Meet Dr. Prabhakar
Dr. Hari Prabhakar's interest in pain medicine began when he was a college student attending Johns Hopkins University. During his studies, he was involved in developing sickle cell disease management programs for underserved communities, a large part of which involved pain management. Follow his undergraduate education, Dr. Prabhakar was awarded a British Marshall Scholarship to study public health and international health management in London, England. He then went on to attend Harvard Medical School, where he received a Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship to continue his work on surgical systems development and humanitarian relief in India. Dr. Prabhakar completed his anesthesiology and interventional pain fellowship residencies at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital.
Skills & expertise
Dr. Prabhakar is dual-board certified in anesthesiology and interventional pain management. He has notable publications in journals such as Interventional Pain Management Reports and has presented at the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Exceptionally trained in interventional pain management and pharmacotherapy, Dr. Prabhakar offers advanced expertise in a wide variety of spinal procedures, BOTOX, spinal cord stimulation, DRG (dorsal root ganglion) stimulation, intrathecal pump management, and vertebral augmentation. He is among the first of interventional pain fellows to be certified for Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) stimulation. Having spent a significant amount of time studying applications of Ayurveda (Indian alternative medicine) in pain medicine, Dr. Prabhakar believes strongly in a multidisciplinary approach to pain management,
Outside of his medical practice, Dr. Prabhakar's passion is humanitarian aviation. He is highly accomplished in the field, and holds a Commercial Pilots License (CPL) with instrument and multi-engine privileges. As a proud Texas native, Dr. Prabhakar is excited to return to the state and serve the North Austin community with excellence in pain management care.
"I was in pain for two years until I visited Dr. Prabhakar. This doctor is the real deal, very professional, knowledgeable and kept things calm and comfortable while performing a Thoracic injection. I am not 100%, however I am feeling a lot better than I have felt for the past two years. I am functioning better with a lot less pain. His whole staff is great, they all work as a team and show much interest in their patients. I highly recommend Tricity Pain-Dr. P and staff! Thank you all at Tricity!"
"Keep up the good work. Dr. Hari P. is a giant among doctors. I have seen many physicians, but never one more professional or kind."
"After seeing two other doctors, Dr. Prabhakar at Tri City Pain in Round Rock, told me of a few other muscle tears, bursitis and other things going on where I had issues which explained why I was feeling pains in those areas and not getting better after Physical Therapy. I love how thorough he is before and after getting an epidural which brought me great relief. All of the staff at the front and his tech who assisted him during the epidural were very friendly and able to reduce my stress of the procedure and reassured me I was in good hands. Hard to find people with a good bed side manner so to speak, but to find it with the doctor and all who work in their office is next to impossible. I’m very grateful I was referred to him and this location and being only a couple of miles from my house was the cherry on top. Thank You All!!! I have referred a few people to you even before getting this survey. Again, thanks so much!"
"Dr. Prabhakar is so professional and excellent doctor, his team is amazing and friendly. I really appreciate all they did to get rid of my knee pain."
"Keep up the good work. Dr. Hari P. is a giant among doctors. I have seen many physicians, but never one more professional or kind. Dr. Hari is one of the kindest men I know. Some doctors have a God complex but he is not one. He discusses and uses applicable medical knowledge with me as a patient, explaining the differential results with various treatment plans and medications. With this doctor I never feel like I am in the dark. For my case he has tirelessly worked to find medications that I can tolerate and has progressively worked toward solving all my pain issues. Due to various injuries in my medical history this is a very challenging task and he is a doctor that does not run from the problem. He always exceeds my expectations and performs decisively in an accurate professional fashion."