Why I became a doctor

Written by, Josh Suderman, MD The cliché goes that when someone is asked why they want to be a doctor they say because they “want to help people”. Although this is a simple answer, it captures a common sentiment among doctors and an essential motivating factor to embarking on a career in healthcare. Growing up…

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Dr. Suderman Letter to MCAC

Dr K., I am trying to understand the rationale behind the recent elimination of reimbursement for sedation during interventional pain procedures lasting less than 10 minutes. I’m hearing that MCR does not feel it’s necessary. I have also heard that MCR feels these procedures should be accomplished in a few minutes. This is flawed on…

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The Importance of Core strength in Managing Low Back Pain

Written by Josh Suderman, M.D. Our spines provide significant support for our body as we sit, stand and move. The bony structures of the spine rely on muscles, tendons and ligaments to provide the best support for us. It has been reported that the spine alone could only support 35 pounds of weight (spine-health.com). Thus,…

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Dangers of Opioids

Per research more than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain which is nearly 5% of the world population. In the United States there are 100 Million people who suffer from chronic pain. That is more than diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke and cancer combined. The most common types of pain are lower back…

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Chronic Pain

There are several different types of pain that the human body can encounter. Acute pain is the body’s way of letting us know when something is wrong or what we are doing is harmful and it typically doesn’t last longer than a few weeks. This type of pain goes away once the cause has been…

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Dr. Javery Story

Written by, Keith Javery, D.O. It was late summer, 1989. I was just a few months in to my internship (first few months of training after graduating from medical school). Green, medically naïve, but full of youth, eagerness and anticipation. I was ready to tackle the world! It was then that I had my first…

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