Patrick Harper, MD

Pain Management

A referral is required.

4.8 / 5 (Based on 106 Reviews)

Patrick Harper, MD, received his bachelor’s degree in respiratory care from the University of Kansas and earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Harper remembers being interested in the medical field in elementary school. He was fascinated by the science of it and wanted to do something to help other people.

Dr. Harper completed his residency in anesthesiology and his fellowship in pain management at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is the only fellowship-trained, board-certified pain physician in the Lawrence area.

Dr. Harper is excited to be back in the Lawrence community and in Jayhawk nation. Harper is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, North American Neuromodulation Society and American Society of Anesthesiologists. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, sailing and spending time with his wife and three children.

Year joined staff 2019


Education and Training

Degree University of Kansas, Bachelor of Respiratory Care
Medical Degree University of Kansas, Doctor of Medicine
Internship University of Missouri - Kansas City, General Surgery
Residency Mayo Clinic, Anesthesiology

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pain Medicine

American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists

North American Neuromodulation Society

Board Certified


Pain Medicine

  • Lawrence Pain Specialists
    330 Arkansas St.
    Suite 201
    Lawrence, KS 66044
    Phone: Main 785-505-3388

Provider Review Comments

April 08, 2021
Dr Harper was very knowledgeable
February 11, 2021
I especially appreciated that Dr.Harper allowed me to see him on a busy office day after contacting him after hours on a Saturday. I also was pleased that he gave me options of treatment to consider rather than offering a single solution.
January 22, 2021
Dr. Harper and his team are incredible. Most importantly, I loved how he was willing to listen to me and address my fears and concerns, of which I had many. He made sure to explain everything in extreme detail and gave me the confidence to go through with the procedure. Initially, I was skeptical about having a procedure, but with Dr. Harper and his team, I have no more fears about having another procedure done if it's needed. I highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you, Dr. Harper.
November 20, 2020
as before - excellent care
October 08, 2020
Dr. Harper has been very diligent in helping get to the root of my pain. His advice has been very helpful. With latex gloves on, we were able to give each other a high-five and shake hands as I thanked him for his advice and care.
July 23, 2020
Dr. Harper has been extremely accommodating in working with my schedule and helping diagnose my issues. He takes the time necessary to make me comfortable with all of my healthcare decisions.
July 11, 2020
would recommend dr Harper to anyone that needs pain management he is very interested in you as. patient and is very through when explaining your condition and all available options to treat that condition
July 09, 2020
July 08, 2020
Dr. Harper listened as well. He showed care concerned. he took the time several times to make sure I understood what was going to happen and what he was doing and how it would affect me.
July 08, 2020
I was in a lot of pain and very emotional because of the pain. the doctor and the nurse both understood and understood why I was crying and didn't try to make me stop crying. they are what made this experience a lot more pleasant for me.
July 07, 2020
Dr. Harper was very thorough and explained everything in detail
June 23, 2020
I asked several times for an explanation of the procedure the provider recommended. He did try to explain, but I found his explanation Unconvincing. He didn't seem to really grasp my entire health picture.
June 09, 2020
Everything was fine
June 09, 2020
Everything was fine
June 04, 2020
good, there are few answers for my problem
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