Dr. Leonard Kaplan, DO

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Dr. Leonard Kaplan, DO

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine | Male

Osteopathic Wellness Medicine of Western New York 235 S Elmwood Ave Ste 120, Buffalo, NY 14201 Get Directions
(716) 626-6301

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My mission is to provide premier, personalized medical care that alleviates pain, restores function of the spine and limb joints and wellness of the mind and body You are the perfect patient for the Osteopathic Wellness Medicine of Western New York if: You seek a non surgical approach to your condition You have problems with the spine, upper and lower limb joints, have nerve pain, or suffer from chronic daily headaches You care about your physical health and healthy aging, and are looking for a comprehensive wellness approach to maintain and improve your functionRead more

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Dr. Leonard Kaplan, DO says

I would like to thank my patients for providing feed back that will be shared with others. As a professional I am always eager to learn and take all feed back as a valuable educational tool. I am presently working at two locations:

1.DENT neurological institute where I see patients under insurance for chronic spine, joint and nerve problems. One of my specialties  is treatment of headaches and chronic muscle spasms of neck and limbs with Botox. This is a valuable, conservative and effective tool that is frequently required before implementation of exercise. Most of the time by the time patients see me for an initial consultation they have already tried many other treatments and exercise based treatments and not benefited from them. I use an EMG evaluation of cervical muscles to be certain that the muscles are in an actual spasm and therefore would benefit from the Botox therapy. 

2. Osteopathic Wellness Medicine of Western New York, where concierge services include Prolotherapy and PRP

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in Dillon, CO |
I suffered for a year with 3 previous doctors misdiagnosing my condition. Dr. Kaplan within moments gave me hope that there was a cure! I had pain in my hand due to a build up of calcium crystals causing extreme swelling and pain. I was told by other docs nothing COULD BE DONE! I had to live with the pain, everyday. Dr. Kaplan has state of the art technology that cured my painful problem. He worked on my knee and my bone spurs too! I HIGHLY recommend him for all your wellness needs.
in Holland, NY |
I have torn rotator cuffs in both shoulders. One had a full thickness tear. Dr. Kaplan has treated them with PRP and Prolo therapy. New tissue has formed. Even the full thickness tear has healed! I have avoided surgery and was able to continue working (carefully) during treatment. I strongly recommend seeking his console for what ails you. Alternative treatments are not vudu. They are leading edge treatments to problems that fail to be successfully treated by more generally accepted means.
in Rochester, NY |
I would recommend DR.Kaplan to anyone with back,knee,arm or any joint injuries.Prolotherapy and PRP work wonders.I had been going yo chiropractors for years.My sacrial and right knee needed work to heal the problem.I had a bad knee injury a year ago.Dr Kaplan did PRP and prolo.It has worked very well.I go back every few months for added therapy to keep the areas healthy.I have stopped going to chiropractors.Sometimes injuries just do not heal back properly.Prolo and PRP regenerate the areas.
in Buffalo, NY |
He is very attentive and got me out of severe pain when three other doctors told me that I would just have to live with it. I wish I had met him before I had back surgery. I think it could have been avoided.
New York, NY |
I was having hip pain. Dr Kaplan was very helpful at identifying problem and advising what to do.
in Buffalo, NY |
For over 20 years, I have suffered with generalized chronic pain that no physician could explain or treat me for, especially in my neck. After being in acar accident in 2004, my neck pain worsened significantly. No chiropractor or physician could cure the problem. I saw Dr. Kaplan, who diagnosed me with dystonia by and EMG, and treated me with Botox. The results have been amazing, and my cervical flare ups have diminished dramatically! No cure for dystonia, but this treatment is wonderful!
I was diagnosed with 4 cervical herniations and 5 thoracic herniations. Dr Kaplan changed my diagnoses to facet joint syndrome or something. He prescribed injections. He scraped my joint to the point I could hear it scrape like 20 times. Since that injection I have had jaw pain. My neck and midback are in chronic pain and I refuse all narcotics and most pain meds. Pain is an indicator that something is wrong. I do not want to mute the impulses of my nervous system.
in Tonawanda, NY |
Referred to Dr. K. by Neurologist. I have spinal stenosis that is very painful also have pain from a knee replacement gone bad. Both are very painful and impair my daily activities. Initially Dr, Kaplan seemed to have a good plan. He injected my back under ultrasound.2 weeks later my knee.The third apt. quick ultrasound of knee then wanted me to join his new ortho/yoga center and his concierge practice Told him I was still in pain...was told to call in a few mos. no relief. left with high pain
in Buffalo, NY |
I went to Dr Kaplan on the recommendation of a fellow yogini for help with my neck. I was looking for a doctor familiar with therapeutic yoga, who could understand where I was coming from. I had been in a violent car crash years ago with no follow up, and starting to suspect that my migraine like headaches were triggered by intense spasms in my neck. Dr Kaplan, instead of ordering effective diagnostic tests, performed an EMG on me and tried to sell me Botox in the same visit! Wrong approach!!!
New York, NY |
I was very impressed with the way he diagnosed and his treatment
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Specialties

  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for New York.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Madigan Army Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Washington Medical Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Buffalo Spine and Sports Institute, P.C.

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    SUNY Albany School Of Public Health and The Nys Department Of Health

    Graduated in 1988

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Kaplan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Kaplan's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Kaplan

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Kaplan's Care Philosophy

My mission is to provide premier, personalized medical care that alleviates pain, restores function of the spine and limb joints and wellness of the mind and body

You are the perfect patient for the Osteopathic Wellness Medicine of Western New York if:

You seek a non surgical approach to your condition

You have problems with the spine, upper and lower limb joints, have nerve pain, or suffer from chronic daily headaches

You care about your physical health and healthy aging, and are looking for a comprehensive wellness approach to maintain and improve your function

×

Dr. Kaplan says...

I would like to thank my patients for providing feed back that will be shared with others. As a professional I am always eager to learn and take all feed back as a valuable educational tool. I am presently working at two locations:

1.DENT neurological institute where I see patients under insurance for chronic spine, joint and nerve problems. One of my specialties  is treatment of headaches and chronic muscle spasms of neck and limbs with Botox. This is a valuable, conservative and effective tool that is frequently required before implementation of exercise. Most of the time by the time patients see me for an initial consultation they have already tried many other treatments and exercise based treatments and not benefited from them. I use an EMG evaluation of cervical muscles to be certain that the muscles are in an actual spasm and therefore would benefit from the Botox therapy. 

2. Osteopathic Wellness Medicine of Western New York, where concierge services include Prolotherapy and PRP