Dr. Kenneth Austin, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 60

Dr. Austin

Ppg - Pain Management

11143 Parkview Plaza Dr Ste 207 Fort Wayne, IN 46845

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Dr. Kenneth Austin, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Fort Wayne, IN. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Parkview Huntington Hospital and Parkview Noble Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Austin to book an appointment.

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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Austin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Austin treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Austin treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Austin treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Austin treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Austin treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Austin treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Austin's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Austin accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-IN PPO
Blue Access-IN
Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
Blue Preferred-IN HMO
Blue Traditional-IN
Bronze Blue Access Plus w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway-IN
Franciscan Alliance Tiered-IN
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
HealthSync Options-IN POS
Healthy Indiana Plan PPO
Lumenos Plans-IN
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway-IN HMO-POS
Platinum Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-IN
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

Dr. Austin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Austin

2.1

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
22.22222222222222%
(4)
4 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
1 Star
66.66666666666667%
(12)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (4)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (4)
  • Explained conditions well (4)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (11)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (11)
  • Appointment was rushed (10)
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Staff kept asking the same questions that were already answered which heightened my anxiety/frustration. This is my first time ever going to a pain management place and I felt that, even while having mental instabilities that are being worked on elsewhere, this staff was "testing me" on purpose in the midst of not listening, talking over me and making me feel attacked emotionally/mentally. Before caring for my own ailments, for years I supported clients who for some reason, doctors thought it was okay to almost bully/accuse people who were only seeking help...not drugs...help! I was livid at their appts and now that my 1st appt was also traumatic smh I seriously rather look for help where staff actually cares. The 2 stars are for the only 2 people in that office who were nice/respectful/comforting/personable (older short/petite Black lady from the lab and RN Yolanda for ensuring I understood the next steps. After the beatdown, it makes you question your willingness to be "helped".
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Jan 08, 2021
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He was very kind and really listened.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 18, 2020
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I walked in the room and he started in on me. Before even reviewing my case, I was accused of being a drug seeker. As I am not a criminal on parole, I was sickened by his attitude. Some people, regardless of their education, should not be given a position of authority. He’s a joke.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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
2 people found this helpful
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Norman Fish in Pleasant Lake, IN – Feb 26, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Austin's for several years now, he and his staff are the best! They have helped me tremendously with my pain and reducing my meds needed for pain management! Great staff and always a great visit!
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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Roger Wicker – Aug 26, 2019
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I had a wonderful experience with Doctor Austin. He listened to me and explained how he could help. He was gentle and compassionate. The procedure relieved my pain and gave me my life back. He is my hero.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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May 06, 2019
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It was awful! I went in wijth MRI films, that he never took a look at!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Apr 24, 2019
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Dr. Austin is not a compassionate doctor. He is aloof, accusatory and unkind. You are made to feel that you have a ‘mental disorder’ and that your pain is essentially in your head. A dismissive attitude, to say the least. I do not drink, smoke or do drugs. I am in great shape, exercise on a daily basis. I have never been to a pain mgmnt clinic - I have terrible fibromyalgia and arthritis - I was referred to Dr. Austin by a rheumatologist- I have never been treated more like a convict, addict!
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
15 people found this helpful
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Fort Wayne, IN – Jun 05, 2018
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Every doctor at his practice, aside from Ellen Robertson, has zero compassion, zero desire to truly answer your questions and listen to your opinions about your care, and assumes every person that walks in there is a drug addict. I have several chronic pain conditions that are all documented. I have never failed a drug screen. But yet I am treated like I am being combative for wanting explanations or new treatments when things don't work, or that I just want drugs. Just awful and humiliating.
What went well
No results
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
12 people found this helpful
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Apr 26, 2018
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I've been with him for over a year, had a failed double fusion in July, he not only did not believe me (test results were available to him) but when I finally got a combo of non-narcotics and narcotic medications working, he took me off of them to put me on a new drug, I did not sleep for a MONTH. 2 visits in a row that I kept count, 8 times he told me I was "challenging him", by asking questions. Thought I was being too emotional, however, my Bowen Centre case manager with me agreed.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Jan 24, 2018
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complete jerk. please do yourself a favor and avoid this guy. Horribly disrespectful. deems everyone a drug-seeker. doesn't even review the patient's chart before entering the room and beginning the verbal onslaught. Go anywhere else. ANYWHERE.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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disappointed in fort wayne indiana – Dec 31, 2017
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Treat you like your a drug addict not a person who needs to function everyday
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Ft wayne in – Aug 10, 2017
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Hate this place! You can never get through on phone, they don't return messages! I find Dr. Austen to be rude, never remembers who I am after going for 2 years, doesn't even have the decency to at least read my file before walking into the room! The nurses and practioner Ellen are the only decent part of this practice. Also, the office has closed early the last two days in a row at 4:30- have tried to get through can't even schedule an appt, what dr closes early and patients can't speak to nurse
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Fort Wayne Indiana – Jul 08, 2017
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The very first meeting with him, found him extremely rude & implied I was just another drug abuser looking for medication. Maybe he was having a bad day, but no excuse to treat a pt. whom you've never met this way. Would never recommend this Dr. for any reason.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Auburn, IN – May 23, 2017
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Very good doctor. Nice staff. Phone nurse is nasty.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Tom Swank in Ft Wayne, IN – Nov 17, 2016
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Pain doctors love to hold you hostage with pain medication but not actually help you with anything. At this point suicide is probably the best option then doctors who don't care about you at all!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
12 people found this helpful
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osborn in Fort wayne, in – Oct 22, 2016
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Staff and doctor very uncaring. Not trying to help you in anyway. Felt as if I was wasting my time when I truly needed help. Wouldn't ever recommend!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
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Roshelle in Fort wayne, in – Oct 22, 2016
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His office an support staff is very friendly and eager to answer any questions that you might have. He listens to your concerns and tries to make sure that he takes necessary steps in making you feel better.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Brittany S. in Middlebury, IN – Feb 25, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Kenneth Austin, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Fort Wayne, IN. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Parkview Huntington Hospital...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Kenneth Austin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Austin frequently treats Chronic Pain, Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Austin treats.

Where is Dr. Kenneth Austin, MD's office located?

Dr. Austin's office is located at 11143 Parkview Plaza Dr Ste 207, Fort Wayne, IN 46845. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Ppg - Pain Management11143 Parkview Plaza Dr Ste 207 Fort Wayne, IN 46845
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Associated Anesthesiologists of Fort Wayne PC5734 Coventry Ln Fort Wayne, IN 46804
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Parkview Wabash Health Clinic8 John Kissinger Dr Wabash, IN 46992
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Parkview Regional Medical Center

Parkview Regional Medical Center11109 Parkview Plaza Dr Fort Wayne, IN 46845
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Parkview Huntington Hospital

Huntington, IN

84% Patient Experience Rating, 15% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Parkview Noble Hospital

Kendallville, IN

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

Parkview Regional Medical Center

Fort Wayne, IN

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Parkview Whitley Hospital

Columbia City, IN

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average