Dr. William O. Witt, MD

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Dr. William O. Witt, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine | Male

Cardinal Hill Pain Institute, Lexington, KY 2050 Versailles Rd, Lexington, KY 40504 Get Directions
(859) 367-7246

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I use a rehabilitative approach. I do not prescribe or recommend the use of opioids ("narcotics") for the treatment of chronic non-malignant pain.Read more

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Dr. William O. Witt, MD says

I retired from the University of Kentucky in 2009 and opened the Cardinal Hill Pain Institute. This is a solo practice and my reason for making this career change at the age of 63 was to see how close I could get to an ideal medical practice. From the details of design and construction to the quality of the staff and equipment and to the overall patient experience, this has been and remains my goal. Accordingly, I encourage ongoing evaluation and improvement.

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    Specialties

    • Interventional Pain Medicine
    • Anesthesiology
    • Critical Care Anesthesiology
    • Interventional Spine Medicine
    • Pain Medicine
    • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
    • Sports Medicine Pain Management

    Board Certifications

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    • Anesthesiology
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Pain Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    Dr. Witt says..

    I have practiced in the field of interventional pain medicine continuously since 1978. Having myself experienced a spinal injury, I am intimately familiar with the challenges presented by a chronic painful condition.

    I founded and directed the Pain Management Fellowship at the University of Kentucky wherein I trained 35 fellows, all of whom are Board Certified in the field.

    I serve and have served as a consultant for multiple private, government and corporate entities both nationally and internationally, and have been involved in the personal medical care of two heads of state.

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    • Arthritis
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Radiculopathy
    • Cervicogenic Headache
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Coccygeal Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Compression Fracture
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Facet Joint Pain
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Hand Conditions
    • Headache
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Knee Disorders
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
    • Lumbar Herniated Disc
    • Lumbar Radiculopathy
    • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
    • Metastatic Cancer
    • Migraine
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Pain
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pinched Nerve in Back
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Spinal Compression Fracture
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Upper Back Pain
    • Vertebral Compression Fractures
    • Vertebral Fracture

    Procedures Performed

    Dr. Witt says..

    I have performed over 50,000 interventional procedures and have never had a permanent patient injury or malpractice claim.

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    • Botox® Injection
    • Cervical Block
    • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
    • Cervical Medial Branch Block
    • Chronic Pain Management
    • Discography
    • Epidural Block
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Epidural Injection
    • Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Facet Block
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Ganglion Impar Block
    • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
    • In-Office Radiofrequency Ablation
    • Joint Drainage
    • Joint Injection
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
    • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
    • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
    • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
    • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
    • Medical Branch Block
    • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
    • Myobloc Injection
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
    • Nerve Blocks
    • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Pain Management
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Radiofrequency Ablation
    • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
    • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Stellate Ganglion Block
    • Steroid Injection
    • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Vertebroplasty
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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      Sanctions

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      Board Actions

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    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Minnesota Medical School

      Graduated in 1976

    • Internship Hospital
      University Ky

      Completed in 1977

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of Colorado

      Completed in 1979

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus

      Graduated in 1969

    • Other Education
      University Of Kentucky College Of Law

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • Best Doctors in America, 2002-03
      • Best Doctors in America, 1998-99
      • Best Doctors in America, 2000-01
      • Best Doctors in America, 2006-07
      • Best Doctors in America, 2008-09
      • Best Doctors in America, 2004-05
      • Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society, 1976
      • Best Doctors in America, 2010-11
      • Outstanding Oral Advocate UK College of Law, 1983
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    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Dr. Witt's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
    • Board certified in Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine and Pain Medicine
    • Malpractice claims in Kentucky not available
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Witt's Office & Staff

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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes

    Experience with Dr. Witt

    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    Dr. Witt's Care Philosophy

    I use a rehabilitative approach. I do not prescribe or recommend the use of opioids ("narcotics") for the treatment of chronic non-malignant pain.

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    Dr. Witt says...

    I have practiced in the field of interventional pain medicine continuously since 1978. Having myself experienced a spinal injury, I am intimately familiar with the challenges presented by a chronic painful condition.

    I founded and directed the Pain Management Fellowship at the University of Kentucky wherein I trained 35 fellows, all of whom are Board Certified in the field.

    I serve and have served as a consultant for multiple private, government and corporate entities both nationally and internationally, and have been involved in the personal medical care of two heads of state.

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    Dr. Witt says...

    I have performed over 50,000 interventional procedures and have never had a permanent patient injury or malpractice claim.

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    Dr. Witt says...

    I retired from the University of Kentucky in 2009 and opened the Cardinal Hill Pain Institute. This is a solo practice and my reason for making this career change at the age of 63 was to see how close I could get to an ideal medical practice. From the details of design and construction to the quality of the staff and equipment and to the overall patient experience, this has been and remains my goal. Accordingly, I encourage ongoing evaluation and improvement.