4.6/5
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Kirk Puttlitz, MD, FAAPMR

Specialties

Pain Management

Languages

English
4.6/5
3148 Ratings | 517 Comments | About Ratings

Services & Specialties

Pain Management

Languages

English

Office Information

North Phoenix Clinic

18444 N. 25th Ave. 
Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85023
Main Number: 866.974.2673
Fax: 866.939.2673

Office Information

Biography

Kirk M. Puttlitz, MD a board certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine and fellowship-trained in Interventional Pain Management and Spine.

Dr. Puttlitz received his pain management and spine fellowship training at KDV Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Ltd. His fellowship included extensive training in cervical and lumbar epidurals, discography, facet and sacroiliac injections and more. He completed his internship in internal medicine from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Dr. Puttlitz attended the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He was Magna Cum Laude Graduate at State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where he graduated with his medical degree. He also attended State University of New York at Buffalo for his bachelor in science degree where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Dr. Puttlitz is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR).

Procedures & Areas of Interest

  • Cervical & Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Interventional Spine & Pain Management
  • Low Back & Neck Conditions
  • Myofascial Disorders
  • Occipital Nerve Blocks & Ablation Sacroiliac Joint Injection for SI Joint Pain
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation for Radiculopathy, Neuropathy & Vascular Pain
  • Sympathetic Blocks

Fellowship

KDV Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Ltd.

Residency

Emory University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program

Internship

Medical College of Georgia

Doctoral

State University of New York

Undergraduate

State University of New York

Board Certification

Board Certified

Accolades

  • 2013 - Guide to America’s Top Physicians, 2013 Edition, Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • 2011 - The Leading Physicians of the World, International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP)
  • 2011 - Guide to America’s Top Physicians, 2011 Edition, Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • 1995 - State University of New York at Buffalo Bannerman Internal Medicine Award
  • 1993 - Dean’s Letter of Commendation for Academic Excellence while pursuing the Second Year Curriculum
  • 1993 - Certificate of Recognition from the Primary Care Resource Center at the State University of New York at Buffalo for Outstanding Contributions as a Summer Research Fellow
  • 1992 - Dean’s Letter of Commendation for Academic Excellence while pursuing the First Year Curriculum
  • 1991 - Phi Beta Kappa National Academic Honor Society
  • 1991 - Golden Key National Honor Society
  • 1989 - Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society (Top 35% of Class)
  • 1988 - Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society
  • 1981-1988 - Dean’s List of Academic Excellence

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.  submitted by patients as a reflection of their views and opinions. The resulting ratings are not directly endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of The CORE Institute.

Overall 4.6 out of 5

Explained Understandably 4.7
Listened Carefully 4.7
Gave Understandable Answers 4.7
Knew Medical History 4.4
Showed Respect 4.7
Spent Enough Time 4.6

Research and Experience

  • Furman M, Lee T, Puttlitz K, Zgliewski T, O’Brien E, Goodman B. Lumbar provocative discography: evaluation for possible disc pressurization. Presented 4/25/02 at the North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting, New York City, NY.
  • O’Grady M, Wolf S, Tenover L, Ortiz S, Puttlitz K, Hysni C, Sandborn M, Aviles X. Effect of different resistance training programs on lower extremity strength and muscle soreness in previously untrained older adults. (Submitted for publication), 1998.
  • Puttlitz K, Sung B, Orlowski W, Wilson M. Combined effect of caffeine and exercise on blood pressure in men at low and high risk for hypertension. Presented at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology ’94 Conference, Anaheim, California, April 24-28, 1994. Published in The FASEB Journal 1994;8(4):A881.
  • Puttlitz K, Sung B, Orlowski W, Wilson M. Effect of caffeine on blood pressure during exercise in men at low and high risk for hypertension. Presented at the Ninth Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension, New York City, New York, May 11-14, 1994. Published in the American Journal of Hypertension 1994;7(4):33A.

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