ATHENS, OH, January 11, 2011 — The O’Bleness Health System now offers a comprehensive, hospital-based, ambulatory care pain management clinic where physicians and staff provide the most advanced treatment for various pain disorders, without the reliance on addicting narcotic pain medications.
“Chronic pain can severely impact an individual’s quality of life and ability to participate in normal daily activities,” said John Yanes, FACHE, president and CEO of O’Bleness Health System. “We are delighted to provide our community with comprehensive pain management services at a convenient location.”
The O’Bleness Memorial Hospital Pain Management Clinic offers treatment for a variety of conditions including neck and back pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, chronic pelvic pain, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), nerve damage, as well as pain as associated with arthritis, muscle spasms and shingles.
Amish R. Patel, DO, MPH, is the lead physician at the clinic with support from Brittany Jarvis, RN, unit manager of O’Bleness’ Pain Management Clinic. Dr. Patel is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He received his medical degree at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He completed his residency at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, his internship at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Elwood, Ind., and his fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Penn Spine Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
“One of the goals of the pain management team is to educate patients and the community about ‘pill mills’ and the negative impact they have on communities,” said Yanes. “As our community’s healthcare organization, we are committed to working with our patients to put a stop to this critical issue and help individuals manage their pain in a healthy way.”
The pain management clinic is located on the second floor of O’Bleness Memorial Hospital. For more information, visit www.obleness.org or call (740) 566-4750.