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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
PhD
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.

Saint Luke's News

From Miss Missouri to Miss Stone, Erica Educates Others on Epilepsy
Erica Stone started having seizures when she was just 3 years old. Through her roles as Miss Missouri and teacher, she developed a passion for educating children and adults on epilepsy to help lessen the stigma.

Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna Better Health/KanCare (KS Medicaid)
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice POS
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan HMO
  • Aetna First Health Network (excluding limited benefit plans)
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Medicare Plan (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select HMO
  • Aetna Select Local HMO
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA) HMO, POS, PPO
  • Aetna UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Plus Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Total Care Medicare Advantage PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas Blue Choice Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Blue Select Plus (UCMO and City of KCMO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Federal PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • BCBS of Kansas Federal
  • BCBS of Kansas Traditional
  • BCBS of Michigan Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna National POS Open Access
  • Cigna OAP
  • Cigna PPO
  • CompResults/CompAlliance (WC) PPO
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Home State Health Plan Missouri Medicaid (Missouri practices)
  • Humana Choice PPO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Community HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Kansas City PPOx
  • Humana National POS-Open Access Plans
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne PPO
  • Integrated Health Plan PPO
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care Health Plan - Missouri Medicaid (MO practices only)
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management PPO (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • Private Healthcare Systems PPO
  • ProviDRs Care Network PPO (formerly WPPA)
  • Sunflower State Health Plan Kansas Medicaid (Kansas practices)
  • TRICARE WEST
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare - All Savers Insurance Company POS
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (KS Practices, KanCare, Kansas Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (MO practices, Missouri Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Reimbursement Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Savings Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Golden Rule HMO (HMO & PPO)
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select HMO
  • United Healthcare - Select Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - United Health One (Short Term Medical)
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete Choice PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Dual Complete SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Gold SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Silver SNP PPO

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

8. Blunck JR, Newman JW, Fields RK, Croom JE. Therapeutic augmentation of ketogenic diet with a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor in a super-refractory status epilepticus patient. Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports, Volume 10, 2018, Pages 61-64, ISSN 2213-3232, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ebcr.2018.05.002.

9. Newman JW, Blunck JR, Fields RK, Croom JE. Fosphenytoin-induced purple glove syndrome: A case report. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, Volume 160, 2017, Pages 50-53, ISSN 0303-8467, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clineuro.2017.06.006.

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.

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  • Saint Luke's East Hospital
  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Barry Road
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Smithville
  • Saint Luke's South Hospital