HCA Midwest Physicians August 08, 2013

Research Medical Center and Midwest Pain Management Associates welcome Karl J. Haake, MD, as a new member of their exemplary patient care team. With clinical interest and training in back pain and spine care, Dr. Haake is the only recipient of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognition for quality in back pain care, in the states of Missouri and Kansas. Using 13 clinical measures and three structural standards, the award recognizes physicians and chiropractors who have demonstrated superior care for Americans who suffer from low back pain.

Research Medical Center is part of HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider and private sector employer.  Midwest Pain Management Associates is part of Midwest Physicians, a network of experienced, multi-specialty physicians located throughout the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, also part of HCA Midwest Health System.

Dr. Haake has been involved in improving the delivery of back pain care throughout Missouri, helping to implement innovative, multi-disciplinary approaches through his affiliation with the Missouri Primary Care Association. His professional affiliations include the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the International Anesthesia Research Society.  He has also authored numerous presentations in the area of chronic pain.

“Dr. Haake brings a wealth of knowledge regarding patient care for back pain to his new practice,” says Kevin J. Hicks, Chief Executive Officer of Research Medical Center. “We look forward to working with and learning from him.”

Loren Meyer, MD, President, Midwest Physicians agrees. “Dr. Haake is another fine addition to our highly trained and compassionate patient care team.  His expertise will be invaluable as we seek to alleviate chronic and periodic pain among our patients.”

An anesthesiologist who specializes in pain control and a pain management specialist, Dr. Haake received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Nebraska. He is certified by both the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine.

“I am honored to work with this fine team of physicians and healthcare providers,” says Dr. Haake. “Research Medical Center and Midwest Pain Management Associates are leaders in healthcare in Kansas City. Both provide exceptional care coupled with a high level of professionalism.”

Dr. Haake is now accepting new patients and referrals, and inpatient consults, at the convenient Research Medical Center-based clinic of Midwest Pain Management Associates. For more information or to make an appointment, contact (816) 751-4884 or visit mymidwestphysician.com.