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Comprehensive Pain & Rehabilitation's ALGOS Education & Research Center at the Forefront of Neuroscience Innovation

PR ALGOS PICPascagoula, MS (September 4, 2013) - While all physicians strive to stay abreast of the current research and latest technological advances in their specialty, one Pascagoula practice is going the distance. Under the leadership of founding physician Dr. Thomas Yearwood, Comprehensive Pain & Rehabilitation (CPR) frequently hosts clinicians from as far away as Italy and the United Kingdom for the collegial exchange of neuroscience knowledge.

“We established ALGOS Education & Research Center within our Pascagoula clinic for the express purpose of bringing in physicians and medical students to learn the practical applications of neuroscience,” Yearwood says enthusiastically. “The exchange of knowledge and best practices inspires new ideas and technology for us, as well as the clinicians we host. It's a two-way street of learning that ultimately means better care for chronic pain patients,” Yearwood says.

Most recently, the practice hosted Dr. Lara Tollapi, an anesthesiologist who works in pain therapy from Pisa, Italy, for a 6-week internship. Tollapi met Yearwood at the International Neuromodulation Society's World Congress in London where Yearwood presented research findings on innovative placement for a specific neurostimulation device. With that particular technology soon to arrive in Italy, Dr. Tollapi saw an opportunity to improve her patients' care by training more extensively under Yearwood's tutelage in Pascagoula.

“Great things are happening here at Comprehensive Pain & Rehabilitation: Innovation that is literally changing the way physicians worldwide utilize technology to improve care for patients with chronic, debilitating pain,” Tollapi notes. “It's such a privilege to have this experience,” she says.

This October, Dr. Yearwood and partners Dr. Hunt Hapworth and Dr. Matthew Barfield will host a CME program for regional family practice physicians, internists, and cardiologists on correct prescribing of opioids for pain.

“ALGOS allows us to improve care for chronic pain patients through a multi-faceted approach. From hands-on clinical training to classroom education, we're leading the exchange of neuroscience knowledge,” notes Dr. Hunt Hapworth.

“ALGOS literally opens the door for our research success to be shared worldwide. What we're learning here is an investment in the quality of care for chronic pain patients everywhere. It's exciting to be a part of bringing real hope to patients who are suffering,” Dr. Barfield smiles.