American News Report has named Daniel Bennett, MD, to the position of chief medical officer. Dr. Bennett is the founder of the National Pain Foundation and leads the Integrative Treatment Centers for pain management in Denver.
Matthew Rupert, MD, was the first physician in Tennessee to perform an implantation of Boston Scientific's Infinion 16 Percutaneous Lead to provide pain management through spinal cord stimulation. He practices pain medicine and anesthesiology at Integrative Pain Solutions in Franklin, Tenn.
Chad Stephens, DO, of North Texas Spine and Sport in Dallas, has performed a multiple cooled radiofrequency ablation of the sacroiliac joint using new equipment, marking the first such procedure to be performed in the state.
The TriState Pain Institute in Fort Mohave, Ariz., recently appointed Charles Stevens, MD, to the practice. He previously practiced at Advanced Pain Associates in El Centro, Calif.
Alexander Hersel, MD, has opened a third pain management clinic in Simi Valley, Calif. Other locations are in the Thousand Oaks Medical Center and Santa Monica Medical Center.
KSF Orthopaedic Center in Houston, Texas, has announced the addition of interventional pain management physician John Hume, MD. Dr. Hume specializes in the treatment of neck and back pain as well as general musculoskeletal disorders.
Frank Bender, MD, has joined KURE Pain Management of Annapolis (Md.) as a spine intervention and pain management specialist. He previously served as a specialist at the NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge, La., and brings more than 20 years of experience to his new position.
Richard Simpson, MD, of the Methodist Neurological Institute was the first physician in Texas to implant the Infinion 16 Percutaneous Lead spinal device offering stronger help for chronic pain.
Southeast Pain Care, a division of the national medical group American Anesthesiology and Blue Ridge HealthCare have opened a new pain center in Hickory, N.C. This new center is the 13th pain clinic operated by SEPC. Martin Evans, MD, will serve as medical director of the new facility.
William Thompson IV, MD, has joined Valley Pain in Arizona and will practice at the Scottsdale Osborn and East Valley locations. Dr. Thompson completed his anesthesiology residency at the UCLA Medical Center as well as a fellowship in pain medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
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