Local Doctors for Local Families
By Steve Gamel | Photos by Amber Boykin Photography
No matter how many people Dr. Sameer Syed and his team at Pain Treatment Institute treat for their chronic pain issues, he knows there are plenty more still sitting up late at night, frantically searching online for solutions to what’s been ailing them for months or even years. They feel like they’ve run out of options — that they’ll be hurting and limited for the rest of their lives. Scenarios like these play out too often, but with six locations in North Texas, Dr. Syed doesn’t think it’s too far-fetched to say he can help all of them.
The debilitating pain you’re experiencing in your back, neck, shoulders, or joints can end today — and trust Dr. Syed when he says you can find lasting relief in a family environment without invasive surgery or having to rely on addictive pain medication.
“We want to be that beacon of hope,” he said. “We want to get people back to what they love to do, whether that’s traveling, spending time with grandkids, playing sports, dancing at their daughter’s wedding, or just living life pain-free. We deal in pain management, and while others do the same thing, our special sauce is that we genuinely care for our patients.
“Whether we see them once or several times, they will always feel like family.”
Patient-Centered Care, Creating Bonds
There’s something to be said for finding a pain management practice that reminds you of the good old days of healthcare — where the atmosphere is warm and friendly, doctors take their time getting to know you rather than impersonally shuffling quickly between treatment rooms, and patient-centered care and relationship-building is the name of the game. That’s the environment Pain Treatment Institute has developed at each location, including offices in Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Sherman, Rockwall, and Mesquite.
They pride themselves on fast scheduling and minimal wait times, so you’re not having to sit in a waiting room in pain for hours on end. Their board certified physicians listen to your needs, empathize with your unique situation, and ask the appropriate questions to deliver the best possible pain management. That includes avoiding cookie-cutter approaches commonly found in most pain management centers. Instead, Dr. Syed and his team tailor medication management and regenerative solutions to each patient’s needs.
“I just had a gentleman come in the other day and say, ‘I scheduled my appointment today and at this time because my wedding is on Saturday, and I want to dance my butt off without being in pain,’” Dr. Syed said with a laugh. “I think that’s what separates us — our patients feel comfortable having those conversations with us. They know us and our families. We know all about them, what’s going on in their lives, and what’s keeping them from enjoying life. These are real connections we’re building, and what happens is that we ultimately treat generations of families. And then they tell their friends and neighbors, and they come to see us, too.”
Pain-Free — From Head to Toe
Pain Treatment Institute’s warm atmosphere and commitment to building genuine relationships can only be overshadowed by their ability to do what they say they will do at the end of the day — help you be pain-free. Dr Syed and his team of physicians evaluate your condition, diagnose the source of your pain, and implement a treatment plan to give you relief. They always consider conservative pain treatment first to help relieve or eliminate many causes of back pain, neck pain, pain in the hips, and knee pain. This can include fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided injections, regenerative therapy, physical therapy, medication management, psychological counseling, and neuraxial manipulations.
Their pain management physicians also use conservative treatments for conditions such as neuropathy, migraines, and fibromyalgia. When conservative treatments don’t work, they have the experience and expertise to perform minimally invasive procedures such as nerve blocks, steroid injections, and radiofrequency ablations.
Dr. Syed earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He completed a medical degree and a master’s degree in public health at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He went on to finish his residency in anesthesiology at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans and a fellowship in interventional pain management at Solar Health System. He’s board certified with the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Management. Dr. Syed is also a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pain Management, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and many others.
Alongside him are the best of the best in pain management practitioners. This includes Drs. Preston Harmon and Tian Zhao, nurse practitioners Dona Horton and Veronica Shaw, and physician assistant Devon McCoy. Dr. Harmon is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) and completed a fellowship in interventional spine and pain management. Dr. Harmon treats musculoskeletal conditions using a combination of both conservative and interventional measures. Additionally, he has a strong interest in regenerative techniques to treat common musculoskeletal pathologies and injuries and continues to learn the latest techniques in pain management at many of the top training centers.
“The philosophy of this practice is to treat patients holistically and help minimize and eliminate medications as best as possible. We care, we listen, and we realize that pain not only affects patients physically but also emotionally, financially, and in daily interpersonal relations,” Dr. Syed said. “We work closely with our patients to get them back to doing what they love to do, pain-free.”
Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Sherman, Rockwall, and Mesquite
Symptoms We Treat
- Back pain
- Hip pain
- Joint pain
- Knee pain
- Leg pain
- Neck pain
- Sciatica nerve pain
- Shoulder pain
- Sports injury pain
McKinney Pain Management Clinic
7668 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 100
McKinney, Texas 75072
9456 State Highway 121, Suite 100
Frisco, Texas 75035