Dr. Paul Leo, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 60

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Paul Leo, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Thornton, CO. Dr. Leo has more experience with Pain Management, Spine, and Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with North Suburban Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Leo to book an appointment.


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Center for Spine and Orthopedics

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(303) 287-2800
Center for Spine and Orthopedics9005 Grant St Ste 200 Thornton, CO 80229
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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3.6

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Madelyn T. – Jul 07, 2020
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Larry K. – Jul 01, 2020
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A caring experience.
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Carol C. – Jul 01, 2020
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Everyone in the office is pleasant. They are so helpful. This is the 1st time in 5 months that I have been pain free.
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Lori M. – Jul 01, 2020
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Was very impressed with Dr Leo.
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Margarete T. – Jun 30, 2020
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Been seeing Dr. Leo for some years. I have chronic pain and through his skill he has been able to help me live a pain free life.
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Hugh M. – Jun 30, 2020
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He is knowledgeable, he does many different treatments along with medication. He makes me feel that he knows my condition and puts together a plan to address all areas. I would differently recommend Dr. Leo. Auer Young
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Auer Y. – Jun 23, 2020
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He has always been professional and very knowledgeable
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Paula D. – Jun 19, 2020
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Always professional but with a family friendly side.
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May 15, 2020
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I've had chronic pain and migraines for over a decade now and have multiple pain management doctors. After the doctor office that I went to for the 1st six years closed down, I was forced to find a new doctor. Dr Leo immediately came up with a game plan and we have been following it ever since. Now, he does run behind sometimes and waiting for an appointment can take up to an hour but that is because he spends additional time with each patient. It's always worth the wait. I've had a long run and between Dr Leo and my Primary Care physician, I know I am in good hands.
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Josh C – Mar 24, 2020
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Dr. LEO has been my pain specialist since 2006 because he cares and works to get a treatment plan that reduces opioid levels and maximizes quality of life. I trust him implicitly.
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Robert – Jan 22, 2020
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A visit to temporarily relieve severe back pain. Mission accomplished. Temporary relief lasted only one day but that one day was wonderful!
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S. Roehr – Dec 07, 2019
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Dr. Leo is very professional. He listens and never recommends any treatment that is extreme. Always respects my opinion. He comes with my highest recommendation.
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MR – Sep 12, 2019
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I don't even know where to begin. In short, Dr. Leo saved my life. After dealing with increasingly unbearable pain for almost two years and dealing with doctors who couldn't find an answer and quite frankly just didn't care, I finally found Dr. Leo and my life has done a 180. I have spent my life dreaming of becoming a vet and when I finally made it to vet school I was sidelined by more illness and pain than I can describe. I was missing weeks of school and was minutes from having to drop out. I didn't want to live. Not that life. Not a life where my roommates were rushing me to the ER what felt like every other day. Not a life where after years of hard work my dreams were being yanked out from under me. I went into my first appointment expecting to be let down and treated like a drug seeker yet again. What I found couldn't have been further from that. He spent almost two hours working to figure out what could possibly be causing my symptoms and coming up with a plan to manage my pain.
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May 31, 2019
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The best pain management doc in Colorado!
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greeley – Apr 24, 2019
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Dr. Leo Leo has a plan of action on improving my quality of life. It has taken a while to get here. I feel good that we are making progress. Thank you Dr Leo
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Mar 20, 2019
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Dr. Paul Leo is very professional, well informed, listened kindly, and provided excellent care.
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Dr. Kathleen Lindaas PhD in Thornton, CO – Oct 31, 2018
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I have experienced constant pain for two years following an accident. Dr. Leo is a hero! He has provided relief and I am so thankful! I appreciate his desire to actually treat with a well rounded approach using many different treatment options. I would not trust anyone else with spinal injections, he is extremely cautious and listens to you. Dr. Leo's knowledge and skill are unmatched. I admit, it does take time to get to know him, but once you do you realize his heart is with his patients!
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Jan in Thornton – May 17, 2018
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Dr Paul Leo is prob the worst doctors Ive ever encountered. He treats patients like it's a privilege to be in his presence. Dr Leo is 1.5 hrs. late, or more, for every apot that Ive had, and these are mid morning appointments, sad. Doctor Paul Leo has a very poor bedside manner and you get treated like dirt.
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(303) 287-2800

Dr. Leo accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Colorado Front Range
Anthem
Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO HMO
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Practice Areas

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leo treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Leo treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leo treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Leo treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leo treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Leo treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leo treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Leo treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leo treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Leo treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leo treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Leo treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leo treats Arthritis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Leo treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leo treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Leo treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leo treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Leo treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

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Dr. Leo's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anesthesia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Pain Pump
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Dr. Leo provides compassionate, quality healthcare. He focuses on sports medicine, pain management and occupational medicine for injured individuals. He understands how important your quality of life is and is here to get you back to living active. <...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Education

Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Program
Fellowship Hospital
Lincoln Medical and Mentel Health Program
Residency Hospital
Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Program
Residency Hospital
1986
Kings Co/Downstate
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • German
  • English

Awards

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North Suburban Medical Center

Thornton, CO

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)