Inside The Industry: Pain Management
Pain Intervention Center
Interventional Pain Medicine is the practice of medicine dedicated to relieving patients’ spine pain (e.g. whiplash, back pain, and sciatica) using minimally invasive techniques under fluoroscopic guidance and often avoiding narcotics and surgery. Patrick H. Waring, MD, is a New Orleans native who graduated with highest honors from Jesuit High School, the University of Notre Dame and Tulane Medical School. Board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine, he is currently a Master Instructor for the Spine Intervention Society, which provides international interventional pain physician education.
After completing his residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Dr. Waring practiced in a hospital environment for over 10 years. He realized that patients often found hospitals expensive, coldly clinical and intimidating. Believing instead that a low-key yet high-tech and comfortable environment would better benefit patients suffering from debilitating pain, he founded the Pain Intervention Center in 2003. Conveniently located in Old Metairie Village, the Center offers a patient-centered setting with the latest interventional pain techniques for those seeking a non-narcotic, non-surgical option. For years, Dr. Waring has advocated for interventional pain therapies to help patients avoid the use of opioids and other habit-forming pharmaceutical agents. His October 2017 guest editorial in Biz New Orleans highlights the relationship between opioid pain treatment and the current opioid crisis.
Most patients can see Dr. Waring at the Pain Intervention Center for both evaluation and treatment, often same-day, with or without another physician’s referral. The practice accepts most insurances. Despite healthcare consolidation trends that threaten small physician practices, the Pain Intervention Center continues to emphasize individual patient care and remains a top patient choice for interventional spine pain management.
701 Metairie Road • Metairie
504-455-2225 • paininterventioncenter.com