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About Dr. Frank Li
Dr. Frank Li, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Seattle, WA. He has 16 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Management and Anesthesiology. Dr. Li is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Gardena, St Joseph Medical Center and Greater El Monte Community Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Frank Li has the following 2 specialties
- Pain Management
A pain management specialist is a physician with advanced knowledge and training in diagnosing and treating pain. These doctors do not come from one particular discipline, but rather use their respective backgrounds to contribute a varied approach to the field of pain management.
These specialists use their different skills and training in pain management to treat pain stemming from different causes - whether it's neuropathic pain or headache, or the result of injury, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.
Pain management specialists are primarily trained as anesthesiologists, physiatrists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, osteopaths, or primary care physicians.
Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.
- Back Pain
- Brain Injuries
- Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Muscle Spasticity
- Spinal Cord Diseases
- Spinal Cord Injuries
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Dr Li. Had a pain pump installed in my abdomn by one of his associates, this pump has malfuncented on a number of times caussing me to have no feeling from my waist down, causing me to collapase on 3 ococatios. When told of this the Dr. said lets just mpniter this for a month of two and see what happens. Also on my intake form that I fill out each time, I reported things that have happned to me and at no time in the time that I have been with the Pain 'clinic (3 yrs or more) has anyone in the clinic addresed these matters with me. (why do they have us fill these forms out if they do not follow up.
I have been visiting the Seattle Pain Clinic for at least 4 years, this is due to a severe case of spinal stenosis & real bad neuropathy to my lowere legs. I have always been treated very good. In fact, new ideas were always brought to my attention with optons available to ease my pain I suffer on a daily basis. They really care! But I didn't like what is called time out. They bring down your dose for a month or two by about 2/3rd's or a1/4, depending on your dose. Thereby, when you again commence your regular dose, the medication is.more effective for the pain. I believe they really care, in fact, real strict as well on a bad UA etc. Losing meds.....only bad note: they need better monitor control on UA's.....thus the 4 star instead of 5 star. Very professional staff. Thumps up!
Patient of this "office" for 5+ years. Continuity of care does not exist. Appointments rarely happen on time. Sometimes over an hour wait. Experienced three separate procedures, and would not ever lay down on a table again in their facilities. I was traumetized. Offices are not run professionally. Too busy opening additional offices. It appears that they don't want to hire and pay for educated, professional staff. Run away from this place.
Dr. Li is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Memorial Hospital of Gardena
St Joseph Medical Center
Greater El Monte Community Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital-LA
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
University Of Washington Medical Ctr
California Hospital Medical Center
University Of Washington Medical Ctr
Los Angeles Metropolitan Hospital
California Hospital Medical Center - Los Angeles
16 Years Experience
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1997
Ucla Medical Center
Locations & DirectionsSeattle Pain Center, 1536 N 115th St, Seattle, WA
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