Dr. Dennis Karasek, MD

Dr. Dennis Karasek, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Dennis Karasek, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in San Antonio, TX. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 38 years.

3603 Paesanos Pkwy Ste 100

San Antonio, TX 78231

Contact Information

(210) 615-1901

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain


Read More


  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • U Okla
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Of Pittsburgh Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • U Okla
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • U Pitts Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Karasek has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Karasek's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Karasek to family and friends
based on 55 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Karasek's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
San Antonio, TX |
Danielle is the best worker I've ever seen so it all the staff including Dr. Karasek
San Antonio, TX |
Excellent doctor, all a patient could possibly ask for
San Antonio, TX |
Listens, tries new procedures; very helpful and explains things so I understand. Always willing to listen to my research and findings and offers suggestions.
San Antonio, TX |
He listens and treats patients with respect and as individuals and care is not cookie cutter. Some doctors have all their patients on the same meds not Dr. Karasek. and he discloses his partnerships.
San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Karasek has done a tremendous job relieving the pain in my back. However, I rarely see him otherwise. I normally see his PA's. And they are great! They take their time, very educational, very understanding.
San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Karasek has always been professional but at times I have felt more like a number than a patient. However every time I have had a question he always answered openly and honestly. I have recommended him to other people when in the hospital or just having a conversation. Dr. Karasek is extremely knowledgeable and for right in answering all questions. He is patient and understanding regarding each person with explaining procedures.
San Antonio, TX |
Concerned and attentive. Gives good advice
San Antonio, TX |
Jennifer was extremely helpful and promptly resolved the problem I had with my meds. All staff has been friendly and helpful.
San Antonio, TX |
Took my post herpetic neuralgia seriously and has tried to resolve it.
San Antonio, TX |
I think Dr. Karasek is a great physician!! I recommend him quite often. His staff is great as well! His care has made it easier to live a fairly normal life.
San Antonio, TX |
Very thorough with follow up and professional
San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Karasek and staff are outstanding! Pain was addressed and treated in the fastest possible manner. Staff empathetic and truly showed attitude of caring. Can't say enough good things!
in San Antonio, Texas |
He was very helpful with my mother and explained the procedure to her and I. He checked on her after the procedure and asked if we had any other questions. The staff was very nice and friendly. I would recommend this Dr. to family and friends. When we called to set up an urgent appt. they gave us one that was a week out and if there were any cancellations, they would contact us and they did the very next day and we were in .....
in San Antonio, TX |
If i could i would give Zero stars for this! Rude, demeaning and iggnorant physician!
in San Antonio, Texas |
Doesn't spend enough time with you, won't take the time to answer questions about procedures that he wants to preform
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Karasek accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Karasek has admitting privileges

South Texas Spine and Surgical Hospital
18600 South Hardy Oak Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78258
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