For the physicians at Pain Specialists of Great Chicago, speed has always been important – as we know it is critical to treat pain in the acute stage before it becomes chronic. New CDC guidelines underscore our efforts, requiring that primary care and/or emergency physicians prescribe no more than three days of opioids for acute pain. These guidelines were developed to curb overuse and abuse, but could result in an increase in emergency and acute care visits if patients run out of opioids prior to being seen by a pain management specialist. That means, we have 72 hours to see a patient and develop a care plan aimed at controlling or eliminating their pain.
“We all know the majority of pain does not disappear in 3 days. Your patients deserve a back-up plan and access to high-quality pain management physicians and their staff who are trained to treat the sources of acute and sub-acute pain to prevent chronic pain”
– Scott Glaser, MD, DABIPP
President & Co-Founder, Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago
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I wanted to take a moment to praise Dr. Glaser, Maria (nurse practitioner) and the entire staff. When I was first referred to Dr. Glaser, I was experiencing severe pain from Fibromyalgia and he found that I had bursas in both shoulders. I could not lift my arms above my waist and was in chronic pain all the time. After treatment and pain medication, I am now able to lift my arms over my head and my pain is managed. During the pandemic when appointments were difficult (to say the least), Dr. Glaser and Maria held virtual visits with me so that they were able to keep my treatment consistent. But, to me the most important thing about Dr. Glaser and his staff is that I know they really care. They are kind, compassionate and let you know that they want to do whatever is necessary to help you. They take the time you need to go over how you're feeling and they try different treatments and various medications until they hit on the right combination that works for the individual. I highly recommend Dr. Glaser and the Pain Specialists of Great Chicago!
Just wanted to tell everyone that both my husband and I absolutely love our Nurse Practioner, Maria Anderson!!! She is such a sweet, genuine, and caring person. We both look forward to our monthly appointments with Maria!! I think that she is the absolute best N.P. that I have ever had since I became a patient of Dr. Scott Glaser MD, in April of 2017. I highly recommend Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago. Dr. Glaser and his wonderful NP, Maria Anderson have really helped me with my chronic pain conditions. They are the best!!!