Dr. Jonathan Kost, MD

Pain Medicine AnesthesiologyMaleAge 61

Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Dr. Jonathan Kost, MD is a Pain Medicine Anesthesiology Specialist in West Hartford, CT and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities Hartford Hospital and Midstate Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Jonathan Kost, MD

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

65 Memorial Rd Ste 435 West Hartford, CT 06107
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(860) 696-2840
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Kost is affiliated with Midstate Medical Center Meriden, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
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Dr. Kost's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Calmare® Therapy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Kost accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Advantage
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
Gold Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X (Ind)-CT PPO
Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
USA-CT PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access
Blue Advantage
Blue Card
Blue Care HMO
Blue Choice
Blue Cross
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
Federal Employee Program
Health Select
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Worker's Compensation WC
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health and Life Insurance Co
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthFirst
HealthFirst HMO
HealthFirst PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO
WellPoint
WellPoint PPO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Kost's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kost

3.3

Based on 59 ratings

5 Stars
54.23728813559322%
(32)
4 Stars
1.694915254237288%
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3 Stars
1.694915254237288%
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2 Stars
8.474576271186441%
(5)
1 Star
33.898305084745765%
(20)
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Dr. JI Kost is my doctor for several years. His exceptional knowledge and experience is saving a lot of his patients not to end up in a wheelchair ,The staff is also great. Thank you.
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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Slavia Git – Jun 28, 2022
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After years of ESI's I have come to learn that they are "off label use" and are not for people with intractable pain. After numerous injections, and blocks, from this office, in conjunction with (2) spinal fusions (by a neurosurgeon) he recommended, I now suffer with adhesive arachnoiditis. Nobody in Connecticut treats it. I found a specialist in California who diagnosed me for free, after mailing 3 CD's of MRI's. Trying to get my primary care doctor to follow along with arachnoiditis, is proving to be very challenging.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Kris – May 28, 2022
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Made my hell less intolerable
Dr Kost spend over-an-hour with me my initial appt. He listens to his patients and offered me hope and proper medicine to manage my chronic, severe pain.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Mar 09, 2022
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Dr Kost is exceptional! I have been a patient of Dr Kost’s since the 1990’s. He is the most compassionate & empathetic Dr I have ever been acquainted with. He is a rare find! Dr Kost has many years of proven success, and that’s from my own experience.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Annette J – Sep 27, 2019
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Dr Kost has been instrumental in my pain management. I've been a patient of his office for 4 years after failed lumbar fusions. His team has not only effectively managed my pain, they have prevented me from another back surgery. APRN Suzie is amazing and really goes the extra mile to help. Dr. Kost is a great listener and talks everything out with you in detail so you understand his rationale. I love this office!
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
2 people found this helpful
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Christine in CT – Jan 22, 2019
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I have only seen Dr. Kost once but I am new to the practice. I was very impressed with his professionalism knowledge and recommendations for my pain management plan following my cancer treatment. He takes time to listen and evaluate.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
4 people found this helpful
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TP in Marlborough CT – Apr 14, 2018
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Dr. Kost is the best. Always takes the time to listen and consistently tries new approaches to see if it will have better results for you. Everyone in the office goes out of their way to check in with you, say hello, or see how you are feeling.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Mar 16, 2018
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This office is riddled with a lack of compassion. I never felt that my pain or condition was taken seriously, or even cared about. I always felt as though I were a bother every time I called the office or had an appointment. I arrived and left the office in pain, with no treatment plans or hope of reducing my pain. Was given a procedure in the office and had an adverse reaction, the staff could care less. Will NEVER return.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Bristol – Nov 19, 2017
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Dr Kost and his PA Beth Garrison have been instrumental in helping me attain a measure of independence after an injury 19 yrs ago. The injury to my cervical spine was severe, but throughout years of severe pain and rapid decline of my health they never stopped fighting for me. I now have a SCS implant that has been instrumental in me attaining some independence. I simply don’t know where I’d be without their care.
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
4 people found this helpful
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East Hartford, CT – Oct 26, 2017
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Absolutely amazing! Has never given up on me, always thinking outside the box for any answers that may bring relief, and genuinely cares for his patients! Idk where I'd be without him. May have to wait, but it's always worth it and he spends quality time with each of his patients every single time, never feel rushed. Given my specific situation,he is the one doctor that I can always trust and count on I've had to see and continue to see many...but none like him! I love his midstate staff too
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
4 people found this helpful
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Oct 14, 2017
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Dr. Kost and his PA Abby have been wonderful to work with. I suffered a head and neck injury after a fall and my neck has been the most problematic. I have nueropathic pain in my neck, head and face. He genuinely cares about his patients and wants to get to the root cause of the problem.
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
3 people found this helpful
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West Hartford, CT – Apr 13, 2017
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Dr Kost has changed my life over the past couple of years. I am a three time cancer survivor and when i was not feeling well again many doctors wanted to put me on pain meds and put me in a bed for the forseeable future. Dr Kost was able to get me back on my feet quite quickly and has worked with me since, improving my quality of life beyond that which I ever thought possible!!
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
6 people found this helpful
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Kim L in Webster, NY – Nov 29, 2016
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Superior doctor! Highly Knowledgeable, informative and takes a great deal of interest and concern in his patients -- Speaking for myself. I would highly recommend Dr. Kost.
What went well
  • 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
7 people found this helpful
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Amy Eve Grace in Farmington, CT – Sep 12, 2016
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Minimal experience with doc - kept getting moved to assistants
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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Robert Adams in Hartford, CT – Mar 23, 2016
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This man is more than awesome. After two back surgeries, my husband was still unable to bear the pain or walk. We were sent to Dr. Kost as a last resort. Dr. Kost did a thorough hands-on examination of just about every bone in my husbands body. No one had ever taken this much time with him. Dr. Kost suggested that he didn't feel the back was his problem and felt he had serious hip issues. After left hip replaced he is 90% improved. Right hip being done in March. Thank You for caring so much!
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
7 people found this helpful
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Paul Glemboski in Colchester, CT – Feb 20, 2016
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I have been a patient for 12 years.He has excellent bedside manner. He answers questions in a way that is easy to understand.He is is very compassionate.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Shauna Andrews in Bristol – Dec 17, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The Hartford Hospital Pain Treatment Center is the only multidisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic pain treatment center in Connecticut. The newest and...Read more

Biography

Dr. Jonathan Kost is the founder and medical director of the Hartford Hospital Pain Treatment Center and The Spine and Pain Institute at Midstate Medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1992
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Beth Israel Med Center
Residency Hospital
1988
Waterbury Hospital Health Center
Internship Hospital
1985
American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine
Medical School
1982
Emory University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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

Dr. Kost frequently treats Chronic Pain, Back Pain, and Fibromyalgia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kost treats.

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Dr. Kost's office is located at 65 Memorial Rd Ste 435, West Hartford, CT 06107. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Jonathan A Kost MD LLC65 Memorial Rd Ste 435 West Hartford, CT 06107
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Hartford Hospital Pn Trtmnt Ctr

Spine and Pain Institute at Midstate435 Lewis Ave # 101 Meriden, CT 06451
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Midstate Medical Center

Meriden, CT

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)