CalvertHealth Pain & Physical Medicine

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Amy Fernandez, PA-C
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Joseph V. Ferraro, MD
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Mariesa Kinch, CRNP
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Robin Medic, MD
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About CalvertHealth Pain & Physical Medicine

CalvertHealth Pain & Physical Medicine focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones, tissues and/or nervous system) and the chronic pain that often results from those conditions. We Work to diagnose the underlying cause of pain and develop treatment plans geared toward restoring optimal function and improving the patient’s quality of life.

 

You should seek the services of a physiatrist if you experience any of the following on an acute or chronic basis:

  • Arthritis – inflammatory joint disease
  • Bursitis – inflammation of the bursae
  • Disc herniation
  • Localized pain and/or chronic inflammation (neck, shoulder, back, elbow, knee)
  • Musculoskeletal pain (affecting bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves)
  • Myofascial pain syndrome (layer of fibers just below the surface of the skin)
  • Neurological disorders (affecting the nervous system)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Radiculopathy (pinched or depressed nerve)
  • Repetitive stress disorder (carpal tunnel)

 

CalvertHealth Pain & Physical Medicine is part of the multidisciplinary team at the Center for Neuroscience at CalvertHealth that also includes Chesapeake Neurology Associates and neurosurgeons from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Neurosurgery Department. The three practices share office space in the Medical Arts Center, 130 Hospital Road, Suite 101.

Our Services

Our Pain and Physical Medicine providers incorporate a variety of non-surgical and interventional treatments as well as injections to relieve pain. Additionally, they provide specialized testing in-house such as electromyogram (EMG) or nerve conduction study (NCS) to pinpoint the cause and identify the best treatment choices.

At CalvertHealth Pain & Physical Medicine, we provide specialized care for a wide range of medical conditions and disorders that cause physical pain and disability, including:

  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Disorders
  • Shoulder, Back and & Knee Pain
  • Arthritis – inflammatory joint disease
  • Bursitis – inflammation of one or more bursae (small sacs) of synovial fluid in the body
  • Cancer Pain – may arise from the tumor itself; from treatments and diagnostic procedures; or from skin, nerve and other changes caused by the body's immune response or hormones released by the tumor.
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) – formerly Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Causalgia (a burning pain), a chronic progressive disease characterized by severe pain, swelling and changes in the skin.
  • Disc Herniation (cervical, thoracic & lumbar) – a medical condition affecting the spine due to trauma, lifting injuries, or idiopathic causes, in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring of an intervertebral disc
  • Musculoskeletal Pain – affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. It can be acute (having a rapid onset with severe symptoms) or chronic (long-lasting). Musculoskeletal pain can be localized in one area or widespread.
  • Myofacial Pain Syndrome - characterized by chronic pain caused by multiple trigger points and fascial (layer of fibrous tissue) constrictions.
  • Neurological Disorders – any disorder of the body’s nervous system
  • Osteoarthritis – when the cartilage in your joints becomes worn down. This is also known as degenerative joint disease.
  • Radiculopathy (cervical, thoracic & lumbar) refers to a set of conditions in which one or more nerves are compressed causing pain, numbness and or weakness.
  • Repetitive Stress Disorders – an injury to a part of the body that is caused by overusing or exerting to much stress on that body part.
  • Scoliosis – a medical condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side.
  • Sports Injuries – injuries that occur in athletic activities
  • Tendonitis – inflammation of a tendon

Procedures Provided

Our physiatrists offer a broad spectrum of diverse therapies to manage pain and to enhance functional ability. Our services include:

 Diagnostics:

  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)
  • Interventional Injections Blocks for Diagnostics Discogram

Evaluations:

  • Workers Compensation
    • Return to Work Evaluations
    • Impairment & Disability Evaluations
    • New Patient Assessment & Evaluations
  • Second Opinion Evaluations

 

Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Assessment and ordering of Assistive devices such as braces
  • Ordering Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy & Massage Therapy
  • Ordering Heat, Cold and Traction Therapy Medication
  • Management of Pain Prolotherapy

 

Injections:

  • Trigger Point Injections Joint Injections – Hip, Knee and SI Joint
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Botox Injections

 

Interventional Treatments:

  • Transforaminal, Epidural & Selective Nerve Root Blocks
  • Sacroiliac Intra-Articular Injection
  • Zygapophysial Intra-Arttcular Injection
  • Medical Branch Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Denervation/Neurotomy
  • Provocative Discography
  • Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty
  • Sympathetic Block
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Trials

 

Percutaneous Non-Spinal Procedures:

  • Selective Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Carpal Tunnel/Ulnar Nerve Blocks