I'm writing this recommendation for Dr. Steven Prust and the folks at Rincon Pain & Spine. This is the 3rd pain clinic I've been to over the last 20 years and I can say this without reservation: Dr. Prust and Rincon Pain are easily the best pain management clinic I've been to and it's not a close compare. Dr. Prust is technically very capable, extremely knowledgeable and can communicate that knowledge effectively. But even more importantly, he has what we used to call "bedside manner". What I would now call patient interaction, understanding and empathy. He works to understand what is going on and what is driving your pain. He then takes a very systemic approach to managing it. He offers his insight regarding the trade-offs with medicines, surgeries and other interventional techniques. He is very steeped with his knowledge of the various medicines and approaches. I also appreciate the fact that he's not apprehensive about offering an opinion on what might be the best course of action. Quite frankly, I was very surprised when I came to Rincon Pain to find out that there is a variety of medicines that are available (and not just opioids). None of my previous clinics had even mentioned these medicines or even tried to pursue other avenues for whatever reason. Dr. Prust is also very helpful when it comes to dealing with the dreaded insurance companies to get things covered.
The staff at Rincon Pain are also extremely capable and I found them to be quite personable as well. They are highly responsive and return your call within the day. The clinic maintains strong medicinal controls and oversight as you could expect, including drug testing, usage monitoring, etc. They do this in a refreshingly patient-friendly fashion that is thorough and complete but never leaves the patient feeling demeaned. In short, I offer Dr Steven Prust and his staff at Rincon Pain my highest recommendation and endorsement. They've helped me tremendously for which I am grateful.