Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology - Anesthesiology and American Board of Anesthesiology - Pain Management
Practice Philosophy: Health care in general and chronic pain management in particular is a shared responsibility. In that context the doctor-patient relationship is a partnership. I believe that working together is the best way I can practice good pain medicine and help my patients to help themselves maintain / regain a good life. My primary role as your pain management physician is to give you my best advice in order to help you make well-informed decisions regarding your pain management. I enjoy developing relationships with patients over time.
Professional School: University of Cape Town
Residency: Newcastle Group of Hospitals
Special Interests: Chronic Pain Management, Epidural Steroid Injections, Trigger Point Injections/Dry Needling
Other Areas of Interest: Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Herniated Disc, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
The Covington Pain Management Service is currently accepting new patient referrals for pain medication management and complex chronic pain care from MultiCare Health System Primary Care Providers, meaning patients must be established with a MultiCare Primary Care Provider. We cannot except outside referrals at this time for pain medication management due to our patient load being in excess. We are currently accepting new patient referrals for Epidural Steroid Injections from MultiCare Providers and Non MultiCare Providers.
About Pain Management:
Covington MultiCare Pain Management service provides comprehensive and holistic evaluations, management and follow up for a wide variety of chronic pain conditions. Chronic pain is not just a simple sensation but rather a complex experience with many factors involved. The evaluation is designed to get to know you and the circumstances of your life. With this information an understanding of your pain experience is reached and a plan to help you get better is formulated. Better is defined as living as best possible in terms of quality of life, function and autonomy / independent living. Our goal is to try and help you to help yourself get better. This is the self-care rehabilitation approach. Our role is to function like “coaches on the sideline and the cheerleading section”. We provide continuity of care.
In addition Pain service provides a variety of treatments designed to take the edge off your pain with the goal of facilitating your own efforts at getting as active as possible in your life. These include opiate medication management, interventional procedures (nerve blocks) and dry needling / trigger point injections (an “acupuncture-like” treatment).