Comprehensive Pain Center
The Everett Clinic Comprehensive Pain Center (CPC) brings together experts in the management and treatment of painful conditions to build a collaborative team focused on evidenced-based care to help patients suffering from chronic pain or the adverse side effects of treatment from their chronic pain.
To schedule an appointment with one of our pain specialists, a referral from your Everett Clinic provider is required. At this time, the Comprehensive Pain Center is not open to patients receiving care outside of The Everett Clinic.
How the Comprehensive Pain Center benefits the patient:
The Comprehensive Pain Center consists of a team of a pain specialist, a behavioral health psychologist and a physical therapist who work together to determine a care plan for those with chronic pain. The Comprehensive Pain Center works together with your referring provider to ensure you are on the best path of care. Your team includes:
Pain Management Specialist
Evaluate your pain condition and develop a treatment plan. Treatment plans may consist of medication changes, pain procedures, physical therapy and, pain psychology.
Evaluates and addresses any potential psychological barriers to recovery and help you develop better pain coping skills and strategies. Treatment focuses on thought processes, behavior skills, relationships and emotions that affect and are affected by chronic pain. This includes both individual and group cognitive behavior therapy.
- Clinical psychologist: L. Dean Poppe, PhD
Evaluates and addresses any potential barriers to successful rehabilitation and recovery. The physical therapist will emphasize patient choice and guide you in therapeutic exercise and instruct you on home exercise programs. Treatment focuses on self-management techniques for each patient's chronic painful condition.
Reviews the care plan that you discussed with the Pain Management Specialist and manage your medications according to the plan. The Clinical Pharmacist will also monitor medication effects, medication compliance and review your medications for potential interactions.