The Center for Advanced Pain Management at Hunterdon Medical Center offers patients a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain. Our Center is unique in that we coordinate your care among our team of specialists and your primary care physician, enabling you to benefit from a variety of interventional and medical treatments as well as physical and complementary therapies.
We tailor your treatment plan to your individual goals to ensure the best outcome and improve your long-term quality of life. We are the only pain management group in the region to coordinate comprehensive care that addresses the needs of the whole person. We use a multimodal approach to pain management including:
Our goal in Medical Management is to optimally manage your pain while using an appropriate level of medication and minimizing side effects. For patients with complicated pain problems we are able to customize a combination of several medications that work together to target each patient’s unique symptoms.
Support for Pain Sufferers: Coping and Well Being
Specialists are available at the Pain Center to provide vital support service for patients coping with pain. They will teach coping mechanisms and tools such as cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, and progressive relaxation to name a few. These techniques will improve adherence with medical treatment and overall functioning.
Physical therapy is an integral part of our pain program. Through physical therapy we will help you restore function and improve your quality of life. We will also educate you about proper body mechanics and prevention of repetitive injury. We will refer you to one of our five convenient outpatient physical therapy sites located throughout Hunterdon County.
Interventional Pain Procedures
We offer wide variety of interventional procedures to alleviate chronic pain, done under fluoroscopic (x-ray) or ultrasound guidance.
We offer complementary therapies such as Reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation, for patients with chronic pain. This technique also promotes healing, based on belief that life force energy flows through all of us. Our office coordinator Eleanor Schrieber is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher. She administers this valuable service in our offices.
In the future we may also offer acupuncture, which has been shown to be effective for a wide variety of pain conditions in controlled studies.
William Bentley, DOAnesthesiologist
Walter S. Lapicki, DOAnesthesiologist
Peter Nyitray, MDAnesthesiologist
Manisha K. Chahal, MDAnesthesiologist
Additional Staff & Specialists
Eric Pakutka, RN, MSN,CNOR, NE-BC
Angela Lambert, RN
Susan Fagan, PSR
Hunterdon Healthcare offers an array of educational events, including childbirth, healthy living and fitness classes.LEARN MORE
Health and Wellness Centers
Where health and fitness meet to help you stay healthy at every age.LEARN MORE
Health Resource Library
Hunterdon Healthcare is pleased to provide our website visitors with this comprehensive Health Resource Library.LEARN MORE