Dr. Thomas Brooks, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Brooks
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Innovative Pain and Spine Specialists

17030 Lakeside Hills Plz Ste 202 Omaha, NE 68130

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Dr. Thomas Brooks, MD is a Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist in Omaha, NE and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Brooks has more experience with Spine and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Creighton University medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bellevue Medical Center and CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Brooks to book an appointment.


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Dr. Brooks accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Card PPO
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brooks treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Brooks treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Spondylitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brooks treats Spondylitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Brooks treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brooks treats Spine Disorders more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Brooks treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brooks treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Brooks treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Steroid Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brooks performs Steroid Injection more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Brooks performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brooks treats Chronic Pain more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Brooks treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

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Dr. Brooks' 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
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • 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
  • Head and Neck Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Disorder
  • Pain in Extremities
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Brooks is a very matter of fact doctor. He tells it like it is and that is what I like about him. I have had several hip and back injections from him and received much relief from every one of them. I followed Dr. Brooks to Innovative Pain Specialists because he is the best at what he does.
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PH from Omaha – Jun 11, 2020
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I had severe sciatic pain when I went to Dr. Brooks. He promptly came up with a treatment plan and scheduled it as soon as possible. Dr. Brooks, as well as his team, were very professional and personable. I would highly recommend him!
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Aug 07, 2019
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I have been in chronic pain for many years. Dr. Brooks helped me get off the opioid that had been prescribed to me by another pain doctor that I had been on for many years and replaced it with the spinal injection that worked extremely well. I had to reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances and the Dr. and office was very accommodating, I only had to wait an additional week and my first week appointment was within three weeks from the referral. Thank you Dr. Brooks!
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May 30, 2019
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I am in the medical field so I can be very particular about medical care. I was extremely pleased by the cleanliness of the clinic, the positive attitudes of the receptionist, and the nursing staff. It’s clear that this is a well-organized and efficient team that provides pain management to the Omaha population. I would definitely recommend Dr. Brooks to my family, friends and co-workers. I was referred for SI pain, after one injection I feel better than I have in 15 years. Thank you, Dr. Brook
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Apr 18, 2019
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Staff and Dr. Brooks very friendly. Only a short time waiting for appointment. Dr. Brooks evaluation was thorough and diagnosis was quick with a detailed easy to understand explanation using a spinal column model. Recommended a non-invasive treatment to start. Would recommend him to anyone having back pain.
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Apr 05, 2019
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Dr. Brooks is a wonderful doctor and listened to me and was able to help me with one visit. I highly recommend him.
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Donna J. VanBuren in Omaha, NE – Dec 20, 2018
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Dr. Brooks is a wonderful human being and a terrific Physician. I have chronic bank and neck pain (degenerative osteoarthritis among other issues) and have worked with him for several years. He is kind and efficient - I found him very comprehensive and articulate in explaining my issues, the treatments available and how he intended to approach my care. He was able to successfully diagnose shoulder issues when other Drs. believed it was neck pain. He is the Dr. I trust the most with my health
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Nancy OBrien in Bullhead City, AZ – Jul 24, 2018
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I have gone to Dr. Brooks for several different issues. Every time, Dr. Brooks listens to my list of symptoms, figures out what's wrong, and clearly explains my treatment options. And he gets results. There are pain medicine doctors in Bellevue, but I'd rather drive the 23 miles to west Omaha and see Dr. Brooks - he's that good.
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Diane F in Bellevue, NE – Jul 23, 2018
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I have been seeing Dr. Brooks for about 1 year. He takes the time to explain everything to you so that you know what to expect and will even take the time to explain possible procedures that may be coming in the future. He recently injected my sacroiliac and I'm thrilled to say it is the first time in 14 years that I'm pain free. Can't say enough good about him!!!!!
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Bruce W Stacy in Elkhorn, NE – May 30, 2018
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I have been seeing Dr Brooks for about a 1 1/2 years. I have never had a Dr that I would recommend to anyone with pain. In fact, my mom sees him. He takes time to explain the procedure he is going to do.He stays up to date on all the new types of pain relief for his patients.The latest is called Nevro HF10 surgery. The FDA approved it September 2016. I had a temp put in cervical and lumbar and had 100% relief from the two systems. I now have two units one for cervical and lumbar. He is the best
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Omaha, NE – Aug 31, 2017
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I received my second lumbar injection by Dr. Brooks three weeks ago and I am pain free!! He has a great bedside manner, is very thorough and I am very pleased! I would definitely recommend him and his team!!
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Bellevue, NE – Jul 19, 2017
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After extreme S I Joint pain injected the SI joint and I experienced perfect total relief. Later received 3 injections in my lower lumbars to treat arthritis and after two weeks, again pain free. Dr. Brooks, staff and facilities are deemed excellent in my book. Richard L. Lincoln (70)
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Richard L. Lincoln in Glenwood, Iowa – Jun 02, 2017
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I need at least 5 pages to tell you that Dr. Brooks is wonderful, kind, a great teacher about the problem with my spine. I had never needed help with pain before and i was in severe pain. he injected the nerve root at L3. I got to my appt. early, he was ready, gowned scrubbed and gloved. nurses and equipment all ready. He told me every little detail of the procedure before he did it so I knew what to expect. Was done in 10 minutes, had wonderful results.
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Mary Kay Henningsen in Omaha, NE – May 12, 2017
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Great Doctor. He will explain in detail his findings. Very compassionate and understanding. He has helped me tremendously to understand the importance of my issues. I had been to several places and I finally had positive results with Dr. Brooks. Thank you!
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Mercy Kaelin in Auburn, NE – Apr 21, 2017
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Dr Brooks is very warm and personable. He answers all my questions, gives you all the facts and spends as much time with me as needed. I am very pleased with the procedures for my hip. He has eased my pain and I can walk up and down stairs now with NO pain. I would recommend him to anyone!
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Ruth A Picking in Elkhorn, NE – Mar 06, 2017
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He is a first class physcian! Caring. Personable! Skilled!
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Dennis A. Anderson in Omaha, NE – Dec 10, 2016
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Correct diagnosis, painless treatment. Pain level greatly reduced. Short wait times in clinic waiting room.
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Freddie Gump in Papillion, NE – Nov 30, 2016
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I have been a patient of Dr. Brooks for a number of years with no complaints. He takes time to explain what are his concerns with my situation, what he would recommend for treatment and why, and as an older person I deeply appreciate his kind way of caring for his patients.
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MJB in Omaha, NE – Nov 17, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Brooks specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine. Dr. Brooks employs a selective array of therapies and medical procedures to manage pain patients beyond the need for opiate medications. The goal is to provide compassionate care, pain relief, a...Read more

Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Saint Louis University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1991
Saint Louis University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1990
Creighton University
Medical School
1985
Creighton U
Undergraduate School

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Innovative Pain and Spine Specialists

Innovative Pain and Spine Specialists17030 Lakeside Hills Plz Ste 202 Omaha, NE 68130
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Bellevue Medical Center

Bellevue, NE

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

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

CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy

Omaha, NE

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Chi Health Lakeside

Omaha, NE

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

The Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)