Dr. Christopher Criscuolo, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 64

Dr. Criscuolo
Accepting new patients

CHI Health

16909 Lakeside Hills Ct Ste 215 Omaha, NE 68130

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(402) 758-5742

Dr. Christopher Criscuolo, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Omaha, NE and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with Chi Health Lakeside. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Criscuolo to book an appointment.

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Dr. Criscuolo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Criscuolo performs Myofascial Trigger Point Injection more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Criscuolo performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Trigger Point Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Criscuolo performs Trigger Point Injection more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Criscuolo performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Criscuolo treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Criscuolo treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Criscuolo's conditions and procedures:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Criscuolo accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Criscuolo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Criscuolo

3.3

Based on 38 ratings

5 Stars
55.26315789473684%
(21)
4 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(1)
1 Star
39.473684210526315%
(15)
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He is one of the most personable doctors I have ever met. He also is very much fun to talk to!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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MARK HUGHES – Sep 10, 2021
My experience has been wonderful. He is always willing to listen and he was the only doctor that sent me for a mri that correctly found the source of my secondary pain besides my many issues with my back. I would highly recommend him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Donna Akrin – Oct 12, 2020
I sleeked out this particular Doctor. He assisted one of my surgeries in the past. Remembered his outstanding bed side manner. He has gotten me down to a much lower dose of pain medication. And I'm OK. Recently suggested Accupuncture after most recent PT therapy n injections into my knee failed at least for what I'm looking for as relief. I just want to walk normally again. So now I will try Accupuncture. My continued pain in knee is from 2 sequential fractures in2018 May/August. Seeing Criscuolo since early 2019
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jean Podany – Oct 01, 2020
Always had positive suggestions and listens.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jun 19, 2020
I would highly recommend Dr. Criscuolo. He keeps his professional side while still being personally involved with ( me ) . Every appointment we discuss how I am feeling, any changes in my physical abilities and most importantly, how the medications are working and whether to adjust dosages or not. Dr. Criscuolo takes an interest in my career as well and due to the physical nature of my job and age, is concerned but we always reach an amicable end to our discussions. He is very engaged.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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John B in Omaha, NE – Aug 20, 2018
I def will not be referring and friends to this man who treated me like I was a drug addict. I poured my heart out to this man and he asked me what was really going on. I will not be returning.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Rachel – Aug 18, 2018
Same experience as many others. I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. I had tried many other pain management options including spinal blocks and prednisone injections. Another well respected pain management physician referred me to Dr. Criscuolo for pain management and he recommended acupuncture. Hesitant initially, I tried it and in only four sessions I felt like a new person. I have referred MANY people to his office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Janessa in Elkhorn, NE – Jun 22, 2018
I have been seeing Dr. Criscuolo for pain management for the past 2 years. He does not overmedicate or undermedicate for my condition and treatment of post radiation/cancer pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Jun 14, 2018
Dr. Criscuolo is the most outstanding pain management physician I have ever found. He has helped me with my cervical pain issue more than all the other physicians combined. I simply cannot recommend him adequately but I will say, if you are hurting and want relief, go see "Doctor Feel Good", Dr. Christopher Criscuolo. You will walk out with a smile and less pain every time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Kenneth Jarman in Omaha, NE – Oct 29, 2017
I have severe Fibromyalgia, and I had been in pain for over six months with no “good days”. I also have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I only had about four hours a day where I was able to function and do minimal activities. Just to take a shower was an event. I was had lost all hope of ever being the active, positive person I once was. Dr Criscuolo gave me acupuncture, and it changed my life. I am so grateful to him. Paula
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Paula in Omaha, NE – Apr 25, 2017
Experienced major pain relief through accupunture
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Sherrileigh in Omaha, NE – Sep 18, 2016
Lies, doesn't put in his chart what he tells you. His nurses are the rudest unpassoniate people I've ever met. One hung up on me while asking about my chart. They do not listen!! Does not care! He proceeded to offer me the same muscel relaxer I told him every visit DOES NOT WORK! He had me try a tenz machine with a therapist. It was returned. He knew that. Next visit have you ever tried a tenz machine?! Wth!! I NEVER spent more than 5 min. In his office. Treated like a drug seeker. ZERO RATING!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
18 people found this helpful
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Jo in Omaha, NE – Jul 08, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Health care is changing, and CHI Health promises to change it for the better. In fact, we started embracing new ways to keep you well more than 10 years...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

University Hospital Suny Stony Brook
Residency Hospital
1984
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Is Dr. Christopher Criscuolo, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Christopher Criscuolo, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Criscuolo frequently treats Myofascial Trigger Point Injection, Trigger Point Injection, and Chronic Neck Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Criscuolo treats.

Where is Dr. Christopher Criscuolo, MD's office located?

Dr. Criscuolo's office is located at 16909 Lakeside Hills Ct Ste 215, Omaha, NE 68130. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

CHI Health

Alegent Creighton Clinic Pain Medicine Lakeside16909 Lakeside Hills Ct Ste 215 Omaha, NE 68130
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Chi Health Lakeside

Omaha, NE

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)