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Linda Bluestein, M.D.

Dr. Linda Bluestein is at the forefront of research on pain, hypermobility and dance medicine and has written and lectured extensively on the topics of pain neuroscience, chronic pain, hypermobility disorders, nutrition and mental wellness particularly as they relate to dancers. She repeatedly receives top reviews from medical students for her teaching abilities and is a member of the clinical faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin.

Linda Bluestein, M.D. has over 20 years of experience caring for patients and is the founder of Wisconsin Integrative Pain Specialists, a practice devoted to the holistic treatment of those experiencing persistent pain. Dr. Bluestein received her Medical Degree (M.D.) from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine and completed her internship and anesthesiology residency at the prestigious Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota.  Dr. Bluestein specializes in treating patients with connective tissue disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) and related disorders. She also treats the fatigue, memory dysfunction, sleep disturbances, and mood disorders that commonly co-exist with these painful conditions. Dr. Bluestein places a strong emphasis on the therapeutic relationship between the physician and patient and is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiologists.

 

As a former ballet dancer for over 25 years, Dr. Bluestein has a unique interest in treating dancers, gymnasts, circus performers and other people at increased risk of hypermobility disorders. She still dances and her love of dance and genuine understanding of these athletes is paramount to accurately diagnosing and effectively treating dancers.  She is a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science and the Performing Arts Medicine Association. Dr. Bluestein is also certified in Performing Arts Medicine and is a member of the Resources Committee for the Dance Healthy Alliance of Canada.

 

In addition to her pain clinic practice, Dr. Bluestein volunteers much of her time to several non-profit organizations.  Through her work with EDS Awareness, Dr. Bluestein helped create the first online EDS CME (Continuing Medical Education) program and she continues to serve as the program’s Physician Director. Dr. Bluestein is an integral member of the Board of Directors of EDS Wellness, Inc. where she also serves as the Director of Education. As the Medical Consultant for EDS Wisconsin, Inc., Dr. Bluestein regularly volunteers her time conducting educational programming for EDS patients and their families.  

 

To read more about Dr. Bluestein, or to learn about Wisconsin Integrative Pain Specialists, please visit http://www.wisconsinintegrativepainspecialists.org.

 

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