La Mirada, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
Healthpointe psychologist, Dr. Levon Margolin Ph.D., has initiated a new behavioral medicine program entitled the Functional Restoration Program. This program is focused on helping patients with chronic pain.
Dr. Margolin, a graduate in the field of clinical psychology from Walden University, is a licensed psychologist and the director of psychological services at Healthpointe. Dr. Margolin is also an executive board member of the National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers (NAPPP). Through his work in behavioral medicine, Dr. Margolin has garnered invaluable experience developing and implementing behavioral medicine programs. He will be using his experience to make Healthpointe’s Functional Restoration Program an effective treatment solution for patient’s suffering from chronic pain.
The Functional Restoration Program is an ambitious venture aimed at improving patient quality of life by reducing pain and suffering. Multiple factors including decreased functioning, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, problems with sleep, being off work, and poor nutrition can negatively impact a patient’s pain. Through an integrated, patient-focused approach, the Functional Restoration Program brings together medical, psychological, and physical treatment modalities to help the patient meet treatment goals. This interdisciplinary bio-psycho-social approach focuses not only on physical pain, but on the emotional and social problems associated with chronic pain as well. Treatment goals include increased functioning, increased return to activities of daily living, medication reduction, safe return to work, decreased pain, and decreased suffering.
Acceptance into the program is determined by a comprehensive Functional Restoration Program evaluation that includes a medical evaluation, a physical functioning evaluation, a behavioral medicine evaluation, and a case conference. The program also includes a year-long aftercare program to ensure that the gains made by the patient are maintained.
Overall, the Functional Restoration Program at Healthpointe is uniquely positioned to become the industry leader in the effective treatment of chronic pain. For more information pertaining to the Functional Restoration Program, please contact Healthpointe at (888) 824-5580 or visit http://www.Healthpointemd.net.
Healthpointe is a leading multidisciplinary healthcare organization offering a full range of medical services in practice throughout Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties). As a highly regarded musculoskeletal group, we have a personal investment in the highest level of service, and we are proud of our record of excellence over the last four decades with private patients, injured workers, urgent care, personal injuries, and professional and non-professional athletes. Leading our organization is a dynamic team of healthcare professionals who continually strive to be at the forefront of medical innovation and healthcare service delivery.