Joseph Crookshank III, MD, is an Interventional Pain
Management Specialist and Anesthesiologist.
Originally from Lake Charles, Dr. Crookshank is a graduate
of Barbe High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
from McNeese State University in Lake Charles and a Doctor of Medicine from
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.
Dr. Crookshank completed his intern year in Internal
Medicine at Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge, and his residency in
Anesthesiology at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. While at Ochsner, he
was elected and served as Academic Chief Resident. He chose to further
specialize by completing an ACGME accredited Fellowship in Interventional Pain
Management at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North
interventional pain management specialist, Dr. Crookshank’s goal is to reduce,
manage, and mitigate chronic and acute pain to improve and restore functionality,
quality of life, and ability to perform activities of daily living. These goals
are achieved through minimally invasive, pathology-directed outpatient
interventions. Interventional pain management treatment also strives to help
patients return to their productive everyday activities as quickly as possible
without reliance on medications. Throughout his medical education and
post-graduate training, Dr. Crookshank has been involved in numerous advanced
clinical research studies. He has a special interest in neuromodulation,
nonopioid based management of chronic pain, and pharmacological research.
Dr. Crookshank is
board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is a member of the
American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional
Anesthesiologists, North American Neuromodulation Society, International
Neuromodulation Society, and served as a member of the American Board of
Anesthesiology Resident House of Delegates. He is also Interventional Pain
Medicine board eligible, with expected certification this month.
Joseph Crookshank III, M.D.
Center for Orthopaedics
1747 Imperial Blvd.
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605