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Dr. Steven Prakken, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Prakken

Duke Pain Medicine

4309 Medical Park Dr Durham, NC 27704

Accepting new patients

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Dr. Steven Prakken, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Durham, NC. He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School Of Medicine and specializes in pain medicine.


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Dr. Prakken accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Prakken's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prakken treats Fibromyalgia more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prakken treats Migraine more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine

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
  • 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

Dr. Prakken's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Prakken

3.8

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
65%
(13)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5%
(1)
2 Stars
5%
(1)
1 Star
25%
(5)

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What People Say About Dr. Steven Prakken, MD
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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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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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Steven Prakken, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Durham, NC. He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School Of Medicine and specializes in pain medicine.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

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82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)