Natalie Strand, MD Appointed Medical Director of First Specialty Pain Hospital in Nation, Freedom Pain Hospital

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Natalie Strand, MD joins Freedom Pain Hospital as the Medical Director and Director of Public Relations.

Freedom Pain Hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona, is excited to announce Natalie Strand, M.D. has joined the medical team as the Medical Director and Director of Public Relations. Dr. Strand brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in chronic pain management to Freedom Pain Hospital.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Strand will be joining our team, and are especially excited for the level of pain management she will be able to offer to the patients of Freedom Pain Hospital,” founder Steven Siwek, M.D. says. “Dr. Strand’s knowledge of chronic pain as it relates to diabetes and neuropathy is second-to-none, and that knowledge is going to provide an invaluable service to our patients.”

At Freedom Pain Hospital, the medical staff provides treatment through integrated programs. Patients will be able to see world-class physicians from many specialties all under one roof at the state-of-the-art Freedom Pain Hospital facility.

Dr. Strand may be best known as one half of the first all-female team to win the CBS show, The Amazing Race, but even beyond that, she is a public advocate for the chronic pain patient. Appearances on The Doctors and several news outlets have cemented her as a media personality, but what is more substantial is her education and training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Stand has also been a keynote speaker at several events nationwide, including organizations such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, TCOYD patient education group, and Diabetes Sisters non-profit organization. Dr. Strand is also a co-author of an upcoming book, to be published by the American Diabetes Association, “Women and Diabetes: A Path to Wellness.”

As the Medical Director she will be spearheading the Ketamine Program at Freedom Pain Hospital, which will offer an advanced treatment option for those who suffer from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Dr. Strand previously held the position of Director of Ketamine Infusion Services at USC, having started that program from the ground up.

Additionally, Dr. Strand will be implementing a Headache Treatment Program at the hospital, utilizing her Mayo Clinic training in headaches to implement an effective treatment program. She has been published in several pain publications including Pain Pathways and Practical Pain Management, and has presented at national and international conferences on general pain management and treatment options for chronic headaches. Dr. Strand has also given grand rounds at Mayo Clinic three times, further proving that her medical expertise in pain management will open doors for patients in need of advanced and specialized treatment options.

Freedom Pain Hospital is located at 17500 North Perimeter Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255. For more information, contact us at 480-586-2300 or visit our website at

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