New Physicians Join Staff at WRMC Pain Management Clinic


(Batesville, Ark.)- Meraj Siddiqui, M.D. of the White River Medical Center (WRMC) Pain Management Clinic is pleased to announce the association of Abhilasha Solanki, M.D., Lakshman Gollapalli, M.D., and Neeraj Kumar, M.D.  They will be part of the Medical Staff at WRMC.

Chronic pain is pain that is ongoing beyond the normal healing time for an injury or illness, and adversely affects well-being and quality of life.  The WRMC Pain Management Clinic offers interventional procedures and carefully supervised medication regimens to relieve pain, restore function, and improve the quality of life for patients.  Procedures may include injections, nerve blocks, intrathecal pain pumps, kyphoplasty, and spinal cord stimulators.

“With a shortage of qualified pain specialists, these physicians are a welcome addition to our Pain Management Clinic,” said Gary Bebow, White River Health System (WRHS) Administrator/CEO.  “They will provide excellent care and allow WRHS to offer pain management treatment in satellite locations.”

 Dr. Solanki received her medical degree at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India.  She completed a Surgery Internship and Anesthesiology Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA.  She finished a Clinical Fellowship in Pain Medicine at Weill Cornell Tri Institute in New York.  Dr. Solanki will treat patients at the Batesville clinic location and at the Outpatient clinic inside Stone County Medical Center.

Dr. Gollapalli received his medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine in St. George’s, Grenada.  He completed an Internal Medicine Internship and Anesthesiology Residency at Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center.  In addition to his Batesville practice, Dr. Gollapalli will also treat patients at a satellite clinic inside the Newport Diagnostic Medical Clinic.

Dr. Kumar received his medical degree at the Dr. Ram Monohar Lohia Hospital, University of Delhi, India.  He completed an Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock.  For the convenience of patients, Dr. Kumar will be available at the Clinic’s Batesville location, and at the WRMC Medical Complex in Cherokee Village.

"We are happy to have Drs. Solanki, Gollapalli and Kumar join our Clinic," said Dr. Siddiqui.  “Our goal is to work with patients to establish a treatment plan that relieves pain and enables our patients to enjoy better health.”

The physicians are accepting new patients by referral beginning immediately. To make appointments, call (870) 262-6155.  The WRMC Pain Management Clinic is located at 1700 Harrison Street, Suite S, in the White River Medical Arts Building.