Dr. Howard Aks, MD

Dr. Howard Aks, MD

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63 y/o
(24)

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Dr. Howard Aks, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Lees Summit, MO. He graduated from University of Kansas / School of Medicine and specializes in pain medicine.

Pain Management Associates

200 NE Missouri Rd Ste 103

Lees Summit, MO 64086
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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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Top Care Areas

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Aks's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Aks "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."
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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
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Board Certifications

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

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Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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.

Education

  • University of Kansas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Private Practice Palm Beach Gardens Hospital 1985-1987
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Aks has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Aks' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Aks to family and friends
3.2
based on 24 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Aks' Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in Kansas City, MO
Terrible front desk staff and terrible physicians. I tried to make an appointment, but because I had seen a different pain management doctor since my last appointment with them, Dr Aks would not let me come back and see him again. Even though he has previously treated me. How does that make sense??...more
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in Leawood, KS
Dr. Aks helped my girlfriend through a difficult pain issue. He was on time, professional, considerate and caring of her needs. I would highly recommend him to anyone with any pain issue.
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in Overland Park, KS
I've seen Dr. Aks several times in the last couple of years and he always is caring and concerned, but most important, he always helps relieve my pain. He comes up with a plan and explains everything to me so I know what's going on. He's the best and I highly recommend him!
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in Overland Park, KS
Dr Aks is fantastic. He listened well regarding my concerns and implemented a treatment plan which is working very well. I believe he truly cares about me and is very expert in his field. I recommend him highly!
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in Topeka, KS
I drove an hour to see him for an office consult that lasted about 5 minutes. He was rude, he kept interrupting me, and would not listen to me on why I was referred to him. I was in tears by the time I got back to my car after the appointment. He was just so mean. I will not go back, and will...more
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