Patrick Harper, MD

Pain Management

A referral is required.

4.8 / 5 (Based on 146 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

Medical Areas of Expertise


Pain Management


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 also sees patients at:

  • Pain Management Clinic at LMH Health Main Campus
    330 Arkansas St
    Lawrence, KS 66044
    Phone: Main 785-505-4850

Provider Review Comments

July 28, 2021
Dr.Harper is an exceptional physician. He's personable, knowledgeable, and makes me feel confident in his skills and recommended treatment plan.
July 24, 2021
July 22, 2021
I have been struggling for years trying to figure out my pain and knowing I'm hurting but getting little relief or understanding from other doctors. Other doctors just seem to look at you like your out to get pain medication, which isn't the case, I just want relief! Dr. Harper understood that and really set out a plan to get to the bottom of it. I can't even begin to tell you how much that meant to me. I actually went into the appointment thinking it's going to be a waste of time AGAIN and I'd be pushed off as a "pill popper" like I have felt from doctors in the past, like they don't believe you. I'm so thankful for Dr. Harper I think he will get me straightened out. It has been the most positive experience I've had in a long time and I finally have some hope. Thank you!!!!
July 22, 2021
I actually want my mother to go see Dr. Harper and his staff because I think he can help her too. I will be recommending him without a doubt. I wish I would have found him years ago! I don't think pain management is recommended as often as it should be. It's always looked at like a "dirty secret". The stigma that is put on people who suffer from chronic pain is terrible! I have lost two friends to suicide related to chronic pain. I can understand their "extreme measures" because it is unbearable at times and you don't think there is any end in site. But my visit with Dr. Harper and his team renewed my faith that maybe there is a light at the end of the tunnel and I'm looking forward to it!
July 13, 2021
Dr Harper took time to review case, did thorough exam of hand, discussed 4 options for help & made sure I understood each & how much they might help, than allowed me to choose. Excellent Dr
June 27, 2021
This was my initial appointment with Dr. Harper for pain management. I was pleased with Doctor Harper knowing my medical history, professional manner and competence, and his explanation of the options.
June 25, 2021
dr Harper fully explained up coming procedures and any risk or side affects an willing answered all our questions very willing to take altimeter as needed
June 25, 2021
would highly recommend dr Harper to any one experiencing the problems like I have
June 06, 2021
Dr Harper has helped me so much with the diagnosis and management of my pain.
May 31, 2021
A bit disappointed about any treatment ideas, but all-n-all a good experience.
May 18, 2021
I'm just not one to "recommend" healthcare services to others. I do report my extremely positive outcomes & care provided by this clinic/physician to my PCP!
May 14, 2021
May 09, 2021
too early to know if I would recommend
May 05, 2021
He is an excellent doctor and I have referred several friends to him and they have all been pleased with him.
May 05, 2021
As I mentioned earlier I have referred several friends to him. He is the only doctor that was able to help with the pain successfully.
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