DALLAS, August 28, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Physician Partners of America is pleased to announce that Edrick Lopez, M.D., has joined its McKinney, Texas, clinic as an interventional pain management specialist.
Dr. Lopez takes a multidisciplinary approach to pain relief, ranging from neck and back injections to Botox for migraine headaches to regenerative medicine. He is double board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
"I enjoy the dynamic of interacting with patients and helping to improve their quality of life," he says.
Dr. Lopez earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan, followed by a dual degree in law and medicine from the University of Puerto Rico College of Law and College of Medicine.
"My father was a rheumatologist in Puerto Rico and I’ve always had an interest in politics and history," Dr. Lopez says. "The dual degree gave me the opportunity to learn about the system physicians practice in and about how healthcare is run."
After serving as a research assistant and law clerk in Puerto Rico, he ultimately chose to pursue a career in medicine, beginning with a residency at Harvard Medical School in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He went on to complete a fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in pain management through the Anesthesiology department.
Throughout his fellowship, he worked in a variety of positions including the West Roxbury Veterans Administration Hospital in Boston, South Texas Spinal Clinic in San Antonio, and Baptist Healthcare System. He comes to Physician Partners of America after three years as a pain management physician at El Paso Pain Center in Texas.
Dr. Lopez has presented and written on a variety of medical and healthcare law topics ranging from spinal cord stimulators to healthcare reform. His law degree gives him unique insight in his patient care.
"I feel it makes me a better patient advocate," he says.
Dr. Lopez is now accepting appointments in the McKinney office, 2730 Virginia Parkway, Suite 300 B, McKinney, TX 75071. Patients can call (469) 660-1426. Same-day appointments are available.
About Physician Partners of America
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Physician Partners of America (PPOA) is a fast-growing national healthcare company committed to fighting the opioid epidemic through interventional pain management and cutting-edge treatment modalities. It manages operations of a wide range of medical practices and ancillary services. These include pain management, minimally invasive laser spine surgery, orthopedics, primary care, psychological services, personal injury and Workers’ Compensation. It also operates AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery centers and procedure suites. Its ancillary division includes imaging, intraoperative neuromonitoring, medical supply distribution, a COLA-accredited high-complexity quantitative toxicology lab, and a COLA-accredited pharmacogenomics lab.
For more information, please visit https://www.ppoamed.com or call (855) 953-6567.
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