Larry Kropp M.D.
Dr. Kropp is a board certified and fellowship train specialist in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Studying at the World Pain Institute at Texas Tech University he learned the most advanced and effective techniques for treating pain. Dr. Kropp is passionate about helping patients get back to their lives without the use of opiate medication.
"When I was 22 years old I fractured my spine playing football in a sand lot in South Bend, Indiana. The activity that I had done a thousand times growing up suddenly put my life on a different course. Over the next 20 years I had a total of FIVE spine surgeries. I changed from an indestructibly strong young man to a patient with chronic pain.
At the age of 29 I applied to medical school and was accepted to the Indiana University School of Medicine. It was there that I decided that I wanted to treat people with chronic pain.
After finishing my residency in Anesthesiology I was accepted to the World Pain Institute at Texas Tech University. I had the privilege of training with Gabor Racz M.D. and Prithvi Raj M.D. It was here that I was taught the most advanced techniques for treating spinal pain. I also learned that using chronic opiates to treat spinal pain does not work.
I've been in Alaska since 2003, I love to snow-machine, boat, ATV and fish. I never would have made it this far, or been able to enjoy my favorite activities, if I had gone down the path of chronic opiates to treat my pain. There’s a better way, and my passion in life is giving patients the same opportunities that I had to get better and move forward." - Larry Kropp, M.D.