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David A. Olvera, MD

Review Score:
3.2/5 (based on 25 Reviews)
Pain management
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

UT Health East Texas Pain Management - A department of UT Health Tyler

700 Olympic Plaza Circle
Ste. 850
Tyler, TX 75701

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.


UT Health East Texas Neurological Institute -- A department of UT Health Tyler

700 Olympic Plaza
Ste. 904
Tyler, TX 75701

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

As a board-certified and fellowship-trained interventional pain specialist, David Adrian Olvera, MD, enjoys hearing how his work helps patients overcome chronic pain and improve their lives and relationships.
“It’s rewarding when you have family members come back and say, ‘Before we met you, it was difficult to be around this person. Now we have them back and we enjoy them again.’ They get their quality of life back that was missing for years.”

Dr. Olvera performs injection therapy for patients who are suitable candidates, along with nerve blocks, epidural injections (under fluoroscope when necessary for patient safety), spinal cord simulator trials and other advanced treatments to relieve pain.

“I provide personal care and make sure patients feel that their needs are always addressed at every visit.”

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Anethesiology, Board Certification

American Board of Anethesiology, Pain Medicine Subspecialty, Board Certification


Pain Medicine Fellowship: University of California San Francisco, CA

Anesthesiology Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Doctor of Medicine: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Bachelor of Science: Pre-professional Health, College of Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi

Texas Medical Association, Member

American Pain Society, Member

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Member

American Medical Association, Member

American Society of Anesthesiologists, Member

American Osteopathic Association, Member



the most caring and knowledge pain doctor. He really cares for his patients. He takes time to make sure i understand my condition and treatment plans.

   — Anna Arroyo


I saw Dr Olvera late last year for some severe back pain. He had the PCP order a MRI so we could see what was going on. I had a protusion that he tried to help with an injection. It did help some but when it didn't get me the relief we were hoping for, Dr Olvera referred me out to a neurosurgeon for surgery. Dr Olvera was very professional and explained everything to me and what would be my best option for me; which was the surgery unfortunately. But now thanks to Dr Olvera, I am back to almost 100% and can get back to my normal life. Thank you, Dr Olvera Tony V

   — Belia Vasquez


I have been seeing Dr Olvera for several years my first visit went very well. Dr Olvera spent 20+minutes with me going through my history and he was the first doctor in many years that general cares about my health. He's a doctor that will order tests so he knows exactly how to treat you. My only complaint would be I wish he could be my PCP, also. Today's doctors seem not to care about you or really listen to what you have to say. I would highly recommend Dr Olvera.

   — Jackie


Dr Olvera is great and cares about his patients. He's not a pill pusher so don't expect it. He is very thorough with many treatments, rehab, injections with Meds before he will even consider control drugs, which he will if you really need them. Anna doesn't get the credit and respect she deserves. She is great person that's overworked and complained on for no reason IMO and STILL manages to return your voicemail the same day if not MINUTES depending on when you call. OVERALL Dr O and Anna are fantastic.

   — Chuck Jones