Dr. Richard Lingreen, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Frankfort, KY and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.


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(502) 209-8606

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Dr. Lingreen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lingreen treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lingreen treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lingreen treats Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lingreen treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lingreen treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Lingreen treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Lingreen's conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facial Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Migraine
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

About Me

Care Philosophy

Practice goal is to give pain patients a "better quality of life."

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

Baptist Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1990
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
University Of Kansas Medical Center
Medical School
1982
University Of Kansas
Undergraduate School
1990
1986
1982

Awards

Dr. Lingreen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lingreen

3.0

Based on 63 reviews

5 Stars
46.03174603174603%
(29)
4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
1.5873015873015872%
(1)
1 Star
47.61904761904762%
(30)

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I was a patient of Dr Lindgreen a few years ago and I really liked the way he helped me with my pain.I would like to get back to being a patient again.
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If you have any type of pain Dr. Lingreen is the man to see. I was terrified to go after some of the reviews I've read and my horrific experience with a certain office in Louisville. Dr. Lingreen couldn't have been any more helpful, he thoroughly looked over my charts and reports, spent a lot of time with me explaining my diagnosis and making me feel completely at ease. His office staff is terrific, I wish I knew the name of the nurse I had, she was super friendly. Thank you!
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Im loving that Dr Lingreen has introduced me to the Hormone Theraphy! It has changed my life and I feel so much better, really helped my joint pain and I want to get out and do more with my family. Recently he discusse with me doing some injections and I am hopeful and grateful that he is always looking for ways to help me. He is very smart and so thoughtful, it is always a highlight in my week when I see him and his staff. truely cares.
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I have been going there for 7 years and i checked my mail the other day to find a letter from commonwealth pain. It said i had to find another doctor. I called them today and asked why they couldnt see me. They said they tried to call me with no luck then they suppose to called the emergency number which was my wife. They said she wouldn't let them talk to me. First of all my wife wouldnt do that. She knows i need my meds. They let me go over this. Took my last script. He did me wrong.
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awesome doctor that knows his stuff. He stern but really has helped me, The knee injections are praticular good, I have done this other places and it would last maybe a month. D. Lingreen will last 6-8 months for me. The new hormone theraphy he introduced in the summer is a game changer, my life has taken on new meaning and I am happy, my joints are better and Im sleeping better than ever. This doctors on top of things and really gives patients options for there pain.
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Dr knows his stuff. He truthful and will be very honest with you. My experience is he loves his patients.. I have had chronic pain for 20 years, he has helped me Emotionally, spiritually, and physically. I would rate him a 10 if you had 10 stars. I'm really looking forward to see my results with the new hormone therapy, we have started to help with my joint pain. Already lost 5 lbs and feel great. 10 days into my new me. Joint pain almost gone away. Don't take my word for it, try it yourself.
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Horrible bedside manner! I understand doctors have to to watch for someone just looking for someone to give them pain meds. But when you have no history of addiction and he walks in automatically judging you assuming that is what you are there for. All I wanted was some way to manage my pain and he was no help. And that was after sitting in the waiting room for 2 hours. I will never go back there!!!!!!!!!!
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I know there are people that don't like him but I found him very pleasant and very knowlegable.
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If you are patient who really wants to control your pain then DR LINGREEN Is Doctor for you first time I went came out of office thinking well this is joke what am I going to do because he gave me medicine I wasn't familiar with but guess what he's Doctor and has helped me I'm not constantly searching for pain medication I take mine and it works and I don't run out before next appointment,DR. LINGREEN has been God sent, thank you my pain management
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Dr. Lingreen listens to my concerns and answers my questions
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