2011-03-18 / Community

PHC Introduces New Pain Management Program

Under the leadership of Chun Ming Chen, M.D., Peninsula Hospital Center has introduced a new pain management program. Dr. Chen received his education at Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences in Guangzhou, China, and completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at the 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical College. For ten years prior to immigrating to the United States, Dr. Chen was an attending general surgeon specializing in Traumatology, Orthopedics and Laser Therapy.

After his arrival in the United States, Chen served as a Surgical Intern and completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Montefiore Medical Center. He also completed a Fellowship in Pain Management at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Currently, Chen practices both Anesthesiology and Pain Management in various hospitals.

Dr. Chen describes himself as an “investigator” in that his Pain Management focus is on discovering the intrinsic reasons for the source of a patient’s chronic pain. Once the physical source of the pain is diagnosed, Chen utilizes a conservative balance of pain management measures which could include surgical intervention, injections, medication and/or physical therapy. “Many of my patients have tried other unsuccessful pain solutions,” explains Dr. Chen. “It is at that point more investigation is needed to determine the exact source of the pain. Once the actual physical source of pain is diagnosed, an appropriate intervention can be prescribed to resolve the pain.” Peninsula Hospital Center’s Pain Management Program is now available at the Hospital Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays of each week.

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