Raed Rahman, DO
Medical Director of Pain Management and Interventional Pain Medicine Physician
Midwestern Regional Medical Center
"At Cancer Treatment Centers of America, I have the opportunity to improve the lives of patients who deal with pain daily. It is a rewarding feeling to help patients become more active and functional in their lives."
- Raed Rahman, DO
Osteopathic Medical Degree
- Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship / Residency
- Internal Medicine - Cook County Hospital, Chicago
- Anesthesiology - Cook County Hospital
- Pain Management - University of Chicago Medical Center
- Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine & Hospice & Palliative Medicine - American Board of Anesthesiology
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Practicing Since: 2011
Raed Rahman, DO, knows how debilitating pain can be. “Sometimes pain can be the last thought on your mind before you go to bed, or the first thought you have upon awakening in the morning," he says. "It can control your life.”
But, Dr. Rahman emphasizes there are a number of options, such as medications, interventional pain-relieving procedures, acupuncture and mind-body medicine, that can help people manage their pain.
“Every person is different and their personal history of pain plays a role in their management of it,” he explains. “It is important for me to help patients understand the cause of their pain and what options are available to help them.”
In July 2011, Dr. Rahman signed on as Medical Director of Pain Management at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center. He says from the get-go, he’s been impressed with the patient-centered care at CTCA. Dr. Rahman adds, “All of the staff members treat patients with great respect, kindness and professionalism.”
“I have been a patient in the past myself, so I try to be the doctor who is compassionate, friendly, funny and personable,” says Dr. Rahman of his approach to patient care. “Also, if it is OK with patients, I like to involve their close family and friends in appointments.”
Dr. Rahman adds, “Nowadays patients utilize the Internet, television and other resources to gather information on a particular health issue to be better informed. I encourage patients to seek out information as much as they like, and I will do my best to filter out what’s fact and what’s myth.”
Dr. Rahman earned an osteopathic medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University. He received a bachelor’s degree from Saint Xavier University in Chicago.
Most recently, Dr. Rahman completed a pain management fellowship at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He completed an internal medicine internship in addition to an anesthesiology residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.
Dr. Rahman served as a clinical investigator for pain management and anesthesiology research studies conducted at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Cook County Hospital. He has also presented on anesthesiology and pain management topics at clinical conferences.
He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.
Dr. Rahman practices three medical disciplines in order to serve as a model for cancer pain management at CTCA - anesthesiology, pain medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Rahman performs the following pain medicine procedures:
- caudal, lumbar, thoracic and cervical epidural steroid blocks
- patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps
- patient-controlled epidural (PCEA) pumps
- trigger point injections
- blocks of somatic and visceral cancer pain syndromes
- facet joint injections
- minor and major joint and bursa injections
- tunneled peripheral catheter placements for various nerve sheaths
- radiofrequency ablative procedures
- intraspinal catheters for intrathecal opioid trials and implanted infusion devices (pain pumps)
- spinal cord stimulator/dorsal column stimulator
- ultrasound-guided procedures
- anatomical landmark guided procedures
- minimally invasive lumbar decompression
Dr. Rahman proudly served in the United States Army Reserve for eight years. Married with three daughters, he devotes his spare time to his family and friends. He enjoys reading, going to church, exercising and keeping up with Chicago sports teams.
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