology and, at that time, still called pain management. He did a four-year residency in anesthesiology and pain medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and completed an additional year of fellowship training in the subspecialty of pain medicine. He has a special certification in pain medicine through the American Board of Anesthesiology. He also earned a degree in medical acupuncture from Stanford University. Dr. Anand has been published in journals on pain medicine and anesthesiology and provides expert opinions in this field.

Dr. Anand sees new patient referrals very quickly and offers “a whole spectrum of options” in pain medicine. There are effective non-opioid multi modal treatment plans that deliver good clinical outcomes with reduced risk. “The concept of just narcotics to treat pain and overly sedate pain is not a paradigm that we use in our comprehensive practice,” he says. Pain medicine also encompasses assessing patients from a psychological standpoint for cognitive behavioral therapy, coping skills, breathing techniques, and even vocational training education. 

Other pain medicine options include thermal rhizotomy (RFA) for chronic neck and lower back arthritis, spinal cord stimulation for unsuccessful back surgery and targeted-epidural injections for disc herniations. Dr. Anand also has experience with cancer pain management, post-surgical pain syndromes, cervicogenic-headaches, and shingles. He also offers clinical trials and complimentary alternative medicine (CAM), including medical acupuncture and core-exercise education. Dr. Anand is well-regarded as a conservative and comprehensive pain specialist among his peers.

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Other Office Locations: 350 Seymour Ave., Derby, (203) 319-9355 (WELL)

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine 
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Hospital Affiliations: Bridgeport Hospital 
St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Milford Hospital
Griffin Hospital
Norwalk Hospital

Organizations: American Board of Medical Specialties 
American Board of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Connecticut Pain Society
Accreditation Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
International Spine Intervention Society
North American Spine Society

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