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Pain management growing, evolving

When Dr. Scott Irvine opened Integrated Pain Associates 12 years ago in Killeen, he was the only physician. The clinic now has seven physicians and eight nurse practitioners.

“I started seeing patients with chart No. 1,” Irvine said. “We just crossed chart 23,000 a (couple of) weeks ago.”

The growth of the clinic speaks volumes about the need in the community and the nation for pain clinics, Marketing Director Lydia Bailey said.

The idea that pain needed to be managed in a fashion different from a pharmacy led to the increase of pain clinics, according to Irvine.

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Source: KDH News