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Interdisciplinary Pain Management Center (IPMC)

Mission

Army Medicine will provide evidence-based pain management care through a comprehensive and integrated pain care strategy aimed at optimizing physical performance and reintegration into the military unit operations or civilian duties.

Vision

Provide advanced tertiary pain management services as part of the stepped model of care with Patient Centered Medical home. To provide education to staff, patients, and leaders to support readiness.

Tripler Army Medical Center's Interdisciplinary Pain Management Center is a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program for people with chronic pain. Chronic pain is simply defined as pain that has lasted longer than 3 months, no matter what the cause. Chronic pain, unlike acute pain, is affected by many factors other than the physical injury/problems.  Treatment is multi-dimensional to provide a more holistic approach to the physical, emotional and social issues affected by pain.  Treatment will help you return to a fully functioning life, gain skills to manage your pain more effectively and live well in spite of it.

‚ÄčList of Services Provided

  • Mind-Body Medicine & Pain Psychology
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Physical Therapy
  • Medical Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
  • Movement Therapy
  • Clinical Pharmacist medication management

Your core multidisciplinary pain team will include a physician, nurse and pain psychologist. Other specialists will be consulted as needed.  This  team of pain specialists will tailor treatment programs for your unique needs. Pain is affected by many factors which may include physical sensations, mind-body connections and lifestyle habits.  Our program includes all of these factors into treatment. 

Some of the areas to be covered include

  • Education about chronic pain
  • Medical review of your care to address additions to treatment
  • Medical procedures as needed
  • Learning a variety of mind-body techniques
  • Learning ways to improve sleep
  • Learning to handle job, family and other stresses
  • Behavioral and cognitive ('thinking') methods of pain control
  • Nutrition:  The effects of your diet on pain and healing
  • Education of family members about chronic pain
Consultations to the Interdisciplinary Pain Management Center are made by the patient's primary care manager and/or other specialty clinic providers.  You can talk to your Primary Care Provider and ask them to place a consult to the Pain Rehabilitation Program.  Please call the Pain Rehabilitation Program at (808) 433-1031 if there are more specific questions.

FAQ's:

Q: How do I make an appointment
A: Contact your primary care manager or specialist for a referral.

Q: How do I cancel my appointment
A: Call (808) 433-1415

Q: How do I get a follow-up appointment
A: Most follow-up appointments are booked when you are seen in the clinic by instructions from your doctor to the appointment desk. If your doctor instructed you to call at a later time for a follow-up, call (808) 433-1415.

Location

We are located in 9C Oceanside.  Upon entrance to the main hospital go to the main patient elevators and take to the 9th floor.  Once off the elevators look for the sign that says 9C Oceanside.

We accept customer satisfaction feedback through our FOCUS "For Our Customer's Ultimate Satisfaction" Cards (located throughout the hospital) and through our Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) site located on the Internet at http://ice.disa.mil. If you have any questions, you may contact our Customer Relations office.

Contact Us

Tripler Central Appointment Line

(888) 683-2778 (888-683-APPT)

Nurse Advice Line

1-800-TRICARE, option #1

Interdisciplinary Pain Management Center

Phone number: (808) 433-1415
Fax number:  (808) 433-3730

Hours of Operations:

Monday thru Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Training Holidays: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Federal Holidays: Closed

Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.