Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Sierra Tucson to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Sierra Tucson.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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Bennet E. Davis, MD

Director of the Pain Recovery Program

Bennet E. Davis, MD, is the director of the Pain Recovery Program at Sierra Tucson. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Davis completed his undergraduate work at Stanford University in Stanford, CA, and received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He then trained in orthopedic surgery and anesthesiology at the University of New Mexico and University of California, Irvine. He completed his fellowship in Manchester, England, after finishing residency training.

Dr. Davis served as founder and director of the University of Arizona Pain Center from 1995 to 2002, where he was also director of the Pain Fellowship Program and co-founding faculty of the Arizona Cancer Center. In 2002, he and his colleagues founded Arizona’s first and only adult pain clinic to achieve American Pain Society Center of Excellence, The Integrative Pain Center of Arizona, which operated as one of the nation’s few models for interdisciplinary pain care until November 2017.

He is involved in organized medicine as past president of the Pima County Medical Society, and is active on a national level in teaching as medical director for CHC Pain ECHO, a telemedicine teaching program for primary care providers across the nation. He serves on numerous advisory boards for health policy. His latest article, “A Patient Centered Approach to Tapering Opioids” was featured in The Journal of Family Practice in 2019 and addresses the adverse how not screening for trauma has prevented us from effectively addressing the opioid crisis.

Presentations by Bennet E. Davis, MD:

“The Pain of Trauma, the Trauma of Pain,” 28th Annual Southwestern Conference on Medicine; Tucson, AZ; (05/02/19)

Bennet Davis, MD; “What Neuroscience Can and Can’t Answer: An Informed Look at Pain,” Austin, TX, (02/21/19)

“The Pain of Trauma, the Trauma of Pain,” San Francisco Bay, CA; (11/08/18)

“The Pain of Trauma, the Trauma of Pain,” San Diego, CA; (09/17/18)

“The Pain of Trauma, the Trauma of Pain,” PAPNA Monthly Meeting, Austin, TX; (08/22/18)

“Compassion Fatigue,” Southwest School for Behavioral Health Conference; Jaime Vinck, MC, LPC, NCC & Bennet Davis, MD, Tucson, AZ; (08/16/18)

“Pain Treatment,” Seattle, WA; (06/19/18)

“Pain Treatment,” Portland, OR; (06/18/18)

“The Evolution of Pain Medicine: The Pain of Trauma, The Trauma of Pain,” New York Symposium, New York, NY; (04/27/18)

“What Neuroscience Can and Can’t Answer: An Informed Look at Pain,” Phoenix Be Informed Breakfast, Phoenix, AZ; (03/14/18)

“What Neuroscience Can and Can’t Answer: An Informed Look at Pain,” Tucson Be Informed Breakfast, Tucson, AZ; (03/07/18)

“Pain, Trauma & Opioids,” Arizona Opioid Summit, Phoenix, AZ; (02/15/18)

“Changing the Paradigm in the Management of Chronic Pain and Substance Use Disorder in Texas,” Dell Medical School Summit, Austin, TX; (02/03/18)

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