10 Pain Centers Planned, Built or Introducing New Procedures
1. Fort Wayne gives approval for new Inquest Center for Pain Relief. Fort Wayne has give Inquest Health System permission to build an $11 million pain clinic in the southwestern part of the city. The 90,000-square-foot building will be home to Inquest's Centers for Pain Relief and would include a medical office, ambulatory surgery center and parking garage. The center would likely serve more than 200 patients per day, including those with back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia and arthritis.
2. University of New England awarded $10 million for Pain & Sensory Research Center. The University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, has been awarded $10 million from the National Institutes of Health to establish the UNE Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function. The grant, given over a five-year period, will establish the center for research into the neurobiology of chronic pain and sensory function, and the development of new therapies. Ian Meng, PhD, serves as principle investigator on the NIH COBRE award, with Edward Bilsky, PhD, as co-investigator.
3. Austin Pain Associates opens two new locations. Austin Pain Associates recently opened two new locations, bringing the total locations to nine. A new addition to the group, Adnan A. Khan, MD, will see patients at the new locations in Northwest Austin and Westlake, Texas. The group is also planning to add additional specialists, such as psychologists, psychiatrists and behavioral therapists.
4. Florida's National Pain Institute introduces new fibromyalgia therapy. National Pain Institute in Orlando announced it will now provide a new fibromyalgia IV treatment, Myers Cocktail, for pain relief. The therapy is performed by board-certified pain management physicians and backed by multiple studies showing its potential to relieve pain. National Pain Institute has seven pain clinics in Florida.
5. Central Phoenix Surgical Center adds progenitor cell therapy. Central Phoenix Surgical Center has received approval from various regulatory bodies to add Progenitor Cell Therapy to its list of interventional pain services. Progenitor Cell Proteins are used by orthopedic surgeons to stimulate bone repair post-surgery. Physicians at Central Phoenix Surgical Center take a minimally invasive approach to injecting the protein directly into the damaged joint to stimulate repair and start the regenerative process.
6. National Pain Institute introduces new therapies. National Pain Institute in Vero Beach, Fla., announced it now provides 10 therapies for patients with back and neck pain, headaches and fibromyalgia. Treatments at the practice include pain medication management, facet joint injections, pain medication pumps, joint injections, epidural injections, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation, platelet rich plasma therapy, trigger point injections and intravenous therapy for fibromyalgia. The clinics serve patients in the area of Orlando, Ocala, Port S. Lucie, Delray Beach and New Port Richey.
7. Memorial Hospital of Union County, pain management group open pain center. Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville, Ohio, has partnered with Pain Management Group to open a pain center at the hospital's Ambulatory Care Center. Amish R. Patel, DO, will serve as lead physician at the clinic and receive support from the Memorial Hospital pain management team. Treatment options include medication, physical therapy, steroid injections, psychiatry and education.
8. PainCare to open twelfth location. PainCare, a pain management practice with 11 locations throughout New Hampshire, will open a new location in Concord this fall. Located in the Ralph Pill Building, the new site will be run by Ashleigh Byrne, MD. Dr. Byrne received her medical degree from New Jersey Medical School in Newark and completed a surgical internship, anesthesiology residency and pain medicine fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
9. Pain and Spine Specialists of Maryland launches new clinic. A new pain management clinic, Pain and Spine Specialists of Maryland, has opened in Mt. Airy. Sudhir Rao, MD, will lead the medical team. He is board certified in pain medicine and received his medical degree from St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies. The practice's mission is to enhance and personalize every patient encounter. "Upon arrival, the patient and their family will be greeted pleasantly by a liaison who will assist with every facet of his or her visit," according to a release. "Each patient will be personally escorted back and introduced to one of our treatment specialists."
10. Nebraska physician group opens Neuroscience Pain Clinic. Regional West Physicians Clinic in Scottsbluff, Neb., has opened a new neuroscience pain clinic. The clinic was aided by a three-year $800,000 award from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska to develop a pain management medical home program. Sanford Kiser, Jr., MD, serves as the medical director of the RWPC Neuroscience Pain Clinic. Dr. Kiser received his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern and is board certified in pain medicine and psychiatry. The clinic is also staffed by Jaimie Clodfelter, DO, who is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine; and Manuel Colón, MD, who is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine.
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