Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD

Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 66

Accepting new patients

Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Kansas City, MO. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chilton to book an appointment.

Locations

Midwest Neuroscience Institute

Midwest Neuroscience Institute of Research Medical Center2330 E Meyer Blvd Ste 411 Kansas City, MO 64132
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Chilton is affiliated with Research Medical Center Kansas City, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Chilton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chilton

4.7

Based on 64 ratings

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Awful doctor, would never let him touch me ever. His staff was short and rude and so was he. I drove 4 hours to see him because they offer a magnetic resonance neurography test. Which I need because I have several conditions they can only see with that test that were diagnosed before I went up there. But he in his infinite knowledge of my body.. Said I didn't have what I have and that I wasn't gonna get the test. And now today SIX MONTHS after I visit there I get a bill saying I owe them money because they didn't file my insurance correctly. Very unprofessional in general, literally wouldn't send my worst enemy there.
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  • 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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Nov 17, 2021
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When I came to see Dr. Chilton I had trigeminal neuralgia. Tegretol was no longer working for me. He performed an MVD on me. I have been pain-free and drug-free for 13 years since my MVD.
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Lawrence Hoffman – Jun 13, 2021
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On my first visit, Dr. Chilton explained thoroughly how my condition would be corrected. He was patient with my questions and was upfront about the risks and what my expectations could be. Dr. Chilton performed two spinal fusions at the same time and I was back to work in three weeks with no more leg pain. I highly recommend Dr. Chilton and his team for spinal surgery. I could not be happier with the results.
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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Bill Pointer – Jun 30, 2020
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While Dr. Chilton may be a good neurosurgeon with other procedures he performs, I cannot recommend him for management of Chiari Malformation. I have seen him twice and was not impressed either visit. He doesn't review my CT scan or MRI's with me, he isn't willing to order a CINE MRI to check CSF flow (even though I have excellent insurance), he tells me there are no true Chiari specialists (absolutely untrue), and gives me no further options for management. I have researched my condition extensively, and was disappointed to not find the professional help I was looking for.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 30, 2020
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I have visited Dr Chilton’s office a few times since my injury on 2/18/20. The entire team has been very helpful and kind each time I had questions. They have kept open communication and reminders about appointments and what is needed each visit. I appreciate Dr Chilton and his team for all they do.
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
No results
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ZachD – Mar 11, 2020
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Excellent. Dr and staff.. Highly recommend
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
No results
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Mar 02, 2020
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the best doctor for my spine issues. he was referred to me by one of my patients. i looked him up on line, saw his 5 star rating. what others said about him, choice him. well worth the time to wait for the first appointment. his team is the best. i always got in fast. my surgery went very well. i was impressed 100%. looking at my x rays i could tell that every screw and bar were placed even. i hope he does not retire! if i need one again, i hope he is still working. his fnp-bc anne dailey is awesome as well !
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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tonya roe – Feb 11, 2020
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Dr. Chilton removed my brain tumor. It was a large surgery that took two Neurosurgeons 9 hours to perform. Every other health professional who reviewed his work, noted what an outstanding job he did, including several Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where I received my Proton radiation treatment to remove the small remaining bit of tumor that could not be removed surgically. Not only is Dr. Chilton an excellent surgeon, he is also a kind and warm human being who really cares, and I am so grateful for him, and the outstanding job he did for me.
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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Kara Barlett – Jan 17, 2020
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Always very thorough and spend the time necessary w u to get questions answered ... Dr Chilton is very open and honest w you as to what to expect Very professional dr I I felt very comfortable w him as my dr and with my treatment n surgery. He came highly recommended to me and has been my dr for some years now with this issue and another he is following me for Trust him totally
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
No results
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Linda S Hill – Jan 02, 2020
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Very professional and clear concise descriptions of my condition. Appreciate the time he took explaining all options going forward.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Linn Ver Meer – Oct 07, 2019
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We would highly recommend Dr Chilton. He is the best neurosurgeon and he saved my husband's life on more than one occasion. I believe without Dr Chilton's expertise and skill as a surgeon, my husband may not be here today. Dr Chilton did surgery on my mother-in-law and did miracles with her also. She now walks upright straight without back pain. I can't say enough about how fortunate our family is to have Dr. Chilton as our doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • 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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Swan Family – Sep 15, 2019
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Phenomenal surgeon and human being. Took the time to listen and answer any and all questions I had. Explained everything in terms that were easy to understand. I hope he never retires.
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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Craig E. – Aug 05, 2019
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Dr. Chilton has done five surgeries on me in the last twenty plus years. He has done a wonderful job keeping me standing up right and moving. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a neurosurgeon. The nursing staff at the hospital also had nothing but great things to say about him. Two of them told me he had operated on them. What more needs to be said. I think he is the best. Judi
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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Judi – Jul 01, 2019
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Dr. Chilton provides thoughtful, compassionate care for his patients. He was my doctor of choice for carpal tunnel surgery in 1999 and lumbar laminectomy & spinal fusion in 2010. Every question is answered and his staff goes above and beyond to make sure you feel comfortable & knowledgeable about procedures.
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
No results
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Mrs. B. in MO – Apr 18, 2019
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Mat with the Dr. 1 time so far and feel very confident in his ability and am looking forward to a continuing relationship with him.
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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wayne in Holden, – Mar 18, 2019
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Dr. Chilton takes time to really listen to his patients and is never dismissive of your pain and other symptoms. He is very thorough as far as testing and always offers options and explains each one completely and in a way that can be understood. I never feel rushed at all.
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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K Hopkins in Independence, MO – Feb 02, 2019
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Dr Chilton is a very knowledgeable physician who takes the time to listen and explain your medical issues. He is very passionate about your issues and makes sure that you understand them and what he will do to resolve them. He takes the time to have the proper testing is done to ensure that the correct steps are taken. I would recommend him to family and friends without any hesitation.
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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Daniel Schwartze in Blue Springs, MO – Jan 08, 2019
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I have recommended friends to Dr. Chilton and they love him as much as I do! He saved my life thirteen years ago.
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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Sharon Tabuchi in Overland Park, KS – Sep 11, 2018
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Excellent professional! always dedicate a good amount of time to explain possible outcomes or risk. I had surgery with him and fortunately everything went as expected. His nurse Nicole was excellent too. Highly recommend!
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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Sep 04, 2018
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I would give him 10 stars if I could! Best bedside manner ever .. I recommend everyone I know to him. Such a blessing to anyone with back problems!! ** the bow tie is a plus, ha!!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Rebecca ( Becky) Shields & Don in Grandview, MO – Aug 29, 2018
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Dr. Chilton's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chilton treats Meningiomas more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Chilton treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chilton treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Chilton treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chilton treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Chilton treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Dr. Chilton's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intrauterine Device Management
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Chilton accepts the following insurance:

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Behavioral Health
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Behavioral Health
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Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
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CompCare
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Advantra HMO
Advantra PPO
Coventry Health Care HMO
Coventry Health Care POS
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Family Health Partners
Family Health Partners HMO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Freedom Health
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HCA Midwest Comp Care
HMCC PHO
Health Exchange
Health Exchange PPO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Gold Plus Choice PPO
Gold Plus HMO
Humana HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Preferred PPO
Missouri Care
Missouri Care HMO
Molina Healthcare
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Molina
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Preferred Healthcare
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Preferred Mental Health Management, LLC
Premier Group Insurance
Private HealthCare Systems
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RockPort Health Care
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Savility
Savility POS
Today's Options
Medicare Advantage PPO
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UniCare HMO
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Behavioral Health
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a member of Midwest Physicians, an integrated, multi-specialty group that strives to provide high quality, compassionate healthcare in a caring, affordable,...Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Recognized as a 2019 Top Doctor. Jonathan Chilton, MD is a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Children’s Hospital National Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Georgetown University Hospital
Residency Hospital
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Medical School
1982
Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Masters in Public Health degree from Columbia University
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Research Medical Center (2004-2007),
  • Director of Midwest Gamma Knife Center,
  • Kansas City Super Doctor Award (2007, 2008, 2009),

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD?

Call (816) 339-9625 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Chilton has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chilton frequently treats Meningiomas, Low Back Pain, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chilton treats.

Where is Dr. Jonathan Chilton, MD's office located?

Dr. Chilton's office is located at 2330 E Meyer Blvd Ste 411, Kansas City, MO 64132. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Chilton is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Overland Park Regional Medical Center

Overland Park, KS

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

Research Medical Center

Kansas City, MO

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Menorah Medical Center

Overland Park, KS

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)