Gutierrez, David, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

David Gutierrez, MD

Pain Medicine

Location Information

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Primary Care
    7 Village Green Drive
    Litchfield, CT 06759

    860.567.0130

    Fax: 860.567.0125

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    538 Litchfield Street Suite 103
    Torrington, CT 06790

    860.496.6257

    Fax: 860.545.5593

About David Gutierrez, MD

  • Gender
    Male
  • Languages
    English
    Spanish
    Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L)
  • Specialties
    Accepting New Patients

    Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • Areas of Expertise
    Exercise and Wellness, Interventional Pain Management, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Neuromodulation, Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation

Education

  • FellowshipUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center

    InternshipICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Medical SchoolRoss University School of Medicine

    ResidencyMontefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Faculty Appointments

    University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Assistant Professor

  • Professional Organizations

    American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Member
    North American Neuromodulation Society, Member
    American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Member

Bio

David E. Gutierrez, MD, is double board certified in Pain Medicine and Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), which means he treats pain, whether it is musculoskeletal or neurologic in origin, or by nature, chronic pain. He previously served as an Assistant Professor in the Yale Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation and was teaching faculty for the ACGME Pain Medicine Fellowship prior to joining the Hartford Healthcare System. “My treatment focus is on decreasing a patient’s pain and helping them restore physical function while maximizing exercise potential. I want all my patients to be able pursue a healthy and active lifestyle to the best of their functional ability,” Dr. Gutierrez explains. Dr. Gutierrez has expertise in Neuromodulation, an umbrella term used in Pain Medicine to describe stimulation or direct administration of treatment, be it electrical or pharmacological, to the body’s nervous system or painful area. For example, Dr. Gutierrez utilizes spinal cord stimulators as a form of treatment, which are implantable devices that can provide significant pain relief for the right patients. His current research focus is on identifying various neurosensory pathways affected in chronic joint and spine pain. “As an Interventional Pain Specialist, I’m able to provide minimally invasive treatments for addressing pain issues stemming from the spine as well as other musculoskeletal disorders,” Dr. Gutierrez says. “I like to be able to offer continuity of care for my patients, where I can always review what a patient has already tried, but also provide new treatments and recommendations.” Dr. Gutierrez is the Spine Program Director in the Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

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