Trained in general, acute pain and regional anesthesiology and interventional and chronic pain, Dr. Bimal A. Patel effectively treats patients’ pain sources allowing him to make a significant impact on their lives and functions.
Dr. Patel joined the National Spine and Pain Centers in summer 2018 after completing an interventional pain medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. The Ohio-based facility also served as the site for his first fellowship in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine and residency in Anesthesiology. He is a graduate of the seven-year accelerated Bachelor of Life Sciences/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program at the New York Institute of Technology.
“The field of pain management is changing and it is giving physicians more tools to treat and manage chronic pain,” he said. “One treatment modality that I am very excited to utilize in my practice is neuromodulation to target neuropathic pain (which is) unresponsive to many conservative treatments. The future of this technology is promising and expands my toolbox when treating my patients.”
Dr. Patel believes a multimodal treatment plan is the most effective way to treat chronic pain. “Each patient is unique in their response to treatment and I follow an evidence-based medicine approach and utilize medications, physical therapy and interventions such as injections and spinal cord stimulation to create a tailored plan for each patient,” he said.
Patient-centered care is key in developing an effective pain management plan. “Patients play a major role in managing their pain and I believe listening to my patients is paramount when starting the treatment process,” he said.
In Dr. Patel’s downtime, he likes to spend time with his family, watch movies, and travel.
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