Dr. Kenneth Zahl, MD


Pain Medicine | Male

Matthew Gemp, DMD, PLLC 200A Eaglesmere Cir East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 Get Directions
Dr. Kenneth Zahl, MD
Dr. Kenneth Zahl, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in East Stroudsburg, PA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

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Pain Medicine looks for then treats the cause. Pain Management is a revolving door.

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    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Stroudsburg |
Be warned about this Doctor, Medical License REVOKED in two states. Seems that this site is bias, and does not warn consumers.
New Holland, PA |
Dr. Zahl is a great Doctor. I am a nurse, and I don't let just anyone preform procedures on me, and I trust him to stay atop the latest research and provide me with exceptional pain management. You might have to wait a while in his office, and it might seem like he's rushing at times, but he just has a different way of practicing medicine. When you are in a rut and need help, he will call you from his cell phone at his kid's soccer game to talk you off a ledge...and that's what matters.
in Bangor, PA |
Very long wait time in waiting room, then long time in back room. Felt rushed once he finally comes in and then he leaves to see another patient and forgets who I was and there for when came back. Has condescending attitude about asking questions. I stopped going there. I don't recommend his office.
in Albrighsville |
I have been in chronic pain for over 10 years. Within those 10 years I've been to multiple doctors in various States .I have been a patient of Dr.Zahls since 2012 on and off . Dr . Zahls treatment plans have been the ONLY thing to help me. He continuously monitors pain and ensures comfortability with out over or under prescribing medications as well as exploring alternative options of relieving pain. Dr. Zahl and his office staff Debbie and Corina have absolutely been the best.
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Dr. Zahl's Care Philosophy

Pain Medicine looks for then treats the cause. Pain Management is a revolving door.

Dr. Zahl'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
  •  Board certified in Pain Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  •  Sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors

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    Dr. Zahl has no media or publications listed.

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    Dr. Zahl has received 3 sanctions

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • Disciplinary action in another state (2/8/2008)
    • Action Taken: Revocation
    • Summary: Dr. Kenneth Zahl; License # 151413

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician has been disciplined by the State of New Jersey.

      The physician practiced medicine fraudulently, violated Medicare regulations and guidelines by double billing for medical services, created false medical records, and failed to maintain good moral character.

      Action Taken:

      The physician's license to practice medicine in the State of New York has been Revoked with the first seven days Stayed ordered by the board.

      April 18, 2008-Determination and Order

      The temporary stay has been vacated and the 02-08-2008 Hearing Committee Determination and Order goes into effect on 04-18-2008 .

    • State: New York
    • Noncompliance with a Board Order (3/9/2006)
    • Action Taken: Revocation
    • Summary: Dr Kenneth Zahl; License # MA056413

      Nature of Complaint:

      The Physician repeatedly and extensively violated the terms of previous Board orders by performing procedures outside the presence of a required practice monitor and then claiming the procedures were performed by another physician. The Physician also failed to have his bills reviewed by the monitor and prepared false and misleading records.

      Action Taken:

      The Board has Temporarily Suspended the Physician's license to practice medicine in the State of New Jersey.

      May 10, 2006-Final Order

      The Board has Revoked the Physician's license to practice medicine in the State of New Jersey.

      March 11, 2009-Motion for Sanctions

      The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners has denied the physician's Motion for Sanctions.

      April 29, 2009-License Revoked

      The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners determined that the physician's failure to comply with the Order of the Board entered by Consent as to Count IV constituted professional misconduct and failure to comply as a Board licensee to cooperate by complying with duly entered Board Orders; that the Conclusion of Law of the Administrative Law Judge as to Count I, that the physician violated the Consent Order as to all 55 procedures was modified to include the specific statutory and regulatory violations; and that the physician's failure to comply with the Consent Order constituted professional misconduct, a failure to the duty to cooperate, and constituted the use of deception or misrepresentation.

      The board has Revoked the physician's license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of New Jersey. The physician shall pay a Penalty in the amount of $50,000 plus costs in the amount of $100,000.00 within thirty days or shall pay over time to include interest at the rate set by the rules of Court.

    • State: New Jersey
    • Professional Misconduct (4/11/2003)
    • Action Taken: Revocation
    • Summary: Kenneth Zahl, MD, Lic# 56413

      Nature of Complaint:

      The Board found that the allegations brought forth in the Verified Complaint supported the findings that Dr. Zahl had engaged in acts of dishonesty, deception, misrepresentations and professional misconduct.

      Action Taken:

      1. The Board found that the panoply of dishonest acts committed by Dr. Zahl support, if not dictate, the imposition of revocation of licensure.
      2. The Board reduced the amount of penalties imposed by ALJ Klinger of $35,000 down to $30,000.
      3. Dr. Zahl also was assessed costs to be determined upon further submissions of the parties and restitution in the amount of $1,700 to Association Master Trust Insurance Company.


      05/05/03 Order of Conditions and Requirements.

      Whereas the Board entered a Final Order of Revocation on April 3, 2003, and whereas the revocation ordered was stayed by Order of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey dated April 11, 2003, conditioned upon Dr. Zahl's satisfaction of reporting requirements imposed by the Board, the Board ordered the following conditions to effect the Order of the Appellate Division.

      • The Board ordered the establishment of a monitoring team to oversee the financial and billing activities of Dr. Zahl's practice.
      • The practice team, which must be approved by the Board, will consist of a Practice Monitor who shall observe and record all medical services that Dr. Zahl may perform.
      • The second individual shall be designated to review any and all bills that Dr. Zahl may submit for payment for the medical services.
      • Dr. Zahl was ordered to pay all fees and costs associated with the monitoring team.

      06/30/03 Supplemental Order

      • The Board ordered that Dr. Zahl shall pay a total of $232,694.96 in costs.
      • Dr. Zahl shall pay $44,580.30 (representing the portion of the cost assessment for investigative costs, expert witness fees and transcript fees) immediately.
      • The requirement that Dr. Zahl pay the sum of $188,106.66 (representing that portion of the costs assessment for attorneys' fees) was stayed pending appellate proceedings, provided that the issue whether attorneys' fees may be properly awarded is presented to the Appellate Division for review.

      04/14/04 Amended Order.

      Dr. Zahl may bill for treatment rendered in the presence of URS monitors commencing March 26, 2004 pending further Order of the Board.

    • State: New Jersey
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  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Impairment
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx Injuries
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Genetic Predisposition to Migraine With or Without Aura
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Migrainous Vertigo
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shingles
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Medical School
    Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    SUNY Brooklyn

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Hospital University of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Disc Injection
  • Discography
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Endoscopy
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Procedure
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection