Dr. Timothy Y. Ko, MD

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Dr. Timothy Y. Ko, MD

Pain Medicine | Male

Pinnacle Interventional Pain & Spine Consultants 7580 Auburn Rd Ste 102, Painesville, OH 44077 Get Directions
(440) 358-1116

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We provide a comprehensive evaluation to each individual patient's pain complaints. We strive to address the underlying problem with a...   Read More

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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      4.3 based on 32 responses
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (31)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Ko's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (31)
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      Chardon, OH |
      My only complaint is after you see Dr. Ko for the first patient appointment they make you see the Nurse Practitioner from there on. I was not impressed at my second appointment because the nurse practitioner was not familiar with my case. This is very frustrating when you get passed off by the doctor. I am planning to have surgery and I do not want my pre-surgery appointment to be with a nurse practitioner.
      Had an appointment scheduled for 6 weeks and faxed over the necessary paperwork. They wait until 5 days before your appointment to call and say that they don't take your insurance. They don't take Medicaid unless you have another top-notch Insurance Company as your primary insurance carrier. Extremely unprofessional!
      in Lakewood, OH |
      After two years of searching for a pain management physician, I found Dr. Ko. He exceeded all of my expectations. He REALLY listens while looking you in the eye. He is willing to spend as much time as needed. He actually read the medical records I had sent to his office B4 he saw me. He ordered several images to be done. He asked and considered my opinions. Not only did he formulate a treatment plan, but then explained it to me. Unlike any other pain mgmt. doctor I've EVER encountered! EXCELLANT
      in Conneaut, OH |
      Excellent Doctor. I brought up an issue unrelated to the reason for my visit and he ordered an mri. After 2 years and multiple other doctors and x-rays I finally had a diagnosis. I had surgery and for the first time in 2 years I no longer have pain in my knee. Last year I dreaded spring and the thought of having to hire someone to care for my gardens, now I can't wait for spring and being able to garden again.
      in Mentor Ohio |
      Very good!!!! He listens to his patients and sits down and looks at you when you talk to him. He has a big heart. He is one of the dr.'s who really do care. He don't make you think your just a number.
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      Specialties

      • Pain Medicine

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      • Anesthesiology
      • Pain Medicine

      Conditions Treated

      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Arthritis
      • Back Pain
      • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
      • Brachial Plexus Palsy
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pain
      • Chronic Postoperative Pain
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Facet Joint Pain
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Fracture
      • Herniated Disc
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Knee Disorders
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Radiculopathy
      • Migraine
      • Myelopathy
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Postherpetic Neuralgia
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Severe Chronic Pain
      • Shoulder Pain
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Trigeminal Neuralgia
      • Upper Back Pain

      Procedures Performed

      • Discography
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Epidural Steroid Injections
      • Joint Injection
      • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
      • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
      • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Vertebroplasty

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        Malpractice Claims not available

        Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.

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        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

      • Medical School
        Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine

        Graduated in 2003

      • Internship Hospital
        University Hospitals of Cleveland

        Completed in 2004

      • Residency Hospital
        University Hospitals of Cleveland, Department of Anesthesiology and PeriOperative Medicine

        Completed in 2007

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Hospitals of Cleveland, Division of Pain Medicine

        Completed in 2008

      • Undergraduate School
        YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY

        Graduated in 1999

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Ko'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
      • Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Ko's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Ko

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      Dr. Ko's Care Philosophy

      We provide a comprehensive evaluation to each individual patient's pain complaints. We strive to address the underlying problem with a multimodal approach including the latest advanced pain procedures, physical therapy referrals, medication evaluation, and when appropriate surgical referrals. Our emphasis is a return to function with this approach while limiting a reliance upon strong narcotic medications.