The chronic pain service started in 1982 when Dr. Thomas Johans began doing injections at Mercy St. Louis. At this time, Mercy provided him with a couple of rooms to provide patients these state of the art pain injections.
After some time, the pain service moved to Studt road, which was a former Mercy surgery center. After some time, with all of our procedures being done in this office, we realized that our productivity wasn’t as good as it should be due to Mercy’s staff slowing the doctors down with their procedures.
In the late 1990’s we moved our pain office to it’s current location in Des Peres. Since we started performing these procedures in our own office environment we opened two more locations in St. Peters and Washington.
Our clinics saw explosive growth in the early 2000s until local hospitals and spine surgery practices started offering pain management procedures within their own ambulatory surgery centers or hospitals with their own doctors.
These procedures done in that type of environment, however are extremely costly to the patients and insurance companies, often thousands of dollars more than it would cost to receive the same injection in our office, with identical equipment and support staff.
We knew the ticket to our success was going to be based off of our service and quality care and we’ve proven just that. In 2010 we were accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
We are the only pain management medical group practice with this accreditation and in September 2023, we were accredited for yet another three years by AAAHC. This is a symbol of our commitment to providing high-quality care that measures up to the AAAHC’s high standard which promotes patient safety, quality and value
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