CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Expands Pain Management to Marshall August 02, 2018

MARSHALL, TX – Patients in Marshall now have the chance at relief from chronic and acute pain with the expansion of CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Pain Management and the practice of Rajashekar Lakkadi, M.D., FIIP, and Carmine Vincifora, M.D., to a new location in Marshall.

The expanded practice, located at 815 S Washington, Suite 303, welcomes new patients suffering from back and neck pain, painful joint or muscle conditions and nerve pain in the arms and legs.

Dr. Lakkadi specializes in Pain Management and has provided medical care to the people of East Texas for more than 15 years. He completed his medical degree at Kakatiya Medical College in India and a Surgical Internship at St. Vincent Medical Center, New York Medical School in New York, NY. Dr. Lakkadi went onto fulfill a residency in Anesthesiology from Boston University in Boston, MA. He is board-certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management, is a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Dr. Vincifora, who is also a Pain Management physician, has served patients of East Texas since 2016. He completed his medical degree at the University of California – San Diego and residencies in surgery in Arizona and Hawaii, in anesthesiology at Loyola University, as well as fellowship in Pain Management at Loma Linda University. Dr. Vincifora is a member of a the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

“Each new patient undergoes a thorough evaluation and assessment that leads to a highly personalized plan of care,” said Dr. Lakkadi. “We incorporate therapies from several medical specialties, we typically recommend a combination of science-based therapies for each patient we treat. Through a comprehensive and compassionate approach, we are able to truly make a difference in the lives of our patients.”

CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Pain Management takes a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to treating all types of pain. It starts with the most conservative approach and then follows evidence-based guidelines and the personal needs of each patient that guides us toward the best possible outcomes and improves the quality of life of our patient.

“Our philosophy for patient care is guided by research and the understanding that chronic pain affects all aspects of an individual’s physical and psychological wellbeing,” said Dr. Vincifora. “Throughout diagnosis and treatment, we work closely with our patients to identify the source of their pain and develop a personalized treatment plan to help them overcome the condition causing the pain and improve the quality of their lives. We know no one wants to live with pain – and I’ve enjoyed serving the people of East Texas for several years. I can’t wait to meet and learn more about the people of Marshall and how we can help them feel better.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lakkadi or Dr. Vincifora at the new Marshall location, please call 903-315-2032 or for more information, visit

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CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System includes: CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center – Longview (425-bed count); CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center – Marshall (149-bed count); freestanding Emergency Departments, CHRISTUS Good Shepherd NorthPark and CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Emergency Center – Kilgore; medically integrated wellness centers, CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living and CHRISTUS Good Shepherd LifeCenter; and CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic. CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic is the area's preferred multi-specialty medical group, with more than 650 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers representing 41 specialties in 82 locations serving Northeast Texas across 41 counties. For more information on services available through CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System, visit