Precision Pain Treatment Clinic opens in Smithfield

Precision Pain Treatment Clinic opens in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD - After 23 years of being employed at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence, Dr. Keith Perry decided it was time to open his own practice.

Now, his Precision Pain Treatment Clinic is located on 14 Cedar Swamp Road and has been open since July 3.

"I've been wanting to shift the last couple of years," Perry said about opening his own clinic. "The practice is growing and in a private setting we can meet the demands of patients and offer new services."

Perry, a board certified pain specialist, still takes limited cases at Fatima, but the clinic is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

He has a new associate, Dr. William Thompson, who participated in a fellowship in pain medicine and has joined the office, Perry said.

Perry is board certified in anesthesiology and focuses on chronic pain management. The group offers interventional pain management for treatment of chronic pain including musculoskeletal pain, joint pain, neck, upper and lower back and post surgical pain.

"We are able to do care and treatment on the spot," Perry said. "We are more flexible, especially for people that come from a distance or a nursing home. We can do more and want to be one-stop shopping to benefit our patients."

Some more complicated procedures will still be done in the hospital, but Perry wants to maintain an office for his patients.

Also, patients here will be seen by doctors and not a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.

"Right now the exams are done by me or our other physician, Dr. Thompson," Perry said. "We want to keep it that way - physician based. I like seeing the patients and doing a full evaluation and getting patient history. Sometimes a patient will come in with one problem but upon talking with them we may learn it is not the most prominent problem. We need an in-depth history and physical."

Precision Pain Treatment Clinic is flexible and likes to be speedy. Perry said they try to get people in as quickly as possible.

"We've been fairly busy and been here almost every day," Perry said.

They do not require referrals. Phone (401) 231-0060.

- Kayla Panu