Ratings for Dr. Steven G. Charapata
Steven Charapata implanted a Medtronic intrathecal pain pump in me in October of 1997, replaced it in February of 2002. I began having unknown neurological issues in summer of 2000 during the next 6 years, 3 seperate class 1 recalls from the FDA which indicate an imminent danger of serious disability or death. Even though I saw Dr. Charapata at least 2-3 times per month he chose not to follow Medtronic published procedures in dealing with the neurological issue I continued to have until September of 2006 when the pump completely failed, causing a life threatening situation for me. It was not until the summer of 2007 that I became aware of the recall that had been issued before my pumps failure. I now have a spinal cord injury and multiple neurological injuries. The amazing part of this is that Dr. Charapata never informed me of the recalls. I filled a complant with the Missouri Board of Healing after investigating issued a letter of reprimand. I believe for me he was a very dangerous MD.
This Dr. has given me my life back. He may be a tad arrogant, but what Dr. isn't these days. He is extremely knowledgeable, caring, and always looking out for your best interest. By far the best pain Dr. in kc- and trust me I have seen many! The nursing staff is great and the same can be said for the office personnel.
Dr. Steven G. Charapata's Credentials
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- University Of Wisconsin Medical School (Grad. 1980)
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