Dr. Howard Cohen, MD

Pain Medicine PsychiatryMaleAge 62

Dr. Cohen
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Telehealth services available

Mind - Body Medicine

10400 N Central Expy Dallas, TX 75231

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(214) 972-2427

Dr. Howard Cohen, MD is a Pain Medicine Psychiatry Specialist in Dallas, TX. He is affiliated with Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cohen to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Cohen's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Pain
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Dr. Cohen treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cohen treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Psychological Testing
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Dr. Cohen performs Psychological Testing more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cohen performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Fibromyalgia
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Dr. Cohen treats Fibromyalgia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cohen treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
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Dr. Cohen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Dizziness
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Type 3
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Headache
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Scoliosis
  • Shingles
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tension Headache
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vaccination
  • Vertigo

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Dr. Cohen accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Cohen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cohen

3.4

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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (61)
  • Explained conditions well (58)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (54)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (64)
  • Appointment was rushed (30)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (30)
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Dr. Cohen is simply the best. He is the most compassionate, reasonable, talented doctor I've known.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jan 08, 2021
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Was previous patient of Dr Cohen When he was facing charges with DEA left his patients with no way to receive their pain medicine causing withdrawal and trip to hospital.
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Sep 03, 2020
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For complex pain management, Dr. Howard Cohen is remarkable. He has impeccable education credentials and training. I have been with him a year and have experienced the most medically advanced care I have ever received. He is knowledgeable and thorough and that takes time. I understand schedules and the frustration of waiting; and for me, a wait of a couple of hours is worth the attention and understanding he gives each patient. I appreciate the drug screening tests he requires because I know that makes me and all his patients safer at the end of the day. I highly recommend him and his staff.
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J Montgomery – Mar 11, 2020
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I am grateful and delighted that we have such a high caliber, top notch open minded physician in the DFW area. He is creative and brilliant.
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Ellen – Jan 14, 2020
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Dr. Cohen is one of the best physicians I've been treated by, in the last 10 years, and there have been many. He puts his patients at ease and is easy talk with. He listens to his patients and always tries to find the cause of the patient's illness. He does not just treat symptoms, and he doesn't treat you by throwing drugs at you. He is definitely very motivated to get his patients as well as possible. I highly recommend Dr. Cohen. He's not only a good doctor, but most of all he is a good man. ADDENDUM Despite the current climate regarding pain management in our country, and the severe restrictions the DEA has placed on all pain management doctors nationally; Dr. Cohen is still diligently working to find a solution(s) for my and my fellow sufferers pain needs. You couldn't ask for a more dedicated physician than that. This man is a true and solid healer.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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JAFO – Dec 05, 2019
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Dr. Cohen is amazing. He has helped me so much. His caring and compassionate nature has gotten him in trouble with the DEA. This is OUTRAGEOUS. SHAME ON YOU DEA. It is a long wait sometimes but he’s an amazing doctor who takes time to really listen. He’s well worth the wait.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
11 people found this helpful
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Sally B in Fort worth , TX – Sep 12, 2019
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Howard Cohen helped to give me my my life back 15 years ago after my first PM doc retired. He's always offered many other treatment options in addition to medication. What is happening now is not his doing, it's the current government's administrative policies. He cares deeply about his patients.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Suzi E – Sep 04, 2019
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Wonderful - second to none! I've been under his care for five years. He is top notch and stays current with new treatment options for pain. He doesn't just herd you through his office. Rather, he sits down with you and thoroughly discusses all your issues, provides excellent counseling along with an individualized up-to-date treatment plan. He goes way beyond the time he spends with you compared to other physicians. He is extremely compassionate and personable. He surrounds himself with a knowledgable and caring staff. He goes the extra mile dealing with insurance companies.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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cls in Pilot Point, TX – Jun 27, 2019
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Dr. Cohen has been a wonderful physician and I was on the verge of a real recovery inside and out until recently. It has taken over 3 weeks of persistent attempts to get his office to send over the paperwork for my short term disability. I am on the verge of loosing my job and I have already missed a whole month of pay. This stress has worsen my state of being and has reversed the progress I was making. My depression has increased which is causing my pain to increase. Frequency of suicidal thoughts and feelings of hopelessness is having an immense impact on my quality of life. I can't afford to loose my job but I am not fit to go back to work so where do I go from here. It's the little things in life that can make or break a person and because of the added stress I feel like I am in pieces again. I don't understand why it is so hard to fax over a couple of pages of my clinical notes so that I can continue with my medical care and get back to a good quality of life.
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Apr 26, 2019
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My care and attention was consistently conscientious and professional from front office to physician. His assessment of my situation was thorough and he discussed my options clearly then we weighed the benefits and created a plan. His knowledge of the drug side-effects, benefits and interactions was thorough and wisely applied. His knowledge of basic genetic factors underlying my situation was very valuable. I see myself being able to function normally again.
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Mar 29, 2019
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He is brilliant, compassionate & saved my life. I was out of work for 6 months and after seeing Dr. Cohen I have been able to work full time. He gives each patient the time they need. He is worth the wait.
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Mar 28, 2019
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Stay away from this doctor. Sees you maybe once a year and the rest of the time you see a nurse practitioner. They load you up with pills for a while, getting you hooked then cut back when they are investigated. He also dropped all his Medicare patients June 2018 w/o any prior notice. This was for both straight Medicare and ones with Medicare Supplement Plans with big insurers (Humana, AARP, BSW Health Plan, Aetna, BCBS, etc)
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Mar 08, 2019
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Dr. Cohen saved my life. I've been dealing with chronic pain for 35 years, I was at a point where I thought I would be on disability the rest if my life. With Dr. Cohen's help I lead a normal life and work a full-time job.
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Lane Lewis – Dec 13, 2018
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I have called three times in a week to get an appointment, desperately needed, and I cannot even get a human. Just an impersonal answering machine, and no one calls me back. Unethical to your continuing patients.
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Dallas, TX – Dec 10, 2018
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Dr. Cohen is one of the best physicians I've been to in the last 10 years. He puts me at ease and he's easy talk to. He listens to his patients and always considers the whole patient picture and does not treat just symptoms. He is definitely interested in the cause of the illness and tries to treat it instead of just throwing drugs at you. He is definitely very motivated to get the patient well. I highly recommend Dr. Cohen. He's not only a good doctor, but most of all he is a good man. L.H.R.
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Nov 10, 2018
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After seeing him for months, I cancelled my appts because his staff would not listen nor believe that I had a herniated disc. Left in agony for months, I had no choice but to confirm my own diagnosis with those that would actually care for me.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Clifford Spicer in Garland TX – Jun 01, 2018
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I don't believe Howard  has a functioning understanding of the new guidelines set forth by the CDC ( which have admitted to a 200% data error..) he would rather hurt me than correct his mistake. I've been seeing him about 5 years on my last office visit he appeared to not recognize me. I have great concerns and I'm looking for another doctor...I feel like Dr Cohen is shaking my hand while choking my neck. To me someone who would hurt a person who is endured pain for 65 years is a Despicable Act
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Manley in Dallas, TX – May 21, 2018
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Dr. Cohen is a genius. Bedridden @ 18 & 9mths of suffering, specialists & tests. Was it in my head? I saw Dr. Cohen- diagnosed me in 30min. He evolves w/ medicine to relieve those pained. He never settles- studies new research to unearth new diseases, treatments & medicines. A ‘95 trip to Europe he learned of a newly discovered disease & best treatment. He returned able to diagnose cause of my Mom’s pain & treat her. All the doctors had no answers, Dr. Cohen found them. He fights for patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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McKenzie in Dallas – Apr 10, 2018
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He's extremely compassionate but he just gets it!!!! So darn smart!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Mar 29, 2018
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Thankfully, I have been under the care of Dr. Howard Cohen for four years. He and his staff have been incredible in helping me with pain management, depression, and dibilitating Post-Acute Benzodiazepine Withdrawal. Dr. Cohen is board certified in numerous areas of Pain and Psychiatry, which make him uniquely qualified to help in any of his areas of specialty. Dr. Cohen is brilliant at looking at each health issue that arises with care, commitment, and compassion that seldom exists today. A+++
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Biography

Dr. Howard Cohen, MD is a Pain Medicine Psychiatry Specialist in Dallas, TX. He is affiliated with Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychosomatic Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Pain Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychosomatic Medicine

Education

1989
Univeristy of Texas Southwestern
Residency Hospital
1980
Indiana University / School of Medicine
Undergraduate School

Awards

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What are Dr. Howard Cohen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cohen frequently treats Chronic Pain, Psychological Testing, and Fibromyalgia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cohen treats.

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Dr. Cohen's office is located at 10400 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75231. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Mind - Body Medicine

North Park Surgical Center10400 N Central Expy Dallas, TX 75231
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health

Dallas, TX

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)