Summa Pain Care Specialist: Dr. Kendrick Thomas
Kendrick Thomas, M.D., completed his Anesthesiology residency at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2014 where he received specialized training in regional anesthesia and pain medicine. He then returned to his home state of Arizona for a year of intensive fellowship training in Interventional Pain Management.
He seeks to evaluate each patient as an individual and to understand their specific needs. He gives candid advice to his patients and prefers a conservative approach to treatment.
Dr. Thomas was inspired to begin his career as a Pain Physician after receiving life-changing interventional treatment for his own chronic back condition. He understands pain better than most and is committed to helping his patients return to (and maintain) an active lifestyle without the dependence of narcotics. Quite simply, he has been able to achieve this for himself, and knows his patients can too.
Dr. Thomas treats a wide variety of painful conditions including spine, joint and neuropathic pain. He uses techniques such as spinal cord stimulation, epidural steroid injections, radio frequency ablation, and regenerative therapies such as platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) and bone marrow graft implants among others.
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Fellowship: Interventional Pain Medicine, Arizona Pain Specialists
Board Certified, American Board of Anesthesiology
Member: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Board of Anesthesiologists
Medical Licensure in Arizona