Dr. Heidi Prather, DO

Sports Medicine •  Female • Age 55
  
Dr. Prather
Accepting new patients

Washington Univ Orthopaedics

4921 Parkview Pl Saint Louis, MO 63110

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Dr. Heidi Prather, DO is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1991. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Barnes Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Prather to book an appointment.


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Dr. Prather's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Prather was brought in by my Orthopedic Surgeon on an emergency consultation when symptoms presented for him that he wanted her involvement on, immediately. I will forever be grateful for him getting her in within 30 minutes. She confirmed his diagnosis and set a treatment plan in motion that instant. In the beginning, April 2019, the communication via MyChart was a lengthy process and frustrating. However, by June 2019 that changed and the communication and ability to contact her staff has been great. She listens, validates my concerns and will push for things that are important and feels I should try. She has a great reputation and has put me in contact with the specialists I need for my chronic nerve disease. When I presented her with what I thought could be a ridiculous request in regards to the current temperature checks due to Covid19. She said it wasn't and took care of it instantly. It was helpful within a week. I highly recommend her.
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Jun 06, 2020
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Very caring and through, both listens and explains well. Formulated a clear plan, asked if I agreed and then if she had “missed anything”.
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Feb 11, 2020
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She is a fantastic physician and makes procedures easy to handle
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Virginia Miller – Nov 22, 2019
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Very hard to get an appointment. When I finally went to my appointment, I waited in the waiting room for 2 hrs. (the doctor had overslept) After the appointment, follow-up communications took way too long (weeks even). You can't call and talk to anyone in her office, have to leave a message, and pray they return it within the month. If you have a condition that is chronic, I would not recommend this doctor because treatment will take months. In the meantime, you might have to live with your pain
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Sarah in St. Louis, FL – Jul 11, 2018
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Very compassionate and understanding. Takes time with you to answer all your questions and concerns.
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Hermann, MO – May 06, 2017
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Dr. Prather did not fully provide options, simply said here's what we're going to do in our very brief visit. The staff at Dr. Prather's has terrible attention to detail, calling me after injections to ask me how my neck was when my neck was never the issue! Communication is clearly bad within the office as, on my second visit, Dr. Prather did not have the information I provided her nurse on the phone. This is what they describe as a "high volume" practice. I call it bad medicine.
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St. Louis, MO – Aug 26, 2016
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I thank God for putting Dr. Prather in my path. I had my epidural injection this am. Already I feel relief. Dr Prather is a professional!! It does take time to get an appointment with her. But it's worth it!!!! If you need pain relief don't hesitate and schedule an appointment you will not be disappointed.!!!!
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Theresa Diaz in Collinsville, IL – Aug 02, 2016
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Appt. booked 3 months out, did get on wait list for cancellations and got earlier appt. Very nice, thorough exam, test scheduled. Did not receive phonecall for test results after 72 hours. I called and left message, no return call. Poor followup with patients.
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Florissant, MO – Jun 18, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Prather, DO is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1991. She is affil...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Education

1995
Rehab Inst of Chicago
Residency Hospital
1992
Presbyterian/St Luke's Hosp
Internship Hospital
1991
University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School

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Washington Univ Orthopaedics

Washington Univ Orthopaedics4921 Parkview Pl Saint Louis, MO 63110
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Barnes Jewish Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Creve Coeur, MO

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Saint Louis, MO

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average