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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions our patients need to know

Seeing a medical professional for the first time can come with some feelings of anxiety and worry. That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive FAQ with the most common questions our patients ask to help you feel more at ease.

Don’t see your question answered here? We’re just a phone call or a click away. Contact us and we’d be happy to answer any questions you have about pain management and how we work.

What kind of training does Dr. Boutwell have?

Dr. Boutwell is a Fellowship-Trained, Board-Certified Cleveland Clinic Specialist. Since her fellowship, she has independently performed over 10,000 spine-specific interventional and minimally invasive surgical procedures. Learn more about Dr. Boutwell’s training.

What happens at my first appointment?

Your first appointment is where we learn about your pain and how it affects your day-to-day life. We want to understand your goals so that we can better craft a pain management care plan that is right for your health.

How long will the pain take to get better?

The results you see will vary greatly from patient to patient, as it depends on your health, your procedure, and the root cause of your pain. Dr. Boutwell will walk you through what results you can expect during your appointment.

What kind of pain do you treat?

At Katalyst, we take a comprehensive global approach to pain. Just because you’re experiencing pain in one area of your spine, for example, doesn’t mean it isn’t affecting other areas of your body. Take a look at the various ailments we treat to provide you with pain relief.

How do you treat my pain?

We use a number of different tools in our toolbox to treat your pain, depending on multiple factors such as your medical history and your health goals. Dr. Boutwell uses both traditional and functional medicine techniques to help her patients achieve optimal health. Read more about our procedures and protocols.

Are the procedures covered by my insurance?

The coverage for pain management procedures varies from insurance to insurance. Please contact our office to discuss your insurance, and we’ll be able to let you know what is covered. Regenerative interventions, such as the injection of orthobiologic solutions into a painful joint, are not currently covered by insurance.

How much do your procedures cost?

We have multiple interventional facilities at our disposal, and we use the ones based on what makes the most sense with insurance and payment options.

Do you have experience dealing with Workers’ Compensation patients?

We have over a decade of expertise working with the full Workers’ Compensation landscape. We collaborate with case managers to craft custom care plans designed to get patients back to work and to MMI with sustainable results.

Happy, Pain Free Patients

First, she actually cares about you, she wants you to have success, and she won’t stop till you are happy. Dr. Boutwell is very experienced in her profession and dedicated to what she does. She’s also more like family thank a doctor. Very down to earth. She helps me by making me believe in myself and understanding that anything is possible and failure is not an option. I am so glad she is my Doctor and you will be too. Recommendation 100 percent!

JIM COLYOTT
Ironton, MO

Hey Dr. Boutwell! Wow, It has been a long road since we became Dr/Patient in early 2017. I'm not sure where I would be today if not for you and your wonderful staff guiding me on that path. You are an INCREDIBLE Doctor, but more importantly, a better person who always had a smile on your face! Thank you for being my Doctor and hopefully my friend. Take care and God bless you!

DUANE BIVINS
East Carondelet, Illinois

Dr. Boutwell is a patient's dream to find. She is kind, patient, takes the time to make sure you understand everything she is saying and to answer any questions. Dr. Boutwell is continually educating herself and learning new procedures for the simple reason of helping her patients, not to display a bunch of certificates. She truly wants to help be a part of your journey of achieving a pain-free life. She has personally helped me after a car accident left me in constant pain and I am truly grateful to her.

JEN WALTON-HIBBETS
St. Louis, MO

When my husband first encountered Dr. Boutwell, we walked into her office “beat up” by surgeons and we both had a doubtful attitude she could help with the enormous pain from 3 major back surgeries. Our lives were in shambles. Pain destroys you and everyone around you. The moment she sat with us and listened to my husband's story, I knew at that moment Angels walked among us... corny, right? But it’ll be 3 years this September my husband has had continued pain relief With Dr. Boutwell... something I thought would never happen. I know she saved him... she saved us. She was the light at the end of a very dark tunnel.

ANNA VALPERGA-ENGLAND
Jackson, MO