for Chronic Pain Rehabilitation
The Lemons Center’s highly-personalized client care and works very well in tandem with the traditional Medical Model approach. When pain has persisted long after the expected healing time, it is considered to be chronic. Chronic pain does not respond to the same treatments which alleviate acute pain and a different approach is necessary. Chronic pain effects every part of someone's life, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Chronic pain management requires a holistic approach.
We integrate psychology and physical therapy into our comprehensive programs for a team centered approach for pain management.
These proven services provide four major patient benefits:
1) improved quality of life
2) reduced utilization of healthcare services (less doctor visits; trips to the hospital; etc)
3) reduced pain
4) significant cost savings.
Jim Lemons, Ed.D.
Director and Psychologist
Dr. Jim Lemons received his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Nebraska and has been a pioneer in the field of pain management ever since. Serving on the staff of the Mayo Clinic was the beginning of his work in the area of medical psychology. Dr. Lemons is a Kansas licensed psychologist and on the National Registry of Health Providers in Psychology. He also holds memberships in the American Academy of Pain Management, The American Psychological Association, The American Pain Society and its affiliate the Midwest Pain Society. Dr. Lemons firmly believes that “effective care for people with medical problems requires optimal use of their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual resources.”
Dr. Lemons is the recipient of the American Academy of Pain Management’s 2015 Continuing Education Excellence Award. This award recognizes the demonstration of his commitment to the field of pain management.
Office Manager/Case Manager
Tiffany has her Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management. Prior to taking on her current role at The Lemons Center, she spent 12 years of her professional focus in a large hospital in Kansas City. Tiffany works closely with our clients and their insurance carriers to assure everyone understands their financial obligations BEFORE receiving treatment. Her goal is to help each client as much as she can with the "out of pocket" expenses in order to not let finances be a barrier between the client and their chronic pain. She also manages the Lemons Center office in making it organized, efficient,developing programs and serving our clients in giving them the best exeperiences and outcomes in managing their chronic pain.
Director of Physical Therapy
Mindi Bret, Adminstrative Assistant
Mindi has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. She taught 2nd grade for many years before becoming a stay at home mom. Mindi loves meeting and greeting all the patients here at the Lemons Center. She also enjoys informing patients the many aspects offered here at the Lemons Center and helping them with anything they may need.
Mindi is married with 3 daughters and loves spending time traveling and being with family and friends.