Pain Specialists of Iowa
Dr. Jolene Smith graduated from medical school at Des Moines University and went on to complete her intern year, anesthesiology residency, and pain medicine fellowship at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. During her fellowship training, Dr. Smith gained extensive experience in interventional pain medicine techniques, including those involving the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine. This experience, combined with the holistic and hands-on training she received during medical school, afford her the ability to treat the entire patient. After moving back to Des Moines in 2015, Dr. Smith began working in private practice as a pain management physician, where she manages medications, performs interventional procedures, and implants devices to treat pain arising from various conditions. Her academic interests include cannabinoids for pain, the treatment of cancer pain, neuromodulation, and regenerative medicine/orthobiologics; she has given numerous talks at local, regional, and national conferences on these and other topics. Dr. Smith is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Specialty Medicine at Des Moines University and has co-developed a special topics course that is currently in its second year. A lifelong learner, Dr. Smith is currently pursuing a master’s degree in cannabis medicine at Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Smith believes regenerative medicine/orthobiologics represents the future of pain management for many conditions. Her specialty training in osteopathic medicine, pain medicine, interventional spine techniques, and Regenexx procedures allow Dr. Smith to diagnose and treat each patient’s pain individually, based on their particular life circumstances and functional goals. She is a firm believer in the biopsychosocial model of pain management that operates at the intersection of patient support systems, psychological/behavioral health, and biologic conditions. As someone who lives with chronic back pain herself, Dr. Smith has a unique window into the pain experience of her patients.
Dr. Smith lives in the Des Moines metropolitan area and enjoys being outside, hiking, birdwatching, amateur astronomy, CrossFit, and is being roped into doing martial arts with her family that includes 4 cats.
Areas treated: Cervical Spine, Lumbar Spine, Thoracic Spine
Areas TreatedCervical Spine, Lumbar Spine, Thoracic Spine
Westminster, CO 80021