FAQs

If you are a physician, or inquiring on behalf of a physician, see Physician FAQs.

What is the Javery Pain Institute?

Javery Pain Institute was established to provide hope and renewal to those struggling with acute pain or chronic pain from a wide range of sources. We emphasize compassionate, informed care that restores hope, function and independence to those struggling with pain and their loved ones.

How do I become a patient?

Simply have your primary care or treating provider refer you to our office.

Which insurance plans do you accept?

We accept most major health care plans, including Aetna, Auto, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, Cigna, Cofinity, Health Plan of Michigan, Medicaid, Medicare, Molina, Physicians Care, Priority Health, United Health Care, as well as Workers Compensation. If your plan is not on our list, contact us at 616.588.PAIN and we’ll check into it. We’re adding new plans all the time.

What kind of pain do you treat?

We treat a wide range of pain—from acute pain to chronic pain—from a wide ranges of sources, including those originating from disease, surgery, or unknown causes. Check our Conditions page for a detailed list.

How do I schedule an appointment?

If you are a current patient, call us at 616.588.7246 during regular business hours to schedule an appointment or request an appointment through the patient portal. If you are a new patient, please contact your physician for a referral to our office.

Where are you located?

Javery Pain Institute is conveniently located at:
710 Kenmoor Ave. SE
Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

From East Beltline, turn East on Cascade Road. Follow Cascade over Interstate 96. Turn left (North) at the first traffic light onto Kenmoor Avenue. Proceed north on Kenmoor to Javery Pain Institute on the right (East) side of Kenmoor Avenue.

From Interstate 96, exit Cascade Road. Go east on Cascade Road to Kenmoor Avenue. Turn left on Kenmoor Avenue to Javery Pain Institute. We will be on the right (east) side of Kenmoor Avenue.

For detailed directions, please See Map.

What are your office hours?

Our clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. If you leave a voice mail message after regular business hours, we will return your call promptly the next day. If you have an after-hours urgent concern, our answering service is available to assist you at 616.588.7246. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911.

How do I obtain a copy of my medical records?

To have your records released from another pain clinic or physician, or to have your records released from our office, you must fill out a Release of Information form. To get a form:

Call us at 616.588.PAIN and we’ll mail you a form;
Download a Form
Visit our office to fill it out in person.

What can I expect during my first visit?

On your first visit, we’ll take the time to get to know you and your history. We’ll gather important information about your pain, review your medical records, and perform a physical exam. With that information in hand, our providers will discuss treatment options, order additional testing if needed, recommend a treatment plan, and provide time for any questions you may have. We want you to understand and be an active participant in your treatment plan.

What kinds of treatment do you offer?

Your treatment plan is individualized and may include injections, implantations, medication, physical therapy, behavioral therapy, and other options, dependent on your situation.

What kind of doctor is Dr. Javery?

Dr. Keith Javery is a nationally renowned osteopathic doctor, board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management. He has over 20 years of experience finding solutions to intractable pain. He received his BS degree from Truman University, attended medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his internship at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, and completed his residency in anesthesia at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. Dr. Javery served as medical director of the University of Kentucky Pain Management Center for three years before coming to Michigan in 1995. He frequently lectures locally and nationally for a wide variety of professional pain organizations.

How do I find out more?

Call us at 616.588.7246. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

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