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HHH Pain Clinic Offers Holistic Approach
HAMMOND-HENRY HOSPITAL OFFERS PAIN CLINIC
(Geneseo, Ill.) Hammond-Henry Hospital (HHH) now offers a specialized pain clinic for patients suffering from chronic pain. The pain clinic is led by Rich Maynard, a C.R.N.A. with over 20 years’ experience in providing anesthesia and pain management services. The clinic will incorporate various therapeutic offerings but specialize in interventional image-guided procedures with the ultimate goal of decreasing pain intensity and restoring function. Maynard resides in Muscatine, Iowa and is board certified in Non-Surgical Pain Management (Chronic Pain) by the National Board on Certification of Registered Nurse Anesthetists. He recently completed an accredited advanced pain fellowship for nurse anesthetists at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Rich is a credentialed Fellow of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (F.A.I.P.M.).
The opioid crisis that has become evident in our country has birthed new outlooks on pain management. Maynard states, “Twenty years ago, if you had a pain, you got a pill. The pendulum has swung away from opioids. Now, we are more careful to make sure that other avenues of treatment are employed to help treat someone’s chronic pain.” Patients can expect a multi-modal approach to treating their pain, meaning Maynard will explore options such as physical therapy, yoga, exercise programs and diet among more traditional means of pain control like steroid injections, if needed.
Patients seeking help with their chronic pain will need a primary care provider referral to be seen in the HHH Pain Clinic. During the first visit, the clinic will delve into the patient’s history to understand the pain’s origin. Depending on the patient, additional testing is sometimes needed, such as imaging or diagnostic injections. Once sufficient information is gathered, a plan will be formulated with the patient to help achieve the best outcome. More information is available on the Pain Clinic page. Rich Maynard is an independent, non-employed contractor with privileges to provide patient care at Hammond-Henry Hospital.