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Diplomate American Board of Anesthesiology
Diplomate American Board of Pain Management
Dr. Tariq is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Management. He has been in practice for more than 14 years and has extensive knowledge and experience in managing chronic pain. He has special interest in intrathecal drug therapy with implanted morphine pumps to manage chronic pain and spasticity. Dr. Tariq is consulted by many local spine surgeons and physicians to assist in the management of complex and challenging patients.
Dr. Mohammad Tariq, one of the leading Pain Specialists in Dallas, completed his internship in internal medicine at St. Francis Hospital in New Jersey in 1992. After his internship, he completed training in anesthesiology and pain management at Texas Tech University in El Paso, Texas, from 1992 through 1995. From 1995 through 1996, he completed his fellowship training at Texas Tech University’s Pain Center in Lubbock, Texas, a renowned pain training program in the United States.
Diplomate American Board of Anesthesiology
Fellowship trained in Interventional Pain Medicine
David M. Keelen, M.D., is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and fellowship trained in interventional pain medicine. One of only a handful of physicians in the country uniquely trained in intrathecal therapy using a micro-dosing strategy, Dr. Keelen offers patients with chronic pain an array of treatment options to help restore their quality of life with long-term success.
A specialist in the treatment of chronic neck/back pain, post-laminectomy syndrome, nerve pain, arthritis and muscular pain, Dr. Keelen performs a wide array of injection therapies, radiofrequency thermocoagulation, spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal therapy, and he manages his pain pumps using a unique low dosing strategy. He favors treatments with minimal systemic side effects.
Upon graduation from Cedar Hill High School in South Dallas, he attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where he graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 grade point average in cellular and molecular biology. He then pursued his medical training at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas, where he graduated as a Doctor of Medicine. He then completed his internship and residency in anesthesiology at UTMB and is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He recently completed his training with a fellowship in interventional pain medicine at UTMB.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Ritu Mehta, one of the leading dallas pain management doctors, completed her Doctor of Chiropractic program from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. She specializes in treating patients with musculoskeletal disorders, such as fibromyalgia, neck pain, back pain, headaches and muscle spasms. Dr. Mehta focuses on providing patients with thorough and specialized care, thus creating a personalized treatment plan for each individual patient. She also spends a significant amount of time evaluating and understanding the patient’s history and current complaint in order to provide them with optimal chiropractic treatment.
Dr. Mehta utilizes various therapeutic modalities such as trigger point therapy and myofascial release. The most common procedure she performs is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation or adjustment of the affected joint restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness which allow tissues to heal. In summary, chiropractic treatment in conjunction with pain management will allow one to regain their quality of life and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Ron Hanson is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who practices as a generalist in mental health and has a subspecialty in pain management. His numerous years of experience in the counseling field include work in both private practice and in psychiatric hospitals. While working in hospitals, his positions involved direct patient care and facilitating team meetings between patients and staff to develop treatment plans. Management positions he held included director of utilization review, director of clinical therapies and director of social services.
Ron completed his graduate work and research in mental health at The University of Iowa where he also worked in supervised clinical settings with mental health patients. Upon graduation, the graduate faculty nominated him to Alpha Phi.