Pain Management

First and Third Wednesdays of each month | 8–9 am

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This clinic is a forum guided by a Pain Management Physician, a Pain Management Psychologist, and a Mental Health and Addiction Specialist. The clinic offers an opportunity to present and discuss patients in your clinic with pain. Learn how to assess and manage your patients with pain through a variety of non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic modalities. Learn best practice approaches to minimizing the risk of addiction.

Our Team

  • Michael J. Lewandowski, Ph.D. Dr. Lewandowski is a licensed psychologist in the State of Nevada, President of Pain Assessment Resources, and Director of Behavioral Medicine Consultants Inc. He has extensive training and experience in the application of psychological principles to problems in medicine, specifically chronic pain. His 31-years of clinical experience include his internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Reno Nevada and work in two CARF accredited pain management programs in northern Nevada. His pain management practice covers both Reno and Carson City.
  • Denis Patterson, D.O. Dr. Patterson is Board Certified in Pain Medicine as well as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a specialist in common and complex neurological disorders and musculoskeletal issues and is an expert in electrodiagnostics (nerve conduction studies and electromyography) which aid in the diagnosis of nerve disorders. He has been seeing and treating patients at Nevada Advanced Pain Specialists, an industry leader in pain management.
  • Paul Snyder, MA, LCADC, LCPC. Paul specializes in treating mental health and substance use disorders. Paul has worked in the Hazelden-Betty Ford Health Care Professional Track as well as Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient treatment. Paul created and supervised a woman's treatment program, writes a monthly health care column with a readership of 65,000, is a speaker/educator throughout the state of Nevada, has a local practice and is the primary counselor for substance use disorders for the Three Nation's Tribal Health Center.

2022 Series Schedule/Topics:

  • January 5th 2022: Mental Health Substance Use Disorder - Part 1
  • January 19th 2022: Mental Health Substance Use Disorder - Part 2
  • February 2nd 2022: Pain Management and Alternatives to Managing Chronic Pain
  • February 16th 2022: Role of Tramadol in Pain Management
  • March 2nd 2022: "Your Pain Is All in Your Head” - Things Pain Psychologists Never Say
  • March 16th 2022: I’m in Pain. . . .Why is my Doctor Suggesting a Psychologist?
  • April 6th 2022: A Mental Health Approach To Treating Pain - Part 1
  • April 20th 2022: A Mental Health Approach To Treating Pain - Part 2
  • May 4th 2022: Muscle Relaxants
  • May 18th 2022: Common Office Injections for MSK Pain
  • June 1st 2022: TBD
  • June 15th 2022: TBD
  • July 6th 2022: TBD
  • July 20th 2022: TBD
  • August 3rd 2022: TBD
  • AUgust 17th 2022: TBD
  • September 7th 2022: TBD
  • September 21st 2022: TBD
  • October 5th 2022: TBD
  • October 19th 2022: TBD
  • November 2nd 2022: TBD
  • November 16th 2022: TBD
  • December 7th 2022: TBD
  • December 21st 2022: TBD

If you would like to submit a case for discussion at this clinic please click on the link below to complete the form. After submitting the form download a copy to reference while presenting your case.

Pain Management Case Review Form

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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accreditation

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 1.00 hours of nursing continuing education credit.

The State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists & Clinical Professional Counselors approves this program for 1.00 hours of MFT/CPC continuing education credit.

The Nevada State Board of Examiners for Licensed Alcohol, Drug, and Gambling Counselors approved this prgoram for 1.00 hours of continuing education credit.

This program provides 1 CME credit towards the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners' requirement for 2 hours of training related to ethics, pain management, addiction care or SBIRT during each licensure period. 

 This program provides 1 CME credit towards the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners' requirement for 2 hours of training related to the misuse and abuse of controlled substances, the prescribing of opioids, or addiction during each licensure period.