Center for Pain Medicine to open clinic in Grand Forks
A Fargo-based pain clinic and surgery center will soon be opening a branch in Grand Forks.
The Center for Pain Medicine will be opening its Grand Forks branch on Oct. 14, at 119 S. Columbia Road. The clinic will be open on a limited basis at first, then expand its operating hours in the future.
“We are going to be doing every other Monday, so it will be the 14th and then the 28th, to initially start,” said Dr. Dustin Goetz. “Based off the need, we’ll start to expand after that.”
The center specializes in interventional pain management and focuses on treating spine- and joint-related painful conditions, and chronic migraine-related treatments.
Initial consults and clinic visits will happen at the Grand Forks center, and patients will need to travel to Fargo for interventional pain management treatment, until the clinic is fully established.
“We just want to assess what the actual need is going to be, but our goal is to have the surgery center opened up in about a year,” said Goetz.
Goetz will be one of the main doctors available to treat patients, though clinic owner Dr. Majid Ghazi also may intermittently see patients at the new branch.
The clinic is expanding in Grand Forks to better serve people in the region.
“We probably see a couple of patients every week, either by physician or self-referral coming down,” said Goetz. “That was one of the reasons we wanted to open the Grand Forks clinic, is just to provide a little more convenience for those patients. The chronic pain population, it’s difficult to make that commute, and if we can at least cut down one of those appointments, that was our goal.”
The Center for Pain Medicine will lease space in The Heart Institute of North Dakota, so the building will host both clinics. The clinic’s signage is expected to be up in mid-October.
Goetz is from Sterling, N.D., and attended UND. He said it feels good to be opening a clinic in Grand Forks and added that his children are looking forward to seeing UND Fighting Hawks hockey games.
“I’m excited to be back up there,” he said.