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Rumery

Christopher Rumery, MD

Specialties:

Pain Management

Education:

Medical degree and internship in internal medicine from Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Residency in anesthesiology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento 

Gender:

Male


Locations:

1101 B. Gale Wilson Blvd.
Fairfield
(707) 646-4666


Professional Profile:

My practice is exclusively adults with chronic pain. I understand that chronic pain can be so intense that it prevents patients from living normally. Many factors contribute to the development of chronic pain, so I look at the whole patient before recommending a course of treatment. I encourage conservative treatment at first and I give my patients options, including injection therapy.

As a physician, I want to minimize the use of opiates by my patients, because the less they use, the better they feel and do. I offer a wide range of treatments, including radio frequency ablation of nerves, nerve blocks and epidural steroid injections.

I want my patients to take an active role in their care. We develop a relationship and I respect their input and ideas. Patients do best when they are not passive about their pain.

I am a strong believer in patient education and feel the more knowledge my patients have, the better for their health. I plan to start a cognitive behavioral support group with a mind-body approach to pain management – not just talk, but teaching the tools and resources to deal with chronic pain.

Certifications:

Board Certified Anesthesiology

Professional Membership:

American Academy of Pain Management 

California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians 

International Spinal Intervention Society

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

American Society of Anesthesiologists

California Society of Anesthesiologists

Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia