Eric Dominguez, MD, named medical director of Steward Center for Pain Management of Saint Anne’s Hospital

Monday, February 13, 2012

Fall River, MA – Pain management specialist Eric Dominguez, MD, has been named medical director of the Steward Center for Pain Management at Saint Anne’s Hospital.

In his new role, Dr. Dominguez oversees the clinical operations at Saint Anne’s pain management centers in Swansea and Fall River. This includes five physicians specializing in pain medicine, addiction, and physical medicine, as well as psychologists and licensed mental health professionals specializing in behavioral medicine.

Board-certified in pain medicine by the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) and in anesthesiology by the ABA, Dr. Dominguez brings a wealth of specialized experience to his leadership role. Prior to joining Saint Anne’s Hospital’s pain management medical staff in 2005, he served as medical director of the Center for Pain Medicine at Sentara Careplex Hospital in Hampton, VA, as well as staff anesthesiologist/active duty military physician at Portsmouth (VA) Naval Medical Center and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, VA. His additional military experience included active duty at Fort Ord, CA.

Dr. Dominguez is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in medicine. Prior to graduating from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Dominguez completed his bachelor of science degree at the University of Miami. He completed his internship at Framingham (MA) Union Hospital, residency in anesthesiology at Tufts-St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, where he was named chief resident, and a fellowship in pain management at Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and the National Board of Medical Examiners.  He is fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Dominguez is the author of numerous articles in pain management journals and professional medical publications and has presented at national conferences held by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists.

Founded in 1994, the Steward Centers for Pain Management of Saint Anne’s Hospital offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of chronic pain by board-certified pain physicians, specially trained registered nurses, psychologists, physical therapists, licensed mental health professionals, and other professionals. Together, they evaluate and treat a wide range of pain conditions by using physical conditioning and rehabilitation; medication management; a range of interventional procedures; and psychological interventions, including stress management and relaxation training.

Offices are located at 440 Swansea Mall Drive, Swansea, and at Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River. New offices will open in nearby Rhode Island and the New Bedford area in the coming months.

For more information about the Steward Centers for Pain Management, visit www.stewardhealth.org/painmanagement.  

Saint Anne’s Hospital (www.SaintAnnesHospital.org) is a community hospital with comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care services, serving adults and children in southeastern Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island. Founded in 1906 by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, Saint Anne's Hospital is a member of Steward Health Care, the largest fully integrated community care organization in New England. Saint Anne’s specialized centers and services include Saint Anne’s Hospital Regional Cancer Care; the Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Center for Breast Care; Steward Diabetes Care Program; the Steward Centers for Pain Management; general and specialty surgery; orthopedics; pediatrics (including inpatient care and specialty outpatient medical, behavioral and developmental care; adult and pediatric rehabilitation; geriatric psychiatry; cardiovascular care; and primary care.

Steward Health Care is the largest fully integrated community care organization and community hospital network in New England and the second largest private employer in Massachusetts. Headquartered in Boston, Steward now has more than 16,000 employees serving more than one million patients annually in 85 communities. In addition to Saint Anne’s Hospital, other hospitals in the system include Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Norwood Hospital, Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, Morton Hospital and Medical Center in Taunton, and Quincy Medical Center in Quincy. Other Steward Health Care entities include Steward Medical Group, Steward Hospice and Home Care, Labouré College, and Por Cristo. Further information is available at www.steward.org.  

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