Here's what our patients are saying about The Pain Treatment Center

  • Thank You!

    Thank you, Hartford Hospital Pain Treatment Center! You have appreciably reduced the pain caused by my severe scoliosis and have noticeably improved the quality of my life. It sure is nice to be able to face each day knowing that my pain is manageable and that I can lead a more normal life. The doctors and staff of the HHPTC are friendly, courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. Simply stated, THEY CARE! Again, thank you HHPTC!

    William M.

  • Very Grateful

    I am very grateful that Hartford Hospital has a pain clinic.  I have used one in Florida for ten years after a sciatica attack and found it was a wonderful place where I was completely understood for my pain problems and also given relief.  To have the same experience finally in my own area is a blessing to me!  Every person in this office are caring and friendly and this a plus as well.  Understanding is a key here- we are not addicts but persons who hurt some days a lot of and need understanding and caring.  Thank you, Hartford Hospital Pain Treatment Center.

    – Joyce S.

  • Top Notch!

    I have been a patient since 2006 and Dr. Kost and all of his staff are top notch in professionalism, courtesy, and maintaining scheduling. Pain meds are carefully rationed out on MD’s strict orders and calculated to the patient’s specific needs. Multiple treatments are available and on the day of the procedure Dr. Kost will re-examine the patient and change the procedure and check insurance on the spot. The staff works with counseling services as patients with chronic pain many times develop depression and/or anxiety due to the severe chronic pain that changes their lifestyle from normal active lives to being home bound and dependent care being needed.

    Linda S.

  • Very Professional

    Very professional in all aspects. All members of the staff do a very good job in accordance to all of your needs. They make sure you are comfortable for your given condition. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

    – Michael W.

  • LOVE these doctors!

    Everyone from the time I walk into the office of the pain clinic makes me feel comfortable. The nurses are social and friendly. They speak to you on a one on one basis with empathy and concern. Every one of the Doctors- I just LOVE! I feel like I have cried and shared things over the years that other Doctors just haven’t taken the time or interest to hear. Because of living in constant pain people in your life sometimes they become numb to it, but when I came here, they listen and genuinely care.

    Barbara R.

  • Intelligent, caring, respectful.

    Eight years ago I was a new patient with HHPTC. I suffer from RSD. I can definitely say that without the dedication and the intelligence at HHPTC, Beth, Dr. Kost and all staff, my quality of life would not exist. My life would be meaningless due to extreme health issues. I love them for their help. Intelligent, compassionate, caring, understanding, and respectful.

    –Jeffrey S.

  • Excellent experience!

    My experience at this pain treatment center has been excellent. Dr. Kost and the other doctors take time to find out what is wrong and always try new things to help. I always feel welcome by the nurses and the office staff. I recommended this center to anyone I talk to if they mention they have pain. I have been a patient with Dr. Kost for over 8 years and have no desire to switch.

    Michelle L.

  • I'm at a better place.




    After 3 years of extreme pain I find myself at a better place. I can’t say enough about how this pain management helped me.

    – Glenn W.

  • Amazing Care!

    The PA was phenomenal and recognized how severe my pain was. Because of her, I was immediately referred to a neurosurgeon, who then immediately scheduled surgery and found a mass and removed it from my spine. Today I am pain free and able to walk and even run again because of her diagnostic skills that place the patient’s needs first. Amazing care!! Thank you!!!

    Julie G.

  • amables y profesionales

    El trato hacia los pacientes es excelente son muy amables y profesionales. Las terapias son muy efectivas.

    Vanessa T.
    January 28, 2020

  • Very Thourough

    Krista Maloney was very thorough in her evaluation of my MRIs and quickly developed a treatment plan. I look forward to having my pain relieved by the Pain Treatment Center.

    Kathie K.
    January 27, 2020

  • Patient and Thorough

    Kimberly was patient and thorough she explained the guidelines all must follow with strict adherence I appreciated her careful concern and I did not Mind waiting it really wasn’t a very long wait. Oh, and another plus, right across from the main office I found the imaging center which was great because I have to go there for my knees LOL!

    Paulette M.
    January 27, 2020

  • Excellent & Professional

    The Hartford Hospital Pain Treatment Center has been a pleasure to deal with. I took Aquatic Therapy a number of times with Lisa, an excellent, and compassionate physical therapist. I also worked with Delia, upstairs, on floor exercises, and she was very professional, and clear about the exercises which I could do at home. My experience with the Center has been very positive, and I would recommend them, without hesitation to anyone who has been prescribed physical therapy.

    Marijean M.
    January 26, 2020

  • Ever Gracious

    The young lady (Dana) treating me has always been ever gracious, helpful and always made me feel comfortable.Other aides were also pleasant & made me feel at ease. Thanks a bunch to all!

    Irene P.
    January 25, 2020

  • Patient and Sttentive

    I have been a patient of Dr. Grille for about two years. I do not expect an end to my chronic pain but at least a reduction in my pain level. Dr. Grille is patient and listens attentively to my concerns. All staff is polite and I usually don’t have a long wait to receive service. You can not go wrong here unless your expectations are unrealistic.

    Cheryl O.
    January 24, 2020

  • Need I say more??

    This is an excellent, well-organized practice, with caring staff. Susie Woodson is terrific. Need I say more??

    Laura R.
    January 23, 2020

  • They Know Their Craft

    I have been seeing Dr. Kost and Krista, APRN, for many years for trigger point injections to both sides of my neck, my right arm and my lower back. They are very professional, know their craft and specialty and are excellent healers. I would, and have, totally recommended to several people who have pain issue that they go see Dr. Kist and his staff. The administrative office staff is extremely helpful and friendly (Mike, Julie, Tanya). Their office at Blue Back Square is very easy to get to with the convenience of the parking garage that is connected to their office. Plus, they validate the parking cost for two hours, so parking is free. I am truly lucky to be a patient of Dr. Kost and Krista. They continue to help me tremendously and abate my pain issues. Thank you.

    Gary J.
    January 22, 2020

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