Dr. Nabeel Kouka, MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Dr. Nabeel Kouka, MD
Nabeel Kouka, MD, DO, MBA, MPH is a Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Specialist and the Medical Director of Salus Neuromuscular Institute in Aventura, Florida. Dr. Kouka received his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Odessa Medical Institute in Odessa, Ukraine and worked as a Neurosurgeon for over ten years in several countries, including Kuwait and Iraq during the first Gulf War, prior to his arrival to the US. In United States, he received Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York, M.B.A. degree from Monmouth University in New Jersey and M.P.H. degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Maryland. In addition to completing neurosurgical training in Penza, Russian Federation and in Kiev, Ukraine, Dr. Kouka completed Family & Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Residency at Larkin Hospital in South Miami, Florida. Dr. Kouka is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. He received Certificate in Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (M.I.S.S.) and Certificate in Environmental and Occupational Health from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kouka has published several articles, presentations, publications and e-books on Neuroscience, Traumatic Brain Injury, Low Back Pain and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. He was honored for achievements accomplished during the first Gulf War and received the 2010 Volunteer Physician & Surgeon to Haiti award.

2999 NE 191st St Ste 260

Aventura, FL 33180

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Dr. Nabeel Kouka, MD

Dr. Nabeel Kouka, MD

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Dr. Kouka's Experience

Dr. Kouka'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 Family Practice/OMT
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kouka ""Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." - Voltaire.

I have a message to those of you, who have been suffering from pain, whether it is a headache, neuromuscular or back pain, you should not live with pain, and definitely you should not take pain pills ever…? If you tried everything that the "World" has to offer and you still in pain, then let's talk…"


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  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Occupational & Environmental Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice/OMT
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Cranial Nerve Palsy
  • Craniospinal Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Diseases Affecting Musculoskeletal System
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • Elbow Pain
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Palsy
  • Fatigue
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurological Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Obesity
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Pain Disorder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stiffness
  • Stroke
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tension Headache
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Tinnitus
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Upper Extremity Pain
  • Vertigo
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Pain


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  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Cervical Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neurolytic Nerve Block
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Physical Examination
  • Preventive Care
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Zaporoz'E Medical Institute
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Nyit College Of Osteopathic Medicine-D.O.
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Odessa Medical Institute-M.D.
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Clarion Hospital, Clarion, PA
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Family & Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine-Larkin Community Hospital, Miami, Fl
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Neurological Surgery Residency, Penza, Russia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Of Public Health-M.P.H.
    Other Education | Completed 2015
  • Monmouth University-M.B.A.
    Other Education | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kouka has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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Dr. Kouka's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kouka to family and friends
based on 14 total reviews (5 with comments)
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
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Patient Comments (5)
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
I met Dr Kouka a few years ago when ai had injured my arm and shoulder.He was covering for the Physician I had chose. Since I myselfcam in the medical profession I believe a good judge of patient care. Dr Kouka is knowledgeable, compassionate and I would highly recommend him . He is the only one I would have treat my own family for pain management .
in Miami, FL |
Dr. Kouka saved my life, I was in huge pain and he was very patient and caring with me, I am sad now he is far from Miami, I would highly recommend him, very intelligent and prompt to help.
Thank you Isabela for your kind words. The last 3 people had very bad reviews, which I accepted as reviews of the facility where I worked in Bradenton and do not reflect the real reviews of me. I was doing my job by following the rules and regulations of the governmental organization that provided these patients with very expensive medications for free. I tried to help as much as I could and when I couldn't do everything to my patients, I decided to leave my work and return to Miami area.
Sarasota, FL |
Dr Kouka refused to see me as well knowing that i had been out of Meds for 2 weeks, This is a life threatening situation. I would advise anyone considering Dr Kouka to seek help else where. He is condescending, arrogant and cares more about himself than helping others.
in Bradenton, FL |
He works at the Infectious Disease Manatee Rural Health. I had an appointment with him and he refused to see me until I had blood work. This Dr determined that to make me lapse in my drug regimen that I have had for 22 years decided that is was more important for me to run out of my script in lieu of waiting for my blood work. Found my old Doctor in Sarasota and he filled my prescription and will read my blood work accordingly. Do not see this Doctor, arrogant.
in Bradenton Florida |
Only thing is when you have to medicationmedic the rest of you're life he needs to put more then 2 refills on meds trying to get ahold of Him is crazy and waiting for the refills is ridiculous
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