Dr. Steven Prakken, MD

Dr. Steven Prakken, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Steven Prakken, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Durham, NC. He is 65 years old. Dr. Prakken is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

4309 Medical Park Dr

Durham, NC 27704

Contact Information

(855) 855-6484

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Prakken performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Migraine
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
45

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • 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
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Oregon Health & Science University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of California San Francisco Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Prakken has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Prakken's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Prakken to family and friends
3.8
based on 20 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Prakken's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Wendell |
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.
in Durham, NC |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Prakken accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Prakken has admitting privileges

Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
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