Welcome to the Legacy Good Samaritan Pain Management Center
We look forward to meeting you at your upcoming consultation appointment with our multidisciplinary clinic. If you are seeking relief for chronic pain, Legacy offers a complete approach. Legacy Pain Management Centers feature experts in addressing pain, and we take an overall approach to treating our patients.
Our goal is to restore your quality of life and help regain a more active lifestyle or improve your ability to do daily tasks. Our patients take an active role in their care and learn how to better manage their pain.
Please note: To make an appointment, you must have a referral from your doctor. Please contact your doctor for a referral. We will contact you once we have a chance to look over your information.
- Providing options for pain relief
- Evaluating patients for pain medication
- Teaching patients skills for coping
- Providing physical therapy
- Helping with behavior
- Offering help with mind/body approaches such as sleep, relaxation, nutrition and exercise
- Offering education and support groups
- Working with patients in the hospital
- Providing pain management before surgery
Help with other types of pain
We can help with all types of chronic pain, including:
- Palliative (comfort) care
- Muscular dystrophy
- Spasticity in children
- We also offer services for implanted pump and spinal cord stimulators and MAP programs.
How we approach pain
We see chronic pain as a problem of the whole body, no matter how or where the pain started for you. Pain affects you far more deeply than where you feel it; there are also changes your whole body, your brain and emotions, and all must be treated to regain control of pain and your life.
- Your treatment starts after one or more of our specialists gives you a complete evaluation.
- Our goal is to get you back to the activities, relationships and other things that pain keeps you from doing. We teach you skills to help you do that. Such skills are how to move and exercise without causing more pain; how to manage stress; and ways to improve sleep.
- Over time, most of our patients find that their pain levels begin to go down. They begin to feel more confident and happier with their lives.
- While we sometimes offer medication or injections, we believe that education and coping skills are keys to long-lasting pain control. We offer free classes to help you get started.
What about pain medications?
- Please be aware that our providers do not prescribe at your first visit. Any medication refills in the meantime need to come from your referring provider.
- Our medical providers typically recommend non-opioid and/or low-dose opioid medications for pain.
- If you are already on opioids, they may offer to help you taper down or off, or give you recommendations on how to do so. We have been able to help many patients successfully manage pain while decreasing their opiate use.
- If your referring provider will not prescribe any more medication, talk with your doctor about how to safely taper your medications. If you are out of medication, talk with your doctor about managing withdrawal. Unfortunately we cannot take over your prescription medications in such a situation.
We accept most major health insurance plans. Our insurance staff is happy to assist you with your insurance.
In preparation for your appointment, we will contact your insurance carrier to verify coverage and obtain authorization for treatment prior to your appointment. We will attempt to contact you if we learn that your insurance will not cover your care here. Please notify us of changes in insurance before the day of your appointment so that we may still provide this service for you.
For Oregon patients, we accept most forms of Medicaid, which typically pays for at least a one-time consult. Depending on your plan and pain issue, you may be eligible for additional visits. Unfortunately, at this time we have limited availability and the wait may be several months out.
Eve Klein, M.D.
Thomas Schrattenholzer, M.D.
Kate Thompson, M.N., FNP, PMHNP
Legacy Pain Management Center–Good Samaritan
A department of Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Good Samaritan Building 3, Suite 345
1130 N.W. 22nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97210
Clinic Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Legacy Pain Management Center–Salmon Creek
Medical Office Building B, Suite 265
2101 N.E. 139th St.
Vancouver, WA 98686
Clinic Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.