We need you!

Healthy Volunteers Needed for Two-Visit Study!

We need study participants!

We are excited to announce that MedVadis is looking for healthy volunteers for a new two-visit study.  You may qualify for this study if you are:

  • 18-65
  • Free of skin, heart, or blood disease.
  • Currently not using injectable medications.
  • Currently not taking prescription pain medications.
  • Currently not diagnosed with diabetes, chronic pain or fibromyalgia.

Compensation for your time and travel is $75 per office visit.

If you are interested, please contact us to see if you qualify for the study.

For more information, contact us at:

  • 617-875-0962 — and ask for Dr. Counihan!

Please take note of our other upcoming clinical trials for pain and migraine!
Or call us at (617) 875-0962 and ask for Dr. Counihan.

 

Reopening procedures!

Reopening Procedures

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Please read before your appointment.

Boston Paincare and MedVadis Research

 

May 18, 2020

Dear Patients of Boston PainCare, Boston Surgery Center and MedVadis Research Corporation,

We hope that you and your families have been in good health during this unprecedented time.

While we have remained operating over the past 8 weeks in a limited capacity, we hope to be able to offer more services in the upcoming weeks. We are dedicated to following safety precautions to help maintain the wellbeing of our patients and staff. We have made adjustments to our physical layout as well as adopting new procedures for patient arrivals, intakes and procedures.

We appreciate your assistance with the challenges we are all experiencing as we incorporate the COVID -19 virus into our new standard practices. Our team is working hard to do what is right for all of us as we follow the recommended guidelines from the CDC and State regulations.

We have outlined what to expect when you arrive for an appointment at our practice.

  • All patients will enter through our New Entrance under the WHITE TENT.
  • Only Patients will be allowed to enter.
  • All Patients must be WEARING A MASK when entering the building.
  • Please do not enter the building prior to 10 minutes before your appointment time.
  • All Patients will have their temperature taken and a pulse oximeter reading done.
  • All Patients will be asked questions related to COVID-19 symptoms and exposure.
  • Any patients showing signs of illness or exposure will be rescheduled; No Exceptions.
  • Patients are expected to pay copays with a credit card or check. Cash will not be accepted.
  • Patients are expected to following social distancing while in the common areas.
  • All Patients are expected to be RESPECTFUL of our protocols and staff; this is new for all of us.

As a medical practice, we are here for our patients and dedicated to provide your healthcare needs. We thank you for your assistance and support as we work together to make your experience at MedVadis Research as great as it always has been.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at:
781-647-7246.

Sincerely,

David DiBenedetto, MD DABPM
Medical Director

Stress, COVID-19, and Migraine… how do you cope?

Everyone feels stressed from time to time, but what do you do when it is worsened and prolonged by a pandemic?

We have faced a unique worldwide event that has surely increased stress for everyone in America.  Whether related to having to work from home, scramble for child care, or struggle through e-learning, most of us have had to make major adjustments to our lives in the past 2 months. These changes could have triggered physical, emotional, and/or financial stress. In turn, that stress may have increased physical pain symptoms such as headache or migraine.

When you are stressed, the body tenses up, which activates the “fight or flight” response in your body. You must learn how to produce a relaxation response to maximize the release of brain signals to the muscles and tell them to relax. You may have medications from your provider to enhance this response as well. Unfortunately, you may have missed regularly scheduled treatments due to closures and limited hours at the Boston Headache Institute. This can be addressed to help get your headaches or migraine under control once again.

First, talk to your family about the symptoms you are experiencing. They may be able to change behaviors that help to reduce your stress or share in the experience. Reach out to the Boston Headache Institute to discuss treatment options and anticipated dates for reopening to regular hours and treatments. Finally, practice stress relieving techniques such as exercise, deep breathing, meditation, or yoga.

If you think you suffer from migraine, the Boston Headache Institute at Boston PainCare can help you correctly diagnose and relieve your migraine pain.

If your stress level is triggering more migraine, the Boston Headache Institute can help! If you think you suffer from migraine, the Boston Headache Institute at Boston PainCare can help you correctly diagnose and relieve your migraine pain. The Boston Headache Institute is accepting new patients — even now during the COVID 19 pandemic. If you have a headache that does not get better with over the counter medications or you are experiencing additional symptoms such as sensitivity to light or sound or smells, please call for an appointment at (781) 895-7940.

If you are currently suffer from migraine, please take note of our upcoming clinical trials!  Or call us at (617) 875-0962 and ask for Dr. Counihan.

What are Common Triggers of Migraine? Spring Edition!

Do you look at Spring showers and May flowers with dread?

Rainy days, kids yelling, spring pollen, missed appointments for regularly scheduled migraine treatments…does the trigger matter when you are suffering with a migraine?

There is research that shows changes in barometric pressure can trigger headache or migraine. You can’t control the weather, but with the knowledge of your triggers, you can plan to avoid what you can and find treatments for the ones you cannot avoid.

You should always avoid or minimize your exposure to know migraine triggers when you can.  When bad weather is on the horizon, try the following:

  • Avoid food or drink triggers knowing the weather approaching may worsen symptoms
  • Avoid bright lights if the sun is shining prior to the spring storms
  • Keep the windows closed when the news reports high pollen counts
  • Drink more water to prevent dehydration that may trigger your headaches

Also, when the 10 day forecast is just a list of triggers for you, reduce your stress and talk to your friends and family about your symptoms associated with inevitable approaching migraine and what things help you alleviate those symptoms.   That way, when the migraine strikes, those around you are ready to help support you before and during an attack.  You can also make a list of what your triggers are and what can trigger an increase in severity (like light, sound, and smells).  These discussions combined with supplies on hand will help you navigate your next attack more smoothly.

Finally, create and keep a “Migraine Response Kit”.   That way, you will have items ready when migraine hits.  Your kit would be specific to you, but some items to include are:

  • Abortive rescue medications
    (so you won’t need to take unnecessary trips to the pharmacy while in the middle of a headache or migraine)
  • Sunglasses or sleep mask
  • Packets of your favorite tea
  • Saltines
  • Large bottle of water or refillable water bottle

Don’t suffer in silence.  The Boston Headache Institute at Boston PainCare can help you correctly diagnose and relieve your migraine. 

The Boston Headache Institute is accepting new patients — even now during the COVID 19 pandemic.  If you currently suffer from migraine, call and check availability for services during the pandemic to receive your current treatments.  If you have a headache that does not get better with over the counter medications or you are experiencing additional symptoms such as sensitivity to light or sound or smells, please call for an appointment at (781) 895-7940. 

If you are currently suffer from migraine, please take note of our upcoming clinical trials!  Or call us at (617) 875-0962 and ask for Dr. Counihan.