Bay Area Pain Medical Associates welcomes physicians and other health care professionals to this section of the website. Although it is open to anyone to browse, the information is oriented towards physicians interested in developing and attaining up to date information in pain medicine. Although there are difficult cases that require specialized treatment, it is our belief that most pain medicine treatment should be focussed upon early intervention in primary care and other treating physicians' practices. We will try to succinctly deliver current information in pain medicine on this section of the website. We do feel that doctors who take on the task of treating their patients' painful conditions should avail themselves to specialized training, and we highly recommend one of the review courses put on by the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Feel free to download or print out whatever you consider to be helpful guidelines for your own patient care. We stress that each of the clinical pages is a starting point for information on pain disorders and their treatment and hope that they open vistas for further study and application of the principles of pain medicine in your practices.