Meet the Doctor

Rahul S. Anand, M.D.

Rahul S. Anand, M.D.

Board Certified in Pain Medicine, Pain Management
& Anesthesiology, Medical Acupuncturist

Hospital Privileges:

Bridgeport Hospital, Stamford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital, Milford Hospital, St. Vincent's Hospital and Griffin Hospital.

Dr. Rahul S. Anand, earned his college degree and then completed four years of medical school at the Boston University School of Medicine. He spent four more years learning the medical specialty of anesthesiology and pain medicine during residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Anand then went on to do an additional year of fellowship training to become a "sub-specialist," or an expert in treating pain and received this fellowship through UPENN and received a special certification in pain medicine through the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). Additionally, Dr. Anand received a medical Acupuncturist degree from Stanford University. Dr Anand has published in the field of pain medicine and anesthesiology and continues to pursue clinical trials and provides expert opinions in his field.

Tony Pazienza, PA-C

Tony Pazienza, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Trained at Yale University Medical Center

Anthony Pazienza, PA-C joined Connecticut Pain and Wellness in 2008. He studied Molecular Biology and the University of California Santa Barbara and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's of Science. He later trained at Yale University and earned a Master's of Medical Science through the School of Medicine's Physician Associate program. Prior to joining our group, he spent several years as an Emergency Medical Technician in Santa Barbara, CA. He continues his work in emergency medicine by periodically taking shifts in the Yale-New Haven Hospital emergency room. Anthony works closely with Dr. Anand to assess patients and treat their pain related conditions.

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Our Philosophy

The philosophy of Connecticut Pain and Wellness Center is to provide the finest, most advanced, and effective treatments available to each of our patients in a caring and nurturing environment. We truly understand that pain can have negative physical, psychological, social, and spiritual consequences. Therefore, we take all pain seriously and we will listen to the concerns of each person with empathy to develop multi-dimensional treatment plans that are specifically designed for each individual person. Connecticut Pain and Wellness Center will educate every one of our patients so that they can actively and intelligently participate in the progress of the healthcare they receive at our facility. We want all of our patients to lead happier, healthier, and more productive lives.

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Opioid-Narcotic Management Statement

Connecticut Pain and Wellness Center, LLC is willing to go the extra mile to improve your daily functioning and the overall quality of your life. Excellent pain management treatment begins with safe and effective multi-dimensional treatment plans that reduce risks and maximize benefits.

We take comprehensive measures to protect our patients from the significant risks that are associated with opioid therapy which are also known as narcotic medications. We stringently follow state and federal recommendations regarding prescribing opioid medications. Furthermore, we only prescribe narcotic medications if we determine that a patient's condition warrants their use; the patient satisfies specific criteria; and the patient has failed other, low risk treatment options.

We typically do NOT prescribe high doses of opioid medications as research (and federal recommendations) continues to show that this regimen has much greater risks for patients with few long–term benefits as compared to lower, minimal, and non-opioid based therapies.

We believe that if you suffer from pain, we can help you to maximize the quality of your life by offering multi-dimensional treatment plans that are safe, minimally invasive and clinically proven to be highly effective. We invite you to make an appointment to explore treatment options that will be individually tailored to meet your needs. "All you have to lose is the pain."

Alternatives to painkillers could help fight against addiction

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Tour of Office

The goal of our office staff and our medical team is to make your visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible, and make sure you get in and out on time. Please take a moment to tour our modern office and let us show you our relaxed environment and state-of-the-art interventional fluoroscopy suite.

  • Connecticut Pain & Wellness Center Office Tour
  • Connecticut Pain & Wellness Center Office Tour
  • Connecticut Pain & Wellness Center Office Tour
  • Connecticut Pain & Wellness Center Office Tour
  • Connecticut Pain & Wellness Center Office Tour
  • Connecticut Pain & Wellness Center Office Tour

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Testimonials

★★★★

I so appreciate the care of Dr. Anand, his PA and office staff. Dr. Anand is careful about the medicines that I take and has other options to offer me other than medication. I have never had this kind of care from any other pain manager and would highly recommend this office.

★★★★

Steroid Injection for Whiplash Injury Patient

Dr. Anand was a competent physician that cared about my pain management and treatment. Although my appointment for my procedure was supposed to be another appointment, once I made the decision to go ahead, after carefully explained to me by Dr. Anand (and using a model to show me) he told me that he was going to a conference for the following two weeks. He wanted to know if I was available to have the shots done this afternoon (moving his own schedule around) so that I didn't have to wait for him to be back from a conference before managing my pain. What doctor normally does that? Dr. Anand did. The people that are posting negative comments about him are trolling or crazy, from my experience. I'd recommend Dr. Anand and his staff. The only minor thing that I would say is that we (my friend came with me) spoke to the staff about the change in appointment (that I was coming back later) and she didn't recognize me (at first) but that's minor. She was fine once she did. I might suggest that the reception staff try to remember their patients from the same day and get caught up with if and why they are returning on the same day (if that happens) in the future. That's my one minor suggestion.

★★★★

Dr. Anand is a kind doctor that is treating me with shots and medications. I'm feeling much better than I did one year ago. I have recommended him to many of my friends.

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Finally, a Doctor That Helped Me!

I've been to three different pain docs in the area and had injections from them all but this was the first time that actually had relief of my back. My leg was still bothering me and he implanted a stimulator and that has stopped that pain completely. I'm back to work and better then I've been in years!

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Giannitelli

This comment is made at a time when it has been so hard for me to find a doctor who I feel cares and responds to my needs and concerns. I recently lost my primary care physician (Dr. Frank Scifo),who I had seen for over 16 years. I thought that it would be so difficult to find a doctor who would have the same qualities which Dr. Scifo incorporated into his practice and the concern he would always exhibit during my office visits. Dr. Anand has been so much like Dr. Scifo. He is his own doctor, but never once has he not spent the time to explain or answer any of my concerns. I am a patient who has had 6 spinal surgeries which have left me with constant pain in my back and legs. He has always been so attentive and suggested many alternatives to just heavy pain medications. I eventually had a nuero- stimulator implanted. It has given me the ability to manage my pain in such a way that it gives me the ability to reduce my pain meds and manage it much better on my own. This treatment was all suggested and discussed thoroughly by Dr. Anand. I was also directed to ANS (St. Jude Medical). Robert and Bev have been so helpful and caring concerning the implant. At no time have I ever been ignored or treated in an unprofessional manner. They have always been there to re-program my stimulator or instruct me on how to preform these functions on my own. (Many times.) I would also like to mention just a word about Pam his office manager. Since my first visit she has been so helpful and kind. It is not something that you find in a doctors office today, especially being a new patient. Also, I would like to mention Anthony, Dr Anand's PA. He also exhibits the same care and concern Dr Anand does. In conclusion, in todays world of changing medicine and frustrations it is so comforting to have found Dr. Anand and his staff. I feel that I have found the doctor who will replace Dr. Scifo, not only as a medical professional, but a friend. I have and will not ever question his ability or direction. My Prayers have been answered. The closing on the above mentioned individuals, is that they are just a reflection of what Doc stands for and how his practice is operated. I would never have a problem or concern referring any patient to his care. May God Bless All.

★★★★

Patient

Dr. Anund has been caring for my 83 year old mom for the past year treating her for Spinal Stenosis and Arthritis. He has been a God send! She has encourage many of her friends and family to see this doctor. She is so grateful to have a doctor who's so accomodating, knowledgeable, and has a great bedside manner.

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Recommended.

Very nice young doctor with good bed side manner. He offered me many more options than other doctors. My pain is much better. I recommend him a lot...

★★★★

My Friend

Dr. Anand is a fine young doctor that is very caring. I have treated with him for 3 years now. His staff is very respectful, too. I used to love talking with the doctor's mother also. Dr. Anand has been tretaing my spinal stenois and back arthritis pain with medicatoins and injections. I have sent many patients to him and my daughter and son-in-law see him too. I would recommend him to anybody.

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One of the Best

As a 3 time cancer survivor I have had many excellent doctors. All the efforts of the best surgeons though they saved my life would have fallen flat when it comes to living my life. Dr. Anand was recommended by my oncologist and proved to be the one doctor that enabled me to continue living my life. The pain that I was left with has been more than controlled by Dr. Anand. His expertise has come up with procedures and devices that make it possible for me to continue working and continue living. Thank you Dr. Anand!!

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Bueno

I waited about 5 minutes for my appointment. Dr. Anand spent much time talking about my problems. I was sent by my orthopedic doctor for treatment. I am better after a neck shot. I thank him for the help...

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God Sent

My mother is older and has a lot of spinal problems. She has seen several orthopedic doctors and pain specialists. My last orthopedist sent my mother to Dr. Anand for a second opinion. After several months of diagnosis my mother received a pain pump for all her pain conditions. She is much better now and has a new life. We have the pump filled every 6 months and rarely see doctors anymore. Dr. Anand changed my mother's life. He is a tremendous physician...

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Very Good Pain Doc

I was referred to Dr. Anand by my neurologist and primary care doctor for severe singles pain. Dr. anand gave me a wide range of options including creams and medications. Ultimately, a spinal injection worked the best. I am very indebted to this doctor. Thank you.

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Great Guy

I was having sciatica down my leg for 5 years. I saw every doctor in CT. All my testing including MRI and EMG were all normal. Dr. Anand reviewed all my studies and determined a "transitional vertebrae" caused my pain. Two injecitons later I am as good a 5 years ago. He takes the time to make sure nothing is missed... Highly recommended.

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Very Good Outcomes

I have had chronic back pain for 15 years. I underwent a lumbar spine surgery that failed. I saw several pain doctors and had injections that never worked. Dr. Anand did an epidural that broke up the scar tissue and now my pain is so much better. He is great, I take no medications now. I can lift my child now. Thanks.

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A Great Doctor

A month ago, my mother was suffering excruciating back pain that didn't respond even to morphine. Her oncologist referred us to Dr. Anand, who agreed to see my mother though it was very late on a Friday. He correctly diagnosed her condition and administered an epidural shot to her spine. Almost immediately, she began to feel some relief from the pain. Words cannot express our gratitude for this kind and compassionate doctor, who listened carefully to my mother and treated her with great gentleness. (An MRI later confirmed his diagnosis: a osteoporosis-related collapse of spinal vertebra, which crushed a nerve.)

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Great Doctor

Doctor told me 3 shots would help My sciatica pain. It took 2 shots, I am working now. He is great... Thanks doc.

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Best of All

I have had 4 herniated cervical discs and attendant migraine headaches for nearly 20 years. I have similar lumbar injuries. Dr. Anand has been my best treating physician consistently relieving pain with both epidurals and radio frequency treatments. He is always available for emergency appointments. He always explains my deteriorating conditions.

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Very Good Doctor

Very good doctor. He gave me 3 injections in by back and I am all better. I can work now. I recommend highly.

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Dr. Anand is Good

Dr. Anand is a fine doctor. He has gotten alot of attention lately. The bloggers on this site are clearly biased. He performed acupuncutre and epidural shots on me, and I am better. I highly recommend Dr. Anand...

★★★★

Excellent Doctor

Dr. Anand is an excellent doctor. He helped me and my family more than any other doctor. He spend lots of time with me ordering tests and physical therapy. He was able to fix my problem better than any one else.

★★★★

Pain Visit

Honest doctor with good bed side manner. Good technical skills with procedures.

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