Dr. Steven G Charapata MD Anesthesiologist

Dr. Steven Charapata is an anesthesiologist in Independence, Missouri and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cass Medical Center and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and has been in practice for 34 years. Dr. Charapata accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 12 doctors at Cass Medical Center and one of 17 at Lee's Summit Medical Center who specialize in Anesthesiology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Anesthesiologist: Pain Medicine

Education & Medical Training

Hartford Hospital
Residency, Anesthesiology, 1983–1985

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Residency, Anesthesiology, 1985–1986

Usphs Hospital (Staten Island NY)
Internship, Transitional Year, 1980–1981

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Class of 1980

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Anesthesiology
Certified in Anesthesiology

American Board of Anesthesiology
Certified in Pain Medicine

KS State Medical License
Active through 2014

MO State Medical License
Active through 2013

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Intrathecal ziconotide in the treatment of refractory pain in patients with cancer or AIDS: a randomized controlled trial.
Staats, P.S., Yearwood, T., Charapata, S.G., Presley, R.W., Wallace, M.S., Byas-Smith, M., Fisher, R., Bryce, D.A., Mangieri, E.A., Luther, R.R., Mayo, M., McGuire, D., Ellis, D.

Breakthrough cancer pain: a randomized trial comparing oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate (OTFC) and morphine sulfate immediate release (MSIR).
Coluzzi, P. H., Schwartzberg, L., Conroy, J. D., Charapata, S., Gay, M., Busch, M. A., Chavez, J., Ashley, J., Lebo, D., McCracken, M., Portenoy, R. K.

Long-term intrathecal ziconotide for chronic pain: an open-label study.
Webster, L. R., Fisher, R., Charapata, S., Wallace, M. S.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Kansas City Preferred-Care Blue PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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