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Stefan Gilthorpe, MD

 Dr. Gilthorpe, MD completed his medical degree, anesthesiology residency and subspecialty pain-management training at UTMB. Board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, he's performed thousands of procedures and treated countless patients before  launching Better Life Spine & Pain Center

in late 2020.

We accept: 

  • Medicare Part B

  • BCBS of Texas

  • Humana

  • United Healthcare

  • Cigna

  • Self-pay/cash

  • MultiPlan

  • Superior Health Plan

  • Tricare East  

  • Ambetter

  • Molina

  • Many others.

12518 Cutten Road
Houston, Texas 77066
Phone: 832-286-4546
Fax: 832-461-1138


Frequently asked questions:


Sharon H.


When I met Dr. Gilthorpe, for the first time in a really, really long time, I felt like a doctor actually cared about me.  He took his time, listened to everything I had to say, and, even during COVID, touched me to assess my problems. He is kind and patient, I would totally recommend him to all people who need this kind of help.

Brenda P.


I just cannot say enough about Dr. Gilthorpe. I recommend him wholeheartedly. He saw me within three days of requesting an appointment, immediately gave me a pain relieving injection and had me booked into the hospital for a back procedure in a week. What an amazing experience. I wasted a month, suffering in agony, with other doctors.

Justin F.


I had a wonderful experience at the Better Life Spine & Pain Center.
Dr. Gilthorpe was very nice and professional. He was able to identify
the source of my pain and administered the procedure quickly with very
little discomfort. I highly recommend this Doctor and Clinic!

Back pain, neck pain chronic pain? Book today. Interventional pain physician, anesthesiologist Stefan Gilthorpe, MD specializes in minimally invasive surgeries and procedures to help manage pain. We offer same-day appointments and take most insurances.