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AWARD GRANTED FOR ORANGE COUNTY PHYSICIAN

Standiford Helm, M.D. Award

The first Standiford Helm, M.D. award will be bestowed upon Dr. Helm Saturday

For Immediate Release - September 20,2013

Orange County – The California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (CASIPP) will be presenting Standiford Helm, M.D., M.B.A., with an award named after the physician on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

The Standiford Helm, M.D. award, will be presented to individuals who demonstrate outstanding service in promoting and protecting the specialty of Interventional Pain Management. Recipients of the award will be chosen by the board of directors based on an exceptional record of commitment to advancing the field of Interventional Pain Management through scholarly activity and advocacy on behalf of the specialty.

“I am both humbled and honored to have such an award named after me,” Dr. Helm said. “I have dedicated my career to ensuring that patients suffering from chronic pain conditions have access to safe, quality care that allows them to live as fully as possible. CASIPP’s creation of an award recognizing that work will hopefully encourage other physicians in the specialty to keep working toward better solutions for patients.”

Dr. Helm is a past president of CASIPP and a member of the Board of Trustees of the California Medical Association (CMA), representing over 37,000 physicians statewide. He was named one of the “Top Docs” by US News & World Report in 2012.

“We are lucky to have physicians like Dr. Helm as part of CMA and in the workforce treating patients,” said Paul R. Phinney, MD, CMA president. "The management of chronic pain is complex but vitally important for affected patients and their families, all of whom stand to benefit greatly by Dr. Helm's tireless commitment."

Dr. Helm has been practicing interventional pain management since 1982 and both works and lives in Orange County. He is the Medical Director at The Helm Center for Pain Management. The presentation of this first Standiford Helm, M.D. Award will take place during the Annual Meeting of CASIPP at the Terranea Resort in Ranchos Palos Verdes.