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“I work with individuals with pain or health problems to improve their physical, emotional and occupational function.”

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A clinical psychologist in Pain Management, Dr. Michael Larson conducts comprehensive evaluations and provides pain management education and psychological treatment.

He has a special interest in painhealth psychology, depression and anxiety in the context of health or pain problems, psychology of weight management, sleep difficulties and opioid medication management.

“Whenever possible, our main objective is to find and treat the source of pain, so we can improve an individuals’ physical, emotional and occupational function,” Dr. Larson said. “An individual plan of care is developed with each patient addressing their unique needs. Our team of professionals works with patients and their families to develop and achieve goals to return patients to an active and fulfilling life.”

Dr. Larson received his psychology degree from Winona State University in Minnesota. He earned his master’s degree in clinical psychology from Mankato State University in Minnesota and his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University. He completed his internship in clinical psychology at West Virginia University School of Medicine and his post-doctoral fellowship in pain psychology at Wausau Spine and Neurosciences.

Dr. Larson is married with two children and lives in Woodruff. He and his wife are very involved in volunteer work through their children’s school activities. Dr. Larson also enjoys sports.

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  • Medical School
    Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK, United States, Ph.D. 1998

    West Virginia University - School of Medicine Morgantown, WV, United States, Adult Clinical Psychology & Behavioral Medicine 1998

    North Central Healthcare Wausau, WI, United States, Pain Psychology 2000

  • Professional Societies
    American Pain Society American Psychological Association Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy National Registry of Health Service Providers in Psychology North Central Wisconsin Rehabilitation Associates Wisconsin Psychological Association

    State Licenses

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