Dr. Joseph Crookshank III

Joseph W. Crookshank III, M.D., is an interventional pain management specialist and anesthesiologist. Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, 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 Medical Degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

Dr. Crookshank completed his internship 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 the 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 Carolina.

Dr. Crookshank is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management. 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. Dr. Crookshank joined Center for Orthopaedics in 2017.

As an 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.

Dr. Crookshank’s areas of specialization include:

  • Treatment of chronic and acute pain
  • Neuromodulation treatments
  • Non-opioid based management of chronic pain
  • Pharmacological research

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