Find relief from chronic pain.

Pain is an individual experience. It can't be seen or measured and is as unique as a fingerprint. Acute pain, such as from a broken bone or recovery from surgery, is usually short-term and typically has no lasting effect. Chronic pain continues for an extended period of time and may affect work, relationships and self-esteem.

We've moved!

The HealthEast Pain Center has relocated to the St. John’s Hospital campus in Maplewood. In addition to new providers joining our team, we'll also be offering expanded services, including lab, light therapy and occupational therapy. The new Pain Center is located at:

1600 St. John's Blvd., Suite 101
Maplewood, MN 55109
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If you are a current patient, there is no need to transfer your medical records. All records will be available at the new location.

About HealthEast Pain Center

We help people who live with chronic pain from a variety of causes and offer treatment for conditions such as:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Neuropathies, including causalgia
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
  • Postherpetic neuralgia
  • Cancer pain
  • Pelvic pain

You must be referred to the Pain Center by your primary care doctor or a specialist. After an initial assessment and physical exam, we'll design a program specifically for you. Procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, allowing you to keep a regular daily routine.

Refer a patient to HealthEast Pain Center

To refer patients, please submit the Pain Center referral form, along with pertinent history and physical exam, MRI/radiology results and current medication list.

Faxing information

The Pain Center referral form and patient information can be faxed to:


HealthEast Pain Center

Located on the St. John’s Hospital campus in Maplewood

New patient form

Prior to your first appointment, please complete the First Appointment Intake form and bring it with you to your first appointment.

Comprehensive services

Often patients require a treatment plan that involves a variety of services including procedures, medication management, physical therapy and intervention. Under our care management program, these services are coordinated through our office to assure a collaborative approach as we work to reduce and relieve your pain and return you to an active life.

Contact HealthEast Pain Center


We'll design a program specifically for you.

Procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, allowing you to keep a regular daily routine.

Pre-register for your procedure

Complete a pre-registration form before your outpatient procedure at any of the locations at right. You can either fill out the form below or call HealthEast Pre-registration at 651-232-5855.
Pre-register now

For procedures at:

HealthEast Heart Care
HealthEast Optimum Rehabilitation
HealthEast Pain Center
HealthEast Sleep Care
HealthEast Vascular Center


Bethesda Hospital
St. John's Hospital
St. Joseph's Hospital
Woodwinds Health Campus

HealthEast MyChart

Now offering eVisits

Using HealthEast MyChart, you can have eVisits, request appointments, send secure messages to your provider, review test results and much more. It's the online connection to your health – where you're at, when you want it.

Pain Center Specialists

At HealthEast Pain Center, you will be treated by a team of professionals with advanced training in pain management. Our doctors practice current pain management therapies and regularly attending classes and seminars in new techniques. Our doctors are spinal interventionalists and are board certified.


Fadi Alhatem, MD
Pain Management

James V. Anderson, MD
Brian A. Erickson, MD

Allison Flaherty, LPCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Jacqueline Higgins, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

Crystal Montgomery, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

Debra L. Trost, LICSW

Rachel Warnsholz, PA-C
Physician Assistant

HealthEast Pain Center

We've moved! The Pain Center has relocated to the St. John’s Hospital campus in Maplewood.

Pain Center
1600 St. John's Blvd., Suite 101
Maplewood, MN 55109

Narcotic and non-narcotic medication management

Patients who are candidates for the medication management program are closely monitored to safely relieve their pain and minimize the dependence on narcotic medications. Patients who enter this program are required to comply with and sign a narcotic treatment agreement and are subject to random urine sampling.