Dr. Jonathan A. Kost, MD

Dr. Jonathan A. Kost, MD

Pain Medicine Anesthesiology | Male | 56 years old

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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.Read more

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

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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 says...

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.

Dr. Kost's 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.

Dr. Kost says...

We offer a comprehensive range of advanced non-invasive and minimally-invasive pain management techniques, including:

Calmare Therapy

Laser Therapy

Trigger point injections

Joint injections

Nerve blocks

Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)

Epidural steroid injection

Diagnostic Discography

Radiofrequency (RF) therapy

Pain management coping skills

Relaxation techniques

Physical Therapy Rehabilitation

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

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

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

Education

  • Medical School
    American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Waterbury Hospital Health Center

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Beth Israel Med Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • 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