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EDS Wellness is thrilled to congratulate Dr. Linda Bluestein on the opening of her practice, ‘Wisconsin Integrative Pain Specialists’, who celebrated their grand-opening yesterday, December 11th, 2017. Dr. Bluestein is on EDS Wellness’ Medical Advisory Board, a member of The Global Alliance for Hypermobility Related Disorders (GAHRD), and has remained a steadfast and strong proponent of EDS Wellness’ mission and vision. She’s become a pillar of consistent and unwavering support when we’ve needed it the most and is unconditionally willing to help and collaborate with several organizations. It was an honor to have the chance to conduct a video recorded Q&A with Dr. Bluestein to share with EDS Wellness’ community, including everyone in the broader hypermobility related disorders and medical communities.

Most importantly, EDS Wellness is humbled to not only have Dr. Bluestein on our Medical Advisory Board but to also be working together on several exciting projects — all with the purpose of helping patients with EDS, other hypermobility disorders, and related conditions restore function and live well, provide education & updated information for the dance community and to help facilitate continuing education activities for healthcare providers.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Bluestein on the opening of her new practice and thanking her for her dedication and service to our community.

“Restoring physical function and overall well-being”

Wisconsin Integrative Pain Specialists, S.C. provides “compassionate, expert care for adults and teens suffering from persistent pain utilizing an integrative approach – healing-oriented medicine that takes into account the whole person. Wisconsin Integrative Pain Specialists specializes in treating Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and related disorders such as hypermobility spectrum disorder.” Read more here.

Services:

“Wisconsin Integrative Pain Specialists, S.C. (WIPS) serves adult and teen patients and treats a full range of painful issues with compassionate, expert care. Chronic pain can be difficult to treat and may be due to a wide variety of causes which is why it is important to visit a practice that utilizes an integrative approach. WIPS is dedicated to treating all aspects of chronic pain and is focused on understanding your needs.”

Wisconsin Integrative Pain Specialists utilizes an integrative approach to help patients manage chronic pain conditions, such as those listed below: 

-headache

-low back pain

-joint pain

-chronic abdominal pain

-fatigue

-memory dysfunction

To learn more about the practice or to find contact information, please visit www.lindabluesteinmd.com.

About Dr. Linda Bluestein: 

“Dr. Linda Bluestein, M.D., has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. She received her Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at the prestigious Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. Before opening Wisconsin Integrative Pain Specialists, Dr. Bluestein practiced medicine in Wisconsin. In addition to Dr. Bluestein’s years of training in traditional medicine, she developed a keen interest in utilizing functional and integrative medicine to treat painful conditions after a personal experience with the limitations of traditional medicine. Linda S. Bluestein, M.D. is certified through the American Board of Anesthesiologists.

As a former ballet dancer, Dr. Bluestein has a unique interest in treating dancers, gymnasts, circus performers and other people at increased risk of hypermobility disorders. Her love of dance and genuine understanding of these athletes is paramount to accurately diagnosing and effectively treating these individuals.

Dr. Bluestein’s work focuses on empowering patients through education and improving the interaction between patients and their healthcare professionals.  Her true dedication to helping patients with chronic pain led her to volunteer her time with several different non-profit organizations.  As a Medical Consultant for EDS Wisconsin, Inc., a non-profit organization serving the needs of EDS patients throughout Wisconsin, Dr. Bluestein regularly volunteers her time conducting educational programming for patients and their families. As a volunteer member of the Medical Advisory Board for EDS Wellness, a national organization focused on empowering people with EDS and related disorders, Dr. Bluestein reaches a wide audience of patients striving for better health using an integrative approach. Dr. Bluestein is also a Professional Member of the Hypermobility Syndromes Association (HMSA), a dynamic charity based in the United Kingdom that offers the highest level of support and healthcare information to both patients and healthcare professionals. Dr. Alan Hakim and Professor Rodney Grahame, the two most distinguished researchers in the field of EDS and related disorders, lead this pre-eminent organization.”

Read more about Dr. Bluestein here.

About Jennifer Varga, M.P.H., R.D.:

“Jennifer Varga M.P.H., R.D. is a Registered Dietitian who completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Master’s in Public Health Nutrition from Loma Linda University. Jennifer’s specialty is utilizing the functionality of foods with their immune modulating and anti-inflammatory components to improve disease management. There are many outcomes of pain treatment that an optimal diet can positively impact such as sleep, energy and mental functioning. Certain dietary recommendations can curtail complications related to opioids as well as serve as positive adjuncts to chronic pain treatment. Jennifer is passionate about helping her clients discover the optimal balance of nourishing foods, exercise and living tips to help you live your most delicious life!

In addition to regularly providing consultation services to Dr. Bluestein, Jennifer is also available for individual consultation upon request.”

Related Links: 

– Interview with Dr. Linda Bluestein Part 2 (CMEs & Collaboration)

– Interview with Dr. Linda Bluestein (full-length)

 Pain Management for Patients with Hypermobility Disorders: Frequently Missed Causes of Chronic Pain’ – Open Access CME/Continuing Ed Activity Published by Dr. Linda Bluestein

EDS Wellness

Hypermobility Syndromes Association (HMSA) in the UK

EDS Awareness’ CME Program for Healthcare Providers

EDS Wisconsin

List of Resources from Dr. Bluestein’s website

***Post originally published on Strength/Flexibility/Health/EDS and is reshared with permission. This post is not to be viewed as an endorsement or advertisement by EDS Wellness. EDS Wellness is solely sharing hopeful information with our community and offering our congratulations to Dr. Bluestein.***