Canton-Potsdam Hospital welcomes new pain management physician
POTSDAM – Dual board certified physician Atif Iqbal, MD, has joined Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s Pain Management team. His office is located at the Helen Snell Cheel Medical Campus, 49 Lawrence Ave.
Dr. Iqbal has his American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) certification, and his Pain Medicine ABPMR certification. He earned his medical degree from Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan; and was Chief Resident at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY. Dr. Iqbal completed a fellowship in pain medicine at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga.“As a Pain Management specialist, I improve the quality of life for my patients by reducing or eliminating their pain. It gives me a great sense of pleasure and satisfaction when I see my patients are enjoying their life when their pain is better,” Dr. Iqbal said.
“I always wanted to take care of patients in a rural area, and I was attracted to St. Lawrence Health due to the extremely positive things I heard about the system,” he added. “The North County is a beautiful place to live and work, and the staff and people in the community are very welcoming.”
Dr. Iqbal specializes in evaluating and treating patients with musculoskeletal and spine-related conditions, performing fluoroscopy guided spine and intra-articular injections, small and large joints injections, and the evaluation, treatment, and disability assessment of patients with work-related injuries.
He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Society of Interventional Pain Physician, American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, Spine Intervention Society, and Medical Association of Georgia.
For more information on Dr. Iqbal, please visit https://www.stlawrencehealthsystem.org/providers/atif-iqbal.