Comprehensive Pain Management Centers, with offices in Warwick and Franklin, Mass., recently opened its doors in the Village at South County Commons, at 50 South County Commons Way, Suite E-5A. Drs. Do Chan and Boris Shwartzman, the founders of the centers, are board certified in anesthesia and pain, and are the practicing anesthesiologists at the office. The doctors said that in recent years, narcotic prescriptions have decreased and new technologies combined with a multidisciplinary approach to care have brought much needed relief to those suffering from chronic pain — an important development at a time when the use of opioids has created an epidemic of drug overdoses.
As physicians have begun approaching chronic pain as a condition of its own, a spectrum of options are available for patients, the doctors said. “We felt that people of South County were under-served with regards to pain management services,” Shwartzman said. “They had to endure long drives in order to see a pain specialist and we decided to bring our expertise closer to their place of living.” The specialists said they create customized treatment plans to deal with each patient, based on a “thorough consensus with any other physicians that may be involved in the patient’s treatment.” An in-house psychologist can help patients “overcome the hurdles associated with living in chronic pain,” the doctors said in a news release. For more information call the office at 401 234-9677 or visit www.comprehensivepainmd.com.