Dr. Christopher Creighton MD, Pain Relief Expert in Physician Partners of America
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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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4.5 /5
24 Reviews

Apr 6, 2018
Vitals Physician Partners of America
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
With the Doc for 20 +yrs hated to see him go. The Best
Mar 22, 2016
UCompare Physician Partners of America
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
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
He takes the time to listen to you, and is extremely helpful.
Feb 27, 2015
RateMDs Physician Partners of America
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
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
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
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
Vitals Physician Partners of America
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!!!!
Jul 2, 2014
RateMDs Physician Partners of America
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!!!!!
Apr 29, 2014
RateMDs Physician Partners of America
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
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.
Oct 23, 2013
Vitals Physician Partners of America
I started see Dr. Creighton recently. I think he is a wonderful doctor and very knowledgable in his specialty. He took the time to listen to me, and responded with respect to any question I had. I would definatly recommend him to anyone. As a matter of fact I am going to get my husband who has Multiple Sclerosis in to see him. If you dont know he also specializes in the pain associated with M.S. Thanks for everything Dr. Creighton!!!
May 15, 2013
RateMDs Physician Partners of America
He is absolutly the best doctor I have ever Ben to he is very informative super nice goes into detail about what ur condition is actually trys and wants to help u and talks to u like u are a person and not just a paycheck I absolutly love doctor creighton I have Ben goin thru this pain for 2 years now and seen 3 different docs about it and had 3 surgerys that didn't even need to be done and criegton knew axactly wat it was as soon as I seen him. I highly highly recomend any1 to try him out. His office Pple on the other hand and there schelduling is the only downfall exspecially wen it comes to new patients.so I reccomend calling and conferming ur appt ahead of time after setting up ur appt.
Jun 6, 2012
Vitals Physician Partners of America
My appt. was not on the books. Then they screwed up my second appt. and i had to reschedule. My phone call to schedule was not returned. I did not fe ...
Dec 27, 2011
Vitals Physician Partners of America
I have been seeing Dr. Creighton for over 3 Yrs for lower leg and back pain sustained in an auto accident that resulted in amputation of left leg and ...
Jun 6, 2011
Vitals Physician Partners of America
BEEN GOING TO DR CRIEGHTON FOR OVER 8 YEARS.HE WAS THE ONLY DR. IN ST. LOUIS WHO KNEW HOW TO MANAGE MY PAIN-HE IUS A NO NONSENSE GUY AND EXPECTS YOU TO KEEP UP WITH YOUR END OF DR. PT. AGREEMENT-BEING A NURSE FOR 18YRS. I CAN APPRECIATE THAT-I ALWAYS RECOMEND HIM TO NEW PTS. BUT IF YOU SEE HGIM YOU BETTER BE IN PAIN
Feb 14, 2011
RateMDs Physician Partners of America
Dr. Creighton was my Pain Management dr. for years at des Peres hopspital. I lost my job and unfortunatly cannot see him with my HMO medicaid. He was so informative and caring. I cannot find anyone even close to his disposition. If you seek him and are lucky enough to to get an appointment, you must be blessed. Miss you Dr.C, Ms. J Harter.
Nov 21, 2010
RateMDs Physician Partners of America
Always able to help me overcome my problems with my back. When I have back problems its effects my balance and makes it difficult to do basic things. I have been going to him for 4 years.

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