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Edward Covington, MD, was trained in psychiatry at Mayo Clinic. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in psychiatry, with added qualifications in addiction psychiatry and pain management. He is also certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine.
Dr. Covington founded the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program at Cleveland Clinic in 1979 and has served as its Director since that time. He developed a hospital pain consultation service for the diagnosis and management of problematic acute, chronic and malignant pain.
Dr. Covington has published articles and chapters on subjects related to the psychology, physiology and pharmacology of chronic pain. He is a reviewer for the Clinical Journal of Pain, and a member of the Editorial Review Board for Pain Medicine and lectures nationally and internationally on subjects related to chronic pain.
He has been active in medical organizations and served as President of the Ohio Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Pain Medicine. He serves as Secretary of the American Board of Pain Medicine and is a longtime member of the Board of Directors of the American Chronic Pain Association.
chronic pain, management of chronic pain and headache, pain management
Innovations & Patents
Developed chronic pain rehabilitation program for functional restoration of patients with chronic non-cancer pain unresponsive to medical/surgical treatments. Provides pain reduction, physical rehabilitation and psychological coping skills to restore quality of life to pain sufferers.
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