Dr. Matthew Crooks, MD

Dr. Matthew Crooks, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
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Age 44
(31)
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Dr. Matthew Crooks, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Chicago Medical School in 2005 and specializes in pain medicine, interventional pain medicine, and more.Read his story

9023 E Desert Cove Ave Ste 101

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Contact Information

(480) 407-6400

Insurance Accepted

  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Banner Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • 14 More

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Crooks' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Crooks "Dr. Matthew Crooks is a double board certified, fellowship trained interventional pain specialist. He has had the distinction of training with leading experts in pain medicine at two of the nation's top hospitals, with extensive training in acute and chronic pain management, completing residency in Anesthesiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. While at Johns Hopkins, he had the honor of being selected Chief Resident of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine for the 2008-2009 year. During fellowship in Pain Medicine at UCLA, Dr. Crooks served as Chair of the Resident Section Committee of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine(ASRA), focusing on teaching and developing the next generation of pain specialists. Dr. Crooks has published both articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters in the field of pain management, and is actively involved in research focusing on outcomes studies of interventional pain procedures, as well as developing new pain treatments. Delivering the highest quality patient care has been the primary focus of Dr. Crooks throughout his career in medicine. He believes that the best attribute a physician can have is the ability to listen to their patient, and to understand the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. This relationship is essential in managing chronic pain, restoring function, and getting back to life. Dr. Crooks has been practicing interventional pain medicine in Arizona since 2010, and has been voted a "Top Doc" in Pain Management by Phoenix physicians in Phoenix Magazine. His clinical interests include spinal injections, radiofrequency ablation and neuromodulation by spinal cord stimulator. He is well versed in interventional and multimodal pain management, and is passionate about improving the lives of his patients by limiting the impact of chronic pain. In his free time, Dr. Crooks enjoys basketball, tennis, travelling, and especially spending time with his wife and two sons."

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

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

Education

  • University of California at Santa Cruz
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • UCSF/Alameda County Medical Center Internal Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University of California / Division of Pain Management
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Crooks has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Crooks' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Crooks to family and friends
4.7
based on 31 total reviews (13 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
    (29)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Crooks' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

in Gilbert, AZ
Dr Crooks has been taking care of me and my back pain for several years now. I have five bulging disks and the pain I was having before seeing him was dibilitating. I can live pretty much a pain free life while under his care. He and his staff treats you like family. Highly recommend him. Might...more
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in Phoenix, AZ
I have suffered from chronic lower back pain for 7 years since my spinal fusion in 2010. I didn’t think anything could be done to relieve the pain until I read about Dr Crooks online. I met with him and he explained to me that nerve ablation, could reduce the pain in my lower back. I underwent the...more
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in Scottsdale, AZ
I have multiple supine problems. The only treatment is major reconstructive surgery which I choose not to do. I have been to multiple pain centers that did not work out. I went to Dr. crooks and was extremely happy with the care and concern and his positive attitude and concern for my pain. I am...more
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in Buckeye, AZ
Dr. Crooks is the best. I will and have followed him for years.
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in Gold Canyon, AZ
Dr. Crooks is everything a patient could want in a doctor: excellent training, skill and knowledge, a keen desire to keep giving the best care for his patients, compassionate listening and responsive action. He has hired a staff who matches his goals and demeanor. The radio frequency ablation has...more
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