Dr. Andrzej (Andy) Szczepanek offers multidimensional approach to various painful conditions, focusing on the interventional procedures. He is highly skilled in the most advanced interventional pain procedures and performs wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for spinal mediated pain, headache pain and extremity pain.
Trained to treat and care for all varieties of chronic painful disorders, Dr. Szczepanek is the only interventional pain management anesthesiologist in the state of Iowa that is sub specialized and board certified in the field of headache medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS). Currently there are only six other physicians in the United States and North America that hold this combined sub specialty certification. Dr. Szczepanek is also board certified and is a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology (Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine) and the World Institute of Pain (Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice). He is also a Certified Independent Medical Examiner by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, and he performs impairment rating for the Workers’ Compensation System and civil cases, second opinion evaluations, Fitness-For- Duty evaluations and Peer Review services.
In his spare time, Dr. Szczepanek enjoys spending time with his family, outdoors and traveling. He is also an enthusiast of classical movies.
Undergraduate Education: Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
Medical Education: Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
Residency: Anesthesiology – J.H. Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Pain Medicine – J.H. Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
American Board of Anesthesiology, Specialty Certification in Anesthesiology
American Board of Anesthesiology, Subspecialty Certification in Pain Medicine
World Institute of Pain – Section of Pain Practice, Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Subspecialty Certification in Headache Medicine
American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, Certified Independent Medical Examiner