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Tuesday, November 01, 2011 - Pain Relief Center Opens at Doctors' Hospital

Pontiac, MI ~ Doctors’ Hospital of Michigan has formed a joint venture with a specialty group experienced in pain management procedures, “The DHM Pain Relief Center (PRC)” is a multi-specialty practice that has a comprehensive pain management protocol, including a state-of-the-art procedure called PStim, or Peripheral Stimulator (see PStim Facts below). Dr. Aria Sabit, a neurologist, is currently performing the PStim procedures at DHM’s Pain Relief Center. Other procedures for pain management include injections, neurological and orthopedic treatments, and surgical interventions. Dr. David Jankowski is the Medical Director of the PRC. The PRC is a joint venture that had been several months in the making through the mutual efforts of Dr. Yatinder Singhal, Dr. Michael Short, Dr. Surindar Jolly and Administration.

Evaluations and assessments are being done by Dr. Ray Breitenbach, Dr. Riyadh Kasmikha, and Dr. Prakash Sangvhi. “I referred a 56-year-old woman who had chronic pain and high blood pressure for 4-5 years,” noted Dr. Sanghvi. “She had PStim on Wednesday, and on Friday she walked into my office standing straight. Her BP went from over 190 to 130/82. It was truly impressive.” The PRC is initially operating three days per week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday out of Doctors’ Hospital of Michigan in Pontiac, 461 W. Huron Street.

The PRC services are promoted locally on TV commercials as “1-800-PAIN800.”

PStim Facts
What is PSTIM?:
PSTIM (Peripheral Stimulator) is a percutaneously placed microchip-controlled pulsed neurotransmitter. It provides a continuous flow of intermittent, low frequency electrical pulses to specific peripheral nerves with end locations in the ear relieving many types of acute and chronic pain.
How Long Does the PSTIM Device Remain? The device, once placed, continues to provide peripheral nerve stimulation for four consecutive days. It may be replaced up to nine times at one week apart, with increasing pain relief throughout the series of treatments.
Who Benefits from PSTIM? PSTIM was created for patients who suffer from chronic pain including upper and lower back pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatica, cervical/neck pain, joint pain, cancer pain, and migraines. Patients with post-operative pain have also benefited from reduced pain with less narcotic consumption and side effects.
Who Can Place the PSTIM Device? A licensed M.D. or D.O. who is certified to place the Pstim. At DHM, Dr. Aria Sabit and Dr. David Jankowski are training various medical staff members to perform the procedure.
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DHM is a community hospital based in Pontiac that was established in 2008 as Michigan’s first for-profit, acute-care hospital with physician ownership. Services include Emergency Medicine, a 10-bed ICU, 7-Suite Surgical Unit, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Cardiology, Lab Services, Behavioral Medicine, Acute Medical Surgery & Recovery, Physical Therapy, Endoscopy, and a nationally-recognized Intensive PT program for the treatment of children with Cerebral Palsy, Euro-Peds. DHM operates a the Pain Relief Center, a Family Medicine Residency Program and a designated Patient-Centered Medical Home at their Family Medicine Center. Other off-site clinics owned and operated by DHM are the Waterford Ambulatory Care Center & Urgent Care, Oakland ASC Surgical Center, RT Specialists Durable Medical Equipment, and Clarkston Diagnostic Radiology. For More Information Contact: Anne Mancour , (248) 857-6979, amancour@dhofm.com , Community Relations & Marketing Manager
 
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