Non-Surgical Medical Treatment of Chronic Pain - Pain Management Partners

Specializing in Non-Surgical Treatment of Chronic Pain

Welcome to Pain Management Partners!

Serving Lane County, we offer multifaceted pain management, quality service and in-depth knowledge. Pain Management Partners, LLC in Eugene, Oregon specializes in non-surgical medical treatment of intractable pain. Our nationally recognized medical practitioners emphasize comprehensive care with a multidisciplinary perspective. We offer thorough evaluation, treatment recommendations, coordination of care, and alternative approaches when usual options fail.

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Pain Management Partners merges with Praxis Medical Group

Pain Management Partners is pleased to announce efforts to improve our practice and develop a sustainable resource for you and our community. We are merging with Praxis Medical Group, with an official start date of Feb. 19. By joining this coalition of independent practices, we will maintain our commitment to medical excellence far into the future. 

We anticipate no interruption in your medical care. James R. Morris, M.D.; M. Joshua Haber, M.D.; Carolyn Buel, ANP; Erik Morris, PMHNP; and our newest provider Frank Hillman, PA, will continue to see our current patients and new patients.
Pain Management Partners will keep its name. However, our record system will change. So on your first appointment starting on Feb. 19, you will need to re-register with us to update your information into the new system. Please bring your insurance card and identification for check in. Here is a

List of Current Insurances,

we will be accepting. If your current policy is not on the list, call us at 541-344-8469.
Keep in mind that re-registration in the new electronic medical records system takes time. So, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment so we can complete the process.
While we will retain our name as Pain Management Partners, you will see Praxis Medical Group on our letterhead, statements and credit card charges. Click to view the PMP-Praxis Statement,  letterhead, address and contact information.
A new patient portal will help us communicate with you and your records will be available to you anytime you access the portal. Additionally, services like bill pay will be offered for your convenience.
We look forward to the many enhancements our merger will provide you and our practice. If you have any questions, call our office at 541-344-8469.
In good health,Pain Management PartnersPraxis Medical Group

Praxis Medical Group is a family-owned business located in Pendleton, Oregon. Its family of businesses has successfully managed healthcare organizations for over 40 years. The network of providers is spread throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Locally, Praxis includes Oak Street Medical, Eugene Endocrinology, Thurston Medical Clinic, Interpath Laboratories, and now Pain Management Partners. 

By definition, the word "Praxis" is an example of realizing a set of practice ideals. These ideals become a habit or custom. By experience an conceptualizing best patient care, a philosophy of how Praxis Medical Group operates as an organization materializes. The advantages of joining an integrated health network, offer better communication, patient and administrative services and bill pay.

Upcoming events scheduled

How do we Touch the Heart?

Gail Karuna Vetter, a licen sed massage therapist (LMT #20429), health coach and sexual health educator, will present "How Do We Touch the Heart: Sexuality Beyond Chronic Pain" on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 1-3 p.m. in the Community Room at Willamette Medical Center. The program is open to patients and the general public. The cost is $25 for pre-registration, $30 for drop-in. To find out more about this program and to register, you may contact her from her website at www.thekaruna.com or on Facebook: The Karuna. To read more about the program, click: "How Do We Touch The Heart? Sexuality Beyond Chronic Pain"

Yoga Nidra starts March 1

Yoga Nidra begins March 1 and runs four Thursdays through March 22, from 5:45-7 p.m. in the Willamette Medical Center Community Room. Katie Fabian, certified Yoga Nidra instructor, leads the class. No yoga experience is necessary for this gentle, meditative form of yoga. Yoga Nidra is a great way to clear negative thought patterns, move toward healthy habits, improve sleep, and helps reduce stress and anxiety. Learn how to relax, manage stress better and create a greater sense of calm and well-being. The cost is $45 for the 4-class session. To register, call Pain Management Partners at 541-344-8469.

Shared Medical Visits Available

At Pain Management Partners, Shared Medical Visits (SMV) are a unique opportunity to engage in a follow-up appointment with your medical provider in a small group setting that will allow you to acquire additional skills important to your pain management. During this 2.5-hour visit with your medical provider, you will engage with others who share a path towards wellness and pain management, increase your quality of life, and explore alternatives for pain control. Please sign up for at least two Shared Medical Visits of your choice over the next year. Review the schedule below to see which topics are of interest to you. Presently, these SMVs are scheduled every third Thursday of the month. For information, call 541-344-8469 to find out more and to schedule.

2018 Shared Medical Visit Schedule

(Third Thursday of each month. Two sessions: 1-2:45 p.m. and 3-4:45 p.m.)

  • March 15 Featuring: Benjamin Bell, LMT (No. 3382), Advanced CranioSacral Therapy with Dr. Morris.
  • April 19 Featuring: Richard Bailey, LMT (No. 10184), Greeway Massage Therapy, with Carolyn Buel, ANP.
  • May 17 Featuring: Lisa Del Alba, Naturopathic Doctor with Dr. Morris.
  • June 21 Featuring: Self-Care with LeighAnn Turner, LPTA, Axis Physical Therapy with Dr. Morris.
  • July 19 Featuring: Hypnotherapy with Peggy White with Dr. Morris.
  • August 16 Featuring: Yoga Nidra with Katie Fabian with Dr. Morris.
  • September 20 Featuring: Acupuncture, Darby Valley, L.Ac., with Dr. Morris.
  • October 18 Featuring: Scott Pengelly, Ph.D., with Dr. Morris.
  • November 15 Featuring: Sleep Hygiene and Stress Release Techniques, Carolyn Buel, ANP.
  • December 20 Featuring: Music Therapy, Danielle Crowe with Dr. Morris.

PMP Statement of Philosophy 

Pain Management Partners, LLC, strives to provide excellent medical care in a friendly and supportive environment. Our goal is to achieve maximal improvement in medical, emotional and spiritual health for our patients. Our practice addresses symptoms of chronic conditions using an integrated, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary care model. The basis of this model is the individual patient.

Studies show that passive treatment models rarely succeed when active effort is not applied. Patients must be actively involved in their own care, if not more so than their healthcare providers. Success is not measured solely by symptom improvement. Treatment success depends heavily on objective functional gains including quality-of-life measures.

Patient effort, as measured by participation and responsible choice, is the key to achieving self-management skills and pain symptom control. We can show the way, but only the patient can provide the motivation and perform the work.


PMP Code of Ethics and Business Practices

Pain Management Partners, LLC, is committed to marketplace ethics and meets the Better Business Bureau's Code of Business Practices. Pain Management Partners, LLC, maintains honest and reliable business practices. We make a pledge to be transparent, be responsive to customers, advertise honestly, honor promises and act with integrity. 

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Feature Article: Frank Hillman, PA, joins PMP

PMP welcomes Frank Hillman, PA, to its team of providers. Frank was previously with Pain Consultants of Oregon from 2006 through January of 2017. He was most recently with Eugene Urgent Care and Prime Care Partners Veneta before joining PMP, where he is currently seeing patients. He takes great care in helping his patients safely and effectively manage their chronic pain, including tapering from opioid therapies.  

With family in the industry and an interest in science, practicing medicine is a natural fit. Frank graduated from the University of Oregon and worked in medical laboratories as a phlebotomist and technician before his desire to work with people led him to become a physician assistant. He received his Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, where he first became interested in pain management. He is an Oregon State Board Certified Physician Assistant. His affiliations include: American Association of Physician Assistants, Faculty, National commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Oregon Society of Physician Assistants, and a Faculty Appreciation Award recipient for outstanding assistance. Frank has a wonderful family with two young children and he enjoys backyard farming and smoking cheese for the holidays. He is a welcome addition to the PMP-Praxis Medical Group team of providers. 

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Feature Article: Dr. Haber joins PMP

M. Joshua Haber, M.D.Pain Management Partners welcomes Dr. M. Joshua Haber to its practice.  Dr. Haber was previously with Pain Consultants of Oregon for eight years before joining PMP. 

Along with sports medicine and chronic pain, Dr. Haber specializes in Regenerative Therapy, Prolotherapy and Interventional Rehabilitation Orthopedic Medicine. Click on these articles to learn more: 

Regenerative Therapy Summary

Prolotherapy, Perineural Therapy

Prolotherapy is not experimental

Research Summary 2014

Click on the Resource Links page for more articles on these therapies.

While completing his B.A. in Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Dr. Haber became fascinated by the science of the human body after volunteering at the Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic in San Francisco. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio and completed residency training in Family Medicine through Oregon Health and Science University and advanced fellowship training in Sports Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His work in sports medicine led him to focus on helping people in pain regain their ability to be active, and he completed additional fellowship training in interventional pain medicine at Integrated Pain Management in California. When hes not working with patients, Dr. Haber enjoys gardening and bicycling, and along with his wife and son, touring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

If you are a previous patient of Dr. Haber and would like to schedule an appointment, please provide your medical records from Pain Consultants of Oregon by accessing this PeaceHealth medical records site: PeaceHealth Health Information Management.

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Feature Article: Q&A:

By James R. Morris

Q: Can I use medical marijuana in addition to prescribed pain medications?

A: Under most circumstances, this is not recommended. At the very least, impairment is likely one must not drive, operate machinery, or engage in dangerous activities (such as parenting!) while impaired. Interactions with other medications can occur. Accidental overdose, respiratory depression, coma and death are more common when narcotic pain medicines are combined with other substances like marijuana. And the legalities of marijuana use complicate prescription of controlled substances by your doctor. Be sure you disclose your marijuana use to your doctor before taking any prescribed pain medicines. 


By M. Joshua Haber, M.D.

Q: What are two types of Prolotherapy to help reduce pain?

A: Both Musculoskeletal and Neural Prolotherapy treatments promote healing and result in pain relief and functional restoration, but each uses different concentrations of pharmaceutical dextrose as well as different techniques for injections. Musculoskeletal Prolotherapy is the injection of dextrose solution (12-20%) at the attachment of injured tendon, joint capsule or ligament to bone, to induce the body's natural healing process to strengthen soft tissue connections to facilitate improved function and reduced pain. Neural Prolotherapy uses dextrose (5%) injected just below the skin to promote healing of injured nerves.

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Feature Article: Trigger Point Stretches

Pain Management Partners offers trigger point injections on Friday afternoons. The quick, 15-minute appointments are with nurse practitioner Carolyn Buel, who provides patients with a convenient and effective way to manage pain. Find out more or schedule your appointment by calling our office at 541-344-8469.
Trigger points are small areas of tightly knotted muscle and connective tissue that cause localized and referred pain. By injecting anesthetic medicine into these points, the muscle can relax so patients can gently stretch the tissue back to normal length, bringing lasting pain relief. Trigger points are known to cause or contribute to headaches, neck and jaw pain, low back pain, symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow, and many kinds of joint pain, mistakenly ascribed to arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis or ligament injury. Trigger point injections are an effective treatment modality for inactivating trigger points and providing prompt relief of symptoms from myofascial pain syndrome. 

View trigger point exercises for:
These exercises can be done several times a day in conjunction with your treatment plan.

Presentation and photos by Erin Mary Gray, Osteopathic Medical Student. 4th Year, Western University of Health Sciences COMP-NW, PMPproject, July 2015.

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Willamette Medical Center
2401 River Rd, Suite 101
Eugene OR 97404
Hours: M-F 8 am to 4:30 pm

Main Office: 541-344-8469
Pharmacy Line: 541-393-0061
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