St. Luke's Clinic

Pain management, also known as pain medicine, is a medical specialty focusing on the treatment of patients suffering from acute and chronic pain. St. Luke’s Clinic – Pain Management is a medical practice dedicated to interventional pain medicine to relieve pain and restore function.

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St. Luke's Clinic – Pain Management
520 S. Eagle Road
Suite 1222
Meridian, Idaho 83642
(208) 947-2266
Fax: (208) 947-2267
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Office Hours:
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-noon,
1-5 p.m.


Services

We provide pain management for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Post-Surgery Pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • RSD/CRPS/Causalgia
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles
  • Chronic Whiplash
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Ischemic Pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Coccydynia
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis

Procedures
We offer the following pain management procedures:

  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Transforaminal Epidural or Selective Nerve Root Injections
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injections
  • Medial Branch Nerve Blocks
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (Rhizotomy)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Stellate Ganglion, Thoracic, and Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
  • Celiac, Splanchnic, Hypogastric Plexus, and Ganglion Impar Blocks
  • Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Intercostal Nerve Blocks
  • Trochanteric Bursa Injections
  • Piriformis Muscle Injections
  • Intraarticular Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation

New Patients
We are accepting new patients by referral only. Please ask your doctor to include with the referral recent office notes and imaging studies (x-ray, MRI, CT scan, etc.) related to your condition. If you have seen a pain management provider in the past we ask that these records be sent to our office for review prior to scheduling an appointment.

After-hours and Weekends
To reach the physician on call, please call (208) 489-6238.


Our Medical Providers


Bradley Bretz, MD

Bradley P. Bretz, MD is board certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He earned his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Utah, where he earned multiple honors during his training. After practicing anesthesia for several years, Dr. Bretz returned to the University of Utah and completed an accredited fellowship in pain management, working alongside internationally respected leaders in the specialty, including two previous presidents of the American Pain Society.

 

Michael Severson, MD

Michael D. Severson, MD is board certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at UCLA, where he served as chief resident during his final year. He completed his fellowship in pain management at UCLA.

 

Erin Carver, PA-C

Erin Carver, PA-C has worked as a physician assistant specializing in pain management for over 10 years. She served in the U.S. Navy for six years before earning her bachelor's degree in nutrition from Oregon State University and her master's degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Florida in 2002.


Appointment

New Patient Appointments
We are accepting new patients by referral only. Please ask your doctor to include with the referral recent office notes and imaging studies (x-ray, MRI, CT scan, etc.) related to your condition. If you have seen a pain management provider in the past we ask that these records be sent to our office for review prior to scheduling an appointment.

We also require all patients to have an established primary care provider.

Patient Paperwork

New Patient Forms

Please print and complete the following forms and bring them to your first appointment.

Procedure Checklists

Medical Records Release


Insurance

We accept most insurance plans including Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicaid, Tricare, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, and Idaho Workers' Compensation.

We are also contracted with four preferred network organizations: BrightPath Network (BP), Idaho Physicians Network (IPN), First Health Network (FH), and CCN Network.


Medication Refill Policy

If you are prescribed an opioid medication that requires you to pick up a prescription in the office, please follow these steps:

  1. Call the office at (208) 947-2266, 48 business hours (NOT INCLUDING WEEKENDS) prior to being out of medication(s).
  2. Press Option 2 for Dr. Bretz, Option 3 for Dr. Severson, and Option 4 for Erin Carver.
  3. Please leave your full name with the spelling of your last name, date of birth, the medication name, and the dose you would like refilled along with your call back number. Omission of any of any of this information may delay your refill.
  4. Once your prescription has been approved by your provider, a staff member will contact you when it’s available for pick-up.
  5. Please do not contact the office multiple times to inquire about your refill unless 48 business hours have passed. This allows our office sufficient time to process your refill request(s).
  6. All patients are required to pick up their own prescription(s).
  7. In order to pick up your prescription, we require all patients to bring in all remaining monthly pills in the original prescription pill bottles that are prescribed by a provider at St. Luke’s Clinic - Pain Management.
  8. Any patient prescribed Duragesic/Fentanyl patches will need to save all used and unused patches. This includes any patches that have fallen off for any reason. You must bring them into the office when picking up a prescription refill.

If you are prescribed a medication that can be called into your pharmacy, please use the following protocol:

  1. Call your pharmacy and request they send a refill request to our office, even if you have no refills left.
  2. Please contact your pharmacy 48 business hours (NOT INCLUDING WEEKENDS) prior to being out of medication(s).
  3. Please do not contact the office multiple times to inquire about your refill. ALWAYS follow up with your pharmacy first after 48 hours have passed. This allows our office and the pharmacy sufficient time to process your refill request(s).

PLEASE NOTE: All patients will need to bring in all bottles of pain medication to every office appointment in order to receive a refill by any provider at St. Luke’s Clinic – Pain Management.

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