Monday, August 18, 2014

The Renovated Pain Treatment Clinic

The UAB Pain Treatment Clinic is located on the third floor of UAB Highlands.

The UAB Pain Treatment Clinic has undergone an extensive renovation, transforming an outdated space at UAB Highlands into a fully updated and refreshed comprehensive pain management site.

The UAB Department of Anesthesiology, which oversees the clinic, kept patients first and foremost in mind during the renovation. “Our biggest achievement was improving our patients’ experience,” says Dr. Peter Nagi, the clinic’s medical director. “We now have a more patient-centered design that better meets the needs of our patients and their families.”

The new reception desk

Exam room

An updated procedure suite

The renovated space includes an open waiting room with refreshments, single patient pre-op and recovery rooms with state-of-the-art monitoring, and a collaborative, multidisciplinary clinic that includes pain psychology, pastoral care, acupuncture, and massage therapy. It also has a designated conference room and space to expand clinical outcomes research and continuous quality improvement programs.

“We now have a space that is really tailored to the patients. There’s a comforting color scheme and a patient-centered atmosphere, which is particularly important for chronic pain patients,” says the Department of Anesthesiology’s Vice Chair Thomas Vetter, M.D., M.P.H., of the clinic located on UAB Highland’s third floor. “Plus it’s just a much nicer aesthetic—it’s a more pleasant space to visit.”

Offering interventional treatment services for acute and chronic pain, as well as subspecialty consultative and treatment services, the renovated clinic has one of only a few clinical psychology and behavioral medicine pain programs in the nation.

Space dedicated to pastoral care

Psychology testing stations

Massage therapy room

UAB Department of Anesthesiology Chair Tony Jones, M.D., says, “This renovation is one example of the strong commitment of UAB Medicine and the Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, to the comprehensive treatment of chronic pain conditions for the citizens of Alabama and the region.”

The UAB Pain Treatment Clinic offers diagnostic and therapeutic services for pain-related disorders and consultative services related to medical, behavioral and physical therapies for the treatment of pain. For more information, visit the clinic's web page.

Monday, August 4, 2014

First Thursday @ Slice

August’s FIRST THURSDAY is this week at Slice Pizza!

We'll be serving up hot pizza from 5 to 7 pm. 

Please join us at

Slice Pizza and Brew 
725 29th Street South in Lakeview

All residents, fellows, faculty, and alumni are invited.

No RSVP required; significant others invited.