Dr. Ashok Kumar, MD

Dr. Ashok Kumar, MD

Spine Physiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(20)
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Dr. Ashok Kumar, MD is a spine physiatry doctor who practices in Fenton, MO. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.Read his story

1011 Bowles Ave

Fenton, MO 63026

Contact Information

(314) 849-0311

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Kumar performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Kumar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kumar "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."
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Specialties

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

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal 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 Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain
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Procedures

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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Dow Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Lyari College & Boards of Education, Karachi
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Washington University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehab, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Edinburgh
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kumar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kumar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kumar to family and friends
3.4
based on 20 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Kumar's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

St Louis, MO |
Dr. Kumar helped me tremendously. Straight forward, listens and got the job done. I would recommend him to anyone. Do what he tells you, you are in good hands. Once you are a patient of his it's easy to get in.
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kumar accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Preferred HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Kumar has admitting privileges

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital
1015 Bowles Ave
Fenton, MO 63026
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St. Anthony's Medical Center
10010 Kennerly Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63128
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