Dr. Daniel Feldman specializes in helping his patients get rid of pain. And, in order to be more able to enjoy his time with his family at his Stapleton home, Feldman has moved his Comprehensive Pain Specialists office, which is one of the company’s three offices, into shared space with Stapleton chiropractor Dr. Brandon Baldwin in Quebec Square.
“We do comprehensive pain management,” Feldman explains. “People with acute and chronic pain disorders come to see me for medications, injections which include epidurals, joint injections and more advanced spine procedures. Our most common patients are people with back or neck pain that goes down the arm or leg, but we also have patients who have had surgery and still have chronic pain.”
Feldman says that he works with a team to rid patients of pain. The team consists of pain psychologists, physical therapists and chiropractor Dr. Brandon Baldwin. Pain syndromes may not have responded to classical treatment or the true reason for the pain has failed to be located. In these cases a team approach can make the patient better, Feldman said. While Baldwin doesn’t work for Comprehensive Pain Specialists, he and Feldman refer patients for each other for a team approach.
“I can help with the physical side of pain,” Feldman said. “If I can’t make the patient better alone, maybe a pain psychologist and physical therapist can help to make the patient better. My goal is to get people off of pain medication. It’s not always possible, but by doing so, we often can improve their quality of life, and that’s everybody’s goal.”
Because Comprehensive Pain Specialists treats patients suffering from pain in an office rather than a hospital or surgery center, “the patients have much lower costs for the same outcomes,” Feldman said.
“We want the patient to be happy and satisfied,” he said. “I don’t want to make a career out of treating the same patient. I want them to get better and live their life. It’s a very rewarding experience to see someone who has been hurting for years finally be able to do something like walking their dog without chronic pain. We can’t fix everybody, but we’re willing to try, if a patient is willing.”
“Pain can result when sports injuries, trauma, and wear and tear on the body catch up with a person. We don’t always know what causes the pain,” he said.
Primary care physicians may refer patients to Feldman, but many patients make appointments to see him because they feel they have a pain problem that hasn’t been addressed, he said. Comprehensive Pain Specialists accepts all insurances, he added.
Feldman opened the Comprehensive Pain Specialists office in Stapleton because it is closer to his home and because people don’t have time to be driving all over the city to see physicians.
Feldman and his wife, Jessica, have two children, 3 ½-year-old Nathan and 13-month-old Alexa.
“I had lots of hobbies before my kids were born,” Feldman laughed. “I love to ski. I love to run. I love to cook. These days I just love to take my kids to the park and watch them interact with the world.”
Neighbors will recognize the Feldmans because their rescued collie, Berg, who probably could be a movie stand-in for Lassie, usually joins them.
Feldman is a board certified pain specialist in both anesthesiology and interventional pain management. He earned a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed a surgical internship at the University of Wisconsin. Prior to moving to Colorado about a year and a half ago, Feldman was an anesthesiologist in Eugene, OR, and an interventional pain physician in Atlanta.
For information about Comprehensive Pain Specialists, go to www.comprehensivepainspecialists.com or call 303-469-3182 for an appointment. The office is located at 7505 E. 35th Ave. in the office of Chiropractic Solutions of Denver. Dr. Daniel Feldman’s hours now are Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4:30 p.m. However, hours will be expanded to suit demand, he said.