Abdul Barakat

Abdul Barakat, M.D., M.B.A.

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  • Pain Medicine

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Abdul Barakat, M.D., M.B.A., is a board-certified and fellowship-trained pain management specialist with MidMichigan Health’s Spine and Pain Program.

As a pain management physician, Dr. Barakat provides balanced pain management care to diagnose and treat conditions such as neck and back pain, including work-related injuries and sciatica; persistent pain after back or neck surgery; arthritis pain in spine and joints; Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS); nerve damage; muscle spasm pain; shingles pain and headaches.

Dr. Barakat decided to go into medicine because he wanted to help people live healthier, happier lives. He was originally interested in cardiology, though he found that anesthesiology and pain management were his true calling. “Unfortunately, nowadays, too many people suffer from chronic pain,” Dr. Barakat said. “If left untreated, pain can affect people’s daily lives, their moods, their productivity, and their overall wellbeing. Because of this, I have chosen to be at the forefront of treatment, treating pain as quickly and conveniently as I can so that people may return to their normal lives and participate in their favorite activities.”

Philosophy of Care

“I like to make sure that my patients are comfortable when they come to see me,” he said. “I encourage them to be open with me, allowing them the opportunity to engage in their own narrative medicine and understanding their own health in order for them to personally make better, more informed decisions regarding their health.”

Dr. Barakat believes in providing a balanced approach to pain treatment that focuses on restoring patients to the functions of their daily lives. This includes creating tailored care plans to address their individual needs.

In his free time, he and his wife enjoy spending time with their four children. They especially like hiking and exploring the beautiful mountains around New Hampshire, and sharing great home cooked meals together.

Special Interests and Procedures

Dr. Barakat specializes in ablation therapy for knee, shoulder, neck and back pain; injection therapy for neck, arm, back and leg pain, as well as for disc bulge or herniation; advanced injections for headache and pelvic pain; cutting edge treatment for spinal stenosis; nerve stimulation; minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD); and Stimwave to treat neuropathy.

Gender

  • Male

Year Began Practicing

  • 2001

Board Certified

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Languages

  • English

Education

Medical School

1991
Aleppo University School of Medicine, Aleppo, Syria, DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

Education

2019
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Residency

2001
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston MA, ANESTHESIOLOGY

Fellowship

2002
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston MA, CARDIOTHORACIC ANESTHESIA
2003
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston MA, PAIN MEDICINE
2004
Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

Clinical Interests & Special Procedures

  • Injection Therapy
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  • Nerve Stimulation
  • Stimwave to Treat Neuropathy
  • Advanced Injections for Headache and Pelvic Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis Treatment
  • Injection Therapy for Back and Leg Pain
  • Injection Treatment for Shingles Pain
  • Ablation Therapy for Knee Pain
  • Ablation Therapy for Shoulder, Neck and Back Pain
  • Injection Therapy for Disc Buldge or Herniation

Philosophy

"I encourage my patients to be open with me, allowing them the opportunity to engage in their own narrative medicine and understanding their own health."

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

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Specialty

  • Pain Medicine

Employed By

Pain Management Group

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