Mustafa Farooque, MD, is a nonsurgical spine specialist. He is board certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation and in pain medicine. He is fellowship trained in musculoskeletal, spine, and sports medicine.
Dr. Farooque provides treatment for various spine-related conditions through counseling, medication, physical therapy, target-specific X-ray guided spinal injections, and referral to other specialists as appropriate. He has well over 20 years of experience in musculoskeletal and spine care and has been exclusively treating spine related patients since 1998. He believes that an accurate diagnosis is the key to successful spine treatment and he accomplishes this by carefully listening to his patients, meticulous physical examination, and diagnostic tests. After finding the source of the spinal pain, Dr. Farooque clearly explains to his patients the possible cause of their symptoms and what the treatment options are. He likes his patients to take part in their treatment decisions. Dr. Farooque prefers least invasive treatment first and recommends more invasive treatments only when clearly indicated. He believes in the concept of, "first, do no harm."
Currently he is also serving as Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Public Health in Madison. Dr. Farooque has been named a "Top Doctor" in 2016 by Milwaukee Magazine.
Outside of his profession, Dr. Farooque enjoys spending time with his family, reading, gardening, travelling, photography, and various athletic activities, especially long distance running.
Dhaka Medical College (Degree earned: MD)
University of Arkansas-Medical Sciences - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pain Medicine - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
Musculoskeletal, Spine & Sports Medicine - Portner Orthopedic Rehabilitation