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Dr. Ron Pitkanen, MD

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4.5 (30)
Accepting new patients
12 years of experience

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Dr. Ron Pitkanen, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Mountain Brk, AL. They specialize in Pain Medicine, has 12 years of experience, and is board certified in Anesthesiology. They graduated from UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE / MEMPHIS / COLLEGE OF MEDICINESURGERY.

Dr. Pitkanen works at Comprehensive Pain Center in Mountain Brk, AL. They frequently treat conditions like Degenerative Disc Disease, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) and Herniated Disc along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna and Humana as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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    Comprehensive Pain Center
    2700 Highway 280 S, Mountain Brk, AL 35223 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (205) 878-4368

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    Nov 04, 2022
    Such a wonderful doctor and very caring staff! He has helped me tremendously????
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    About Dr. Ron Pitkanen, MD

    Specialties
    • Pain Medicine
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    Years of Experience
    • 12 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1457677015
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE / MEMPHIS / COLLEGE OF MEDICINESURGERY
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Ron Pitkanen, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Pitkanen is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Pitkanen has an average wait time of 31 – 45 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Pitkanen has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Pitkanen works at Comprehensive Pain Center in Mountain Brk, AL. View the full address on Dr. Pitkanen’s profile.

    Dr. Pitkanen has seen patients for Degenerative Disc Disease, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) and Herniated Disc, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Pitkanen on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    30 patients have reviewed Dr. Pitkanen. The overall rating for this provider is 4.7. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Pitkanen.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Pitkanen, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Pitkanen appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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