For Dallas patients diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS), or other chronic pain, Advance ER is pleased to offer fast access to a board-certified pain specialist. Through our groundbreaking SPECIALIST NOWSM program, you can now see a pain specialist* who understands your complex health concerns.
When your pain is out of control, Advance ER is here to help with compassionate care and fast access to specialists. “If you’re in pain, come in to the closest Advance ER where we will get you in right away and start working to help you feel better,” said Advance ER Director of SPECIALIST NOWSM, Dr. Michael Chiang. “We’re different from other ERs because we offer in-depth knowledge of chronic pain as well as specialized treatments.”
What specialized pain treatments are available at Advance ER?
For patients suffering from chronic pain, we have pain protocols in place to try to help manage your condition. “For example, our pediatric migraine patients can receive a specialized treatment protocol with specific medications that are right for them,” said Dr. Chiang.
A variety of protocols are available such as injections, medications and patient education, and nerve blocks. “Our specialists will work with each patient to determine the exact course of treatment needed,” said Dr. Chiang.
What pain conditions are treated at Advance ER?
Our physicians and pain specialists can treat a wide variety of chronic pain conditions including:
- Back pain
- Sports injuries
- Cancer pain
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Sciatica shingles
- Injury pain
- Sacroiliac disease
How does the SPECIALIST NOWSM program work?
When you come to Advance ER with your chronic pain condition, you will be examined by a board-certified physician with an average of 15 years of experience and a crafted compassionate care approach. If you and your physician conclude that a pain management specialist who has more in-depth knowledge of your condition would be beneficial, a call will be placed and a consultation arranged.
In a short amount of time, the pain specialist can be talking with you and determining the best course of treatment for your pain. This convenient service is available at no additional fee from the office of the specialist.
Who are the pain management specialists?
We are pleased to introduce our two pain management specialists now available through our revolutionary SPECIALIST NOWSM program:
- Darren Schuhmacher – board-certified physician for over15 years with specialty in anesthesiology and pain management. Co-founder of Dallas Pain Consultants and telemedicine pain specialist for Advance ER.
- Trevor Kraus – board-certified physician for over 15 years with specialty in anesthesiology and pain management. Co-founder of Dallas Pain Consultants and telemedicine pain specialist for Advance ER.
Where is Advance ER?
Advance ER is available in two locations for your convenience:
Advance ER – Galleria Area
Advance ER – Park Cities
Open 24/7 every day of the year, Advance ER is redefining emergency medical care in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.
Advance ER – the right care in the right place at the right time.
*Access to specialists through Advance ER’s SPECIALIST NOWSM program is contingent on the specialist’s availability.
Meet Dr. Chiang:
Michael Chiang, M.D., is the Managing Partner and Director of SPECIALIST NOWSM at Advance ER.
Dr. Chiang graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine, and completed his residency from UCLA. He is board-certified and a member of the American College of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Chiang has been practicing emergency medicine for two decades and sees patients of all ages for emergency health care.
He previously served as the Chief of Emergency Medicine at the nationally renowned The Heart Hospital at Baylor Plano.