Pain Treatment Centers of America (PTCOA) is Arkansas’ largest fully comprehensive pain management practice with multiple locations across the state. In 2014, Drs. Ronald Tilley and Meraj Siddiqui acquired Dr. Carl Covey’s Little Rock-based practice, which ultimately became PTCOA. Since then, it has become home to numerous board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians, highly qualified mid-level practitioners and staff with one focus – to help restore the quality of life for their patients. Pain Treatment Centers of America uses state-of-the-art surgery centers, medication monitoring, CLIA certified labs, physical therapy and regenerative medicine in its quest to achieve this goal for its patients.
Dr. Siddiqui became the sole owner of Pain Treatment Centers of America in 2018, and he has continued to promote a culture of mutual respect and a high level of compassion for patients as well as staff. He firmly believes that every staff member at PTCOA plays an integral role in a patient’s medical journey and their combined collective intelligence and open-mindedness makes this organization unique.
“Pain management first sparked my interest when my father was diagnosed with diabetes. I witnessed him suffer greatly with severe leg pain,” Siddiqui says. “He didn’t have many options for chronic pain management associated with the disease, so I pursued a career in pain management because I wanted to make it more prevalent and available.”
Dr. Siddiqui is a member of multiple nationally recognized societies, has taught courses on pain management, published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and is actively involved in pain management research through Lyon’s College in Batesville.
Dr. Siddiqui knows the power of patient education and the vital role it plays in pain management. “Seeing the improvement in the quality of life of our patients is what brings me the most joy,” he says. “Watching a patient go from barely walking to having an active lifestyle is profound.”