Dr. Paul Katzenstein, MD

Dr. Paul Katzenstein, MD


Rheumatology | Male | 63 years old

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The practice of Rheumatology is largely based on clinical research, evidence based medical treatment of rheumatological disorders has helped patients lead near normal lives while minimizing disabilities.Read more

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Dr. Katzenstein completed his undergraduate training at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., in 1976. He worked and participated in...Read more

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Dr Katzenstein is a great, hardworking Doctor. Very intelligent and takes time to listen and explain.
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Dr. Katzenstein completed his undergraduate training at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., in 1976. He worked and participated in a master's program at the University of Minnesota, then attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine, graduating in 1983. He had internal medicine training Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, 1983-1986.

He worked for the Hopkins Health Plan for one year as an internist, then moved to Cleveland for Rheumatology fellowship training at Case Western University, where he completed the training in 1989. He then moved to Houston, where he was a full-time faculty member at the University of Texas from 1989 to 1995. During his tenure at UT, he was involved in teaching, patient care and basic science research. He subsequently moved into private practice, first in Houston and since 1997 in Kansas City.

Dr. Katzenstein is board-certified in rheumatology and in internal medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.

Dr. Katzenstein was born and raised in Baltimore, still has family there and misses Chesapeake Bay and Gulf blue crabs. He spends his spare team with his three children and with friends; interests and hobbies include swimming (for fitness), reading, and community service.

Dr. Katzenstein's Care Philosophy

The practice of Rheumatology is largely based on clinical research, evidence based medical treatment of rheumatological disorders has helped patients lead near normal lives while minimizing disabilities.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
  • Residency Hospital
    John Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • Undergraduate School
    Macalester College

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate