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Dr. Shabrez Tariq, MD, FIPP

Physiatrist, Pain Management Specialist

Professional statement

**Dr. Tariq does not accept Cash or Medicaid Patients - only those with insurance** Houston Spine & Joint Pain Consultants provides the premiere and utmost level of experience in comprehensive and interventional pain management to our patients. Dr. Tariq is Board Certified in Pain Medicine (ABPM) and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (ABMS). Dr. Tariq addresses each patient's pain condition with a multi-modal approach which include therapy, medications and interventional procedures. Dr.Tariq is also certified as a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP), the highest distinction for an interventional pain physician from World Institute of Pain.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Pain Management Specialist
  • Physiatrist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Pain Medicine
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Education and training

  • Medical School - Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh (General Surgery)
  • Union Memorial Hospital, Internship in General Surgery
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pain and Spine Consultants, Brentwood, Fellowship in Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • World Institute of Pain

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Rapid registration

Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1558542068

Office locations

Houston Spine and Joint Pain Consultants

14770 Memorial Dr

Houston, TX 77079

Houston Spine and Joint Pain Consultants

4101 Greenbriar Dr, 208

Houston, TX 77098

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The doctor was very professional and took his time explaining what the plan of care was. My questions were answered and the next step in my treatment was explained. It was my first visit and I was impressed. The waiting time needs to improve but it was worthwhile.
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Doctors office at Memorial was not really sending the right prescriptions on time and causing lot of confusions for the patients. I am yet to resolve a Xray request done from Doctor, planning to move to a better Doctor's office
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The visit went excellent! He and his staff clearly care about the well being of their patients.
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Wonderful appointment! Amazingly nice doctor/ very thorough- great listener. I immediately felt at home there. So excited to find a new and awesome doctor to treat my painful back episodes. No waiting either!!!
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i have been seeing DR Tariq for a year now and is the best service i have ever gotten. the doctor gets to know you and remembers conversations and how many kids I have, what I do for a living ETC.
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Very nice
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It was a very pleasant visit, I am a new patient. Dr. Tariq is caring and thorough. I would reccommend him to anyone suffering with chronic pain.
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Do not recommend this Dr. His office leaves a lot to be desired.
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always gets my nerve pain under control. Has 3 offices all over town.
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Firstly, this experience was a 100% improvement over the experience I had on Friday with another pain management doctor. The staff was conscientious, knowledgeable, and very polite. Dr. Tariq was kind, compassionate, and, even when he washesitant to take me as a patient, told me he would fill my methadone prescription for a month giving me a chance to find a doctor that was more knowledgeable about my circumstances and thereby keeping me from going into a horriible withdrawal. Ultimately, he decided to "give it a try" to see if he could help me. A true credit to the profession. When you suffer from long term chronic illness you see a large number of clinicians over the years and this young doctor is everything described here on Zoc Doc. Thank you to him and his staff for the positive experience. Thank you to Zocdoc for helping find a pain management physician that was willing to see me in spite of my unique circumstances. A special thank you to Dr. Tariq's staff for "confirming" me as he said he may not have seen me had they not done that. Looking forward to my next appointment.
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Dr. Tariq was very understanding and caring. He thoroughly explained everything to me. I am so happy to have found him!
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Dr. Tariq impresses me as very professional and kind.
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Not impressed, really didn't listen and didn't do really any thing except write a script that I told wouldn't be the correct amount nor did he really show any care in what I told him.
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He was able to get my back pain under control with out narcotic medications. I have had real relief! Thank you Dr T
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To the point but very personable. His whole staff is down to earth. I even have one of his nurses personal cell. I will not change fot anything. He's helped to manage my pain from severe RA!! Thank you Dr. Tariq!! Miranda
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Very very very very very very wonderful doctor! Also great staff!!
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Doctor and staff were very friendly although I am a bit disappointed that he's not going to continue following the treatment plan that worked well for me under the prior doctor I had for a decade in the state from whichI moved. The wait time was not bad. Another downside was no one returned telephone calls I made, even though I left a message asking them to.
More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor, listened and explained well. Woukd definitely recommend.
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didnt have to wait a long time. very polite doctor, actually listens.
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Great Dr. Very nice and made a plan for my care while considering my finances and well being. I believe this is what a real Dr. Should do in todays world.
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loved this office in Midtown, closer to work. Dr Tariq was great and so were his assistants.
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He was very knowledgable , did a thorough exam and provided an agreeable treatment plan, he is a very caring dr
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Hey was Great really spent the time with me and made feel comfortable about the medications we are going to use and that I do not want to feel like Zombie. Staff was very nice and even had computer and printers problems (Monday)..They apologize for it.
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Very informative and open to questions and concerns. Proactive in his procedures. Highly recommended!
More than 1 year ago
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He is an excellent physician with a heart of gold. He is referring me to another PM specialist since I am beyond injections and so forth but was very supportive. We need more physicians of his caliber especially in PM. Iam at a point in my injury where pain management (medications) is all that is left a very complex case which has progressed to Central Pain Syndrome, He wrote some of my medication with a referral to an associate who handles cases like mine as a professional nurse I am much impressed; his office staff were friendly and kind, and the office was spacious.
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it was great i would recommend him to any one
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it was a great visit he truly cares a great doctor
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I arrived 11.45, appointment was at 12. Wasn't seen by the doctor till 1.30. I saw lots of great reviews but had a bad experience. Didn't get the care I was hoping for. Just got a prescription.
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top-notch doctor cares about his patients
More than 1 year ago
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He was very helpful and understanding of my situation. I would definitely recommend him to anybody needing help in that area.
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Great doctor and staff!!!
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Presently surprised! Very personable, thorough and informative. Saved me from needing to meet with other specialists to find a new one. Highly recommended.????
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Very impressive...... he took the time to listen to my issues, checked me out and then offered a plan to help me out. The Dr. took the time to answer all my questions and concerns.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr .tariq is great!
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On my next app. I'll make sure to take a pair of wings for Dr. Tariq, because he's an angel on earth! I had to wait a little bit because the internet was down, but it was worthy. First, his nurse,Darlene, was approachble and kind, and Dr. Tariq was absolutely professional, he is caring, a great listener, a gentleman when it comes for bedside manner, and most of all, he treated me with dignity and respect. I had my previous Dr. for several years, but due to insurance changes, I had to look for a new one and I was kind of afraid because when you have a Dr. for several years, you develop a relationship and I was afraid I was going to be judged or worst, not be able to find a compassionate Doctor. Well, this was not the case. Dr. Fariq has true compassion for his patients and is really concerned about their well-being. Highly recommended. Thank you!
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Dr. Tariq performed a very thorough, focused examination and fully explored my history before arriving at a plan for me, which he took the time to explain fully, making sure I understood. He was very compassionate and friendly, while flawlesslyprofessional. The staff was very professional yet personable, making me feel at home, despite the discomfort with which I originally presented. Having worked within the healthcare industry myself, I am very familiar with local professionals and specialists, and I was impressed to the highest degree with Dr. Tariq's credentials, clinical decision-making, bedside manner, professionalism...all aspects of my experience in his office. I highly recommend him.
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I have a lumbar fusion from L4-S1, with a cage built at the base of the spine. I would recommend Dr Tariq to anyone who is fed up with doctors who don't have compassion, listening skills or a good bedside manner.My appointment today was a breath of fresh air. He is not a doctor who is looking to run up the bill with crazy procedures. He listened to my background and what works best for me. I was shocked that he didn't feel pressure to rush my appointment and he was genuinely concerned about all the struggles I had over the past 8 years with the pain, another PM doctors and surgeons. Another pain management doctor told me that he would not follow a simple medication plan from my former out of state pain management doctor that was treating me prior to my return to Houston because of some DEA song and dance. Dr. Tariq told me that he was concerned with my past 4 surgeries in less than 4 months last year. Just from looking at the horrific mess I had been in last year, he wouldn't even talk right now about putting me thru anything like an injection or any other procedures right now. Simply put, he did a complete exam of me, listened to my history and placed me on the regimen of pain management therapy that is best for me. I am very pleased with the whole experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful as well. Excellent doctor!!!!!
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Dr.Tiriq was a very nice dr.He spent the time to get some background and was down to earth about me as a person.I was happy that he didnt rush me thru my appointment without asking questions about my health issues.I wouldhighly reccomend him as a pain management dr.I felt comfortable around him and he seems like a very caring dr in his field, other then some physicians that are in n out without making you feel like they care of your needs.He treated me very kindly and my experience with him made me feel like he cared about me as a patient.
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He sat down with me and took the time to get to know me and understand the things I was having trouble with. I felt like a human being and not just a number.
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I was able to talk freely about my past history and problems in the present. And I felt both he and his associate were listening. The treatment offered was reasonable and would help me live a much better quality of life.I was totally satisfied. Dr. Tariq is obviously very knowledgeable in his field.
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Dr Tariq spent time listening to my problems and spent time with me unlike many other doctor's. Highly recommended: )
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Tariq is awesome! He was very patient with me (despite the many questions I asked), and he was very knowledgeable (without the slightest air of condescension). I felt very comfortable in the office. The staff was nice, as well. Ifeel like I can take comfort in knowing I'm in Dr. Tariq's competent and kind hands.
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He was very attentive and listened to my long medical history. He ordered tests and made several suggestions to make my quality of life better.
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It was so nice to have such a caring doctor AND staff
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He was very kind and listened to me. The staff was very friendly as well. I recommend him
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I love Doctor Tariq..I was very impressed by his thoroughness and his willing to listen...I was looking for a personable doctor and I found him. He was also concerned about what worked for me and what didn't...I would highly recommend himfor someone who's looking for a great pain management Dr.
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Dr. Tariq was very kind,understanding and knowledgeable of the medical needs for his patients
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He was as advertised. Very professional and he asked lots of questions and took his time with me. Refreshing to see a doctor who cares! Staff very kind and professional!!!
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Wonderful doctor. Listened to and talked with me about all my concerns. Office staff was great also.
More than 1 year ago
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This doctor was wonderful. I felt so happy to finally have found a doctor that not only listens but is down to earth and understanding an kind an funny. He explained everything to were you could understand, he didn't rush youor make you feel awkward or like you were a pain for him. He was really the best doctor I've seen ever in life. I'm do excited to continue working with him.he didn't try to give me anything I was uncomfortable with he actually asked me what works for my pain and let me decide what I wanted to continue on or switch. Wow blew my mind how easy going he was an understanding. I'm so happy that I found him.i would recommend him to anyone looking for a great doctor. He's very well versed in his training an we'll educated, very thorough an will help with whatever you need can't say enough good things about him.
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