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In June 1992, Dr. Michael J. O’Connell, PainCare, New Hampshire, and Dr. John C. Bell debuted the firstPainCare(originally Northeast Pain Consultation) surgicenter facility in Somersworth, New Hampshire. At the time it was the first free standing ASC of this specilalty in New England. The clinic’s attempt to treat an underserved patient population met with overwhelming success, facilitating the opening of a second surgicenter in 1998, in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Now, more than 20 years later, PainCare NH operates 12 pain clinics throughout the state of New Hampshire. Each month, PainCare treats more than 8,200 patients, making it the busiest clinic of its kind in New England. PainCare’s gross revenues have grown, as well, from an initial $400,000 in its second year of operations to a current excess of $18 million annually. In 2011, Business NH Magazine named PainCare NH one of the top 100 private companies in New Hampshire, and 14th fastest growing. In addition to its pain clinics,PainCare NHhas expanded over the years to include addiction treatment facilities and a nonprofit organization.  PainCare’s New Hampshire Suboxone Program offers an addiction treatment program that combines counseling with opiate replacement therapy. With an emphasis on recovery and relapse prevention, the NH Suboxone Program has successfully rehabilitated scores of patients over the years. PainCare’s newest development, the not for profitPeople Care Foundation,seeks to educate the public, and youth in particular, about the potentially harmful outcomes of prescription drug abuse and experimentation using a 'harm reduction' model. A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the People Care Foundation partners with recovering addicts from the NH Suboxone Program to present frank discussions in area schools. Dedicated to philanthropy, Dr. Michael J. O'Connell, CEO/Owner of PainCare NHhas donated funds over the years to a number of worthy organizations, including the Seacoast Hospice, the Homemakers Health Services, the New Hampshire Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and the St. Charles Children’s Home in Rochester, New Hampshire. In addition, PainCare and its Dr Michael O'Connell assisted the Cocheco Arts and Technology Academy, a non profit New Hampshire college preparatory school, in meeting its 2011 budget with a combined donation of $10,000.

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PainCare is the leading medical practice in the northeast dedicated exclusively to pain management.

PainCare is not merely a pain clinic. Our services include everything that a pain clinic provides, yet so much more. We understand that pain is more effectively treated when multiple approaches are combined. Our comprehensive pain centers not only offer interventional pain management modalities, such as injections and advanced surgical implants, but also physical therapy, counseling, alternative therapies, and medication management.

Our staff of caring, knowledgeable providers uses the most advanced therapeutic and surgical/interventional technologies available to treat your pain. All of us at PainCare are truly passionate about easing the suffering of our patients. Our goal is recovery for the whole person and a return to a meaningful and productive life.

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Medical - Pain management, Family Practice