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Pain Management services return to Jones Memorial Hospital

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Dr. Chirag Patel will see patients once per week

Jones Memorial Hospital has announced that pain management services are back at the hospital in Wellsville.

Dr. Chirag Patel will begin seeing patients at Jones Memorial one day a week. Dr. Patel is based at Nicholas Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He is eager to expand that practice to include clinics at Jones Memorial and at St. James. To see Dr. Patel at Jones in Wellsville, please call 585-596-4093.

“I am excited to be back at Noyes and seeing patients in Wellsville and Hornell,” said Patel. “I will primarily be seeing patients with chronic pain.” After coming to the office for a formal evaluation, Dr. Patel will work with the patient to develop a treatment plan.

“Pain Management is much needed in our community,” said James Helms, CEO at Jones Memorial. “We are thrilled to be able to offer it once again to our community and this is a great example of being able to work with our UR affiliates in order to meet that need.”

Dr. Patel will be performing procedures in the operating room at Noyes, as well as at Noyes Health Services in Geneseo. “We are incredibly grateful to have a pain management specialist of Dr. Patel’s caliber back at Noyes,” said Dr. Chad Teeters, president and CEO of Noyes Health. “Sharing his services with the Hornell and Wellsville areas will benefit a large population that otherwise would have to travel for pain management.”

With the opioid crisis, some are concerned with visiting a pain management physician. “With everything that has been happening lately with the opioid crisis, my specialty is interventional treatments, explained Dr. Patel. “There are many avenues to help people that don’t involve medication. I am a proponent of physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic treatment. Sometimes simple exercises or injections can offer an incredible amount of relief.”

Dr. Patel likes to work with primary care providers, orthopedic surgeons, imaging, and other specialties to develop comprehensive plans to alleviate as much pain as possible.

“We don’t want people to be in severe pain, sometimes people will be in some sort of pain,” said Dr. Patel. “It is a part of getting older. But we don’t want anyone to suffer.” He is also expanding to add a second provider so as the practice expands, patients don’t have extended waits times to get an appointment. “We are trying to encompass a lot of patients who otherwise wouldn’t have anywhere to go to be seen or treated,” he said.

For more information, call 585-596-4093.

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