Are you accepting new patients?

I see individuals for new evaluation at the Stanford Pain Management Center. The pain psychology evaluation includes treatment recommendations to you and your entire treatment team, as well as referrals for services. Follow-up care (classes or individual work, depending on the recommendations) may be done in-house at Stanford by another therapist or in the community. The one exception is that I teach a single-session, 2-hour pain psychology class in the clinic and you are more than welcome to attend and even bring a friend or family member with you. You must be treated at the Stanford Pain Management Center and you must register to attend.

How do I go forward with getting a new evaluation with you?

The Stanford Pain Management Center is a multidisciplinary pain treatment clinic. You will be evaluated first by a pain physician. Your physician may refer you to physical therapy and pain psychology. You may also be referred for acupuncture, special classes, nutrition services or addictionology based on your treatment needs. Ask your primary care provider to fax a completed referral form to the Stanford Pain Management Center for a multidisciplinary evaluation. The referral form is found on the clinic website. Please refer the clinic website for details, and call clinic staff with any questions regarding the process: (650) 723-6238. Your insurance benefits will need to be approved before you are called to schedule.

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Do you have any ongoing research studies I could join?

Yes! Some of the studies involve free treatment for chronic pain. Please click here for more information.