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Pain Management Center

A Service of Baystate Medical Center

   

Office Hours:  

3400B Main Street, Springfield:  

  • Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Directions

Baystate Franklin Medical Center (First Floor of BFMC):

  • Coordinator available by phone on Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays, 7:30 AM– 4:00 PM
  • RN Evaluations on Tuesdays, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Pain Clinic with Physician on selected Thursdays, 7:30 AM– 3:30 PM
  • Directions
 
     

 

ALTAbout Our Practices: 
The Baystate Pain Management Centers are the only comprehensive, interdisciplinary centers for the care and treatment of patients with persistent pain in Western Massachusetts.

We provide treatment for chronic and acute pain using the latest methods of pain relief as well as comprehensive palliative care for patients with cancer or intractable pain.

 

Our Services:ALT

  • Nerve blocks: injections with local anesthetics, steroids, narcotics
    and neurolytics
  • Cryoanalgesia: freezing of nerve fibers
  • Radiofrequency therapy: heating of nerve fibers
  • Bier Block: intravenous regional block
  • Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Neuromuscular Stimulator (NMS)
  • Spinal column stimulators (SCS)
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Physical Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Medical Management
  • Other modalities
 

Indications for Pain Management:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Pain from nerve injuries
  • Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
  • Cancer pain
  • "Spinal" headaches
  • Headaches and facial pain
  • Surgical incision pain
  • Pain following amputations and injuries
  • Arthritis pain
  • Pain from soft tissue injuries
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)

 

Physicians & Staff:ALT

  • An Interventional Core Group of Anesthesiologists who are Board Certified in Pain Management
  • A Medical Management Team consisting of a physician who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Oncology and Family Nurse Practitioners who specialize in medical management of persistent non-cancer pain and palliative care
  • A physiatrist who specializes in rehabilitation medicine
  • A behavioral health psychologist and psychiatrist who specialize in the treatment of chronic pain patients
  • An addiction specialist from the Sloan Clinic
  • Acupuncturists

 

Baystate Medical Center Anesthesiology Staff

 

Lakshmi Madabhushi, MD, Chief of Pain Management Center
Muhammad Isa, MD

Ashish Malik, MD

Poornachandran Manikantan, MD, Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship
Istvan Pulai, MD
Peter Vieira, MD, Director of Inpatient Pain Management
Cuong Vu, MD

 

Medical Pain Management and Palliative Medicine:
Alfred L. McKee, MD
Sharon Baribeau, FNP

Behavioral Health:
George Teter, MD
Kent Higgins, PhD
Alan Siegel, LICSW

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation:
Julio Martinez-Silvestrini, MD

 

Acupuncture:
James D. Moran, LIC, AC, D.AC
John S. Varner, LIC, AC

 

Program Manager:
Carole Putz, RN

*Through Baystate's affiliation with Tuft's Medical School, the Pain Management Center at Baystate Medical Center offers a Fellowship Program for anesthesiologists who choose to specialize in Pain Management. We are able to accommodate four fellows; the length of the program is twelve months. During this time they work closely with the attending physicians to provide comprehensive care to our patients. They receive extensive experience due to our high volume of patients.