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Scott E. Glaser, M.D., DABIPP

Scott E. Glaser, M.D., DABIPP

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Dr. Glaser is a co-founder and President of the Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago and has seen it grow into a preeminent practice in Chicago. He is well respected within the field of interventional pain management and has published, lectured, and taught extensively. He has twice been elected to the national board of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) by his peers and has held multiple positions in the Illinois Society of Interventional Pain Physicians including President.

Dr. Glaser has achieved all of the important certifications in the field of Interventional Pain Management. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. This is acknowledged to be the highest level of credentialing for the field of interventional pain management. He is also a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice, a certification given by the World Institute of Pain and is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in pain management.

Dr. Glaser was one of the first Instructors selected by the International Spinal Intervention Society (ISIS). He is now an Instructor for ASIPP, the society that has eclipsed ISIS as the leading organization representing the field of interventional pain management and promoting excellence in this field. As an instructor, he teaches other physicians minimally invasive spinal procedures on cadavers at nationally recognized ASIPP courses. He also presents continuing medical education lectures at ASIPP meetings.

Dr. Glaser's greatest joy, however, is treating and educating individuals suffering from pain in his busy practice using all the modalities of interventional pain management. His goals for the future are multifold. One is continuing to improve the safety of interventional procedures specifically transforaminal injections in the spine. The second is to continue efforts to position his practice in particular and Interventional Pain Management (IPM) in general as the first, not the last, option for musculoskeletal pain. Lastly, he is striving to illuminate all the stakeholders (patients, payors, physicians) to the ability of well trained and motivated IPM doctors to improve outcomes, reduce disability, and save money treating patients suffering spinal pain.
Ira J. Goodman, MD

Ira J. Goodman, MD

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Dr. Goodman received his Medical Doctorate from Rush Medical College. He completed his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in pain medicine at Northwestern University Medical School. At Northwestern he served as an Instructor in Clinical Anesthesia, and as the Director of the Pain Management Center at Columbus Hospital.

Dr. Goodman has been selected a Top Doctor in Pain Management in Chicago by Castle Connolly Ltd based on surveys of his peers. He has lectured extensively on pain management to community groups, physicians and medical societies and has traveled the country to teach pain management techniques to other physicians. Dr. Goodman has appeared on television locally and nationally to discuss pain management techniques.
Eileen Mahler MSN, APRN, APN-BC

Eileen Mahler MSN, APRN, APN-BC

Eileen Mahler is a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society. She earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Nursing and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Loyola University Chicago.
Alexis Lerch, MSN, APRN, NP-C

Alexis Lerch, MSN, APRN, NP-C

Alexis received her Bachelors Degree of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Illinois State University in 2003. She worked as a bedside nurse in the Med/Surg and Critical Care areas at both Rush University Medical Center and Advocate Christ Medical Center. She received her Masters Degree of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Rush University, College of Nursing in 2012. She is certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She worked at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital medically managing diabetic hospitalized patients. Alexis started with Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago in October, 2014. She also passed the competency certification exam in Controlled Substance Management through the American Association of Allied Pain Management Professionals.

Sharon Koys - MA, ASIPP, NCCPA

Sharon Koys - MA, ASIPP, NCCPA

In 2005 Sharon Koys received a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University after completing an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her first specialty as a physician assistant was in hematology/oncology, initially in private practice and then at the University of Chicago.
In August of 2010 she joined Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago and continues to provide care and education to patients with chronic pain. Her work ethic, intellect, dedication and compassion help her to contribute to the pain management team. She earned an Associate Certification in Controlled Substance Management from the American Association of Allied Interventional Pain Management Professionals in 2011.
She is NCCPA certified and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) professional organizations.
Sharon has been involved in and supports many volunteer organizations such as School on Wheels (Adult English literacy program) and Community Nurse Health Association.
Cheryl Bruno MSN, FNP-BC

Cheryl Bruno MSN, FNP-BC

Cheryl received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Joliet Jr. College and became a Registered Nurse in 1993. She then attended Governors State University and graduated with high honors in 1999 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
She completed her Master of Science in Nursing at University of St. Francis in 2013 and is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been working in pain management since 2013.
She is a member of the American Nurses Association and the International Society of Advanced Nurse Practitioners.
Pain affects individuals not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. She works with patients to educate them and help manage their acute and chronic pain to promote an improved quality of life.