John Claude Krusz, PhD, MD, Health Guide
Location: Dallas, TX, United States
Bio: Pain Management Specialist, Founder of the Anodyne PainCare Cente
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Dr. John Claude Krusz is a prominently recognized expert in the fields of pain, headache and Migraine treatment. In addition to being an outstanding clinician, he is also a researcher and author and is an expert on our sister HealthCentral site MyMigraineConnection, where he answers questions weekly for the “Ask the Clinician” column.
Education and Certification:
Dr. Krusz received his Ph.D. in neuropharmacology from State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in 1975 and his Medical Degree from State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine in 1983. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and also the American Board of Forensic Examiners. He is board certified in Pain Management, EEG and Quantitative Electroencephalography, and recently was Subspecialty Certified in Headache Medicine (in the first group to do so).
Dr. Krusz is Vice President of the American Board of Electroencephalography and Neurophysiology. He serves as a Medical Advisor on the Board of Directors of MAGNUM; serves on the Editorial Board of the American Academy of Pain Management and the Journal of Headache and Pain. "Dr. K" was elected to the Board of Directors of the Texas Pain Society and is in the SIG for Refractory Headaches in the American Headache Society.
Research and Clinical Practice:
Dr. Krusz has been involved in extensive research in the area of headache, pain mood disorders and traumatic brain injury. He is in private practice in Neurology in Dallas, and serves as the head of his multidisciplinary clinic, the Anodyne Headache and PainCare Center.
Primary Areas of Interest:
Dr. Krusz's primary areas of interest include evaluation and novel treatments of headache, Migraine disease, pain syndromes and neurobehavioral disorders. He is highly interested in outpatient treatment issues, especially intravenous acute management of Migraine and pain symptoms. Neuropsychiatric interests include traumatic brain injury, Tourette's Syndrome, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder and Deaf and Hard of hearing problems. He helped found the National Deaf People's Institute in Dallas.
Office Contact Information:
John Claude Krusz, Ph.D., M.D.
ANODYNE Headache and PainCare
5446 Glen Lakes Drive
Dallas, Texas 75231
Philosophy of Dr. Krusz's Clinical Practice:
Over many years of treating patients with many kinds of pain flare-ups, Dr. Krusz found it very frustrating to admit 200 patients per year to a very large urban hospital system. Precertifying and admitting through the emergency room during the flare-up disrupted patient care in the office clinic setting.
Dealing with multiple delays, inefficiencies, and nursing problems were barriers to getting the job done in a timely manner on behalf of the patient, who was there to have their symptoms treated. His conclusion was that the hospital is NOT the real world for the patient. He felt a new treatment system had to be developed. After all, it was the same distance for the person to go to the ER as it was to come to Anodyne Headache and PainCare.
About 11 years ago, Dr Krusz began to expand on the smaller number of patients he treated with IV therapy in the outpatient setting. His new office was in a converted former home with a cozy setting, very different from the hospital-based office that was used before this transformation.
Consistently seeing the same practitioner and staff, who cared about your symptoms, is a more nurturing experience for the patient. Dimmable lighting, a quiet environment, lights out during treatment make for a homelike and soothing setting. Dr. Krusz believes it’s not just about the medication approaches used in the clinic, but the treatment environment is very important as well.
Very simply, Anodyne Headache and PainCare is more efficient, gets much more effective treatment results than other settings, is more caring of the patient's needs and is significantly less expensive. Often, people will call with a headache, migraine or pain flare-up and they can be brought in to the clinic within the hour, depending how far away they are. People from further away have jumped on a plane and gone back home the same day. Texas is a huge place but they do have a very efficient Southwest Airline system. You can get to Anodyne Headache and PainCare from anywhere in Texas or neighboring states in a short time with inexpensive fares.
Dr. Krusz has a host of IV treatments available and some of them, if they help, can even be self-administered, given by family or administered in an ER setting. Some of the medications are specific to the clinic and not readily available elsewhere.
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