Karl J. Haake, MD, is currently the President of Haake Medical Services, LLC. He is an anesthesiologist who specializes in pain medicine and is certified by both the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine. He formed the first pain clinic at a Federally Qualified Health Center in the United States at the Community Health Center of Central Missouri and consults with hospitals, health systems, managed care organizations, private clinics, and FQHC’s throughout the country regarding coordination of primary care, behavioral health, and pain management. He is currently the chair of the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s Special Interest Group in Primary Care and previously served as interim Chief Medical Director for Home State Health, one of Missouri Medicaid’s managed care organizations. He is also the lead facilitator for Missouri's Chronic Pain ECHO Project.
Dr. Haake is deeply involved with the improvement of the delivery of chronic pain care and addressing the issues associated with the utilization of opioid pain medications. In addition to being actively involved in the training of health care professionals regarding improved pain care, he has spoken regionally and nationally including at the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare and Psychiatric Rehab Conference, the National Association of Community Health Centers Community Health Institute, the National Council for Behavioral Health, and for the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Dr. Haake received a Presidential Commendation from the American Academy of Pain Medicine in 2014 for work surrounding the coordination of pain care among specialists and primary care providers. He was the first, and only, physician in the state of Missouri to be recognized by the National Center for Quality Assurance’s Back Pain Recognition Program. He received his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Haake currently resides with his family in Leawood, Kansas, just across the state line from Kansas City, Missouri.