Dr. Ashok Kumar, MD

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Spine Physiatry | Male

(314) 849-0311

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Dr. Kumar is a board certified physiatrist who graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his residency at...Read more

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3.3
based on 19 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in St Louis, MO |
Dr. Kumar is the best physician I go to, and I go to a few. He is never rude but sometimes may sound that way because he is straight forward. He doesn't sugar-coat one's condition. He is very organized and most efficient. I've had x rays because he is very cautious and wants to make sure he is giving me the proper injection. I am so glad he is my pain management pain doctor.
in St Louis, MO |
I went to him twice he did a X Ray and then a MRI told me degenerative joint disease, herniated disk and arthritis said he couldn't do anything for me he gave me a muscle relaxer and arthritis pill which did nothing. Next visit he gave me shot in back but said he wasn't sure where to put them and had me point to where I thought would they would work .You would think the tests he would know. He does not take any time with you he is very rude. I feel like he has no time for questions from me
in St Louis, MO |
I have gone to Dr. Kumar a number of times to get shots in my joints for pain and recently I had sciatica issues and after testing he guided a needle in and gave me a shot to stop the incredible pain I had been in for months. He said he couldn't guarantee the shot (he always says that but they always work) and to give it a couple of days. 3 days later I actually forgot I had been in pain. As a matter of fact, I fell 4 days later (my fault) and that area is still pain free. Yay Dr. Kumar!
in St Louis, MO |
He informed me he could get me in and get the paint from my bulging disc in control. Went in and he was not very friendly and he kept telling me oh ye I will get you something for pain, then after about 30min I ask the receptionist and she says well we don't do that here they can't see you until next Monday. Not very helpful when I can hardly walk.
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Specialties

  • Spine Physiatry
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Upper Back Pain

Procedures Performed

  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Surgical Pain Management
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Dow Medical College

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Lyari College & Boards Of Education, Karachi
  • Residency Hospital
    Washington University Department Of Physical Medicine and Rehab, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Edinburgh

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

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Dr. Kumar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Spine Physiatry
  • Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Kumar says...

Dr. Kumar is a board certified physiatrist who graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his residency at the Washington University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He went on to complete his fellowship at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in the United Kingdom. Dr. Kumar's practice interests are non-operative musculoskeletal, spine care and electrodiagnosis. In his spare time, Dr. Kumar enjoys running and playing soccer.