Meet the Doctor!
Linda Stapleford Bluestein, M.D. is a Volunteer who works closely with EDS Wisconsin, Inc. She is a Mayo Clinic trained Physician Anesthesiologist with a special interest in chronic pain conditions especially amongst dancers. She believes in empowering patients through education.
Dr. Linda Bluestein, M.D., has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. She received her Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at the prestigious Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. Before opening Wisconsin Integrative Pain Specialists, Dr. Bluestein practiced medicine in Wisconsin. After a personal experience with the limitations of traditional medicine, Dr. Bluestein developed a keen interest in utlilizing functional and integrative medicine to comprehensively treat painful conditions. Linda S. Bluestein, M.D. is certified through the American Board of Anesthesiologists.
As a former ballet dancer, Dr. Bluestein has a unique interest in treating dancers, gymnasts, circus performers and other people at increased risk of hypermobility disorders. Her love of dance and genuine understanding of these athletes is paramount to accurately diagnosing and effectively treating these individuals.
Dr. Bluestein's work focuses on empowering patients through education and improving the interaction between patients and their healthcare professionals. Her true dedication to helping patients with chronic pain led her to volunteer her time with several different non-profit organizations.
As a Medical Consultant for EDS Wisconsin, Inc., a non-profit organization serving the needs of EDS patients throughout Wisconsin, Dr. Bluestein regularly volunteers her time conducting educational programming for patients and their families. As a volunteer member of the Medical Advisory Board for EDS Wellness, a national organization focused on empowering people with EDS and related disorders, Dr. Bluestein reaches a wide audience of patients striving for better health using an integrative approach. Dr. Bluestein is also a Professional Member of the Hypermobility Syndromes Association (HMSA), a dynamic charity based in the United Kingdom that offers the highest level of support and healthcare information to both patients and healthcare professionals. Dr. Alan Hakim and Professor Rodney Grahame, the two most distinguished researchers in the field of EDS and related disorders, lead this pre-eminent organization.
Dr. Bluestein's passion for educating other physicians about painful conditions that are often missed such as EDS and related disorders led her to develop the first ever online EDS Continuing Medical Education (CME) program for physicians with Chronic Pain Partners, an international non-profit organization for which she serves as a Volunteer Medical Consultant. This free program, fully funded by Chronic Pain Partners, has been hugely successful in raising awareness worldwide about EDS and related disorders.
Having completed intensive training, Dr. Bluestein was selected to serve as the Course Director for "The Healer's Art" at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin where she is an Assistant Professor. Impacting future generations of physicians, she shares with medical students the treasured values of the profession which include service and compassionate care as well as healing relationship and reverence for life.
View Dr. Bluestein's CV here.
Taken from http://lindabluesteinmd.com/
Dr. Bluestein's recently published Continuing Medical Education article, Pain Management in Hypermobility Disorders: Frequently Missed Causes of Chronic Pain is available here!
She also recently created this Quick Reference Guide about EDS Subtypes.
Be sure to check out her other resources below.
‘Pain Management for Patients with Hypermobility Disorders: Frequently Missed Causes of Chronic Pain’
Download the full PDF here by Central Wisconsin's very own Linda Stapleford Bluestein, MD.
Open Access CME/Continuing Ed Activity
By Linda Stapleford Bluestein, M.D.
After participating in this CME/CNE activity, the provider should be better able to:
Describe the various types of hypermobility.
Identify signs and symptoms of hypermobility spectrum disorders.
Develop treatment plans for patients with hypermobility disorders that address their specific and unique needs.
Hosted by EDS Wisconsin, Inc., Presented by Linda Bluestein, M.D.
May 25, 2017
Aspirus Medical Education Center, 425 Wind Ridge Dr., Wausau, WI 54401
Learn ways to reduce persistent pain by listening to a physician talk about her personal journey through pain and recovery.
Dr. Bluestein says "In my wildest dreams, I never imagined that I would return to the very same clinic I had trained in as a physician…18 years later….as the patient. Visiting the Mayo Clinic Pain Center was definitely NOT on my bucket list. But I made it through and stole my life back. A better life. A more authentic life. Neuroscience education helped me and I want to use it to help you feel better. I want to empower you…help you take your life back."
Dr. Bluestein is passionate about helping those who have pain, and she is very knowledgeable about Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders, and related conditions. Dr. Bluestein has volunteered many hours to help those in need. Thank you Dr. Bluestein for making a difference for those who have pain.