Education and Support

Premier Health encourages you to be actively involved in your medical care. You may wonder, “Why should I go to a pain center at a hospital?” We believe that a pain center connected to a hospital gives you the safest and best option. Because we are part of a hospital, you are supported by a wide network of pain professionals at all levels of care.

Before you select a pain center, it’s important to research and learn what qualifies a pain center to best support you. Here is a checklist to consider when choosing a pain center:

  • Is the physician board certified in pain management?
  • What are the credentials of the other staff? Are they ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) certified? What would happen if there were a medical emergency?
  • Is the staff caring? Do they provide a personal experience?
  • Does the center have access to other specialties for referral if needed?

Does the physician use a multi-modality approach to pain management (such as combining different therapies for pain management: invasive therapies; opioid and non-opioid medications; non-medication treatments such as physical and occupational therapies, ice, and heat.

  • Can I be assured of confidentiality?
  • Will my plan of care be clear and easy to understand?
  • Will the pain center work closely with my family physician or other specialists to coordinate my care?

Does the pain center accept my insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Workers Compensation?

Outpatient Nutrition Counseling

The food you eat significantly influences your health and well-being. A diet of nutritious food can help you manage and live with a chronic disease. To help you develop a diet designed to support treatment of your medical condition, Premier Health offers outpatient nutrition counseling and diet education.

With a referral from your health care provider, you can schedule your appointment with a Premier Health licensed registered dietitian. Many insurance plans cover nutrition counseling, also referred to as medical nutrition therapy.

Contact Us

If you are struggling with persistent or nagging pain, we are here to help you. Contact a location near you: