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Crossing Rivers Health Expands Access To Pain Management

Hospital news | Friday, July 27, 2018

Prairie du Chien, WI – Pain can be crippling. Even common diseases like arthritis may be hard to live with. Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care in Prairie du Chien is expanding access to pain management. The expanded Pain Management team consists of a board certified medical doctor and nurse anesthetist. Amarjit Virdi, MD, and Todd Schissel, CRNA, specialize in pain management and provide a full range of treatment options, not limited to: Arthritis pain; back, neck, and head pain; chronic pain; fibromyalgia pain; myofascial pain; neuropathic pain; and post-surgical pain.

Dr. Virdi attended medical school at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Burla, India. He performed his residency in anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and his fellowship in pain medicine at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Schissel performed undergraduate studies at Mount Mercy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He received his master’s degree from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois and performed post-graduate studies at Pain Management Associates USA in Kewaunee, Illinois.

“Proper pain management can also be necessary in conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer and its proper management can positively affect lives,” commented Dr. Virdi. “If you suffer from pain, there are steps you can take to improve your quality of life. The first step is making an appointment to see one of us. We will get to know you and evaluate your particular pain problem. We can then determine the appropriate care plan.”

The pain management team at Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care is accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call 608.357.2525 or visit