Managing Director of Acute Pain Therapies
Dr. Fisk’s role as the director of a hospital based pain service, research, and presentations about opioid use and over-prescription of opiate-based drugs in America inspired him to specialize in the most effective, cutting edge methods for treating pain common to surgical procedures. He has developed techniques for caring for patients suffering from acute surgical and traumatic pain, nerve pain as occurs in CRPS, as well as chronic joint pain. Identifying a need for multidisciplinary pain and physical rehabilitation services prompted him to open the practice Acute Pain Therapies with a focus on perioperative pain control, functional status and mental well being.
Dr. Fisk began his medical career at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, serving as an anesthesiologist to veterans in Seattle. There he founded and served as the director of the Division of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia. Among his accomplishments there: standardizing nerve blocks and catheters for surgical patients, making ketamine infusions protocols that enabled this medication to become available to all patients for post-operative pain control, and teaching doctors and other staff members at the VA how to manage post-operative pain more effectively.
Born in Santa Monica, CA, Dr. Fisk currently lives in Issaquah, WA with his wife Ani and young son Jonah. He is an accomplished martial artist with several black belts and currently studies Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He’s also a classically-trained pianist. His native language is English but he also able to converse in Spanish, French, and to a lesser extent, Japanese. The practice and rounds at Overlake Hospital keep him busy, but when he does have a little down-time, his favorite way to spend it is by taking a long, peaceful walk with his wife Ani, his son Jonah, and Yuki, their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
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