Dr. Phillip Lim, DO, MPH
Our pain physician has dedicated his career to treating patients suffering with chronic pain. Known as a subject matter expert and thought leader in interventional pain medicine, Dr. Lim is frequently sought out by industry and his peers for advice and consultation. He is double board certified in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology (a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties). He was fortunate to train at the premiere interventional pain fellowship at
Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. This program is considered to be one of the top pain fellowship programs in the country and has renowned training from some of the top subject matter experts in pain. Previously, he did an anesthesiology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan, where he performed multiple regional anesthetic nerve blocks and had the opportunity to perform multiple interventional pain procedures as a rotating resident in the anesthesia pain department. Prior to his residency, Dr. Lim did a Traditional Rotating Internship at Downey Regional Medical Center in Southern California. He received his medical degree from Western University of Health Science and a masters in public health in epidemiology from Loma Linda University. For 6 years, Dr. Lim had the honor of treating American service men and women at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he was the Chief Medical Director. He co-built the premiere Interdisciplinary Pain Management Center for the United States Army, which is the basis for all pain programs in the entire Army. He has been on the cutting edge of interventional pain medicine, often being one of the first to pioneer new treatments and modalities. He believes in individualized multimodal care for each patient. His goal is to increase function and decrease pain via interventional pain procedures, CAM modalities, and self care. His ultimate goal is to reduce or eliminate the need for medication management and bring back the meaningful quality of your life.
He is a member of the International Spine Interventional Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and North American Neuromodulation Society. He deals with all types of pain conditions, but has a special interest in regenerative medicine and advanced interventional procedures such as injections with platelet rich plasma mesenchymal cells, percutaneous tenotomy/fasciotomy, radiofrequency ablation, vertebral augmentation, spinal cord stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery devices.