Occasionally, group members have loved ones experiencing extreme pain. Generally, I
recommend families consult the American Pain Society website (americanpainsociety.org) to learn if there are any clinical centers of excellence in pain management nearby.
In Northern California, recent awardees of the status “clinical centers of excellence in pain management” include:
* Stanford University, Division of Pain Medicine (2012)
* UCSF Pain Management Center and UCSF PainCARE, San Francisco (2007)
* UCD, Center for Pain Medicine, Sacramento (2010)
See the past recipients of the award here: