Dr. Schwarz obtained his M.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and then completed his Surgery Residency at the University of Toledo, Board Certified in 1994. He was a Level-1 Trauma Surgeon/Clinical Instructor of Surgery at the University of Toledo, while publishing research at the University of Michigan in Plastic Surgery. After a sabbatical, he returned to the University of Michigan, was awarded several grants and research awards, while mentoring students and physicians in the Craniofacial Research Laboratory. Recognizing increased narcotic abuse in surgical and pain management patients, he pursued his interests in Addiction Medicine, completing a fellowship at St. John's Brighton Hospital, becoming Board Certified in 2010. While at Brighton, he initiated the first prospective study correlating addiction after gastric bypass surgery, published in 2010. He is a CLIA Certified, high-complexity urine toxicology laboratory director for several large pain clinics and a reference laboratory. He practices pain management and addiction/behavioral medicine utilizing clinical pharmacogenetics to improve patient care.
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Dr. Schwarz's Care Philosophy
1. I focus on establishing the correct diagnoses, rather than our all too common band-aid plan. 2. I follow our oath, " First do no harm". 3. All patients are screened with basic questionnaire forms; is there any depression or anxiety associated with the pain? 4. Then basic assessments for ADLs; activities of Daily Living. We are human, we make mistakes. Patients are not discharged for not rigidly following a plan, but we work together to improve. How can we help each other?
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schwarz to family and friends is 3.7 out of 5