Teamwork

Dear Patients: This will be brief. I’d like to ask for your help with something, and let me preface this by saying that I absolutely understand how the past few years have been particularly difficult ones for patients with chronic pain. Chronic pain is never good. We’ve talked about this, you and I. How once… Read more »


Patient Driven Data

Patient Driven Data

Dear Patients: This blog is a bad news/good news blog. Two parts. Bad news first. For many years, we had you filling out a survey before each appointment. It asked a lot of questions that might have seemed only peripherally involved with your physical pain. However, thanks to your cooperation, the data we collected confirmed… Read more »


Healthcare Reform

Healthcare Reform

Dear Patients: Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with a prominent pain specialist from Illinois. He is very involved in the politics that surround our specialty and affect our patients. I asked him this one simple question: should patients contact our state’s health insurance oversight organization to share the specifics of what is… Read more »


Pain Management in 2021

Pain Management in 2021

Dear Patients: 2021 is already stacking up to be a complicated and frustrating year for patients with chronic pain and the doctors who attend them. Long story short, more and more insurance companies have hired outside consultants to oversee the costs of your pain management. If your health insurer has hired one of these consulting… Read more »


Insurance Changes in 2021

Insurance Changes in 2021

Dear Patients: As we enter 2021, I know that quite a few of you are concerned as to the possible changes in pain management. We share your concerns, and try to remain proactive so as to provide you with the best care we can. I am still awaiting the details on proposed changes, and indeed,… Read more »