Physician Profile

Saint Luke’s Care Member

Physician Profile

John E Croom, MD

Neurology
Call to make an appointment 816-960-7630

Education

Medical School
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK
Internship
Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Residency
Neurology, Harvard Medical School / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Fellowship
Neurophysiology (Clinical) and Epilepsy, Harvard Medical School / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psy & Neur- Subspecialty in Epilepsy
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology [Neurology]

Academic Titles

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • epilepsy
  • seizure disorder
  • continuous video EEG monitoring
  • surgical options for medication resistant (refractory) epilepsy

Biography

Dr. John Croom is the Medical Director of Saint Luke's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. He graduated medical school from the M.D./Ph.D. Program at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He went on to complete his internship and residency in neurology at the Harvard Medical School Neurology Training Program/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass. He then completed a two year epilepsy fellowship and was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School before joining Saint Luke’s in 2006. 

Dr. Croom’s clinical interest is treating patients with epilepsy and seizure disorders. He also has particular interest in reviewing surgical options for patients with seizures that do not respond to medications.

Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Aetna Managed Choice
  • Aetna MDOT & Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna MU myChoice Health Program
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Select Local
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas City (PPO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • Beech Street (PPO)
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna (HMO)
  • Cigna (Open Access)
  • Cigna (PPO)
  • Cigna HealthSpring (HMO Medicare Advantage)
  • CompResults (WC)
  • Coventry Advantra Freedom (PPO)
  • Coventry Health and Life Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra (PPO)
  • Golden Rule
  • Great West HealthCare (POS)
  • Great West HealthCare (PPO)
  • Great West HealthCare One Health Plan
  • Great West HealthCare One Health Plan/Gen AM
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Healthcare USA-MC+ (Aetna Better Health)
  • HealthLink (HMO)
  • HealthLink (PPO) through Freedom Network
  • Home State Health Plan (Missouri practices)
  • Humana (PPOx)
  • Humana Choice Care (PPO)
  • Humana Choice PPO (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care (Missouri practices only)
  • Missouri Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • ProviDRs Care Network (formerly WPPA)
  • Pyramid Life (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Sunflower State Health Plan (Kansas practices)
  • TRICARE
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare Choice
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Reimbursement Account
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Savings Account
  • United Healthcare Golden Rule HMO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select
  • United Healthcare Select Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH-POS
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DP
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare RDP
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plus Essential
  • US Department of Labor

Publications

Original Articles

1. Upadrashta BS, Croom JE, Kopp WC, Withers JW, Richerson HB.  T cell localization in rabbit models of acute and chronic experimental hypersensitivity pneumonitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1988; 81: 821-828.

2. Croom JE, Barron KW, Chandler MJ, Foreman RD.  Cutaneous blood flow increases in the rat hindpaw during dorsal column stimulation. Brain Res 1996; 728: 281-286. 

3. Croom JE, Foreman RD, Chandler MJ, Koss MC, Barron KW.  Role of nitric oxide in cutaneous blood flow increases in the rat hindpaw during dorsal column stimulation. Neurosurgery 1997; 40: 565-571.

4. Croom JE, Foreman RD, Chandler MJ, Barron KW.  Cutaneous vasodilation during dorsal column stimulation is mediated by dorsal roots and calcitonin gene-related peptide.  Amer. J. Physiol 1997; 272 (Heart Circ. Physiol. 41): H950-H957.

5. Croom JE, Foreman RD, Chandler MJ, Barron KW.  Reevaluation of the role of the sympathetic nervous system in cutaneous vasodilation during dorsal spinal cord stimulation: are multiple mechanisms involved?  Neuromodulation 1998; 1: 91-101.

6. Barron KW, Croom JE, Ray CA, Chandler MJ, Foreman RD.  Spinal integration of antidromic mediated cutaneous vasodilation during dorsal spinal cord stimulation in the rat.  Neurosci. Lett  1999; 260: 173-176.

7. Mishra M, Banday M, Derakhshani R, Croom J, Camarata P.  A Quantitative EEG Method for Detecting Post Clamp Changes During Carotid Endarterectomy.  J Clin Monit Comput 2011; 25: 295-308. DOI 10.1007/s10877-011-9308-y

Reviews/Chapters/Editorials

1. Croom JE, Schomer DL.  EEG: Its uses and limitations. Practical Neurology 2002; 1(10): 36-41.

2. Croom JE.  Absence Seizure Disorder. In: Ferri's Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment 2005 (Ferri, FF). Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby;2004. p. 741.

3. Croom JE.  Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizure Disorder. In: Ferri's Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment 2005 (Ferri, FF). Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby;2004. p. 742.

4. Croom JE.  Partial Seizure Disorder. In: Ferri's Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment 2005 (Ferri, FF). Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby;2004. p. 743.

5. Croom JE.  Febrile Seizures. In: Ferri's Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment 2005 (Ferri, FF). Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby;2004. p. 744.

6. Croom JE.  Status Epilepticus. In: Ferri's Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment 2005 (Ferri, FF). Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby;2004. p. 780.

7. Croom JE.  Absence Seizure Disorder. In: Ferri's Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment 2006 (Ferri, FF). Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby;2005. p. 763.

8. Croom JE.  Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizure Disorder. In: Ferri's Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment 2006 (Ferri, FF). Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby;2005. p. 764.

9. Croom JE.  Partial Seizure Disorder. In: Ferri's Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment 2006 (Ferri, FF). Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby;2005. p. 765.

10. Croom JE.  Febrile Seizures. In: Ferri's Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment 2006 (Ferri, FF). Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby;2005. p. 766.

11. Croom JE.  Status Epilepticus. In: Ferri's Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment 2006 (Ferri, FF). Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby;2005. p. 801 

12. Croom JE, Hewitt WH.  Absence Seizure Disorder.  In: Ferri’s Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment 2007 (Ferri, FF). Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby; 2007. p. 810. 

13. Croom JE, Hewitt WH.  Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizure Disorder.  In: Ferri’s Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment 2007 (Ferri, FF). Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby; 2007. pp. 811-812. 

14. Croom JE, Hewitt WH.  Partial Seizure Disorder.  In: Ferri’s Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment 2007 (Ferri, FF). Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby; 2007. p. 813.

15. Croom JE, Hewitt WH.  Febrile Seizures.  In: Ferri’s Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment 2007 (Ferri, FF). Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby; 2007. p. 814. 

16. Croom JE, Hewitt WH.  Status Epilepticus.  In: Ferri’s Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment 2007 (Ferri, FF). Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby; 2007. p. 850. 

17.  Croom JE, Laroche S.  Absence Seizures. In: Ferri’s Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment 2008 (Ferri, FF). Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby; 2007. p. 819.

18.  Croom JE, Laroche S.  Febrile Seizures. In: Ferri’s Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment 2008 (Ferri, FF). Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby; 2007. p. 820.

19.  Croom JE, Laroche S.  Status Epilepticus. In: Ferri’s Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment 2008 (Ferri, FF). Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby; 2007. p. 859.

20. Croom JE, Wachtel TJ.  Seizure Disorders. In: Practical Guide to the Care of the Geriatric Patient (Wachtel TJ, Fretwell MD). Philadelphia (PA): Mosby Elsevier; 2007.   pp. 169-171.

21. Croom JE, Hewitt WH.  Absence Seizures. In 2010 Ferri’s Clinical Advisor (Ferri, FF).  Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby; 2009. p. 904.

22. Croom JE, Hewitt WH.  Febrile Seizures. In 2010 Ferri’s Clinical Advisor (Ferri, FF).  Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby; 2009. pp. 905-906.

23. Croom JE, Hewitt WH.  Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures. In 2010 Ferri’s Clinical Advisor (Ferri, FF).  Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby; 2009. pp. 907-908.

24. Croom JE, Hewitt WH.  Partial Seizures. In 2010 Ferri’s Clinical Advisor (Ferri, FF).  Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby; 2009. pp. 909-910.

25. Croom JE, Hewitt WH.  Status Epilepticus. In 2010 Ferri’s Clinical Advisor (Ferri, FF).  Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby; 2009. p. 948.

26. Croom JE, Hewitt WH.  Absence Seizures. In 2011 Ferri’s Clinical Advisor (Ferri, FF).  Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby; 2011. p. 993.

27. Croom JE, Hewitt WH.  Febrile Seizures. In 2011 Ferri’s Clinical Advisor (Ferri, FF).  Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby; 2011. pp. 994.

28. Croom JE, Hewitt WH.  Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures. In 2011 Ferri’s Clinical Advisor (Ferri, FF).  Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby; 2011. pp. 995-996.

29. Croom JE, Hewitt WH.  Partial Seizures. In 2011 Ferri’s Clinical Advisor (Ferri, FF).  Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby; 2011. pp. 997-998.

30. Croom JE, Hewitt WH.  Status Epilepticus. In 2011 Ferri’s Clinical Advisor (Ferri, FF).  Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier Mosby; 2011. p. 1037.

On Staff At

  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
  • Saint Luke's South Hospital