BackTable / VI / Podcast / Episode #238
Pain and Veins: A Unique OBL Practice
with Dr. Keerthi Prasad
In this episode, guest host Dr. Shamit Desai interviews Dr. Keerthi Prasad about his path to starting an IR practice alongside interventional pain specialists.
BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2022, August 29). Ep. 238 – Pain and Veins: A Unique OBL Practice [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com
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Dr. Keerthi Prasad
Dr. Keerthi Prasad is an interventional radiologist at the Center For Pain Control and the Center For Vein Care in Northwest Indiana.
Dr. Shamit Desai
Dr. Shamit Desai is a practicing interventional radiologist with UChicago Medicine in Illinois.
This unique collaboration started after Dr. Prasad finished fellowship. He describes the support and investment that his anesthesiologist partners provided in helping him launch IR service lines in their existing practice. On the pain management side, he primarily performs vertebral augmentation, DRG stimulation, and nerve blocks. He has also expanded his services into vein care, since venous disease is often concomitant with PAD, wound care, and pain. Dr. Prasad emphasizes the value of focusing on specific procedures and disease states in order to provide the best and most up to date clinical care possible. This can also set you apart from other competitors and help patients identify you as their vascular specialist.
Dr. Prasad delves into the infrastructure of their centers. Their high volume of patients requires close coordination of all office and medical staff. To retain highly trained medical staff, he recommends investing in their training, minimizing office politics, and granting sufficient autonomy.
Since 2016, the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care has expanded to multiple locations in northwest Indiana. Dr. Prasad closes the episode by speaking about practice marketing and forming new referral networks. He emphasizes the importance of identifying if there is a true clinical need to perform each procedure and following up with patients and referring doctors.
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