Center for Pain Management first opened its door for business in Weslaco, Texas, in 1994, and may be the first full-time pain management clinic in the Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Tim S. Chowdhury, owner and physician, saw an opportunity to provide Valley residents with a service they needed, pain management. Since then, Center for Pain Management has managed to simplify the once frustrating doctor’s visit by offering multiple services in one convenient location.
Center for Pain Management is a free-standing interdisciplinary outpatient pain management facility that specializes in treating acute (short-term), chronic (long-term), post-operative, and cancer pain. This includes pain after surgery, pain due to herniated discs, auto-accident related pain, work-related injuries, headache pain, cancer pain, pain due to arthritis and osteoporosis, pain from diabetic neuropathy, pain due to poor circulation, neck-shoulder-and-arm pain, as well as pain from shingles. We offer interventional treatments, rehabilitative treatments, behavioral treatments, alternative therapy, and diagnostic procedures. If you are in pain, we have what you need.
Dr. Chowdhury received his M.B.B.S. from Rajshahi Medical College in Rajshahi, Bangladesh, in 1975, and then moved to the United States in 1976, where he completed additional training at Boston University and Harvard Medical School. In addition, Dr. Chowdhury completed one year of general surgery training at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio. His achievements included serving as Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts; Attending Staff Physician at St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas; and Medical Director and Chief of Anesthesia at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco, Texas. His professional affiliations include: Board Certification of the American Academy of Pain Management, Fellow in the Americal Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, and Associate Member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.
Dr. Chowdhury has over 30 years of professional experience in the specialty of anesthesia and over 20 years of professional experience in the subspecialty of comprehensive and interventional pain management. His experience as an anesthesiologist includes training in the administration of general and regional anesthesia in the fields of trauma, open heart, neurosurgery, obstetrics, pediatrics, and general surgery. Since 1994, he has dedicated himself full-time to the subspecialty of acute, chronic, postoperative, and cancer pain management at his facility, Center for Pain Management.
Dr. Chowdhury is highly regarded by his peers for his extensive experience, professionalism and skill in the field of anesthesia and pain management, and is well liked by his patients. He truly has a gift for restoring hope in his patients and their families when there is no hope left. “I have a gift for turning my patient’s pain into comfort,” he says. “Not all needles are painful if you know how to use them. Patients who have feared needles in the past do not fear them with me. I love what I do and I do it well.”