Amc Expands Pain Management Services

Board certified and fellowship trained anesthesiologist Dr. Byung Ho Lee now offers procedure-oriented pain management services three days a week at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Lee cares for patients who have chronic and acute pain issues. A wide range of treatment options are available for conditions such as shingles, sciatic pain, low back pain and pain resulting from surgery or physical trauma. The care provided by Lee is a non-narcotic approach through interventional procedures. Lee is the only pain management provider in the region to offer a procedure through which an implanted pacemaker-sized device transmits impulses to relieve back, leg and nerve pain. Article Photos Dr. Lee Lee completed his residency at the University of Chicago and a fellowship in cardiac anesthesia at Rush-Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago. He has more than 20 years of experience and knowledge. A referral from a primary care provider is needed, and most forms of insurance are accepted. For more information, search “pain management” at . To schedule an appointment, call 518-897-2750.
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Pain clinic nurse practitioner admits standards not followed

The state records dont name the clinic, but Iowa Health-Des Moines listed Mellody as a staff member of the pain relief clinic it closed in 2012 after more than a dozen patients reportedly died of overdoses. Mellodys admissions are contained in a recent settlement she reached with the Iowa Board of Nursing, which licenses nurses. As part of the settlement, she agreed to pay a $1,000 fine and use proper pain management practices in the future. A doctor who helped run the clinic, Daniel Baldi, faces 10 criminal counts of involuntary manslaughter for his alleged role in the string of overdose deaths. Baldi could face prison if hes convicted of the charges, which are unprecedented for an Iowa doctor in such circumstances. He denies wrongdoing. Mellody has not been charged with any crimes, court records show. Mellodys lawyer, Joe Fitzgibbons, said she had no comment on the settlement. Mellody now works in the pain management department of Broadlawns Medical Center, Polk Countys public hospital. A spokeswoman there declined to comment. In her recent settlement with the Iowa Board of Nursing, Mellody admitted that she lacked specific training or experience in pain management when she went to work at the clinic in 2010. It also says she admitted that she frequently authorized a refill of a prescription for patients that she had not seen clinically and for whom she had not reviewed the charts for when the refill request appeared on her work task list. In the settlement, Mellody agreed to follow a long list of approved pain management practices.
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Top Las Vegas Pain Management Clinic, Innovative Pain Care, Now Offering Three Different Types of Epidural Injections for Sciatica

Ragukonis describes his practice as “a multi-disciplinary, unique approach [with] compassionate bedside manner,” he said. “[Our goal is] getting every one of my patients better because pain is a horrible thing, especially spine pain.” Back issues constitute a large portion of the cases Ragukonis sees. Normal spine injections are also available. “I take care of a lot of patients with failed back syndrome, [who’ve had] multiple surgeries on their backs,” he said. Ragukonis performs spinal cord stimulation implantation and is also a consultant for St. Jude Medical Center. “I’m probably their biggest implanter in the northeast,” he said, “I’m on their team, where I teach other doctors how to do the procedure and give opinions on new products.” Another treatment available is endoscopic discectomy, knee and spine surgery through the use of a scope. The most common cases at the practice are back pain, painful peripheral myopathies, foot pain and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). Procedures are performed at Paramus Surgical Center. Ragukonis also works with an orthopedic spine surgeon on minimally-invasive fusion. “I try to encourage a multi-disciplinary approach and work with other specialties,” he said. “I encourage every patient to be treated individually. Everybody’s unique and the approach to everyone is unique.” Patients of all ages make up Ragukonis’ clientele.
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Los Angeles Pain Management Doctors in California Pain Network Now Accepting Over 50 Insurance Plans

This includes all major commercial PPO plans, Medicare, Workers Compensation, Personal Injury Liens and Self Pay as well. Call (310) 626-1526 for more information and scheduling. The California Pain Network works with over 20 Board Certified LA and Orange County pain management doctors at 20 locations. These pain doctors in LA and OC offer a plethora of effective treatments including topical and oral medication management along with interventional procedures. In all, these OC and Los Angeles pain management clinics have a success rate exceeding 90% at achieving pain relief and helping patients avoid surgery. With one third of the US population dealing with acute or chronic pain, it is vital to have effective options available for patients that are customized and produce high success rates. With over 25 treatment options available with the Board Certified LA and Orange County pain management doctors, the success rates are very impressive. For workers compensation, the pain management doctors in Los Angeles are on a large number of Medical Provider Networks and are often able to get patients back to work successfully. With personal injury liens being accepted, typically there is no out of pocket expense involved for patients in accident injury treatment.
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Tending to Business: Bergen Pain Management

The treatments are offered by Board Certified, Award Winning Las Vegas pain management doctors at two locations accepting over 50 insurances. Call (702) 323-0553 for more information and scheduling. It is well known that over 80% of Americans experience back pain or sciatica at some point. The pain can be disabling, and Las Vegas epidural injections have been shown to be one of the best treatments for the pain from pinched nerves available. This pain may come from a herniated disc, spinal stenosis or other conditions. Depending on the cause for the pinched nerve, there are indications for numerous types of epidural injections. The Nevada pain doctors at Innovative Pain offer three different types of the injections to offer the most effective pain relief available. By having the option for either a caudal, interlaminar, or transforaminal epidural injection, over a 90% pain relief can be achieved by combining the appropriate injection with other possible treatments such as medication management. At Innovative Pain Care, treatment is offered at two separate locations.
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Pain Management Treatment Market Report

Markets closed Pain Management Treatment Market Report Press Release: Research and Markets Fri, Sep 27, 2013 7:14 AM EDT Print Dublin, Sept. 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Research and Markets ( ) has announced the addition of the “Pain Management Treatment Markets” report to their offering. Pain management describes a particular set of drugs, analgesics, which are specifically used as therapeutics to control pain in the clinic. As pain affects 1.5 billion people worldwide, these drugs are one of the major segments of the central nervous system (CNS) therapies market. This report focuses on the role of pain management drugs in clinical use and in drug development for acute pain, chronic pain, neuropathic path and nociceptive pain. The research discusses drug development and targeted therapeutics, as well as their use in clinical trials. New approaches meant to aid in development of drugs for therapeutic use are emphasized. The study also analyzes almost all of the major, specialty and emerging companies known to be marketing, manufacturing or developing pain management treatment products in the U.S. and worldwide. Additionally, this review provides detailed tables, charts and figures with past and projected sales data for the U.S., Europe and other geographic regions. Key Topics Covered:
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In ER Pain Management for Children With Abdominal Pain Racial and Ethnic Disparities Exist: Study

In ER Pain Management for Children With Abdominal Pain Racial and Ethnic Disparities Exist: Study

After adjusting for confounders, black patients were less likely to receive any analgesic or a narcotic analgesic than white children. Similarly, among children with severe pain (7 or higher on a 10-point scale), black and “other” race children were less likely to receive analgesics than white children. Black and Hispanic children were more likely to have a prolonged length of stay that white children. There were no significant race or ethnicity disparities identified in documentation of pain score, use of diagnostic procedures, 72-hour return visit or hospital admission. “By documenting inequities in analgesia and length of stay for abdominal pain in a nationally representative sample of emergency department visits, this study contributes to the growing body of evidence showing disparities in pediatric health care,” said Tiffani Johnson, M.D., primary investigator and emergency department physician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “Recognizing the existence of racial and ethnic disparities is a critical first step needed to eliminate inequities in care,” added Dr. Johnson. The researchers analyzed data from the 2006-2009 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey of 2,298 visits by patients aged 21 and younger who presented to emergency departments across the nation with abdominal pain. Pain score, receipt of any analgesics, receipt of analgesics for severe pain and narcotic analgesics were the primary outcomes. Diagnostic tests, length of stay, 72-hour return visit and admission were secondary outcomes. The patient population was 70.1 percent female; 52.6 percent of the patients were white, 23.5 percent were black, 20.6 percent were Hispanic and 3.3 percent were from other racial/ethnic groups. The mean patient age was 14.5 years old. “Additional research is still needed to help understand the sources of these disparities, which may include factors at the level of the patient, parent, physician, or healthcare system.
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