Dr. Steven Prakken, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 69

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 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Prakken has more experience with Addiction & Substance Abuse than other specialists in his area. 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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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Addiction & Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction & Substance Abuse specialists.

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Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Nondependent Opioid Abuse
Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
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Dr. Prakken's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Prakken accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Dr. Prakken's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Prakken

3.7

Based on 23 ratings

5 Stars
65.21739130434783%
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3 Stars
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4.3478260869565215%
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1 Star
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One of the best if not the best doctors I've had the opportunity to receive treatment from for several years. Professional,knowledgeable listens to you and takes your concerns,pain issues or what have you into consideration,then comes up with a plan to help you manage/cope with your health issues. Wish there were more like him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 07, 2020
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Kim Y in Durham, NC – Sep 12, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Steven Prakken, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Prakken has more experience...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

Awards

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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

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)