Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists - East
10100 East Shannon Woods Circle
Wichita, KS 67226
“It was slow getting things through my insurance but thankfully Dr. Whitaker was patient and able to help me get things squared away for surgery. It's only been a couple of days post-op but I can already tell the difference. I'm grateful for such a caring doctor and looking forward to getting back to normal activities. Dr. Whitaker came highly recommended and I highly recommend him to you.”
– Wendy L.
“I am so glad and thrilled that my pain management Dr. Recommended Dr. Whitaker he and his staff are lovely. They are adorable, caring, an always doing. Thank you all from the front desk to the x-ray department. Thank you, Dr. Whitaker. Thank you for caring. Thank the staff of Dr. Whitaker, you all are great!”
– Carmen M.
“Anytime I have been there to see him, it’s been an excellent experience, and the nurses are friendly.”
– Tammy I.
“Super service excellent outcome! Complete back rebuilt. Two rods, four vertebrae fixer.”
– Ronald S.
“Dr. Whitaker was very professional, comforting, and did a great job with my back surgery. I experienced first hand that he and his Nurse Practitioner, Melissa, require a high standard of health care from the hospital staff and are well respected. All the office nurses are supportive and knowledgeable. His office staff was also very professional and helpful during the process. I always received a callback, and the surgery scheduler was excellent in getting my surgery approved promptly, with only minimal information from me. I felt that all of the staff put me as a high priority. The office is very comfortable and welcoming.”
– Nancy J.
“I had a previous surgery from a Dr. at KU Med center and was not happy at all with his expertise. He had not told me the truth of what kind of rods and screws he put in my back. I got blown off when I tried to explain there was considerable pain after almost a year of recovery. Then to find out my rods had broke and had to do it all over again, but decided to research and found Dr. Whitaker. From the 1st time I met with him, I felt like someone was finally listening to me and promised to fix my back, and he looked to me, which I truly appreciated. I felt so confident that I had him do my surgery, and I am so happy with my results. He truly cared about my situation, and I cant tell you how much I appreciated everything he has done for me. I still have a few more months of recovery, but the difference is enormous, and I am finally feeling little pain, which will be gone soon. I genuinely believe. I would highly recommend him and his staff to anyone. Thank you, Dr. Whitaker. I am forever grateful.”
– Cindy F.
“Doctor Whitaker was very professional about my procedure explaining my procedure from beginning to end. I would recommend his services to family and friends.”
– Dennis L.
“Dr. Whitaker was informative, describing what is going on with my back problem and what do do about it next.”
– Brent S.
“It was all excellent Dr. Whitaker made sure I was aware of all my options he did not try to pressure me into having surgery. He kind of had to talk me out of it because I thought that was all I could do. And as time went by, I end up not having to get operated on for now. He took the time to listen to everything I had to say. And then guided me in the direction he thought best. I have a hand full of family members who all have had surgeries with him—ranging from two hip replacements and two back surgeries. And everyone says the same thing. He's the Man!”
– Rick E.
“Good doctor. He listened to all my questions and explained everything in detail of the treatment.”
– John M.
“Dr. Whitaker took the time to discuss my history of spinal surgeries and also the symptoms I am currently having. He has scheduled an MRI to diagnose my needs better. I appreciate his thoroughness in deciding what the best plan will be for my well being.”
– Ethel O.
“Dr. Whitaker was quick, kind, and informative. Office staff very pleasant.”
– Pat C.
“Dr. Whitaker was courteous and informative. I understand what faces me in the future.”
– Sharon C.
“I appreciated the time both Dr. Whitaker and his PA took reviewing my x-ray with me and explaining what I was seeing, what was happening and their recommendations. I was impressed with the entire staff!”
– Barb M.
“Five stars all around. Beneficial, understanding, and ready to help.”
– Patrick P.
“Dr. Whitaker took the time to show and explain to me. I really felt like I was his only patient that day!”
– John M.
“Dr. Whitaker answered all of my questions appropriately.”
– Dranna C.
“As a new patient, the PA and Doctor were attentive, detailed, and upfront. During the final follow up, Dr. Whitaker was very explanatory and told me how to address my back pain and to call for immediate attention as needed.”
– Michael B.
“Very helpful and answered all my questions.”
– Dorothy K.
“The Doctor I saw today was very polite and courteous.”
– Delbert P.
– Tim T.
“The staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.”
– Wade S.
“I was delighted with my appointment. Dr. Whitaker explained the x-rays that were taken and said what else needs to get done.”
– Glenda B.
“Professional and listened to questions and gave us answers. Explained the upcoming surgery well.”
– Richard D.
“The staff is very professional and friendly. Dr. Whitaker made me feel very at ease, gave me a thorough explanation of my problems, and answered all my questions. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”
– David Z.
“Excellent care. Dr. Whitaker answered all of my questions. Very professional and personable.”
– Gene D.
“Very informative taking my issues seriously.”
– April B.
“Well, he answered all my questions, and even some I had didn't think about.”
– Nancy T.
“The staff was courteous and helpful. All questions got answered to my satisfaction. The entire appointment got concluded promptly.”
– Norman T.
“When I first saw Dr. Whitaker, I was not sure I would ever regain full use of my left hand. The physical therapist said it was unlikely. Within 3 or 4 hours after the surgery, I felt tingling in my fingers and rejoiced. The physical therapy has gone well, and the improvement has been much faster than anyone expected. I am so thankful for the skill of Dr. Whitaker and the care his staff has given me.”
– Peggy M.
“I came in for a follow-up on my neck I had three or four questions he answered them and he wants to do a follow-up with an MRI.”
– George W.
“Dr. Whitaker is an excellent doctor. I highly recommend him.”
– Marcey S.
“I think Dr. Whitaker and his staff do an excellent job. The 2nd problem I have seen him for.”
– Ron H.
“Dr. Whitaker fused my C5-6 before and now is treating me for my lower back. I went back to him because he has an excellent bedside manner and overall makes you feel comfortable enough to be completely open with him and takes the time to answer all your questions.”
– Staci H.