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Dr. Anne Christopher, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Female · Age 52

Dr. Christopher

ST LOUIS PAIN CONSULTANTS

121 Saint Lukes Center Dr # 403 Chesterfield, MO 63017

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Dr. Anne Christopher, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Chesterfield, MO and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from Saint Louis University School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in pain medicine and physical medicine & rehabilitation.


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Dr. Christopher's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Dr. Christopher treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Christopher treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christopher treats Back Pain more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Christopher treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christopher treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Christopher treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Christopher's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Christopher is a board-certified specialist in the management of pain. As a pain management provider her goal is to minimize distruption in your life caused by pain. She does this by coordinating a comprehensive evaluation of your needs, initiati...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1998
Medical College Of Virginia Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1997
Northwestern University Of Chicago
Residency Hospital
1995
The Warren Alpert Medical School Of Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital
Internship Hospital
1994
Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1998
1997
1995
1994

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Dr. Christopher's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Christopher

2.8

Based on 49 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6.122448979591836%
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1 Star
48.97959183673469%
(24)

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Confirmed that I did indeed have complex regional pain syndrome, pretty much gave me the only option of having a spinal cord stimulator or she wouldn't provide any other treatment. Couldn't answer questions about concerns with the scs such as side effects, complications or if it had security risks like have been reported as a potential issue with pacemakers ( like being affected with malware or hacked). Only spouted out stats that made it look like that it was a godsend. Couldn't get her to give a price for how much it would be out of pocket as she wasnt listening and kept going on how insurance would cover it ( had to tell her 3 times I was uninsured). Overall it felt like she was a salesperson for the manufacturer of the scs and worked on commission. Overall lacked empathy and seemed egotistical and narcissistic. Wasted over $300 out of pocket to be told what I had already researched myself and left in more pain than I arrived in with nothing offered to relieve or help with the pain
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Be prepared to keep coming back for more. She will only allow one complaint to be discussed per visit. She will also not refill a medication and give an injection in one visit. Before booking an injection, you have to come in for an evaluation. I would see the patient week after week, paying a copay for each visit. The physician will state it is because of billing, but I do not believe that is one hundred percent true.
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I left after waiting (in severe pain) for an hour and a half. When I got there no one was at the desk and when I left they weren’t there. I used her business card to write a note saying I had to leave and 1 1/2 hrs wait was too long. I inquired once and they said they were inputting my information! What?! There was one other person in the waiting room when I got there. This is very unacceptable and unprofessional. I’ve been to pain mgt centers in KC and they are run very well.
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I have read some very bad reviews.. But my experience with Dr.Christopher has been excellent she listen to my problems that i have been having with my hip an leg that has been causing me pain for the last year. The staff is very helpful also i have never waited in the lobby very long to be seen by the doctor or nurse.
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My experience of Dr. Christopher was a welcomed chg from my previous Pain Doc. After reading some of the low reviews I wasn’t expecting much. To my surprise it was the total opposite. I made an appt w/I 2 wks of calling. I had my records sent prior to my appt. Did paperwork,was back in an exam room W/I 10 mins. The nurse practitioner was very thorough as was Doc C. She actually looked at my back,Ordered a CT scan to rule out concerns, chgd meds, very knowledge. Office was nice, staff pleasant!
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Had severe pain after getting trigger point injections. 3 hour wait to see N.P. She promised to call me after talking to doctor. I never got a call. Called back a week later. Still couldn’t get a call back. Requested my medical records. They refused, giving different excuses depending on who I spoke with. One of the women was argumentative and rude and hung up on me. Worst medical staff I’ve ever dealt with. (Doctor was late and rushed and wouldn’t tell me possible side effects or reactions.)
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I do not recommend Dr Christopher. She is always late coming to the office. If you have an appointment at 9am, she probably won't even show up at the office until 10am. I consider that to be disrespectful to her patients. She has an office policy for the patients that cannot cancel appointments 24 in advance, that there will be a $50 office fee. What about her? We the patient should be able to charge her for constantly being late.
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Dr. Christopher lacks ability and people skills. She is unreachable if you have follow up questions, and has a rude and disrespectful office support staff (especially Cathy who answers phones). Never have I had these problems with other doctors and their offices before.
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Was up there for shots in my back and first off she did this without getting x-rays to see if there was an other issues. When I got there and my appointment was for 9am they told me to get there 15 minutes earlier, I did and the doctor didn't show up until 10:15 so I was pretty hot by then. The staff is not friendly and take forever to see you. Took them 4 months to get my records to another doctor, until I told them I was on my way up to get them then they faxed them. Umm.
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When we are hurting we all want a little extra care. In my experience, after my initial consultation with Dr. Christopher, her staff more that capably handled my concerns. Her nurse practitioner is incredibly well versed about pain management and I felt completely comfortable discussing my needs with her. I would rather have my doctor available for my procedure than taking time from that schedule to hold the hand of all of her patients thus reducing the time she can actually be managing pain.
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The only person that listened and cared was the office manager, Lisa. She was always very kind and caring. I wish my doctor cared even have as much.
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