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About Dr. Kevin E Fitzgerald
Dr. Kevin E Fitzgerald, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Grand Rapids, MI. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Dr. Fitzgerald is affiliated with Metro Health Hospital. Dr. Fitzgerald has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Kevin E Fitzgerald has the following 2 specialties
Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.
- Pain Medicine
Dr. Kevin E Fitzgerald has the following 3 expertise
- Acute Pain
- Cancer Pain
- Chronic Pain
Dr. Kevin E Fitzgerald has 1 board certified specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Kevin E Fitzgerald is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I first began seeing Dr. Fitzgerald for Fibromyalgia trigger point injections in the out patient surgery recovery area of St.Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids.Our first meeting occurred more than 28 yrs ago, before the official pain clinic ever existed. I've been blessed with 5 chronic health conditions and Dr.Fitz has been there for me for every diagnosis and treatment plan.Of the numerous specialists I have seen in my lifetime, including those at Mayo, Cleveland Clinic, and Uof M, Dr. Fitzgerald gets an "A+" grade from me in listening skills and level of compassion. He truly desires to find your cause for pain and to develop a treatment plan that delivers results when other doctors have failed. Numerous doctors, unfortunately, will write off your issues as stress related or may blame your pre- existing conditions as the cause for something new rather than making refferals to the appropriate specialists or for diagnostic tests. This doctor is very humble, a rarity in his field, willing to admit when he does not have the answers, but will walk beside you with emotional support until the answers to health dilemas are found! You owe it to yourself and to your family to give this pain specialist a try before giving up hope. Yes, the waiting room time may be long, but the amount of time Dr.Fitzgerald will spend with you in the examination room will make it worth your while!
Dr Fitzgerald is the best. His office staff is the greatest. It took 15 years for me to find a doctor who could/would give me a diagnoses. His NEW PHYSICAL THERAPY STAFF is great also, they are gentle and do all they can to ease your pain levels. This doctor deserves high recognition from the medical field.
Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.
Dr. Fitzgerald is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
38 Years Experience
Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
Graduated in 1980
Cleveland Clinic Health System
Dr. Kevin E Fitzgerald accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- BCBS MI Blue Care Network HMO Group Enrollees
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PriorityHealth HMO
- PriorityHealth Priority PPO
- Spectrum Health
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsMichigan Pain Consultants, 2060 E Paris Ave SE Ste 200, Grand Rapids, MI
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