Richard has experience in management of post operative pain and has worked specifically as a nurse practitioner for eight years in pain management and one year in neurology. Richard understands firsthand how pain patients are different from other patients, as he himself suffered from low back pain and says he knows what it is like to experience chronic pain and have to remain active, functional and working. This understanding, compassion, and empathy greatly benefits his patients at The Pain Center.
Richard enjoys the satisfaction and gratification of being a part of the process that comes with getting a patient back into life and says he is proud to be a part of patient's life as they move toward being more active, functional and able to enjoy life within their limitations. He says, "pain patients are often the most appreciative types of patients and it's the little things like a smile, hug, or a thank you that makes the job so rewarding."
Richard is widowed and enjoys spending as much free time as possible with his three dogs, traveling, camping, hiking, music, concerts, dining out, and spending time with friends and family.
He is excited to be a part of The Pain Center team and says, "I am honored to be part of a team that has the same philosophy toward pain management that I do. We all have our unique personalities; however, what makes us all the same is our genuine caring and compassion for the patient."