There is no Reason to Stay in Pain
What makes TriState Interventional Pain Consultants the place to go for all of your pain needs? Many patients have stated that it is the professionalism, clear communication, and passionate providers. If you ask Karen Schmidt, a patient of Lyndal Stoutin, MD, for over 12-years, she says, “…it’s the comfort, the lack of fear, and the friendly staff.”
Karen first came to Dr. Stoutin years ago when she had sustained an injury that resulted in back surgery and, later on, a hip replacement.
“I began having issues with my back popping up, but Dr. Stoutin made the entire experience really positive,” said Karen. “He makes me feel comfortable – I just don’t have any fear when I go in there.”
To this day, Karen continues to see Dr. Stoutin for all of her pain issues.
“Everyone at the clinic is working in a field where their goal is to help people who are in pain,” said Karen. “I feel that they have compassion for their patients.”
Marie Duman, RN, BSN, has served as the director of TriState Interventional Pain Consultants for five years. She oversees a staff of 27, which includes four full-time physicians who all have their Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and one full-time Physician Assistant. All five providers have more than nine decades of combined experience working in pain management.
“Our providers’ longevity, history, training, and background are some of the reasons we stand apart from our competitors,” said Marie. “The genuine care for each other and our patients is why I love working with my team. We get to leave work each day knowing that we made a difference in our patient’s lives.”
The clinic provides a variety of pain relief options for the community. They work with advanced technologies such as spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal pain pumps, and various devices to alleviate pain and improve quality of life. Some of the technology will over-ride pain signals to the brain. In contrast, others adjust anatomical spaces within the body to relieve pain and improve a patient’s ability to perform simple activities such as walking.
TriState Interventional Pain Consultants diagnose and treat patients with chronic pain, including headaches, lower back pain, cancer pain, arthritis pain, and neurogenic pain. Some of their procedures can take less than three minutes, whereas others take much longer. Before a patient is prepped for any procedure, the staff provides extensive education on what to expect in the following days or weeks.
“For me, when it comes to the pain clinic, it’s the quality of the physicians, the quality of the staff, and the comfort of the actual place,” said Karen. “There’s a peacefulness with no feeling of urgency or panic. Dr. Stoutin’s empathy for the pain that you have is shown in how he works to figure out how he can alleviate it. He always tells me that if this doesn’t work, you’ll come back, and we will try something else. He makes me feel like he values me as a patient. I am not just a number.”
For more information about pain management, please visit tsh.org/PainClinic or call 509.780.4450. No referral is needed to make an appointment.