Dr. Christopher Creighton MD, Pain Relief Expert in Physician Partners of America

Christopher Creighton, MD

3017 East Renner Road Richardson, TX 75082

Christopher Creighton, M.D. is a pain management physician at Physician Partners of America Pain Relief Group – Richardson, Texas. He brings 25 years of experience to the practice, drawing upon a variety of specialties including anesthesiology, internal medicine and pathology.

Dr. Creighton earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital and internships in surgery, pathology, and internal medicine.

A lecturer and contributor to several medical publications, he has been listed in America’s Top Anesthesiologists, the Global Directory of Who’s Who and Who’s Who in American Medicine, among others. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in anesthesiology and pain medicine, and is a member of the American Pain Society and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management.

He most recently served as president and medical director of Advanced Pain Specialists, Inc. in St. Louis, MO, and as medical director at Des Peres Hospital Department of Pain Management, also in St. Louis. Before that, he was medical director of Comprehensive Pain Management Services Clinic at St. Joseph’s Hospital – Kirkwood, in St. Louis.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Creighton served as assistant professor of anesthesiology at West Virginia University School of Medicine as well as co-director of its Center for Pain Management and its pain fellowship program. Before that, he was chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Morris Hospital, Morris, Ill.

His approach to interventional pain management is to create an accurate diagnosis first, and have as many tools to address that diagnosis as possible. “My deepest sense of satisfaction comes from improving the quality of life for patients and increasing their functional abilities,” he says.

He and his wife of 25 years have a daughter who attends the University of Southern California, and a son pursuing post-graduate studies at Texas A&M University. In his spare time, Dr. Creighton enjoys scuba diving, reading, hiking and cycling. He and his son also recently learned to sail together in San Francisco Bay.

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4.6 /5
31 Reviews

Feb 2, 2019
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
I would recommend Dr. Creighton to any person that is suffering from chronic pain. He not only manages the pain he offers alternatives to my condition which is severe osteoarthritis of both knees.
Jan 22, 2019
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Wonderful and highly intelligent specialist! Definitely recommend!
Jan 18, 2019
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Dr. Creighton and staff are very good at their jobs, take a good amount of time with me as a patient and have been able to help me reduce my pain level. Occasionally, the amount of time from appointment scheduled to seeing the doctor runs a little long. However, the care is worth it!
Jan 10, 2019
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
What a wonderful staff!!! Everyone is so nice, helpful and encouraging. If you have to go to a pain management doctor this is where I would recommend. I am thankful I was referred here because they truly want to treat the pain- not just bandage it, and are very helpful in giving steps to do so😊😊
Jan 9, 2019
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
The doctor has good people skills, is a good listener and answered all my questions about many different issues.
Oct 30, 2018
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
I could not be more pleased with the way Dr. Creighton has treated my peripheral neuropathy. He came highly recommended by Methodist Hospital referral system and he has treated myself with the highest degree of professionalism. I have spook with a number of other patients in the waiting room while waiting for my appointment. They all Love Him. The staff has always treated me with Great respect. I would tell anyone with ongoing pain to have chat with this excellent Pain Dr.
Sep 11, 2018
Vitals Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
I was referred to Dr. Creighton by Methodist Hospital referral service. On the first visit, we spent over 30 minutes discussing my 20-year problem with peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Creighton came up with a treatment plan that took care of my Pain. Not only is he a very experienced physician he has a Great personality to Boot. I highly recommend a visit to Dr. Creighton if you are in pain.
Apr 6, 2018
Vitals Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
The Doctor is excellent, but you first to pass the staff who are the worst!!! Very rude!!!
Jun 29, 2016
RateMDs Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
With the Doc for 20 +yrs hated to see him go. The Best
Mar 22, 2016
UCompare Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
He was my Dr for 20 yrs. And he was a very good Dr. He listened to your problems and diagnosed em very well and found a solution to the problem with great manners.Moire Drs should be like Dr C
Feb 15, 2016
Vitals Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Dr. C was my doctor for a long time. I wrote a previous review about him but had to write another one now that he is gone. Dr. C if you read this, it's Jessica. You know me, lol. Always remember you were the best doctor ever. Whoever is lucky enough to have you as their doctor where your going will see that to. Dr. C was and is one of a kind. Very intelligent and kind. When I saw him he took the time to talk and treated me like a person, not a pay check. It's ashame that we lost a great doctor. You won't be forgotten Dr. Creighton!!!
Oct 22, 2015
UCompare Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
He takes the time to listen to you, and is extremely helpful.
Feb 27, 2015
RateMDs Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Doctor Creighton has given me more quality of life and peace of mind knowing I'm in good hands finally its worth the 100+miles of driving to see him and after 40+surgeries I hope he remains Doc till my ride is thru. Thank you Doctor Creighton (Boss) from Roy C and family.
Feb 3, 2015
RateMDs Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Dr. C is an amazing doctor. He listens to you and truly wants to help you feel better. He always calls me back if I'm having a bad experience with a certain medicine and finds another solution. He's smiley and very sweet on top of that.
Oct 4, 2014
Vitals Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Dr. Creighton quickly concocted a pain management program that best suited my needs. Since first presenting to Dr. Creighton, the chronic pain I contended with everyday had become easier to deal with as my injections and medications were titrated. I am able to live life in a way that makes me happier and more confident!
Aug 5, 2014
Vitals Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
I have seen Dr. Creighton on multiple visits for rotator cuff problems. He is very skilled, caring and save me from going though surgery.
Jul 2, 2014
RateMDs Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Dr. Creighton, has done wonders for my knee (32yr f, Osteoarthritis) after 3 knee surgeries. My next step is a knee replacement. Thanks to Dr. C, he was able to get me comfortable, for as long as I can hold off on that surgery!!!! My family thanks him too, for giving me my life back!! Also the office staff is wonderful too, very welcoming. Yes, dr. C can run behind at times but I'd wait forever for the help he has given me. Thanks again Dr. C ur the best!!!!!
Jul 2, 2014
Vitals Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
The office staff is great here, very welcoming and friendly. I have never seen any of them in a bad mood. They really do love their job. Now as for Dr. C, my family and I can't thank him enough for giving me my life back. He has really helped me with this knee of mine. He wasn't the type of doctor to just rush and not care about you or your concerns. Its so nice to finally find someone who doesn't make me feel like its all in my mind (or crazy)!!!! He has a great bed side manor, and I wouldn't change a thing about him. The only small issue is that he can run late sometimes, but ya know it happens everywhere!! I'd wait forever just for him. He is my pal/ dr (that's just how comfortable he makes you ( he does not treat you like a stranger)!!! Thanks Dr. C your the best!!!!
Apr 29, 2014
RateMDs Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
I saw this Dr for the first time last week and he was very nice, I have been leery of going to a pain control clinic because I have heard such bad things about them but he was happy and helpful and sweet and most of all he told me he could fix the pain I have been living with for almost 20 years. I look forward to my next visit with him to start my treatment
Feb 13, 2014
RateMDs Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
He is the BEST!!! Polite, VERY Informative. Figured out what was going on with my pain issues during the first visit. He treated me like a person not a paycheck. I recommend this doctor to anyone who needs a pain management doctor. Dr C. You are the best, thank you so much for all you have done for me.

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