Dr. Jonathan Kost, MD

Pain Medicine Anesthesiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
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Dr. Jonathan Kost, MD
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 Center. Dr. Kost has been practicing pain management for more than 20 years and is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management. He has dedicated his life to helping individuals in pain and helping to restore their functional level by developing the only interdisciplinary pain treatment center in Connecticut. He is an active member on the advisory boards for the state of Connecticut Workers Compensation Commission and Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. He has also cofounded and served as past-president of the Connecticut Pain Society. Dr. Kost performed his anesthesiology residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and his interventional pain management fellowship training at Brigham Woman's Hospital, Boston Ma.

Hartford Hospital Pain Treatment Center

65 Memorial Rd Ste 435

West Hartford, CT 06107

Contact Information

(860) 696-2840

Dr. Jonathan Kost, MD

Dr. Jonathan Kost, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation

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Care Philosophy

The Hartford Hospital Pain Treatment Center is the only multidisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic pain treatment center in Connecticut. The newest and effective modalities of interventional treatment are combined with physical rehabilitation and behavioral coping skills to help an individual return to a more functional, productive and pain free life.
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Dr. Kost's Experience

Dr. Kost's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis


  • Calmare® Therapy
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Laser Treatment
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Pain Management
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kost has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kost's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kost to family and friends
based on 47 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Kost's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
West Hartford, CT |
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.
in Webster, NY |
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!!
in Farmington, CT |
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.
in Hartford, CT |
Minimal experience with doc - kept getting moved to assistants
in Colchester, CT |
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!
in East Hartford, ct |
I've been seeing Dr Kost and his staff 17 years. I find his explanation of treatment plans, medications and surgical interventions to be very thorough and easy to understand. I greatly appreciate the compassion he shows towards his patients.
in Bristol |
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.
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Dr. Kost accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
    State Employees Program
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • 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
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Kost has admitting privileges

Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour St
Hartford, CT 06102
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Midstate Medical Center
435 Lewis Ave
Meriden, CT 06451
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