Geoffrey Tyson
Geoffrey L. Tyson, M.D.

Geoffrey L. Tyson, M.D.

Geoffrey L. Tyson, M.D.
Specialty

Pain Management

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Chronic Pain

  • Accepting Children: Unknown
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Unknown
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Unknown
Insurance Accepted:

Contact this office for accepted insurance plans.

Additional Information:

Pain Medicine

Personal Interests

Flying, sailing, skiing

Medical School

Temple University

Residency

University Of Washington Medical Center, Duke University Medical Center, Swedish Hospital and Medical Center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Fellowship(s)

University of Washing Div, of Cardiac Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

American Board of Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Addiction Medicine

Languages:

English, French

Professional Associations:

American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Pain Medicine, American Board of Addiction Medicine

Additional Information:

Pain Medicine

Steroid Injection Safety and Recent Spinal Meningitis Cases

During the past several weeks there has been much in the news about contaminated steroid compounds being used by pain management clinics around the country for steroid injection procedures. The result has been a significant number serious spinal meningitis cases, including some fatalities, in patients who received these injections. These tainted compounds have all been traced to a single company, the New England Compounding Center, located in Massachusetts. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) none of these compounds were shipped to Washington State. Nonetheless, this has raised questions of steroid injection safety among many patients who have received them as part of their pain management regime.

Steroid injections for the reduction of pain in specific areas have been used safely for decades by pain management specialists. They have been shown to be a viable and effective treatment option for a large number of patients who could not find adequate pain relief through other less invasive treatment methods. The issue surrounding the current crisis is not one of steroid injection safety or efficacy so much as it is one of ...

What is Pain Management About? (Part 2 of 2)

 A comprehensive approach to chronic pain management is more effective than medical management alone.

What is Pain Management About? (Part 1 of 2)

Patients in chronic pain come to their doctor to find relief and often have different expectations, and sometimes a less than complete understanding of what pain management constitutes.

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Offices

Geoffrey L. Tyson, M.D.
6808 220th Street S.W.
Suite 201
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Phone: 425-640-6976
Fax: 425-640-6977

9-5 Tuesday through Thursday

9-12 Friday


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