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Day_2014Shiyi Abla-Yao, MD brings more than two decades' experience in anesthesiology and pain medicine to Pain Medicine of Evangelical. Learn more

Chronic Pain, Quality Treatment

Patient-centered strategies are the foundation of a new state-of-the-art clinic. 

Maybe it’s from an injury or a disease, physical tension, or the natural aging process. Chronic pain nags and stabs at roughly 100 million Americans. Whether they feel it as an annoying discomfort or an agonizing disability, patients can find relief at the new Pain Medicine of Evangelical.

Opened in early April at West Branch Medical Center (WBMC), Lewisburg, the state-of-the-art outpatient clinic welcomes Shiyi Abla-Yao, MD, a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain-medicine specialist. “I’m excited to be a part of Evangelical in this way,” she says. “It means a lot to me to help relieve patients of their pain, so they can face their days with greater comfort and live life more fully.”

At Pain Medicine of Evangelical, patients benefit from the clinic’s integrated approach. From its multidisciplinary services to its wide range of patient-centered treatment strategies, Dr. Abla-Yao and staff always keep the individual’s needs and health in mind.

Patients here can expect treatment plans with prescription alternatives to narcotics and opiates and adequate-strength over-the-counter options. These include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, and antidepressants. They may be used in conjunction with other treatments, such as steroid injections, especially helpful for neck or back pain; or trigger-point injections, for nerve-related muscle pain.

“No one should have to live with ongoing pain, and that’s why we’re here,” says Dr. Abla-Yao. “When patients give our pain medicine experts the opportunity to assess and treat their condition, together we can help give them the hope—and the help—to successfully manage their pain.”

While at Evangelical, Dr. Abla-Yao will continue to see patients at her Williamsport practice, which was recently acquired by the Hospital.

For more information, please contact Pain Medicine of Evangelical at 570-768-3150.