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Tri-State Pain Institute Welcomes Dr. Timothy Ko

Timothy Ko, MD, at the Tri-State Pain Institute in Erie, PATimothy Ko, MD, will join Tri-State Pain Institute, the region’s leading pain management center, on Dec. 1. He becomes part of the Pain Institute’s physician team of Drs. Joseph Thomas, W. Paul Diefenbach and Jung-Woo Ma. With more than a decade of experience in pain treatment, Dr. Ko is board-certified in both pain medicine and anesthesiology and has served as a pain specialist for several Cleveland area medical centers.

Dr. Ko completed a fellowship in pain medicine and a residency in anesthesiology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He earned his medical and undergraduate degrees at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Youngstown State University, respectively.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ko, call 814-833-7246.

Zachary Williams Named Controller for Tri-State Pain Institute

Zachary WilliamsERIE, PA – Tri-State Pain Institute has named Zachary T. Williams, CPA, CMA, as controller. He previously served as the organization’s accounting manager.

As controller, Williams manages all monthly financial operations for the Pain Institute, including its pain management, imaging and physical therapy services, as well as for the Greater Erie Surgery Center.

Prior to joining Tri-State Pain Institute, Williams served in senior accounting and tax associate roles with Glowacki Management Company and BKD. He holds master and undergraduate degrees in accounting as well as an undergraduate degree in international business, all from Pennsylvania State University.

Founded in 1998, Tri-State Pain Institute is an independent practice serving northwestern Pennsylvania, western New York and eastern Ohio. The Pain Institute offers advanced treatment for the long-term relief of acute and chronic pain, including back, neck, leg, joint and shoulder pain as well as pain from arthritis, headaches, fibromyalgia, post surgery and cancer complications.

Chronic pain event attended by vets, local media

We want to thank U.S. Army veteran Justin Minyard for sharing his story about his experiences with chronic pain with veterans and their families who attended our special event  last week.

Also a special thank you to the local media for sharing Justin’s important message that vets who suffer chronic pain have treatment options and are not alone.

Remember: If you’re in pain, we can help! Call us today for a consultation.

Justin Minyard featured on YourErie

Army veteran Justin Minyard, the featured speaker at tonight’s FREE event for veterans and their families, was interviewed by YourErie.

Watch the full interview here.

Justin Minyard first developed chronic back pain following a severe back injury during recovery efforts at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Minyard was a first responder at the Pentagon that day, desperately moving huge pieces of rubble and concrete in an effort to find victims. His back issues worsened following a series of injuries during deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Justin struggled for years with serious chronic pain. During that time he developed a dependence on opiates provided to him as treatment.

Ti-State Pain Institute invited Justin to come to Erie to talk with veterans, their families and friends about his experiences at tonight’s free event, which will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ambassador Conference Center, 7792 Peach St. The event will focus on  chronic pain and treatment options. The event will also feature local pain management experts and veterans groups.

We hope to see you there!

Free veterans program Tuesday, Aug. 1

Tri-State Pain Institute recognizes the special needs and issues of veterans suffering pain.

That’s why we’ve organized a free educational program for military veterans and their families on Tuesday, Aug. 1. The program will feature guest speaker Justin Minyard, a first responder at the 9/11 Pentagon attack.

The presentation will be held at the Ambassador Conference Center, located at 7794 Peach Street in Erie. Set to begin at 5 p.m., the program agenda includes exhibitor tables with local veteran groups, a meet-and-greet with special guest military veterans, Minyard’s presentation, and a panel discussion with Tri-State Pain Institute pain experts and fellow veterans, Dr. Joseph Thomas and Dr. Paul Diefenbach.

In addition, Michael De Yoanna, the director of the film “Recovering,” will show a preview of his film, which features young, war-weary troops who begin healing together through a series of arduous team bike rides.

Please RSVP by calling (814) 833-7246 or email Cindy@TriStatePain.com.

We hope to see you there!

Veteran with chronic pain will speak at Tri-State Pain’s free Aug. 1 program

Justin Minyard, a (retired) U.S. Army First Sergeant, first developed chronic back pain following a severe back injury during recovery efforts at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Minyard was a first responder at the Pentagon that day, desperately  moving huge pieces of rubble and concrete in an effort to find victims. His back issues worsened following a  fall during a combat mission. Read More