Dr. Howard A. Aks, MD

Dr. Howard A. Aks, MD

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Pain Medicine | Male | 61 years old

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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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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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Aks to family and friends
3.4
based on 20 total surveys (1 with a review)
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (19)
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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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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Aks' 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

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

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • 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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Dr. Aks' Office & Staff

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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.