Dr. Howard Aks, MD

Dr. Howard Aks, MD

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Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
62 y/o
21 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • Comp Choice
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • CompCare
  • CompPsych
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Freedom Health

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Care Philosophy

my goal is to identify specifically the source of your pain and then treat it the most effective way. My treatments are evidence based and state of the art. Every patient is unique and treated as an individual.Read more

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Dr. Aks' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Aks to family and friends
3.3
based on 21 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Aks' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
Lees Summit, MO |
I was in for my first visit with this Doctor. First thing he said to me when he walked in was "What are you doing on my schedule"? It never got better. I decided I would be better off finding a different doctor.
Kansas City, MO |
I don't recommend Dr. Aks or the KC Pain Clinic. I went to see them in great pain and all that Dr. Aks did was tell me I needed to see other physicians. He did absolutely nothing to treat my pain. Oh yeah, he also billed my insurance $195 -to which I owe a portion. Save yourself time and trouble and go somewhere else.
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Dr. Aks' Care Philosophy

my goal is to identify specifically the source of your pain and then treat it the most effective way. My treatments are evidence based and state of the art. Every patient is unique and treated as an individual.

Dr. Aks' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • 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
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Kansas / School of Medicine
  • Internship Hospital
    University of Missouri-Kansas City

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Undergraduate School
    University of Kansas

    Graduated in 1978

  • Other Education
    Private Practice Palm Beach Gardens Hospital 1985-1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection