Swain Community Hospital welcomes Jacob Mills, MD to provide pain management services

July 20, 2017

BRYSON CITY – Swain Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Jacob Mills, MD to provide pain management services to western North Carolina. Dr. Mills will practice at Swain Comprehensive Pain Services located at 45 Plateau St. in Bryson City. The practice combines the Bryson City and Sylva locations, formerly known as Swain Pain Center and Harris Pain Center. To make an appointment call (828) 488-4247.

Dr. Mills completed a fellowship in pain medicine at Emory University School of Medicine following a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he received the J. Antonio Aldrete Award in Pain Medicine. Dr. Mills received his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine. Prior to beginning medical school, Dr. Mills worked as a pharmacist, having completed the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the University of Georgia where he received the Robert C. Wilson Award.

“Dr. Mills brings solid clinical experience to our pain center, having completed extensive training in pain medicine and anesthesiology following years of employment as a pharmacist,” said Steve Heatherly, CEO of Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital. “It has been our tradition for more than 10 years to serve the region with comprehensive pain services at our location in Bryson City and we are excited to continue that service with Dr. Mills.”

Services provided at Swain Comprehensive Pain Services include care for a number of chronic conditions, such as neck and back pain, headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, cancer pain, diabetic and joint pain, arthritis, neuropathic pain, sciatica, complex regional pain syndrome, and injuries sustained at work. Dr. Mills and his staff will provide personalized comprehensive care plans utilizing medication management and a wide array of interventional procedures including spinal cord stimulator and intrathecal pump implantation and management. These treatment options are often combined with physical modalities such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, and psychological services to optimize patient quality of life and overall well-being.

Later this year Swain Comprehensive Pain Services will expand to a larger, newly-renovated space inside Swain Community Hospital. For information visit http://www.myswaincommunity.com/our-services/pain-center or www.myharrisregional.com