Dr. Todd Turley is fellowship trained in Pain Medicine and practices using a multi-disciplinary approach. He received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. After completing his residency in Anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, Dr. Turley completed his fellowship in Pain Medicine from Mayo Clinic studying under some of the most respected pain specialist in the country.
Dr. Turley received his Advanced Interventional Pain Certification while in training and specializes in spinal injection techniques as well as treating cancer pain. Some of the techniques Dr. Turley specializes in include sympathetic blocks, spinal cord stimulators, intrathecal pump implantations, discograms, vertebroplasty, radiofrequency ablation, disk decompression and peripheral nerve blocks.
After training, Dr. Turley returned to his native home of Arizona with his wife and children. When he is not practicing medicine, the Turley's enjoy the outdoors, hiking across the beautiful state of Arizona. Dr. Turley can empathize with many of his patients, having had back surgery as a teenager he feels staying active is an important component of managing chronic pain. Dr. Turley stated, "this has changed my approach as a physician in the management of my patients with chronic pain. I think that understanding the impact of chronic pain on the lives of patients is one of the biggest obstacles we face as physicians."
Dr. Turley is a member of the American Society of Anesthesia, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, American Medical Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
What are you most excited about in working for The Pain Center of Arizona?
I am excited to be around a group of providers who all have the same philosophy and belief that patient care comes first.
What do you like about treating patients with pain?
I love treating patients with pain because I have been there, and I know what it's like to be in pain. I ruptured my disc playing football as a kid, which eventually led to back surgery. I continue to do the same exercises and injections that I recommend to my patients that deal with pain on a daily basis.
What is your favorite thing to do outside the office?
I love to play ball and piano with my kids. I also love to hike, cycle, and play tennis with my wife. As far as sports go, I am just an Arizona fan. l root for all the teams.
Were there any inspirational doctors or mentors you had?
The two doctors that I feel had the most impact on my training were Steven H. Rose, MD and Marc A. Huntoon, MD in Rochester, MN at the Mayo Pain Clinic.