Welcome to River Cities Interventional Pain Specialists
Willis-Knighton and Blue Cross Blue Shield
Willis-Knighton and Blue Cross are in active dialogue regarding renewal of the agreement to provide care for members in our market. Blue Cross and Blue Shield payments are well below market rates. These payments are not sufficient to cover the inflationary costs and technological advances required to provide the best care to patients in WK’s hospitals, physician offices, as well as ancillary and outpatient care sites throughout Northwest Louisiana. Our 450 multispecialty providers value their relationship with their patients, and we hope that Blue Cross will continue to allow its members to receive the highest quality of care from physicians they know and trust.
At RCIPS, we offer many treatments which lead to successful recovery from an episode of low back or neck pain. Medications are usually most effective for short term relief as natural healing takes place.
If the pain becomes persistent or recurrent, we can determine the specific cause. This usually involves Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), specialized spinal injections, and a detailed examination by one of our pain specialists.
When a specific cause for the pain is found, there are effective nonsurgical treatment options that often can help you feel well enough to return to work or other activities. Usually, a tailored exercise program, medications and precise interventional techniques are used to reduce pain and avoid surgery.
We welcome consultation requests from your primary care provider or your surgeon. If you do not have a primary care provider or a surgeon, then please call our office and we will discuss our self-referral program with you. Call our office in Shreveport at (318) 212-3636 or Bossier City at (318) 212-7960. Please ask for the New Patient Coordinator. We look forward to seeing you in our office.