Doctor comes home to run new pain treatment centerWritten by Duane Ramsey | | email@example.com
Dr. James Otting returned to his hometown area to open and manage the new Aspen Grove Center for Pain Management in Lambertville.
The physicians and staff of The Comprehensive Centers for Pain Management (CCPM) of Toledo have scheduled a public open house at the new Lambertville facility on Aug. 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All area providers and caregivers and Bedford Township officials and businesses are welcome to attend.
“I am very excited to return to my hometown and join such a well-respected group as CCPM. I am hopeful my skills in physical medicine and rehabilitation will strengthen our goal to treat pain in a fully comprehensive manner,” Otting said.
Otting’s association with CCPM coincides with the continued expansion of CCPM’s scope and facilities in the region with the opening of its third location in Lambertville. It will serve as the primary location for Otting’s practice.
“We’re very pleased to have Dr. Otting joining us, particularly with his training and skills in physical medicine and rehabilitation coupled with pain management. These will add a new dimension to our pain medicine practice’s capabilities,” said Dr. William James, medical director and founder of CCPM.
“The expansion of our services into Southeast Michigan will increase access to patients of that region as we have with our Oregon location, the Bayside Center for Pain Management,” he said.
Otting will also utilize the ambulatory surgical facilities at the West Central Surgical Center at CCPM’s main practice on West Central Avenue.
“We use a multi-disciplinary approach to treating pain. Our goal is to treat pain so [patients] can increase their activity and lead a normal life. We offer interventional treatment for treating the source and not the symptoms,” Otting said.
He said there is a need for this type of medicine for to treat patients in southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio who may otherwise seek treatment in Detroit, Cleveland or Toledo.
Patients from Lambertville and Temperance, and neighboring communities such as Dundee, Monroe, Blissfield, Adrian and Tecumseh, will have a convenient source of advanced pain management treatment at CCPM.
“We offer the total package for patients in this area,” Otting said.
The total package could include the use of medications, injections, physical therapy, pain psychology and complex procedures such as spinal cord stimulation or minimally invasive lumbar decompression.
The new practice has some of the latest equipment in the General Electric Fluoroscopy system for taking X-rays by rotating for different angles.
It’s safer for patients because it’s done in real time and concentrates on smaller areas of the body such as the spinal cord. The results are displayed on two computer monitors for comparison to get the proper treatment for patients, Otting said.
Most patients coming to CCPM for treatment are referred by primary care or specialty physicians who recognize that the physicians and licensed professionals at CCPM are among the most advanced in the field of pain management, according to the firm.
Otting, originally from Toledo, graduated from Central Catholic High School and earned his undergraduate degree in bioengineering and chemistry at the University of Toledo. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of Ohio (now UTMC) in 2006.
CCPM opened in Toledo in 2003 and now operates three locations in Toledo, Oregon and Lambertville.