Kansas Pain Management provides comprehensive interventional pain management services in the Overland Park, Leavenworth/Lansing, and Ottawa, Kansas areas. With nationally recognized and award winning Physicians our providers are leaders in the field of pain management.
January is our annual Top Doctors issue, where we recognize local physicians who have been nominated by their peers and screened by our partners at a top New York-based research firm.
We know readers count on that list when making important care decisions and picking specialists, and it’s always an honor to publish the results.
This year, we supplement that list with a look at how eight Kansas City doctors have gone above and beyond in the coronavirus crisis. These physicians have all acted heroically in the face of the global pandemic, finding ways to go above and beyond in service to the city.
MAYANK GUPTA, M.D.
The opioid crisis has led to strict rules about how to prescribe the powerful, addictive painkillers to treat patients with chronic pain. The pandemic forced the closure of non-emergency medical offices, putting a lot of pressure on the system. Dr. Mayank Gupta at Kansas Pain Management went to great lengths to develop a system that meets government requirements while also serving patients who rely on prescriptions to battle debilitating chronic pain. His system involves a combination of telehealth check-ins, outdoor checkpoints and the hyper-efficient use of in-person appointments to keep patients safe but properly served, and he’s been active in sharing it with others in his field through webinars.
Pain management doctors diagnose pain and help patients pinpoint the underlying conditions that cause it. Then, they work with patients to find therapy, treatments and/or medication to help subside or diminish the pain.
Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research and information company, Castle Connolly. A physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors through a nomination process that is open to all licensed physicians in America. The results are then carefully screened. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected for the Top Doctors list.
Howard Aks, MD Pain Management Associates 10550 Quivira Rd, Ste 270 Overland Park, Kan. 66215 (816) 763-1559
Edward B. Braun, MD The University of Kansas Health System 4000 Cambridge St Kansas City, Kan. 66160 (913) 588-1227
Dr. Mayank Gupta founded Kansas Pain Management with a mission to treat patients who suffer from chronic pain to restore their quality of life. The consequences of debilitating pain can affect nearly every aspect of life, from family to having a career. At Kansas Pain Management, patients can expect to be treated by caring, experienced medical professionals to help achieve the best outcome possible with a newfound freedom from pain. The care team consistently tracks each patient by therapy to achieve long-term lasting results. Kansas Pain Management has earned the respect of many referring physicians throughout the metro because of our exceptional outcomes and patient focus.
Talal W. Khan, MD The University of Kansas Health System 4000 Cambridge St Kansas City, Kan. 66160 (913) 588-1227
Smith Manion, MD Shawnee Mission Health Center for Pain Medicine Shawnee, Kan. 66204 (913) 676-2370
Andrea Nicol, MD The University of Kansas Health System 10730 Nall Ave, Ste 101 Overland Park, Kan. 66211 (913) 588-1227