Dr. Ashok Kumar, MD

Spine Physiatry  |  
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Age 56
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Dr. Ashok Kumar, MD
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.

Premier Care Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Fenton

1011 Bowles Ave

Fenton, MO 63026

Contact Information

(314) 849-0311

Dr. Ashok Kumar, MD

Dr. Ashok Kumar, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Dr. Kumar's Experience

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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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
3

Specialties

  • Spine Physiatry
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
1

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
29

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
7

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

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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)
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.
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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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
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  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
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    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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SSM Health St. Clare Hospital
1015 Bowles Ave
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