Karl Haake, MD
Education:Doctor of Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Creighton University
Residency:University of Nebraska
Certification:Board Certified, American Board of Pain Medicine
Board Certified, American Board of Anesthesiology
Biography:Karl J. Haake, MD, is currently the President of Haake Medical Services, LLC. He is
an anesthesiologist who specializes in pain medicine and is certified by the
American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine. He
formed the first pain clinic at a Federally Qualified Health Center in the United
States at the Community Health Center of Central Missouri and has consulted with
hospitals, health systems, managed care organizations, private clinics, and FQHCs
throughout the country regarding coordination of primary care, behavioral health,
and pain management. He previously served as the chair of the American Academy
of Pain Medicines Special Interest Group in Primary Care and as lead facilitator for
Missouri's Chronic Pain ECHO Project. In addition to clinical responsibilities, Dr.
Haake is a medical director for the Centene Corporation.
Dr. Haakes areas of interest include the improvement of the delivery of chronic
pain care, reducing inappropriate care, and addressing the overutilization of and
providing alternatives to opioid pain medications. In addition to being involved in
the training of health care professionals regarding improved pain care, he has
spoken regionally and nationally including at the Missouri Coalition for Community
Behavioral Healthcare and Psychiatric Rehab Conference, the National Association
of Community Health Centers Community Health Institute, the National Council for
Behavioral Health, and for the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Dr. Haake received a Presidential Commendation from the American Academy of
Pain Medicine in 2014 for work surrounding the coordination of pain care among
specialists and primary care providers. He was the first, and only, physician in the
state of Missouri to be recognized by the National Center for Quality Assurances
Back Pain Recognition Program. He received his medical degree from Creighton
University in Omaha, Nebraska, and completed his residency in anesthesiology at
the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Haake currently resides with his
family in Leawood, Kansas, just across the state line from Kansas City, Missouri.