About This Clinic
UT Health Austin’s Comprehensive Pain Management Clinic diagnoses, treats, and manages complex pain conditions in adult patients (18 years and older). We work with you and your referring provider to create a patient-centered care plan with treatment goals tailored to your needs. Please read the notice below regarding the discontinuation of this clinical service on August 31, 2020.
At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines caring for you in one place, often during the same appointment, to avoid having to schedule multiple appointments with providers at locations all over the city. The Comprehensive Pain Management Clinic care team includes pain management specialists, anesthesiologists, physiatrists, physical therapists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurse practitioners or physician assistants, pharmacists, and more, who work together to help you get back to the things in your life that matter most to you.
We collaborate with our colleagues at The University of Texas at Austin and the Dell Medical School to utilize the latest research and treatment techniques, allowing us to provide you with innovative treatment options. We practice whole-person care, which means in addition to conventional pain treatments, such as medications and injections, we implement exercise and strengthening, address sleep problems, and teach coping and mindfulness skills so patients can focus on the productive and meaningful aspects of their lives. Imaging and lab testing are also available on-site if needed.
Once our clinic receives a referral from your referring provider, members of the Comprehensive Pain Management Clinic care team will identify any existing records of treatment in the UT Health Austin System and communicate with your referring provider to obtain needed medical records and other information. If you have received medical treatment from a provider other than your referring provider, your care team will contact you to receive a written Authorization to Receive Medical Records from your other provider(s). The Comprehensive Pain Management Clinic generally will not schedule your initial appointment until it has received all relevant records. Once all records have been received and reviewed, the UTHA Access Center will contact you to schedule your initial appointment.
To explore FAQs regarding your upcoming appointment, please click here.
Please do not expect to be prescribed opioids or other narcotics during your initial visit. Except in the most extenuating circumstances, we do not prescribe opioids or other narcotics during a patient’s initial appointment. We often either significantly reduce or completely eliminate a patient’s chronic use of a conventional opioid medication.
Since opening in the Fall of 2017, the goal of UT Health Austin has been to provide innovative, comprehensive, whole-person care for all Central Texans.
As part of addressing the challenges we are all facing during this unprecedented time, we regret to announce that UT Health Austin has made the difficult decision to discontinue operations in the Comprehensive Pain Management Clinic.
Although we are no longer scheduling new patient visits, Thomas Vetter, M.D., Adnan Khan, M.D., and their clinical team will remain available to provide follow–up appointments through August 31, 2020. Please contact us at 1-833-882-2737 to schedule your follow-up appointment.
Continuing to receive appropriate medical care is essential. Therefore, we recommend that existing pain management patients establish a relationship with another qualified physician provider as soon as possible. Please contact your primary care physician or provider, the Travis County Medical Society, or your health insurance plan for a referral to a new physician or provider.
Your medical records are confidential and a copy can be transferred to another doctor or released to you only through your permission. A signed HIPAA Authorization for Release of Information form is necessary to release a copy of your medical records to you or a new physician outside of UT Health Austin. This authorization form is also available on the UT Health Austin website, for your convenience, at www.uthealthaustin.org/patient-resources/medical-records. Our Health Information Management team will work with you to provide a smooth transition of your medical record to your new provider’s office.
If you need immediate or emergency care, you can obtain emergency care at the Emergency Department at the Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas or another emergency medicine facility in your area.
We appreciate and thank you for your trust over the past few years.
UT Health Austin Physicians and Staff
Conditions We Treat
Central Post-Stroke Pain
Chronic Post-Surgical Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Low Back Pain
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Non-Cardiac Chest Pain
Peripheral Neuropathic Pain
Phantom Limb Pain
Sciatica and Neurogenic Claudication
Spinal Cord Injury Pain
Thoracic Spine Pain
Urogenital and Pelvic Pain
Vertebral Compression Fractures
Vertiflex for Spinal Stenosis
Services We Provide
Interventional Procedures We Perform
Comprehensive Pain Management New Patient Questionnaire (PDF) - please print, complete, and bring to your first appointment
Manejo Integral del dolor Cuestionario para Paciente Nuevo (PDF) - por favor imprima, complete, y traiga a su primera cita
Follow-Up Patient Questionnaire (PDF)
Cuestionario de seguimiento para Paciente (PDF)