Blog Archive

October Is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month Oct 14th, 2021

Breaking the Cycle: Prevention First Substance Dependence can manifest at any point in a person's life; young or old. This October, Valley Medical and Wellness (VMW) is committed to helping break the cycle of substance abuse by raising awareness and educating both teens and adults about the risks of drug...

Valley Essentials MedPacks Now Available Aug 30th, 2021

Valley Essentials Medpacks consist of a 30-day supply of daily supplements that are custom selected by our practitioners to boost your immune system!** Each Valley Essentials Medpack contains pre-organized daily doses inside of sealed containers to keep your vitamins fresh and easy to take with you on the go! Our...

COVID-19 Testing Recommendation After Provincetown, MA Travel Jul 26th, 2021

COVID-19 Testing Recommendation After Provincetown, MA Travel  *Information Adapted From Minnesota Department of Health Newsletter Alert OUTBREAK IN MA A large outbreak of COVID-19 has been detected in people who have visited Provincetown, MA since July 3. It is not yet known whether this outbreak is due to a particular...

Valley Medical now offering Covid-19 Vaccination to anyone ages 12+ May 24th, 2021

BURNSVILLE/WOODBURY, Minn - Valley Medical and Wellness is a chronic pain management and addiction management clinic with locations in Burnsville, Minneapolis, Woodbury, and Rochester, Minnesota. Valley Medical and Wellness has begun offering Covid-19 vaccination appointments at both their Burnsville and Woodbury locations for anyone ages 12 years old or older....

Valley Medical and Wellness is proud to celebrate 7 years of outstanding service May 4th, 2021

Valley Medical and Wellness has been offering outstanding healthcare for patients suffering from chronic pain and/or substance dependence since they opened their doors on May 1st, 2014 in Burnsville, Minnesota. Over the last 7 years the pain management and addiction treatment specialists at Valley Medical and Wellness have been helping...

Recognizing National Addiction Treatment Week Oct 19th, 2020

Valley Medical and Wellness Promotes National Addiction Treatment Week: National Addiction Treatment Week (October 19 - 25th) hopes to increase awareness of the gap in certified addiction medicine care and treatment and aims to shed light on the critical need for clinicians to enter the field of addiction medicine. Here...

September is Pain Awareness Month Sep 8th, 2020

September is Pain Awareness Month The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) established the first Pain Awareness Month in September 2001 in order to raise public awareness of the issues surrounding information on chronic pain and access to chronic pain treatment. Raising Awareness Valley Medical and Wellness understands that Chronic pain can interfere...

New Rochester Location - Coming October, 19 2020! Sep 4th, 2020

Valley Medical and Wellness is a premier chronic pain management and addiction treatment practice with offices in Burnsville, Minneapolis, Woodbury, Minnesota. Valley Medical and Wellness is excited to announce we are partnering with our friends at Recovery Is Happening to expand our services to Rochester, MN!  We are now scheduling appointments...

Quick and Accurate COVID-19 Testing Crucial To Stop Spread Of Infection Sep 1st, 2020

As school starts and things open back up, quick and accurate COVID-19 testing is crucial to help stop the spread of infection. Valley Medical and Wellness continues to provide test results within 1 day and strives to increase and expand testing to more Minnesotans. We are proud of the hard...

Press Release: Covid-19 Testing Aug 27th, 2020

All patients tested at Valley Medical and Wellness since we first opened our Covid-19 testing centers have been able to receive their results within 1 day of testing. Issues surrounding the reporting of Covid-19 test results to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) have been resolved and reports are being...

Valley Medical Featured in City Pages! May 26th, 2020

Valley Medical and Wellness in Burnsville, Woodbury, Minneapolis, and Rochester, MN is proud to share the recent article by Staff Writer Susan Du featured in City Pages! The article features Valley Medical's continued effort to fight the opioid epidemic while also taking on the COVID-19 pandemic by providing COVID-19 testing for...

MN COVID-19 Testing Lab NOW OPEN - Results Available The Next Day! May 16th, 2020

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing is now available in Burnsville, MN for anyone needing a test! At Valley Medical Laboratory, our team of high skilled PCR technicians can deliver certified, accurate COVID-19 test results by the next day! To schedule your same-day Drive-Thru COVID-19 Test, please visit our website, choose from the...

Valley Medical & Wellness Celebrates 6 Years Treating Chronic Pain and Substance Abuse! Apr 30th, 2020

Valley Medical and Wellness (formerly Valley Pain Relief and Wellness Center) is premier chronic pain management and addiction medicine clinic celebrating 6 years of outstanding healthcare for hundreds of patients in the Midwest suffering from chronic pain and substance abuse disorder. We first opened our doors on May 1st, 2014...

Valley Medical and Wellness Celebrates Patient Experience Week! April 27th - May 1st Apr 27th, 2020

This year, Patient Experience Week is held from April 27th - May 1st to celebrate and focus awareness of the amazing effort that healthcare providers, support staff, and administrators have put forth to make an incredible impact on the patient experience and community. Valley Medical and Wellness, a premier chronic...

Supporting Children of NPH - 14th Annual Cinco de Mayo 5K! Apr 25th, 2020

It’s that time of year again! For the past three years Valley Medical and Wellness, a premier chronic pain and addiction medicine program with locations in Burnsville, Minneapolis, and Woodbury, has been a proud sponsor of NPH (Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos) USA and their annual Cinco de Mayo 5K, which will be hosted...

Valley Medical Celebrates National Medical Lab Professionals Week! Apr 22nd, 2020

Meet our Lab Team! Valley Medical and Wellness is proud to employ Dr. Greg Post, Dr. Nathan Harris, Huy Nguyen, Shannon Wick, Erik Skie, and Se Yang. Our team is a highly educated and skilled group of individuals who are dedicated to meeting laboratory testing needs and improving patient care....

Valley Medical Laboratories COVID-19 Testing Facility Construction Kick-off! Apr 14th, 2020

We broke ground on construction for our new COVID-19 testing lab on April 10th! Here are a few photos of the progress being made on the new Valley Medical Laboratories COVID-19 Testing Facility in Burnsville, MN! We have removed the old flooring and our team is working diligently to get...

MN COVID-19 Testing - Help Build A Testing Lab to Fight This Virus Apr 8th, 2020

Please visit our GoFundMe Page. Valley Medical and Wellness  (VMW) is a premiere chronic pain and addiction medicine practice in the greater Twin Cities Metro area, committed to combating the opioid epidemic since 2014. We strive to improve the quality of life of those suffering from pain and/or addiction through...

Covid-19 Communication to Our Patients and Community Mar 13th, 2020

Valley Medical and Wellness patients, You have likely heard information in the news about the coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19. Valley Medical and Wellness (VMW) has already been working diligently on developing strategies to address supply issues, clinical operations patient flow, and overall support to our patients and staff....

Cool Deals: Myers' Cocktail and Glutathione Feb 15th, 2020

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Why chronic pain patients are at risk for drug dependence Jan 17th, 2020

For those saddled with chronic pain, a reliance on medication can be part of life. However, experts in our pain clinic in Minneapolis warn that this reliance comes with a risk of drug dependence.  Suffering from pain that won't go away might not seem like a life-threatening medical issue, but chronic pain...

Opioids for Pain Relief: Weighing the Risks and Benefits Dec 29th, 2019

pain clinic Minneapolis Pain is one of those things that we can’t wait to get rid of. No matter where the pain is coming from, it interferes with everything good in life, limits our activities, and makes us feel ill. For severe pain that cannot be relieved by over-the-counter pain...

Common diseases that cause neck pain in adults: part 1 Dec 11th, 2019

pain clinic Woodbury Having occasional neck pain, especially after doing strenuous physical activity, sitting for a long time, or waking up from a bad sleeping angle, isn’t unheard of and doesn’t usually raise an alarm. In fact, research has shown that neck pain is common in people who work in desk jobs...

How to Manage Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms Dec 3rd, 2019

86.3% of American adults have reportedly consumed an alcoholic beverage at some point in their lives. While moderate alcohol consumption can yield some health benefits, excessive drinkers are at risk for:    Suffering from a condition known as alcohol use disorder Getting involved in a car accident Developing a wide...

Diabetic Nerve Pain: What You Should Know Nov 27th, 2019

Diabetes has been a growing health concern affecting over 30 million people in the United States. In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association, this “lifestyle” disease was the 7th leading cause of death in the country in 2015.  diabetes in a nutshell Diabetes is classified into types I and II....

How Your Environment Influences Your Risk for Alcohol Dependence Nov 18th, 2019

how your environment influences your risk for alcohol dependence Alcoholism is a disease that can affect any person. As a growing public health issue, some 14.1 million U.S. adults from the ages of 18 and older, and 443,000 kids from the ages of 12 to 17 are believed to be...

Are Headaches and Migraines the Same? Nov 16th, 2019

pain clinic Minneapolis Headaches and migraines are both common conditions experienced by people of all age groups. Headaches, while at times can be very severe,may sometimes be so severe that it can be mistaken for a migraine, but there are specific differences between a headache and migraine. It is important...

Vivitrol Treatment for Alcohol Dependency Oct 31st, 2019

addiction doctor Minneapolis Vivitrol is one type of brand name for a drug called naltrexone, which is primarily used for treating alcohol dependence and opioid addiction. This particular brand, however, works better than other types of medication because of its formulation as an extended-release injectable suspension. The U.S. Food and...

Happy Halloween From Valley Medical Oct 31st, 2019

  Valley Medical and Wellness wishes you a happy and healthy Halloween!  

Understanding Phantom Pain Sep 29th, 2019

Phantom pain happens when an individual experiences pain and sensation in a body part or organ that are no longer physically present. It's most common among people who have had an amputation or a breast removal surgery. However, phantom pain may also occur in people with a spinal cord injury...

Heroin Addiction: Health Impact Sep 25th, 2019

Heroin addiction is on the rise among adults between the ages of 18-25. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the number of people using heroin for the first time doubled within a period of 10 years, while the number of people who have become dependent on this illegal substance...

Tips to Avoid An Alcohol Dependence Aug 23rd, 2019

 Alcohol dependence can develop and take over your life if you're not careful about the choices you make. In the U.S., 1 in 13 adults develops alcohol problems in their youth, which can lead to other substance abuse issues, according to the American Addiction Center.    Sobriety might be hard to...

Now open in Woodbury! Aug 5th, 2019

We are now open in the East Metro! In Woodbury, just east of 494 and Valley Creek Road, our third clinic offers services for pain, addiction, and wellness.  

Opioid Addiction Epidemic - Valley Medical and Wellness Cares, And it Shows! Jul 29th, 2019

The opioid epidemic presents a major problem in our communities, but what is the problem exactly? Before any problem can be managed, it must first be understood. Valley Medical and Wellness (VMW) is focused on bringing a thoughtful approach to dealing with the people in our communities afflicted with pain and chemical...

Pain Management Options for Opioid Addicts Jul 24th, 2019

what are opioids? Opiates are drugs used to treat pain acquired from the opium plant. These substances are highly addictive and carry a high risk for opiate addiction for whoever takes them for a prolonged period, even if they are used as prescribed. While opioids are prescribed to alleviate acute...

Opioid Abuse and Addiction Treatment Jun 29th, 2019

what are opioids? Opioids, oftentimes also called narcotics, are a type of drug. They include strong prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol. The illegal drug heroin is also an opioid. A health care provider may give you a prescription opioid to reduce pain after you have had...

15 Important Back Pain Facts You Should Know Jun 27th, 2019

what causes back pain? The back is a complex structure of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, sprain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can cause back pain. Even though sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, sometimes simple activities can have painful...

Pain Management for Back Pain and Scoliosis May 30th, 2019

Chronic back pain can limit your daily productivity. If not managed properly, it can lead to disability later in life. The doctors in our Pain Clinic in Minneapolis and Burnsville have years of experience dealing with a variety of back pain cases. We know the negative effects that back pain can bring...

NPH Cinco de Mayo 5k May 4th, 2019

Valley Medical and Wellness staff volunteered and participated in the annual NPH Cinco de Mayo 5k on Saturday, May 4th, to support children in poverty from Central and Latin America. NPH (Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos) USA translates to “little brothers and little sisters” in Spanish, which supports nearly 3,100 non-privileged children...

National prescription drug take back day Apr 22nd, 2019

saturday, april 27, 2019 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. eastern time Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, and can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Unused prescriptions thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. The misuse and abuse of over-the-counter medications, illicit...

Big news - We've changed our name! Feb 1st, 2019

We're very proud and excited to announce that VPRWC is now Valley Medical & Wellness. Our caring team remains the same, as well as the great service you have come to know and expect from us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Happy Halloween Oct 31st, 2018

Valley Wellness wishes you and your family a safe & happy Halloween!

Valley Wellness wishes you and your family a safe & happy Halloween! Apr 6th, 2018

Valley Wellness has been featured in an article on Fairview Physician Associates Network News, highlighting the challenges of managing opioid addiction and pregnancy. view article on fpanetwork.org > toward more happy beginnings: managing opioid addiction and pregnancy New Fairview Health Network practice establishes record of successful deliveries Katie Yanez, 28, delivered two...

New locations coming soon to Woodbury and Rochester Mar 30th, 2018

VPRWC proudly announces the addition of two new locations, opening this fall, in Woodbury and Rochester. Offering pain and addiction services, the new clinics will serve all patients. Additional details will follow; check back for more information.

Now open in Minneapolis! Jan 9th, 2018

We are now open and seeing patients for pain and addiction services at our second location in Minneapolis. Just south of I-94, it is conveniently located on Franklin Avenue in the Seward neighborhood.  

Opening soon! New Minneapolis location now scheduling patients Oct 19th, 2017

VPRWC is proud to announce our second location in Minneapolis is opening soon. Offering pain and addiction services, the new clinic will be open to all patients. Additional details are coming soon. We are now scheduling patients, so call our Burnsville office at (612) 444-3000 today!

Bring it on, Winter! Jan 6th, 2017

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Welcome, Lindsay Bergstreser! Aug 10th, 2015

Valley Pain Relief and Wellness Center proudly welcomes Lindsay Bergstreser, PA-C, to our pain management team. Click below to learn more about Lindsay. view Lindsay's bio >

7/30 Open house --- Please join us! Jul 17th, 2014

You are invited to our Open House! Join us 4-7pm on Wednesday, 7/30 for refreshments at our office in Burnsville. Meet physicians Svetlana Zaydman, DO, and Ashwin George, MD, as well as our staff and neighbors. Come and learn about our Pain Management and Addiction Medicine services, our Wellness Center,...

vprwc featured in Sun Thisweek May 30th, 2014

Valley Pain Relief & Wellness Center has been featured in the Burnsville - Eagan community newspaper Sun Thisweek. Click below to read article at sunthisweek.com. view article >

Now open in Burnsville! May 11th, 2014

Opening May 2014 is the Twin Cities’ first south metro clinic to provide care for both addiction medicine and pain management. Located in a quiet and convenient space just off of Highway 13 in Burnsville, Valley Pain Relief and Wellness Center offers easy access along with individualized and confidential care...