An integrated approach to pain management
Anesthesiologist James Jeltema, D.O., heads up our Pain Management Clinic. Integrated
with family medicine, sports medicine, physical therapy, surgical services, and behavioral health, Dr. Jeltema brings a special skill set to help people deal with their chronic pain issues. The team uses a multidisciplinary approach to focus on all aspects of a person’s pain. This includes working with our clinical pharmacists to decide on appropriate medications that can help decrease pain and inflammation, and working closely with our clinical psychologist to help patients cope with the mental stress of dealing with chronic pain. Our Pain Management Clinic offers various injections and procedures aimed at decreasing a patient’s pain. With this well-rounded approach, a patient is much more likely to experience a lasting reduction in their pain and return to a level of activity and function that they desire.