MidMichigan Opens Pain Management Program in West Branch
Spencer Bertram, D.C., M.D.
MidMichigan Health is opening a Pain Management Program in West Branch in June. MidMichigan has partnered with Pain Management Group (PMG), a hospital-based pain management provider, to establish the program, and it will be staffed by Spencer Bertram, D.C., M.D., a fellowship-trained and board-certified pain management specialist. The program will be located inside the Medical Arts Center in West Branch, at 335 E. Houghton Avenue, Suite 3.
Dr. Bertram started his medical career as a chiropractor, and then went on to receive his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Bridgetown, Barbados. He completed his residency in anesthesiology and internal medicine at the University of Chicago, as well as a fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Michigan.
The Pain Management Program will diagnose and create individualized treatment plans for patients based on a number of considerations, including the cause and level of pain. Pain conditions treated include neck pain, back pain, persistent pain after back or neck surgery, arthritis in spine and joints, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), nerve damage, muscle spasm pain, shingles pain and headaches.
“We offer some of the most advanced treatments available today for pain management,” said Dr. Bertram. “These treatments are more tolerable and less invasive than in the past. Millions of people suffer from pain that makes it difficult to function. I am committed to helping patients find pain treatment plans that don’t cause them harm and help them regain the ability to do the activities of their daily lives.”
“PMG looks forward to building our relationship with MidMichigan Health and the communities that they serve,” said John Bookmyer, president of PMG. “We believe that a balanced approach to treatment is critical to patients to return to a life uninterrupted by pain. It’s truly an honor to be working with outstanding health care providers.”
Those who would like more information or to schedule an appointment may contact the Pain Management Program at (989) 343-3730.