Meet Our Founding Doctor

TOM SCOTT, MD

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  • Board-certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

  • Education and Training: Stanford, Harvard, Georgetown, and Univ. of Pennsylvania

Dr. Scott is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist practicing in Philadelphia for whom the opioid crisis has had a personal impact.  After losing a med-school classmate, a co-resident in anesthesia, and two high school friends to opioid overdoses, he founded Nopium, a pain management consulting and education service dedicated to providing effective pain relief while reducing or eliminating opioids.  


He is board-certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  His education and medical training included Stanford, Harvard, Georgetown, and the University of Pennsylvania. 


He regularly speaks regionally and nationally on pain management.  His full resume can be found here.  He has opened Scott Integrated Pain Management, a private practice pain management in Philadelphia dedicated to managing pain according to best practices.  He understands that effective pain control is required in order to reduce or eliminate the use of opioids for pain.  

 

Our Philosophy

Although there is an opioid crisis claiming more lives than firearms and car accidents, many patients with chronic pain feel neglected and abandoned when seeking pain relief for a legitimate medical purpose.  Amid the urgency to reduce the amount of opioids prescribed, legislators, hospitals, and physician groups have drastically cut back on the amount of opioids used for pain management.  Reducing opioids is laudable, on the one hand, but only if other effective pain management strategies are put in their place.


Most chronic pain patients, whether they are prescribed opioids or not, don't want to be on opioids, but are not offered effective alternatives. We can help.  Dr. Scott's specialization is finding opioid alternatives for some of the most challenging pain conditions known.  Our approach starts with a thorough diagnostic evaluation, followed by treatment that combines medications, behavioral therapy, physical therapy, as well as intravenous therapy and injections, most of which can be done in our office.  If you are suffering with pain please contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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