Comprehensive Approaches to Pain Management


Our Process of Integrative Pain Management

We work with each individual patient to determine all the contributors to pain and other symptoms that limit their functional abilities. Our process starts with a complete medical and psychological evaluation, and a detailed review of all the modalities that have been tried previous to arriving at My Doctor Medical Group. Frequently new insights surface, leading to a collaboratively-determined set of next diagnostic and therapeutic steps. Our goal is to curate a process by which we make continual adjustments to your individualized plan until you achieve your treatment goals.


Office Hours

Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm
by Appointment

450 Sutter St. – Suite 840
San Francisco, CA 94108

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What Treatments Might Be Considered for Pain Management?


Potential treatments for chronic pain include:

  • Opioid and non-opioids medications (we specialize in the appropriate use of buprenorphine for chronic pain)
  • Physical therapy
  • Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Trigger point injections
  • Massage, myofascial release, Rolfing
  • Nutrition and dietary supplements
  • Psychotherapy
  • Medical hypnosis
  • Mindfulness training
  • Ketamine augmentation

Additionally, more interventional modalities that may be arranged such as epidural injections, nerve ablations and even in rare cases surgery, are sometimes helpful.

Ketamine for Chronic Pain


Ketamine may be administered via intravenous infusion or intramuscular injection as an adjunctive intervention for chronic neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndromes (CRPS) and treatment-resistant chronic headaches, in addition to other treatments. Neuropathic pain is a complex, often chronic type of pain often originally related to soft tissue or nerve injury, but over time developing into an interaction between brain and body that results in incorrect signals being sent and interpreted. There are both risks and benefits to ketamine treatment for any condition including chronic pain. Niesters, Martini, and Dahan (2014, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology) (http://www NULL.ncbi NULL.nlm NULL.nih NULL.gov/pubmed/23432384) have an excellent review of the research in this area, and recommend ketamine as an intervention only after first or second lines of treatment have failed.


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“I started with a small solo medical practice, in the style of practicing medicine that my grandfather and great-grandfather did before me. I always focus on the patient and applying great attention to detail, something I still do proudly. As we continue to grow, I will fiercely maintain this commitment to quality, ethics and the patient-doctor relationship while simultaneously using the best tools and technology from every discipline. This is how I achieve optimal results for my patients.” 

Dr. Paul Abramson, M.D.Medical Director, My Doctor Medical Group

“I started with a small solo medical practice, a style of practicing medicine like my grandfather and great-grandfather did, focusing on the patient and applying great attention to detail. As we grow in size, we’re maintaining this commitment to quality, ethics and the doctor-patient relationship while using the best tools and technology from every discipline to achieve optimal results.” 

Dr. Paul Abramson, M.D.Medical Director, My Doctor Medical Group