Progressive Rehabilitation Associates in Portland, Oregon Names New Pain Center Director

Portland, OR, August 01, 2013 --( Progressive Rehabilitation Associates - PRA - announced John Reichle, MD, MPH, has been named medical director of their Pain Management Center in Portland, Oregon. As medical director, Dr. Reichle will now be leading the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team in providing and coordinating quality medical services for patients with pain diagnoses.

PRA founder, Gregory T. Smith, Ph.D. shares, "Dr. Reichle has distinguished himself over the years at PRA as a very thoughtful and comprehensive physician, a compassionate medical doctor on the Pain Team and as an excellent diagnostician. His work with patients demonstrates a clear understanding of the personal and social consequences of chronic pain and has been instrumental in assisting many people to improve their function and quality of life. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Reichle."A life-long Oregonian, Dr. Reichle is a graduate of Oregon Health and Sciences University. He completed his residency training at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Reichle has been a staff physician with PRA for 9 years and is board certified in occupational medicine. In addition to occupational medicine, his post-doctorate training has included areas of public health and general surgery.

Dr. Reichle is no stranger to the pain associated with acute and chronic injuries, having spent over 21 years as an occupational medicine specialist in the Portland area. “It’s a real privilege to work for PRA,” said Reichle. “We try to help patients to better understand their condition. With the help of a skilled interdisciplinary team, patients can develop appropriate skills and strategies with which to better manage their pain, improve their daily function and quality of life."

About PRA – A recognized medical rehabilitation center in Portland, OR providing CARF accredited, comprehensive, patient-centered rehabilitation programs for individuals with acute, sub-acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain that affects their health, productivity and quality of life. Functional restoration programs also include work hardening / conditioning and acquired and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. A provider of PGAP™ with MDs able to assume AP status in workers’ comp cases. Also offers a pain rehabilitation program, individual & behavioral health services and a free chronic pain support group at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, WA. Visit
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