Dr. Steven Prakken, MD

Psychiatry •  Male • Age 68
  
Dr. Prakken
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Duke Pain Medicine

4309 Medical Park Dr Durham, NC 27704

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Dr. Steven Prakken, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Prakken to book an appointment.


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Dr Praaken is an awesome pain management Dr.,I have been a patient of his since 2002.I would highly reccommend him as an excellent Dr.in the treatment of chronic pain in all areas.He knows his stuff and has a great patient Dr.repor.Duke hospital is very fortunate to have him as the Head of the pain dept.So if you are in need of the best pain Dr.,Dr.Praaken is your Dr.and may I add he is a great boss ,and family guy.
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Nov 23, 2019
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He dismissed years of extensive MRI evidence of physical causes of pain; a symptomatic, rare, progressive, painful spinal cord disease that mainly affects women and is specifically listed for the "compassionate use of medical cannabis" in Illinois, herniated cervical, thoracic, and lumbar discs with sciatica, brain lesions, intracranial hypertension for which a lumbar puncture was necessary to relieve pain and pressure, etc., and replaced it with a bogus "fibromyalgia" diagnosis, then prescribed Wellbutrin (don't all women just "need" an anti-depressant?!). When I complained, he discharged me "from the clinic", preventing me from seeing any other doctor at the clinic. Constant chronic pain is not mental illness or depression. I see he's now conducting "Fibromyalgia Pain Research" so he must have wanted another research subject.
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A Female – Oct 14, 2019
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I've been seeing Dr. Prakken for 10+ years. He's the BEST doctor I've ever seen. I don't agree with the previous comment about him getting facts and dates wrong. He takes meticulous notes. So if you tell him something at a previous appointment, he'll know it at the next. He's the smartest man I know and I'd recommend him to anyone.
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Michele C in Wendell – Oct 31, 2017
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I waited over 4 months to see him. He could not keep the dates correct with my health timeline, could not keep my answers correct to his questions and would keep going back in his notes to verify them more than once. Basically called me a liar about an answer I gave to the Dr who sent me to him & then found it in the prior notes but never apologized. Quoted European statistics to me which was odd as we were both in America. Two words sum up my visit with him. 1. Quack and 2. Retirement
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Kim Y in Durham, NC – Sep 12, 2016
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Dr. Steven Prakken, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Oregon Health...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

North Colorado Med Center
Residency Hospital
University Ca Sf School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1982
Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine
Medical School

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(855) 855-6484

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Chronic Pain
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Back Pain
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Dr. Prakken treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

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Dr. Prakken'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)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Duke Pain Medicine

Duke Pain Medicine4309 Medical Park Dr Durham, NC 27704
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Duke University Hospital

Durham, NC

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
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