Chronic Pain Management

Below are helpful resources for Chronic Pain Management:

Pain Specialists Available for Upper Peninsula Residents

Interventional Pain Management

Andrew Alshab, M.D.
War Memorial Hospital
16523 S. Water Tower Dr.
Kincheloe, MI 49788
Phone: 906-632-5849

Ali K Daha, M.D.
War Memorial Hospital
146 W. Spruce St.
Sault Saint Marie, MI 49783
Phone: 906-253-0113

Pain Diagnostics
Niagara, Wisconsin
1-888-293-2455 or 1-715-251-1783

Pain Clinics

UP Health System-Marquette
Brain and Spine Center
Marquette, Michigan
Referral Nurse: 906-225-7160
Fax: 906-225-7165 (Attn: Pain Management)

University of Michigan Back and Pain Center*
Ann Arbor, Michigan

* Out of the Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) network and a referral for prior authorization is required.

Additional Resources

UPHP Pain Management Services

Case Management/Care Coordination Referral Form

Clinical Practice Guidelines – Low Back Pain

Opioid Therapy in Chronic Pain Management

Suggested Readings:

“CDC Grand Rounds: Prescription Drug Overdoses – A U.S. Epidemic,” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), January 13, 2012, Volume 61, Number 1

“Interagency Guideline on Opioid Dosing for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: An Educational Aid to Improve Care and Safety with Opioid Therapy,” Agency Medical Directors’ Group (AMDG), 2010 Update

Mayo Clinic – Chronic Pain: Medication Decisions

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Prescription Opioids: What you Need to Know

Substance-Abuse Services

Central Diagnostic and Referrals (CDR)
Resources for individuals seeking community services for substance-abuse prevention or treatment
1-800-305-6564 or 1-906-225-7222

Marquette General Substance Abuse/Addiction Program
For evaluation appointments, call 1-906-225-3985

Narcotics Anonymous: Michigan Chapters

Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula

Great Lakes Recovery Centers, Inc.

Mental-Health Services

NorthCare Network
For UPHP Medicaid members who need mental-health services for severe mental illness or persons with developmental disabilities
1-888-333-8030 or 1-906-225-7254

    • Copper
    • Gogebic
    • Hiawatha
    • Northpointe
    • Pathways Behavioral Health

UPHP Medicaid Outpatient Behavioral-Health Benefit:

  • Twenty outpatient behavioral-health visits for mild to moderate mental illness per calendar year with no prior authorization required to see an in-plan behavioral-health provider.
  • Prior authorization is required to see out-of-plan providers.

Other Helpful Websites

Department of Veterans Affairs
Clinical Practice Guidelines for:

    • Opioid Therapy (OT) for Chronic Pain
    • Lower Back Pain (LBP)
    • Postoperative pain (POP)

Pain and Symptom Management: State of Michigan

Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS)

Controlled-Substance Utilization Information for Providers

Page Last Updated: 10/3/2018