Dr. Carolyn Kochert, M.D.
American Board Of Pain Medicine | American Board Of Anesthesiology
Dr. Kochert Pain & Health, led by board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Carolyn Kochert, is a private medical practice specializing in regenerative-injection and other non- or minimally invasive therapies that accelerate the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
The Dr. Kochert difference begins with a recognition that each patient is unique. Building on that, our team is motivated by a genuine curiosity to find the actual cause of your pain.
If it takes some investigation, that’s okay. As a private practice, we’re not driven to meet patient quotas. So, the doctor can dedicate more time to you.
From there, the difference goes even further.
In some cases, surgery might be necessary. And, upon a thorough examination, Dr. Kochert will advise when it is.
But, far more often than not, with the right medical treatment, the body can heal itself. Take prolotherapy, for example.
Unfortunately, few surgeons will recognize this in patients, or appropriately refer them.
As a result, the problem never really gets solved—or, worse, the patient needlessly goes through with the surgery, only to have recurring or additional problems.
Pain management is exactly that—a formula to “manage” pain through ongoing temporary means.
This usually involves medications, cortisone injections, steroidal injections and other prescribed efforts to alleviate the discomfort.
The problem is this addresses the symptoms, not the cause. So, patients are faced with choosing between the lesser of two evils—pain or a lifetime of pills and shots to mask it.
Dr. Kochert’s expertise is to identify the cause and eliminate it permanently, allowing the patient to truly be healed and, ultimately, free from medical attention.
Even compared to other physicians who specialize in the same type of regenerative-injection therapies, as an anesthesiologist, Dr. Kochert offers patients some unique advantages.
Expertise in sedation can make for a gentler procedure and reduced aftermath soreness.
Moreover, Dr. Kochert’s capabilities in ultrasound and other image guided injection technology—including x-ray fluoroscopic, which is unique to anesthesiology—improve injection accuracy for more effective results and, sometimes, faster recovery.