Nerve Block Techniques
Coding and Practice Management
March 1st – March 2nd Dallas,TX
Join Dr. Gabor Racz for dinner and lecture Friday night at the Omni Hotel in Frisco located adjacent to the new Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and training facility. Saturday will be a hands-on lab where Dr. Racz will be joined by Dr. Ira Fox and Dr. David Spinner teaching on Lysis and Cryo. This intimate workshop is located less than a quarter mile from the Omni Hotel and will give participants one-on-one learning with physician instructors. Lunch is provided along with a round-table discussion with Meredith George, Director of Reimbursement Services for Epimed.
For those traveling from outside the Dallas area, a block of rooms has been reserved at the newly-built Omni Hotel. Not only do many rooms at the Omni overlook the Dallas Cowboys training field, it is also in a walkable premium shopping and dining district.
Accommodations can be reserved online at: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/frisco/meetings/epimed-racz-lab-and-lecture
Dinner and lecture
with Dr. Racz at the Dallas Cowboys Training Facility
Friday, March 1, 2019
6:30 – 9:00 pm
- Meet and Greet
- Lecture by Dr. Gabor B. Racz
- Dinner will be provided
Friday night dinner and lecture will be held at the Omni Hotel Frisco located in the Star District, home of the Dallas Cowboys headquarters and training Facility.
Omni Hotel at the Star in Frisco
Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and training facility
11 Cowboys Way
Frisco, TX 75034
Hands-on learning with luminary instructors: Dr. Racz, Dr. Fox, and Dr. Spinner at Baylor, Scott and White
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
- Hands-On Cadaver Workshop instructed by Dr. Gabor Racz
- Breakfast will be provided
- Lunch will be provided
The Racz Lab will be Saturday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at Baylor, Scott and White of Frisco, located a quarter mile from the Omni Hotel. Breakfast, lunch and transportation to and from the lab.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034
Any questions please contact Tracy Moore
Dr. Gabor Racz
Founder and Past President, World Institute of Pain
Founder and First President of Texas Pain Society
Director Emeritus, ASIPP
Professor and Chairman Emeritus Department of Anesthesiology
Co-Director Pain Center
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – Lubbock, Texas
Gabor B. Racz, M.D. was born in Hungary and completed M.B. and Ch.B. degrees from the University of Liverpool Medical School in Liverpool, England. He served as house surgeon and physician at the Royal Southern Hospital in Liverpool before coming to the United States in 1963 for an anesthesiology residency at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York.
Dr. Racz filled numerous assignments, such as respiratory consultant in the neurosurgical head injury unit and Associate Professor at SUNY, until 1977 when he moved to Lubbock, Texas to become the first Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at the new Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He held that position until March 1, 1999 when, as Director of Pain Services, he focused his full attention on treatment of patients, expanding the operations of pain services, and the future development of an international pain institute in Lubbock, Texas.
Ira B. Fox, MD, DABPM, FIPP, ABIPP founded Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants in June 1996. He has spent more than 30 years treating patients with acute and chronic pain. Dr. Fox did his residency in anesthesiology and pain in New Jersey where he was chief resident.
Dr. Fox maintains five board certifications: American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (ABIPP); World Institute of Pain (WIP) – Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP); American Board of Pain Medicine (DABPM); and the American Board of Anesthesiology with added certification in Pain Management. Dr. Fox serves as an examiner for the FIPP Board Certification and ABIPP Interventional Practical Examination.
Dr. David Spinner is Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine (Mount Sinai) and the Director of Pain Medicine and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery for the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (Mount Sinai); he is also the Department’s new Site Director for all Downtown and Brooklyn. Dr. Spinner is the Director ofPublic Relations at the World Academy of Paine Medicine Ultrasonography and a Board Examiner of Certified Interventional Pain Sonologists.
He is originally from New York City and a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science. He went on to attend Emory University. While at Emory, he completed research in the prestigious applied physiology laboratory researching interactions between the musculoskeletal system, spinal cord and central pattern generation. Dr. Spinner went on to attend medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.
In 1996 Dr. Racz was honored by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center when he was awarded the first Grover Murray Professorship recognizing his distinguished achievements in the institution as well as internationally. In December 1998, University Medical Center named Dr. Racz recipient of a one million dollar endowed chair in recognition of his “greatness in patient care, teaching and research” at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and University Medical Center.
Under his direction, the International Pain Institute at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has grown to international prominence, attracting patients and visiting physicians from around the world. His innovative work with nerve stimulators, spinal cord stimulators, radiofrequency thermocoagulation and a wide range of other pain management procedures brings many patients referred to his care from doctors throughout the world. He is a regular faculty member with education groups such as Dannemiller Educational Memorial Foundation, Pain Net, Inc., and American Society of Pain Physicians.
Dr. Racz is a Founder and past president of The World Institute of Pain and National Pain Foundation and currently serving on the WIP executive board. He also is a founder and first president of Texas Pain Society and director of the annual TTUHSC Pain Symposium from 1983-2012.
Dr. Racz holds the certificate of Diplomat with the American College of Pain Management as well as the American Board of Anesthesiology certification in Pain Management and the WIP Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice certification. He is an advocate for high standards of certification and training among pain physicians and works toward the advancement of those goals.
Dr. Racz has received numerous recognitions and awards from organizations around the world including Distinguished Professor Award for Lifetime Achievement from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Lifetime Achievement Award(s) from American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also listed in all editions (1992-2005) of The Best Doctors in America. Dr. Racz is widely published in book chapters, journal articles and four books describing his techniques in spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation, neurolysis, radiofrequency thermocoagulation and other interventional procedures. He also travels around the world lecturing and instructing workshops.
According to the US News & World Report, Dr. Gabor B. Racz has been Rated Among the Top 1% in the Nation in his Specialty and is listed in the Becker’s Spine Review for “Top 150 Pain Management Physicians to Know.”
More of Our Luminary Physicians
Dr. Miles Day serves as the Medical Director of the Grace Health System Pain Management Center. Dr. Day is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Day earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas in Austin and received his medical degree at Texas A&M University Health Science Center. He completed a general surgery internship at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center as well as an anesthesiology residency and pain fellowship. After wrapping up the fellowship, Dr. Day stayed at Texas Tech to serve on the staff. He currently serves as the Pain Medicine Fellowship program director and Professor of anesthesiology and pain management.
Dr. Day says the big three complaints he hears from patients are low back pain, neck pain and musculoskeletal pain. “You can treat them similarly, but, at the same time, they have to be treated differently. In pain management, we have to look at medications, physical therapy, which helps in the functional restoration, and if they need any interventional therapy we are here to do that,” says Dr. Day. Interventional therapy includes nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal therapy.
“I always tell folks if you don’t understand it, just imagine the worse pain you felt if you had some minor injury. Imagine having that pain 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year. Imagine how that makes you feel, imagine how much you change, because there are certain things you cannot do.”
Dr. Day says strives to be truthful with his patients on their expectations when it comes to pain relief. “It is kind of an understanding from the patient’s standpoint because they would like all the pain go away. They ask ‘when I am going to be 100 percent pain-free’, and I tell them when they go to heaven. They have to understand that I can help them to a point, but they will probably have pain. If I can reduce it to where they are more functional, they are happy.”
Many doctors from across the country refer their patients to Dr. Day. He is among the top ten percent in the nation in his specialty as rated by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America’s Top Doctors® and other guides. The company bases its Top Doctors selections on nominations submitted
Dr. Andrea Trescot is a board certified Interventional Pain Physician and Director of the Pain and Headache Centers, Alaska.
Dr. Trescot is the Past President of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Her distinguished resume includes Directorship of Pain Fellowships at the University of Washington School Of Medicine and at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Previous to those world renowned leadership roles, Dr. Trescot practiced for 10 years as an Interventional Pain Physician in Orange Park, Florida (a suburb of Jacksonville). She graduated from the University of Florida with a BS (honors) in zoology. Having finished college in 3 years, she worked as a laboratory technician for a year before starting medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. After graduating from medical school, she started her military career as an intern and resident at the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda in the department of anesthesia. After a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia at the National Children’s Hospital in Washington, she was stationed at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.
Dr. Trescot has authored various publications on the field of Interventional Pain Management and most recently co-authored and published the acclaimed "Pain-Wise, a Patients Guide to Pain Management" and also “Peripheral Nerve Entrapments, Clinical Diagnosis and Management.”
Dr. Rupert has a background in both engineering and medicine. He received two engineering degrees from the University of Cincinnati. He was the first student in the College of Engineering to complete a full pre-med curriculum along with his core engineering credits, paving the way for a current dual admissions program. He competed in Track and Field and was also part of the University Honors program. His engineering accomplishments revolved around medical device development at the university and with medical device manufacturers. He has been intimately involved with the first live measurements of knee ligament forces during locomotion with the world-renowned Edward S. Grood and Frank R. Noyes.
Matt completed his Medical Doctorate at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He started a surgical residency at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati and finished training in anesthesia at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.
Dr. Rupert then completed an interventional pain management fellowship under the guidance of world-renowned Gabor Racz, famous for the Racz or Lysis of Adhesions procedure, at Texas Tech University. After finishing his fellowship, Dr. Rupert continued his training to include extensive certification in interventions, coding, compliance, practice management and opioid management (DABIPP). He has also trained through the World Institute of Pain to obtain the precious Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP #280).
Dr. Rupert worked for two years with Total Pain Care in Mississippi and then joined the rebirth of the Vanderbilt University pain management as an assistant professor. He has developed Vertex Spine & Pain in order to expand his outreach into the community. He remains active in many societies on a local and a national level. His main interests revolve around taking complex pain problems in all areas of anatomy. Technical interests revolve around Neuromodulation, peripheral nerve entrapment, endoscopy, and vertebral augmentation. He has been a quiet leader in Neuromodulation for head and face pain.
John W. Nelson, MD, is in private practice at Advanced Pain Management of Oklahoma, PC, in Okahoma City. Dr. Nelson attended medical school at the Baylor College of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency and Fellow at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He then completed his anesthesiology residency and Pain Fellow in Kansas City, Missouri. He is Board-Certified in internal medicine, anesthesiology, pain management, and is a Fellow and Examiner for the World Institute of Pain. Dr. Nelson is a founding member of The Texas Pain Society.
Dr. Rahul Mishra is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management. He completed his anesthesia training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX and continued his specialization in its prestigious pain fellowship program.
Dr. Mishra earned a biomedical engineering degree from Vanderbilt University and went on to earn his medical degree from Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine. His background in biomedical engineering and his holistic approach to medicine offer a unique perspective in the care of patients suffering from chronic pain.
Dr. Mishra treats a wide variety of pain disorders and maintains a strong relationship with his patients. He participates with activities of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and American Society of Anesthesiologists while also maintaining an association with Texas Tech University as an adjunct clinical professor.
Dr. Matthias H. Wiederholz is cofounder of Performance Spine & Sports Medicine, LLC. He is a fellowship-trained interventional pain physician whose clinical interests include: Interventional Pain Management, Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery, Non-Surgical Orthopedics, and Anti-Aging / Functional Medicine.
He received his specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where he served as chief resident. He completed fellowship training in Interventional Pain Management in Marietta, Georgia. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. He also received advanced fellowship training through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and is board-certified in Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Functional Medicine.
Dr. Wiederholz performs a myriad of interventional pain procedures including, but not limited to the following: epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, radiofrequency ablation, sacroiliac joint injections, discography, percutaneous disc decompression, epidural lysis of adhesions spinal cord stimulator implants, and minimally-invasive discectomies. Endoscopic spine surgery is a very unique and valuable tool in his armamentarium and makes Dr. Wiederholz one of the most specialized physicians in the field of Pain Medicine.
Dr. Wiederholz uses musculoskeletal ultrasound in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries. He incorporates ultrasound for precise injection therapy including cortisone injections, prolotherapy, and PRP (platelet rich plasma). This technology is also utilized to perform the Tenex procedure, a percutaneous procedure for treating chronic tendon pain (tennis elbow, rotator cuff, plantar fasciitis, etc).
Dr. Wiederholz is the fellowship director for the sports and spine fellowship at Performance Spine & Sports Medicine. Dr. Wiederholz holds an affiliation with Capital Health System and JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute.
Being advanced fellowship trained in Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Functional Medicine means that Dr. Wiederholz has the most advanced training in Anti-Aging Medicine available. He is a leading expert in Bio-Identical Hormone Restoration and helps patients achieve wellness through nutrition, lifestyle, and hormone therapies.