The Eugene McDermott Center for Pain Management

The Eugene McDermott Center for Pain Management is recognized as one of the nation’s leading centers for advanced therapies to treat chronic pain. For pain management, we offer both interventional pain procedures as well as non-interventional treatments.

We are fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The recognition is the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded and signifies that The Eugene McDermott Center for Pain Management is guided by internationally recognized service standards and best practices.  

What We Treat

We effectively treat a variety of complex, chronic pain syndromes, including:

  • Arthritis pain
  • Abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Back and low back pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Extremity pain

Our Services

The physicians and provider team understand that pain is influenced by biomedical, psychological, and social/environmental factors. Complementing our expert and compassionate care is a full range of state-of-the-art resources that enable us to deliver accurate diagnostic services and successful treatments. Treatment is aimed at alleviating pain, improving your physical functioning, and relieving the psychological distress that results from pain. Both interventional pain procedures as well as non-interventional treatments are offered.

Your First Visit

Prior to your first visit, please ensure your medical records and medication list have been sent to us.

During your initial consultation, you will be evaluated based on your pain type and chief complaint. As an academic medical center, residents and fellow physicians may be involved in your care and may complete an initial assessment during your visit. Your attending physician will then complete their assessment, determine the treatment offerings, and discuss the options with you. This visit may take up to two hours. 

Medication Prescribing Policy

The physicians at The Eugene McDermott Center for Pain Management do not provide chronic opioid therapy nor assume the management of medications prescribed by other physicians. We do offer an opioid reduction program for patients who seek an alternative to opioid therapy for chronic pain. The goals of the opioid reduction program are to eliminate opioid use as well as to improve pain control and function with an interdisciplinary approach, including other classes of medication.

If you are taking narcotic medications, any prescriptions must be maintained by the current prescribing physician. If the physician is no longer willing to write them, we suggest you discuss your options with them directly. We may recommend another course of treatment that does not include opiods. 


We accept most major insurance plans. Please review the full insurance list or contact Patient and Physician Referral Services at 214-645-8300 if you have further questions.