Dr. Karl Hurst-Wicker, MD

Dr. Karl Hurst-Wicker, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 40
(17)
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Dr. Karl Hurst-Wicker, MD is an interventional pain medicine doctor who practices in Mesa, AZ. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 12 years. Dr. Hurst-Wicker is affiliated with Banner Baywood Medical Center.

6309 E Baywood Ave

Mesa, AZ 85206

Contact Information

(480) 325-3801

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicare
  • Pipefitters
  • 2 More

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Bursitis
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more than 99% of peers
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
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more than 99% of peers
Fibromyalgia
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more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
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Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
90

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis

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Procedures

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Ischial Bursa Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Third Occipital Nerve Block
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Boston Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Utah
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of Utah
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University Of Utah
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hurst-Wicker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hurst-Wicker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hurst-Wicker to family and friends
2.9
based on 17 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Hurst-Wicker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Portland, OR |
Due to recent CDC guidelines he cut my dose of narcotics in half (a does I had been taking regularly for for 4 years) for safety reasons. Which was ok but he did not cover the extra pain I had due to the cut back in narcotics. He told me my pain receptors would "reset" and I was "completly healthy". After 45 days of increased back pain (I have multiple level degeneration of the lower spine) I left. I don't think he really cared or believed me. I found a new provider that has helped me.
in Chandler, AZ |
Extremely pleasant demeanor and presence. Dr. Hurst-Wicker and his staff were all professional and made me feel at ease with pain issues I was having despite my fear that it maybe more serious. I was provided an easy explanation of my symptoms and the roadmap to recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Hurst-Wicker to friends and family!
in Mesa, AZ |
Dr. Hurst-Wicker is a skilled physician and diagnostician, and he is personable. He performs a thorough physical exam and history, and as a retired board certified emergency nurse, I know what how important those things are. No other pain doctor has done these things, or made me feel they are interested in my outcome. My pain will require ongoing care, but I have never experienced such success in pain reduction. He is my pain care partner and share my values for wanting integrative care.
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Dr. Hurst-Wicker accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
    Medicare Blue PPO
    Medicare Plus Blue PPO
    Preferred Care Blue PPO
    Preferred Plan PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicare
    Blue Choice 65
    Blue Choice 65 Select
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Pipefitters
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Hurst-Wicker has admitting privileges

Banner Baywood Medical Center
6644 E Baywood Ave
Mesa, AZ 85206
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