Integrated Pain Specialists of Southern California provide an array of services for patients with acute or chronic pain.
ACUTE & CHRONIC PAIN TREATMENTS
Integrated Pain Specialists of Southern California provide an array of services for patients with acute or chronic pain. Each patient is comprehensively evaluated by a physician, and treatment plans are tailored to meet each individuals needs. Diagnostic studies and medication may be prescribed. Interventional procedures indicated vary from less-invasive steroid injections to more complex procedures, such as percutaneous disc decompression and implantable devices, including spinal cord stimulators and programmable medication pumps.
STATE OF THE ART CARE
Integrated Pain Specialists continues to participate in extensive training specific to pain management. We work closely with other specialists in the field of pain management to provide an integrated plan to each patient’s recovery. We pride ourselves on offering the most appropriate care available, to stay on the forefront of pain management, and to provide state of the art therapies for our patients.
HIGHLY SKILLED STAFF
Our Medical Director, Kevin S. Smith, MD, is a graduate of Marshall University Medical School. He trained in anesthesiology at the University of Louisville Affiliated Hospitals with special emphasis in both cardiothoracic and pediatric anesthesia, and completed advanced clinical rotations in chronic pain management, obstetric and outpatient anesthesia, and neuroanesthesia.
Dr. Smith has been practicing since 1990, and practicing pain management in San Diego since 1991. In the last 8 years he has served as President and CEO at Integrated Pain Specialists of Southern California, specializing in the care of patients in chronic and acute pain. He previously served as President and CEO at Interventional Pain Specialists of Southern California, and Chairman of Anesthesia Service Medical Group’s Pain Management Committee.
He is also a consultant, educator, and researcher at Medtronic—one of the world’s largest medical technology companies—researching and teaching medical fellows the indications for advanced therapeutic modalities including the most up-to-date implantable therapies for pain management.
Dr. Smith is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, North American Neuromodulation Society, California Medical Association, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and many other medical and pain management focused organizations.
He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) in anesthesiology, with a subspecialty certification in pain medicine.
Dr. Smith was recently voted one of San Diego’s “Best Doctors” by San Diego Magazine.
“Kevin Smith is the consummate healer…professional, kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, approachable and THE BEST at what he does. I have had many pain procedures with Dr. Smith – Epidurals, trans-foraminals, trigger point, Occipital Nerve Block and more. Each and EVERY time I experienced relief. He listens, he cares. He also treats my 93-year-old dad for Post-Herpetic Neuralgia – the aftermath of Shingles. This syndrome has no cure and no “textbook” treatments. But Pops comes away every time with a positive response – and a renewed determination to simply BE better. It is inspirational to see a medical professional take such a personal interest. If you can see this doctor, I encourage you to do so. I think you will be pleased.”
“Dr. Smith demonstrated all the qualities of a physician that are important to me: he’s knowledgeable and experienced and effective; he’s an attentive listener and a great communicator; I highly recommend him.”
“Dr. Smith is a great doctor. He is very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. During procedures he explains everything before he does it. His staff is very respectful, happy and helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Smith.”