Hugh (Tad) Berry, MD, a Pain Management Specialist with SSM Health Pain Care

Get to know Pain Management Specialist Dr. Hugh (Tad) Berry, who serves patients in St. Louis, Missouri.

With 30+ years of experience in interventional pain management and anesthesiology, Dr. Berry practices at SSM Health Pain Care, a department of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – St. Louis in Missouri. His expertise is in various diagnosis and therapeutics of pain conditions. 

SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. The organization’s nearly 40,000 employees and 11,000 providers are committed to providing exceptional health care services and revealing God’s healing presence to everyone they serve. When pain persists, the SSM Health’s team of pain care specialists help patients gain their lives back with safe, responsible pain management. They recognize that managing chronic or severe pain is an important part of providing health care and improving daily life. 

A St. Louis native, Dr. Berry is a 1982 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia. He completed his internship at Mercy Hospital, followed by his residency in anesthesiology at Barnes Hospital in 1985. 

Following his education, the doctor became board-certified in pain medicine by the American Board of Pain Medicine, as well as board-certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. The mission of the American Board of Pain Medicine is to improve the quality of pain medicine, while the mission of the American Board of Anesthesiology is to advance the highest standards of the practice of anesthesiology.

Pain management is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with chronic pain. A pain management specialist is a doctor who specializes in pain medicine, focusing on the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of pain.

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