for Behavioral Pain Management
The Lemons Center’s highly-personalized client care 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 that 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 our comprehensive behavioral pain management day program, individual behavioral pain management care program, chronic pain physical therapy and medication reconciliation programs into team-recommended plans.
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 and 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.