Dr. Mark Pinkerton, MD

Dr. Mark Pinkerton, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
65 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mark Pinkerton, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Lenexa, KS and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in pain medicine, interventional pain medicine, and more.Read his story

Pinkerton Pain Therapy, LLC

13000 W 87th St Pkwy Ste 103

Lenexa, KS 66215
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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Cerner Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • RockPort Health Care
  • Savility
  • Today's Options
  • Tricare

Learn about Dr. Pinkerton

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Pinkerton performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

more than 87% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
more than 78% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 77% of peers

Dr. Pinkerton's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Pinkerton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pinkerton "Dr. Mark Pinkerton is an Anesthesiologist who completed his Pain Management Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He helped found a Surgery and Pain Center in Nebraska until accepting a position as the Director of Pain at St. John's Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri. He moved to the Kansas City area with his family in 2011 after the devastating tornado in Joplin. He has practiced pain management full time since 1996. He enjoys the challenge of treating pain, and the hope that comes form moving patients away from opioid medications to sustainable life changes. He believes in promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Dr. Pinkerton loves living in the Kansas City area, partly because it's close to his first grandson! In his free time he likes to bicycle, hunt, drink coffee, grill and hang out with his large family. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pinkerton "Our goal is to get you comfortable to get you back to exercise and life.Pain is a very personal journey that can seem hopeless at times.  Dr. Pinkerton wealth of knowledge and experience can give patients a glimpse of hope.  We help patients by empowering them with the knowledge of how to manage their pain through a host of different tools–healing instead of masking pain.  Dr. Pinkerton is well versed in therapeutic injections, Stem Cell therapy and much more (please see below for more information).  However we understand there are patients who seek different forms of treatment.  We believe strongly that medications sometimes have a place in pain management but due to the danger of addiction and dependency,  we work with patients to reduce their medication so other forms of treatment can truly help them manage pain.   Dr. Pinkerton or Stephanie will discuss our philosophy on opioids at your fist visit"
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4  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Headache Management
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

72  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arm Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Disorders
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Migraine
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
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36  Procedures

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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


  • University Of Nebraska
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Kern Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Va Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pinkerton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pinkerton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pinkerton to family and friends
15 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

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Dr. Pinkerton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Very nice bedside manner. Nice office staff. I'm always nervous going to the Dr. and when I leave his office I feel like I have been taken very good care of. He seems very knowledgeable and while I am in the middle of being treated and haven't had a successful outcome YET, I am confident he...more
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Dr. Pinkerton was very professional and straight forward with diagnosis & prognosis, providing solutions to resolve my pain issues. Bottom line, I feel that Dr. Pinkerton genuinely cares about me & my health.
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Dr. Pinkerton is friendly and knowledgeable. He has a strict philosophy on not just giving away narcotics. I appreciate his diligence given the national crisis. He tries other options instead of just handing out pills. It seems like some of the other reviewers had difficulty accepting that pain...more
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