Presence Holy Family Medical Center

Millions of Americans live in constant, sometimes severe, pain. Yet there is no need to suffer.

At Presence Holy Family Medical Center, we are dedicated to reducing your pain and improving your quality of life. We take a comprehensive, integrated approach to pain management focusing on medical intervention, physical rehabilitation and psychological issues.

 

Integrated Care

We provide advanced treatment and the latest therapies to reduce pain, minimize side effects and help patients manage any unresolved pain. Our goal is to maximize the patient's ability to return to their normal activity level. In addition to expertise provided by physicians who are specialists in pain management, a team of professionals works together to create an individualized plan for each patient. Depending on the need, primary care physicians, physiatrists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, oncologists, clinical psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, specially trained nurses or spiritual counselors may be a part of the team.

Presence Holy Family Medical Center's pain management specialists are dedicated to minimizing pain and improving lives.

Types of pain treated:

  • Back pain, with or without leg pain
  • Neck pain, with or without arm pain
  • Continued pain following neck/back surgery
  • Cancer pain
  • Vertebral compression fracture
  • Work-related injuries
  • Headaches
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Shingles

 

Our Team

Eric Anderson, MD

Eric Anderson, MD

Primary Specialty: Pain Medicine
Secondary Specialty: Anesthesiology
Board Certifications: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Degree: Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota
Fellowship: Texas Tech University in Chronic Interventional Pain
Special Procedures: Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS), Peripheral Nerve field Stimulation (PNfS), Ultrasound-guided procedures, The Racz Procedure (lysis of adhesions), and fracture repair through kyphoplasty/vertebral augmentation

Ramsin Benyamin, M.D.

Ramsin Benyamin, M.D.

Primary Specialty: Pain Medicine
Secondary Specialty: Anesthesiology
Board Certifications: Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology
Special Procedures: Botox Injections, Discography, Percutaneous Discectomy, Percutaneous Vertebroplasty, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Vertebroplasty
Years in Practice: 13

John P. Broadnax, M.D.

John P. Broadnax, M.D.

Primary Specialty: Pain Medicine
Board Certification: Pain Medicine
Degree: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Residency & Fellowship in Pain Medicine:Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women's Hospital

Ricardo Vallejo, M.D.

Ricardo Vallejo, M.D.

Primary Specialty: Pain Medicine
Secondary Specialty: Anesthesiology
Board Certifications: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Degree: Universidad Libre de Colombia Seccional Cali Facultad de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Colombia
Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital - University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School
Years in Practice: 9

Atiq Ur Rehman, M.D.

Atiq Ur Rehman, M.D.

Primary Specialty: Pain Medicine
Secondary Specialty: Anesthesiology
Degree: Rawalpindi Medical College - University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Residency: University of Buffalo Medical School Affiliated Hospitals, New York
Fellowship: University of Buffalo Medical School Affiliated Hospitals, New York
Languages spoken: English and Urdu

Naveen Tipirneni, M.D.

Naveen Tipirneni, M.D.

Primary Specialty: Pain Medicine
Board Certifications: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Special Procedures: Discography, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Vertebroplasty
Residency/Fellowship: Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Years in Practice: 4

Vinita Parikh, M.D.

Vinita Parikh, M.D.

Primary Specialty: Pain Medicine
Degree: Creighton University
Residency: Loyola Medical Center
Fellowship: Cornell Tri Institute Fellowship Program for Special Surgery

 

Our Services

We offer a full scope of medical and rehabilitative treatments to help heal the physical and psychological aspects of pain management.

Medical Intervention Treatments

  • Medication management - A wide selection of drugs are utilized by our physicians, including the latest FDA-approved medications. Depending on the source and severity of the pain, analgesics, anti-inflammatory agents, muscle relaxants, antidepressants or narcotic medications are prescribed.
  • Implantable devices - For those with severe chronic pain, devices can be implanted in the body to deliver drugs or mild electrical current for long term pain relief. Spinal cord stimulators administer a small electrical current while spinal drug infusion systems inject a medication into the spinal fluid.
  • Radiofrequency ablation - This procedure helps reduce pain by preventing transmission of pain signals to the brain. A section of nerve tissue is heated with electrical stimulation to deaden the nerves and cause a long-lasting interruption in pain signals.
  • Nerve blocks - Nerve block therapy is used to relieve pain by interrupting sensory pathways with medication to prevent the pain from reaching the brain. Nerve blocks are used all over the body to diagnose the cause of pain and to treat a broad range of pain-related problems.

 

Physical Rehabilitation Treatments

  • Physical therapy - Physical therapy helps patients decrease pain while improving function, increasing endurance and building muscle strength. Pain is treated by physical or mechanical means, such as through exercise, heat, electrical current or ultrasound. Therapists focus on posture, movement, gait, range and conditioning.
  • Occupational therapy - In occupational therapy, the patient is educated on how to change their normal routine to prevent and reduce pain. The therapist helps the patient maximize their ability to return to their normal schedule including an assessment of equipment needs and return to work issues.
  • Biofeedback - In this painless, non-drug therapy, patients consciously control a body function that is normally regulated automatically by the body, such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature or muscle tension.
  • Rehabilitative nursing - These specialized nurses educate patients about medications and help them deal with other medical issues such as inability to sleep and bowel and bladder problems.
  • Rehabilitation psychologist - Through such approaches as counseling, biofeedback, visualization and positive thought therapy, these pain management specialists support the patient's ability to control their own pain.

 

Get in Touch

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 847.813.3350.

 

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