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Dr. Ron Pitkanen, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male

Dr. Pitkanen

Neurospine Center

800 Saint Vincents Dr Ste 710 Birmingham, AL 35205

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Dr. Ron Pitkanen, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Birmingham, AL. He specializes in pain medicine.


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Dr. Pitkanen accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Pitkanen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pitkanen treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 100% of his peers

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

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pitkanen treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pitkanen treats Spinal Stenosis more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Pitkanen's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ron Pitkanen, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Birmingham, AL. He specializes in pain medicine.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

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Dr. Pitkanen's Reviews

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4.7

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Dr. Pitkanen is the best doctor that I've ever had and I have had many. He is the most caring, courteous, and professional physician I've ever met and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a pain block or seeking help for their chronic back pain.
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Dr.Pitkanan is amazing I finally found a specialist that truly cares
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I have had 2 procedures done by Dr. Pitkanen. The latest was stem cells injections in my L4-5 and S1. He was so nice , took the time to explain how it would work and take 4–6 weeks to work. He called me several times before the procedure to answer more questions. To be honest, I have never met a more impressive Doctor. He really cares and wants to make your pain go away. He will give you a list of options to try and in which order. I would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Pitkanen is always the most courteous, genuinely caring professional doctor when it comes to caring for my pain issues. He is thorough in his questioning and always asks if there are other areas of concern. I highly recommend him and his abilities to anyone needing pain management.
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He’s an amazing doctor! I can’t say enough great things about St Vincent’s 119 Outpatient staff and Dr. Pitkanen. I highly recommend him
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Dr. Pitkanen is an amazing, caring, understanding and compassionate doctor who really cares.. Thank you so much Dr. Pitkanen and your amazing staff, y'all have truly made an impact on our lives.
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I have been seeing Dr. Pitkanen for spinal blocks to treat spinal stenosis for 2 years. He spends time with me, making sure the injections are exactly where needed and by that night I can sleep without pain.
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I had my first nerve block today with Dr. Pitkanen. Not only was his office staff extremely efficient and thorough, He was very kind, compassionate, and professional. Best of all, the procedure itself was completely painless and I already feel so much better! Thank you so much to Dr. Pitkanen and your awesome staff!
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Dr Pitkanen is truly a Doctor who desires to help his patients maintain a high quality of life. He is one of the most sincere and compassionate physicians I’ve ever known. He is skilled and knowledgeable on many pain mgmt/treatment options. His Assistant, Ladonna Edwards, is awesome! She understands the patient’s unique situations and truly partners with Dr Pitkanen in helping eliminate and manage your pain. I highly recommend these professionals!
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Had a spinal block yesterday. I found Dr. Pitkanen was very professional and caring. He had a nice bedside manner. He asked me questions about my pain so he was on top of situation going into surgery. I would recommend him. Very pleased so far. Thanks.
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My husband was diagnosed with Leukemia. Probably due to the chemo, he lost use in his right hand and was in terrible pain. We saw neurologists from Tuscaloosa to Mayo Clinic without success. By my mistake, I made an appointment with this clinic. We were upset because of the painful time wasted but then Dr. Pitkanen offered to help. He asked to try a procedure, IT TOTALLY WORKED!! My husband left the office and painlessly fed himself for the first time in months!! AWESOME!! Pitkanen CARES...
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Very informative and helpful. Awesome bedside manner. I highly recommend this physician.
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