Dr R. Scott Stayner, MD, Ph.D. - Edina, MN - Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine Open Now

Dr R. Scott Stayner, MD, Ph.D.

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Edina, MN 55435 (1 other location)
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Scott Stayner, MD, is a dedicated pain management specialist. Dr. Stayner believes that the body has a natural pain control system that tends to become burned out in patients with chronic pain. He uses a combination of passive pain treatments, such as injections and medicines, along with active treatments, such as low-impact movement and even meditation, to help patients activate their body's natural pain control system to safely and effectively manage pain.BackgroundDr. Stayner pursued a wide range of interests before joining the medical profession. The Bountiful, Utah, native spent two years volunteering in Japan, worked part-time as a string bassist, received bachelor’s degrees in materials science and engineering, and Japanese, and completed a doctorate in bioengineering. While working on a National Institutes of Health-sponsored study, he developed a passion for helping patients in a hands-on setting, rather than just through research.This led him to pursue his medical degree,
which he received at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.Dr. Stayner’s experience helping care for his grandmother, who suffered from debilitating back pain despite various surgeries and high doses of opioids, instilled in him an interest in pain management. During his pain rotation as an anesthesiology resident at the University of Minnesota – and later as a pain management fellow at the University of California in Davis – he learned that there are more effective ways to treat pain than simply increasing oral opioids.From 2012 – 2016, he established a pain management practice in Billings, Montana that focused on opioid-sparing treatments for chronic pain. He has since used a similar philosophy in his practice in other locations throughout the Midwest.
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(763) 299-2161

Quick Facts

  • accepting new patients
  • 5
  • 17 years of experience
  • 10 insurances accepted
  • speaks English, Japanese
  • University Of Minnesota Medical School
  • 1 award
  • 2 specialties
  • 3 areas of expertise
  • 2 board certifications
  • 2 locations

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  • Good bedside manner


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Dr R. Scott Stayner, MD, Ph.D. has 2 locations

Nura Pain Clinic - Edina

7400 France Ave S Edina, MN 55435
Accepting New Patients

Nura Pain Clinics- Coon Rapids

2104 Northdale Blvd NW Ste 220 Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Accepting New Patients

Insurance Plans Accepted by Dr R. Scott Stayner, MD, Ph.D.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Champus Tricare
  • Cigna
  • CorVel WC
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Preferred One PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Workers Compensation


Dr R. Scott Stayner, MD, Ph.D. has the following 2 specialties

Specialty Expertise

Dr R. Scott Stayner, MD, Ph.D. has the following 3 areas of expertise

  • Acute Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cancer Pain


University Of Minnesota Medical School

Graduated in 2007

Pain management – University of California, Davis, California


Anesthesiology – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota


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