Chronic pain is not a symptom of a disease; it is a disease. Pain
medicine physicians specialize in the practice of treating patients who
suffer with pain.
Pain Medicine physicians provide compassionate care to
help relieve pain and suffering, and improve quality
of life through the use of available, current and proven knowledge
and skills in the field of Pain Medicine. Pain Medicine physicians
also provide palliative care and relief of suffering to those with
progressive diseases and those who are at the end of life. Whenever
possible, Pain Medicine doctors involve the patient and family
and/or any other support person in the development and periodic review
of diagnosis, treatment plans and goals.