Robert G. Billow DO provides non-surgical pain relief at IH

Island HospitalNews

Robert G. Billow DO is now providing interventional pain-relief services at Island Hospital. A board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist, Dr. Billow brings expertise gained from his training at the Mayo Clinic and 17 years in clinical practice. He is highly experienced in non-surgical care including interventional spinal procedures, ultrasound-guided diagnosis and treatment of joint and tendon disorders, as well electro-diagnostic testing of nerve disorders.

This allows Dr. Billow to treat many areas of the body in a non-surgical fashion:

-back, neck and spine
-elbow, hand and wrist
-knee, hip and shoulder.

In brief, he provides non-surgical care related to orthopedics, sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Dr. Billow’s medical career has taken him around the country. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Psychology in 1990 from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997 from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, FL. He completed his internship at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Aurora, Co, in 1998; and in 2001 fulfilled his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Having trained at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Billow strives to uphold the three Mayo Shields: Patient Care, Research and Education. Over the years he has engaged in multiple national presentations, teaching of peers, as well as being recognized for his work in several peer-reviewed journals including JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) and the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Prior to joining the Center for Pain Management, Dr. Billow served patients in Skagit and Island Counties for 17 years as Interventional Spine Specialist.

“I strive to improve my patients’ function to reduce their pain so that they may reach their goals and better enjoy their active lifestyles,” Dr. Billow said.

Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Billow is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spine Intervention Society, Washington Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and currently serves as Vice President and Executive Council Member of the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

The Center for Pain Management at Island Hospital is located on the lower level of the IH Medical Office Building, 2511 M Avenue, Suite C, Anacortes. For appointments call (360) 299-4929.