NEWBURYPORT — Anna Jaques Hospital has announced a new medical director, expanded services and office hours for the newly renamed Comprehensive Pain Center at the hospital. The new name reflects the hospital’s comprehensive approach to relieving pain and restoring quality of life for patients.
According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, pain affects 100 million Americans — more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. In response to the rising demand for pain services and management, the Comprehensive Pain Center now offers a full spectrum of interventional services and comprehensive medical management for patients with chronic pain. Extended office hours are also available to accommodate evening and weekend appointments.
The Comprehensive Pain Center will be led by Simon Faynzilberg, MD. Faynzilberg is fellowship trained and board certified in pain management and anesthesiology. He has been an anesthesiologist at Anna Jaques Hospital since 2002. Faynzilberg received his medical degree and board certification in surgery while in Russia, and completed his residency in anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he served on staff and as a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School.
“Whether a patient experiences pain from shingles or fibromyalgia, whiplash or an injury, our extensive knowledge and understanding of pain and discomfort allows us to treat an array of medical conditions with the latest techniques and treatment options available,” Faynzilberg in a press release.
He is now seeing patients. To schedule an office visit, patients can call 978-463-1045 and an appointment will be provided within three business days.
Additional pain services available in the area are provided by Dr. Joseph J. Evans of Sports Medicine North Orthopedic Surgery, at Newburyport Medical Center, and Dr. Kenneth R. Branton and Dr. Anthony LoMonaco of Pain Management Centers of New England at Seacoast Orthopedic Associates.