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About Dr. Theresa A Arvesen

Dr. Theresa A Arvesen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Alexandria, VA, with other offices in Coudersport, PA and Washington, DC . She has 16 years of experience. Her specialties include Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Arvesen has received 2 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

11 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Theresa A Arvesen is Great. Dr. Theresa A Arvesen has been rated by 11 patients. From those 11 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Theresa A Arvesen is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

HEATHER A BARNES MD

6355 Walker Ln
Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 810-5211

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Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

1001 E 2nd St
Coudersport, PA 16915

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URSULA L MUNASIFI MD

1133 21st St NW Ste 1000
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 223-9040

Specialties

Dr. Theresa A Arvesen has the following 2 specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

    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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Theresa A Arvesen has the following 3 expertise

  • Cancer Pain
  • Acute Pain
  • Chronic Pain

Reviews

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Five Stars

My experience with Dr Arvesen is all positive. She quickly diagnosed my problem and alleviated my discomfort. She is caring and thorough.

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Thorough and polite.

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Four Stars

Dr Arvesen did a good job managing my pain. She is empathetic and kind. She did several injections for me and they were much more comfortable than previous injections I had in the past. It did take a while to get a new pateint visit but it was worth it. I appreciate her follow up to.

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One Star

This is the worst doctor I have ever visited. First of all my family doctor left his practice suddenly and left me with no prescriptions. I had been taking pain medications for 3 years. I was panicked because of all the horror stories I had heard of withdrawal symptoms. So I found a doctor on the spur of the moment to write me an "emergency prescription" until I could get to the pain clinic. On my first visit to the pain clinic the nurse took my info and I plainly told her that I had taken my last pain pill the day before and about my situation. I then took the usual urine test. I didn't hear anything for a week. I finally called and set up an interview with Dr. Arvesen. Well- she jumped down my throat about how I had lied and that I had pain medication in my urine. I was mortified! I tried to explain that I had told the nurse about my taking a pain pill the day before but she didn't believe me! Why would I lie? I am not stupid. I know that urinalysis shows everything. She was very hateful and basically refused to even listen! I then asked for my medical record and couldn't believe it that she had written that I was "sloppily dressed"! She's got a lot of nerve seeing how she was wearing sloppy surgical duds. She is the worst.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 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

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (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.

  • Education

    16 Years Experience

  • Indiana University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2002

  • Indiana University School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Theresa A Arvesen accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Anthem
    • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
    • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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