How Patients Benefit from Referral to the Pain Management Center

July 2, 2009

Michael Bittenbender, MD, is a primary care physician who is well acquainted with the complexities inherent to the treatment of pain issues. As he explained, “The majority of patients who visit their primary care doctor for pain that is serious enough to be debilitating to some degree are anxious to get back on their feet and return to work. They want to go home to their families or participate in the activities that had made their lives fulfilling before pain disrupted them. What makes the center so great,” added Dr. Bittenbender,“is that it not only offers virtually every state-of-the-art treatment and therapy modality all in one place, but also that the system of diagnosis and treatment is extremely efficient.”

According to Dr. Bittenbender, “Without that all-encompassing resource, primary care doctors would have to  schedule their patients for different tests and treatments at a variety of locations, wait for the results, evaluate their progress, and schedule more treatments if necessary. There is little we can do in the office to actually eliminate the cause of the pain. As a comprehensive resource, Floyd Memorial’s Pain Management Center is extremely valuable to our patients who are in real need of treatment for pain.”
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“What makes the center so great is that it not only offers virtually every state-of-the-art treatment and therapy modality all in one place, but also that the system of diagnosis and treatment is extremely efficient.”

Michael Bittenbender, MD
Board Certified Family Practice Physician
Floyd Memorial Medical Group