Dr. Michael Boedefeld, MD

Pain Medicine AnesthesiologyMaleAge 47

Dr. Boedefeld
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Physicians Pain Services

4800 Mexico Rd Ste 101 Saint Peters, MO 63376

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(636) 442-5035

Dr. Michael Boedefeld, MD is a Pain Medicine Anesthesiology Specialist in Saint Peters, MO. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Boedefeld to book an appointment.

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Dr. Boedefeld is affiliated with SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton Fenton, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Boedefeld's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Blood Patch
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injection
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Sacrococcygeal Teratomas
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Back Pain

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(636) 442-5035

Dr. Boedefeld accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Open Access PPO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Bronze Pathway for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X-MO
Bronze Pathway-MO
Catastrophic Pathway X-MO
Catastrophic Pathway-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Pathway X-MO
Gold Pathway-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X-MO
Pathway-MO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Silver Pathway for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X-MO
Silver Pathway-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Advantra
Coventry Health Care HMO
Coventry Health Care POS
Coventry Health Care PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Chicago HMO-High
Choice Care PPO
Medicare
Medicare Advantage PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
Prime
Standard
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Boedefeld's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Boedefeld

3.3

Based on 54 ratings

5 Stars
53.7037037037037%
(29)
4 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(2)
3 Stars
1.8518518518518519%
(1)
2 Stars
1.8518518518518519%
(1)
1 Star
38.888888888888886%
(21)
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What went well
  • Office environment (36)
  • Staff friendliness (33)
  • Listened & answered questions (31)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (20)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (12)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (11)
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Terrible doctor. Kiosk doctor. Doesn’t listen, doesn’t examine, doesn’t diagnose, doesn’t make eye contact and if there isn’t a problem on imaging that he thinks hurts, he can’t help you. Then he may choose an injection procedure to a body part that doesn’t even hurt and if you don’t do that procedure, the receptionist Cheryl will tell you there’s no point in coming back. So you do the procedure, suffer consequences going on for months now, but they don’t care. They tell you to go to the ER in the middle of a pandemic when you can’t even get out of bed. They are trained to treat you as a drug addict the minute you walk in the door, so expect it if you choose to see this doctor. I asked for Dr. Shelton but got stuck with Boedefeld. They did not explain the risks of the procedure, Would not let me schedule an appt to discuss the procedure or other options. I regret allowing them to touch me, But I needed help. Zero stars. This guy’s an idiot.
What went well
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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
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Tisha Caldwell – Apr 11, 2021
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An absolute disaster. I was referred to him because my pain doc of 11 years is retiring. RUN away! He has zero compassion or empathy. Doesn’t read through your records or attempt to understand your pain. Refuses to cooperate with insurance or even help taper from original meds. “A life is a life” was his response when questioned about suicides as a result of an abrupt end to pain management. He cited that the courts would be in his favor over a death by suicide vs a death by opioid overdose. To describe Dr. Boedefeld in one word: Heartless.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 14, 2021
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I would recommend him to anyone .I have received shots in L4 and L5 I have usually needed a series of 3 and have down that about 3 times now they last me maybe 6 to 12 months after each series I get the sedation so I dont move .I find the Dr kind of quiet but I ask questions and he gives me the time I need I also think his staff is great
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May 28, 2020
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First time patient seeing this Doctor. Was not impressed. His bedside manners need major improvement. Did not go over entire history nor did he seem to care. Previous MRI's were sent for review. Prior doctor stated back was getting worse and this Doctor pushed for 3rd MRI. WOW. Makes me wonder what his intent is. Meanwhile I have been in pain well over a month, hard to do daily activities. If it were his mother, what would he do???
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Nov 22, 2019
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I’m not one who usually writes reviews but I had to rave about my experience. I have been in pain for so long and no one had ever been able to pin point what was actually causing the pain. Some doctors even tried to just prescribe medication. I don’t want that. It only masks the pain, it doesn’t help the true problem. Dr. Boedefeld was able to figure out what was causing my pain and how to treat it. Now it did take a couple of different types of injection treatments but he did it!! The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They answered all my questions and calmed my anxieties. They were always available to help during my 50 phone calls to the office. I highly recommend this pain management clinic. They all truly care.
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Oct 02, 2019
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Missed a fractured hip 5 times, gave me spinal Injection and couldn't understand why I was still In pain. Released me from hospital with the same broken hip. Could not walk or bear weight on left side but released me anyway treating me like a drug seeking low life I tried to explain I was only An elderly person tryin to walk but it didn't seem to matter. Very rude and began to tell me he saw me Walk and I had witness with me that informed him Otherwise. PLEASE SAVE Yourself the Degradation and humiliation and GO ELSEWHERE QUICKLY!!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jul 03, 2019
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I saw Dr. Boedefeld for severe back pain that I was having. He was so helpful and the pain is now 80 percent gone after 2 weeks. I am so grateful to him and his staff.
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Apr 25, 2019
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I explaine to Dr. Boedefeld that I have received the steroid injections without any real relief, had the ablasion also with no relief. I felt like the injections were, once again, being forced on me, even though I know how I reacted from them and know my body. They acted like they didn't believe me that this procedure did not work for me and then treated me like I was an addict or something. I, like so many others, are not part of the opoid crisis, but unfortunately are treated as such.
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Dec 05, 2018
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Run far away. This doctor has no empathy for people in pain. He is disrespectful and does not listen. He doesn't believe patients are in pain. He will be the cause of patient suicides due to refusing treatment to those in chronic pain.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Jul 16, 2018
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Dr. Boedefeld was so helpful in helping me with my pain. The staff was great and very professional. Thank you for your help
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Saint Louis,mo – May 21, 2017
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Very professional, personal and experienced. I highly recommend Dr Boedefeld.
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St Louis, MO – Apr 13, 2017
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I would highly recommend Dr.Boedefeld and his staff. Very nice, professional, and helpful. Thank you
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Nick – Apr 12, 2017
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I can not say enough good things about Dr. Boedefeld and his staff. They made sure I was completely at ease with the procedure. He explained everything in detail, and I am already 80 percent better after 2 days. Thank you!!
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St Louis, MO – Apr 12, 2017
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Great care! His staff was great about getting me right in. Dr. Boedefeld did a great job in helping me with my diagnosis
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Ann in St Louis, MO – Apr 12, 2017
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Dr. Boedefeld and his staff were so nice and helpful to me. He explained to me what was wrong and what treatment needed to be done. I am so pleased with the results. I highly recommend him. Thank you!!
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Laurie in St Louis, MO – Apr 12, 2017
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Worst experience of my life !! The Dr doesn't care about your pain and doesn't do the correct procedures that the insurance company approved . Chose what he wanted to do and lied about it just before anesthesia!! If you have anxiety or fears forget about the Dr or his staff helping you feel comfortable during the painful procedures!! Forget about getting return phone calls from the office if you ever have a problem .
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St Louis, MO – Apr 07, 2017
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I had horrible back pain for years. Dr. Boedefeld diagnosed my problem and gave me a series of injections that were extremely effective. I am much more active now.
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Saint Louis, Mo – Mar 25, 2017
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Dr. Boedefeld and his staff were so caring and took great care of me. I would highly recommend them.
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Kristen in St. Peter's mo – Mar 25, 2017
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I am very happy with the care I have been given. I highly recommend Dr. Boedefeld for anyone who has difficulty with pain.
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wentzville, Mo – Mar 05, 2017
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Dr. Boedefeld understands his patients. He takes the time to not just hear, but listen to your problems. I highly recommend him
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Ballwin, MO – Feb 23, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Myself and Dr. Chad Shelton, are board-certified pain medicine specialists and our multidisciplinary pain management team starts by pinpointing the source...Read more

Biography

Dr. Boedefeld is board certified in anesthesia and pain medicine. He is a 1999 graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska,...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2005
University Of Wisconsin
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Michael Boedefeld, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Boedefeld has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Michael Boedefeld, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Boedefeld frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Boedefeld treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Boedefeld, MD's office located?

Dr. Boedefeld's office is located at 4800 Mexico Rd Ste 101, Saint Peters, MO 63376. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Physicians Pain Services4800 Mexico Rd Ste 101 Saint Peters, MO 63376
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SSM Health

SSM Health1055 Bowles Ave Ste 202 Fenton, MO 63026
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital

Saint Peters, MO

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Saint Louis, MO

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton

Fenton, MO

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles

Saint Charles, MO

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Wentzville

Wentzville, MO

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - St. Louis

Saint Louis, MO

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)