Dr. Thomas Hansen, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
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Age 56
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Dr. Thomas Hansen, MD
Dr. Thomas Hansen, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in West Des Moines, IA. He is 56 years old.

5950 University Ave Ste 280

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 875-9902

Dr. Thomas Hansen, MD

Dr. Thomas Hansen, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Dr. Hansen's Experience

Dr. Hansen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Upper Back Pain


Read More


  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

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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 data for Dr. Hansen is unavailable at this time.

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hansen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hansen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hansen to family and friends
based on 36 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Hansen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Urbandale, IA |
I would be more than delighted to participate. This guy has no business being a pain management doctor or even a doctor period. His trigger point injections are a joke because he doesn't hit the right pain areas. Never explains that when nerves regenerate after ablation, it is hell on earth. He doesn't read patient's charts so he directly caused me two hospitalizations. He later prescribed an anti arrhythmia medication that could have killed me! I have no respect for this man!
Des Moines, IA |
This man left my husband and I alone for over an hour after my legs went numb..it was traumatic to finally roll off the table into my husband and wheelchair. I tried to get another pain management Dr and he denied my care because Hansen had in my file that I was a potential for addiction. On the same visit he increased my codiene dosage. I have so much more to share if anyone wants to help put him in a courtroom.
in Des Moines, IA |
This had to be the worst medical experience I have ever had. He came in the room & didn't introduce him self, just started rudely accosting me with questions, it was very evident he had no idea of my medical/surgical history based on these questions, while he swore he had read my chart. He kept interrupting my questions & concerns, then proceeded to 'sell' me on other treatments, like a salesman. I declined all options and left. I won't take a dead animal to him for an autopsy.
Des Moines, IA |
The IA clinic doesn't care about their patients and they don't care if they have their pain medication. I was told to change pharmacies, which I did. I also was trying to find a pharmacy that had my medication in stock, which I did and I still was dismissed as a patient from the IA clinic. I had a valid prescription given 3 months in advance by my PA. I was blamed by the clinic saying they have " trust issues" with me. I have been a patient for 5 plus years without any issues & passing UA's
Des Moines, IA |
This guy does not have a bedside manner, contradicted other doctor findings, refused to pursue treatment plan and thinks everyone is just there to see him for opiates. Rude. Does not listen to patient or other doctors.
in Des moines ia |
Awesome doc, very compassionate to your pain relief, unless you are a pill seeker. Very knowledgeable about pain mgt.
in Urbandale, IA |
Dr Hansen worries more about liability when his PA flips me off the table. So then I had no pain control and was super sick, other wise. If he wanted me in for a pill count, I would definitely be there. Not afraid. I don't take too m uch of my meds EVER. and OxyContin and oxycodone have NEVER worked gfesz
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Dr. Hansen accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

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