Dr. Thomas Brooks, MD

Interventional Pain MedicineMaleAge 58

Dr. Brooks
Accepting new patients

Innovative Pain and Spine Specialists

17030 Lakeside Hills Plz Ste 202 Omaha, NE 68130

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(402) 413-5010

Dr. Thomas Brooks, MD is a Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist in Omaha, NE and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. 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' Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brooks treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Brooks treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Spondylitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brooks treats Spondylitis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Brooks treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylitis

Dr. Brooks' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic 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
  • Head and Neck Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • 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
  • 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
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Brooks accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Brooks' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brooks

4.4

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Very happy with every aspect of my care with Dr. Brooks and his medical team. He is an A+ Dr. in his care and procedures. He is truly concerned about the effectiveness of his treatment of pain and follow up is excellent. He and his staff are knowledgeable, efficient and fast. His nurse Tammy is truly a professional. Pain is so hard to deal with when you are trying to get through even the most basic aspects of your life and his care has helped me beyond even that. Thank you so very much for your care.
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Diane Macrander – Jul 14, 2021
Dr. Brooks and his entire staff are all extremely helpful and professional. Dr. Brooks is very personable and knowledgeable - listens and very intent on finding the best way to deal with your problems. I would recommend him to anyone with pain issues!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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What could be improved
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Steven – Feb 13, 2021
I had Dr. Brooks at his last location for chronic pain associated with a work related injury and he is great. He was with me for my spine stimulator and now for SI Joint pain. It only made sense to follow him to Innovative Pain and Spine. The office is clean and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. I recommend Dr. Brooks to all for spine and pain related issues.
What went well
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  • Explained conditions well
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Amazing – Dec 23, 2020
I was disappointed on several levels of the lack of professionalism in the office. The unfriendly front desk clerk was the person tasked to have me sign consent instead of the doctor, who simply plopped the clipboard in front of me and asked me to “sign here” (with no explanation of risks by the MD regarding my procedure). I entered the procedure room and again was shocked when Dr Brooks did not offer a smile or greeting and instead was standing with crossed arms. I asked a question for clarification and he dismissed the question and instructed me to (lie down) “face down, half moon”. I was advised to have a ride home but no one followed up to see if I had a ride or was driving myself. I couldn’t leave the office quick enough and will not be retuning.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
1 person found this helpful
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Nov 19, 2020
I was referred to Dr. Brooks for some chronic pain issues I am dealing with. He is awesome! He is sincere and very professional, easy to discuss issues with. I have referenced him to friends and family. If you want / need a top notch pain management doctor, go see Dr. Brooks.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Deb – Nov 13, 2020
I was referred to Innovative Pain, and chose Dr. Brooks after a friend highly recommended him. I first had injections. He explained exactly what was happening throughout the procedures. I next had a trial for the spinal cord stimulator and was pain free. The permanent was then placed. We are still seeking the best setting and Dr. Brooks continues to work with the reps to find my optimal pain relief. He is personable and the utmost professional!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Denise Carlson – Oct 24, 2020
Since my anterior posterior lumbar fusion in 2008 I have experienced crippling, agonizing pain. I was only 48 years old, and for 12 years pain has dictated my life, even with a narcotic. Two injections 8 days ago has honestly taken my pain to nearly zero. I cannot thank Dr. Brooks enough for giving me my life back. No neurosurgeon or other pain management physician has done what this wonderful human has for me!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cindy Papstein – Sep 11, 2020
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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PH from Omaha – Jun 11, 2020
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!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Aug 07, 2019
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
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
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
Dr. Brooks is a wonderful doctor and listened to me and was able to help me with one visit. I highly recommend him.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Donna J. VanBuren in Omaha, NE – Dec 20, 2018
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
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
1 person found this helpful
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Nancy OBrien in Bullhead City, AZ – Jul 24, 2018
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.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Diane F in Bellevue, NE – Jul 23, 2018
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!!!!!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Bruce W Stacy in Elkhorn, NE – May 30, 2018
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
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
1 person found this helpful
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Omaha, NE – Aug 31, 2017
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!!
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
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Bellevue, NE – Jul 19, 2017
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)
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
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Richard L. Lincoln in Glenwood, Iowa – Jun 02, 2017
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.
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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Mary Kay Henningsen in Omaha, NE – May 12, 2017

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Brooks specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine. Dr. Brooks employs a selective array of therapies and medical procedures to manage pain patients...Read more

Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • 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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What are Dr. Thomas Brooks, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Brooks frequently treats Back Pain, Low Back Pain, and Spondylitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Brooks treats.

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Dr. Brooks' office is located at 17030 Lakeside Hills Plz Ste 202, Omaha, NE 68130. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Innovative Pain and Spine Specialists

Infectious Disease & Epidemiology Associates PC17030 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

Dr. Brooks is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Bellevue Medical Center

Bellevue, NE

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy

Omaha, NE

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Chi Health Lakeside

Omaha, NE

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

The Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)