“PMG looks forward to our new joint venture partnership with O’Bleness and the opportunity to bring our balanced approach of pain management to the Athens community,” commented John Bookmyer, CEO of PMG. “We believe that a balanced approach to treatment is critical for patients to return to a life uninterrupted by acute and chronic pain. It is truly an honor to be working with outstanding healthcare providers such as O’Bleness.”
Dr. Ned Lakshmipathy, PMG’s founding physician commented, “We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and balanced approach to pain care, which offers the best option for a patient's condition. Our growth has been selective and we choose to associate with the best of the best in order to give our patients top quality pain care."
The pain management clinic at O’Bleness will provide advanced and comprehensive treatment options for patients who suffer from chronic and acute pain, including neck and back pain, arthritis and chronic pelvic pain.
The partnership provides O’Bleness:
• A balanced primary care approach to pain management
• Support for primary care physicians with chronic pain patients
• Support for the clinical and operational mission of the hospital by bringing a new, needed specialty to meet the needs of its community
• Exceptional patient experience
The new relationship also provides O’Bleness with the ability to maximize available resources and provide comprehensive ancillary services to the community.
Pain management services provided through PMG at O’Bleness are available on self- and physician-referral basis. Self-referred patients will need to have a primary care provider. If a patient does not have a primary care provider, a list of O’Bleness active medical staff healthcare practitioners to choose from is located online at O’Bleness’
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About Pain Management Group
Based in Findlay, Ohio, Pain Management Group is the leading developer of comprehensive, hospital-based, primary care pain management centers in the Great Lakes region. Since 2001, Pain Management Group has successfully established joint-venture partnerships with community hospitals to develop, build and operate pain management facilities that provide patients with the highest level of health care. For more information on Pain Management Group, visit www.painmgmtgroup.com.
About O’Bleness Memorial Hospital
O’Bleness Health System l is a private, not-for-profit health system located in Athens, Ohio. O’Bleness has provided healthcare services to the residents of southeastern Ohio since 1921. O’Bleness’