Texas Pain Consultant

Call to make an appointment: 

Dr.Sickler 713-795-5056

Dr.Chang 713-337-7246

Dr.Lai 713-467-6200


Robert W. Sickler, MD

Dr. Sickler graduated with honors from Creighton University where he then completed his medical school training. Dr Sickler completed his residency training in Anesthesiology at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he served as a Chief Resident. Dr. Sickler then went on to complete advanced fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Sickler has held clinical appointments in the Departments of Orthopedics and Anesthesiology at the Baylor College of Medicine and has served as a Director for the Pain Medicine fellowship program. He is board certified by both the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Sickler stresses accurate diagnosis, rational pharmacology and functional restoration in all types of musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain disorders.

Marvin C. Chang, MD

Dr. Chang attended Houston Baptist University and completed his medical school and anesthesiology training at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. Dr Chang has subspecialty training in Pain Medicine, as well as Cardiovascular, Transplant and Pediatric Anesthesiology. Dr. Chang is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Chang relies on a wide variety of techniques to provide symptom management in all chronic pain states and has particular interest in advanced interventional approaches.

James C Lai, MD

Dr. Lai is a board certified anesthesiologist and has been in the practice of pain management for over ten years. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1990 and completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, and is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, Texas Pain Society, and Harris County Medical Society. Dr. Lai believes in a holistic approach treating many patients at the point of entry to medical care.

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