First 'Green' Dedicated Pain Management Facility to Open in Tulsa in Early 2013

Two board-certified anesthesiologists and one board-certified surgeon will open the first 'green' facility dedicated to interventional pain management in Oklahoma in early 2013.

The facility's physicians are seeking state licensure, Medicare certification  and AAAHC accreditation for the pain and plastic surgery center. The center contains 14,000 square feet dedicated to both clinic and surgical space. The center is unique in Oklahoma for its green status: The facility has geothermal heating and cooling and does not rely on fossil fuel. It also provides electric car chargers for staff and a completely paperless EHR.

Jayen Patel, MD, one of the founding physicians, says the center expects to perform approximately 5,000 pain management procedures in the first year. The center's physicians were assisted by Amy Mowles, CEO and president of Mowles Medical Practice Management, who serves as their regulatory consultant throughout the development and implementation processes.

Dr. Patel said the center is thoroughly dedicated to preventing medication diversion and opiate abuse. "We're one of very few facilities with a dedicated bathroom for urinalysis, so we're very dedicated to safe pain management practice," he says. "We practice safe medication management, which helps deter opiate divergence."

He said the center's surgeons will perform spinal cord stimulation, neuromodulation implants for headache therapy, kyphoplasties and vertebroplasties and a full range of pain management injections, among other procedures.

The surgery center is situated in the heart of Tulsa, Okla.

Learn more about Mowles Medical Practice Management.

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