17 Nov 2013

Featured in this Sunday’s Ventura County Star!

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I had an opportunity to talk about chronic pain and the challenges of starting a new medical practice with Maria Saint of the Ventura County Star newspaper:

Who’s New in Business: Ventura Pain & Spine Physicians Inc.

I discuss some influences on my practice and how small medical practices are better equipped to provide personalized care for difficult medical conditions like chronic pain.  Unlike a doctor in a big corporate hospital environment, who has pressures from non-MD administrators to see X patients per hour, I am able to get to know my patients and come up with multifaceted long-term strategies to better get pain under control.

I have specialized training in chronic pain, particularly involving back and neck pain, that was not available to most pain doctors when they started their practices. As a result I can offer many new types of treatment that were not available in the past, like spinal cord stimulation, radio-frequency treatments, and ultrasound diagnostics and therapies. I have learned the nuances of this very complex area of medicine from some of the innovators who are developing these new therapies in the University of California hospital system.


About Leo Lombardo, M.D.

Leo Lombardo, M.D. is a dual-board-certified pain physician and founder of Ventura Pain and Spine Physicians, a medical practice serving Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, and all of Ventura County.


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