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“Are you ready to look for a more Holistic Approach to your Pain? Try Denali Healthcare Way!”

Denali Healthcare is an integrated healthcare network dedicated to a Holistic Approach to chronic pain, control of the overuse of narcotic medications, and alternative medicine. It was developed by Dr. Bob Townsend, in response to the ineffective use of high dose narcotic pain medications. The key point of the ‘Denali Way’ is to attack pain with fresh eyes and without personal bias. Our approach is very goal oriented. To improve your quality of life with and pain management, come to Denali Healthcare.  We have convenient locations throughout Michigan.

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“Was concerned in my health care and my health history. Addressed my questions well.”
“I’d rather have a week of wonderful than 10 years of nothing special”
“Caring and receptive. Very friendly and professional. I didn’t feel uncomfortable as typical of doctor’s appointments.”
“Great having a doctor that cares about me and is truly concerned about my well being!”
“My doctor was extremely helpful, caring, and provided excellent care. I look forward to further treatment… Thank you!”
“The doctor was very thorough and easy to communicate with. The staff was very efficient and coordinated paperwork expeditiously.”
“Very professional and fantastic Dr. Bob and Staff!”
“The staff at Dr Bobs we’re both courteous and professional. I look forward to seeing them again.”

The ‘Denali Way’ begins with answering your questions:

  • ‘What can I expect pain management medication to do?’
  • ‘Why did I become dependent on narcotic pain medication?’
  • ‘Why can’t I talk to my doctor about an alternative solution to traditional pain medication?’

Yours are questions that deserve answers and we are here to help our patients get those answers. Reasonable expectations, understanding of how and why things happen the way they do, and a willingness to work with us are the keys to a better Quality of Life the Denali Way.

Pain Management:  Not Currently Offered

The Denali Way of Rational Pain Management is to combine baseline pain control with scheduled medication and a flexible response to the peaks of breakthrough pain with ‘as needed’ medication. The lowest effective dose of medication is used for each segment of the strategy.

We use scheduled medications such as a long acting narcotic combined with a Motrin like medication to make the narcotic work better. This is taken on a schedule, every day, to provide a baseline pain control. This baseline pain control is key to overall improvement in your quality of life- it is the cornerstone of ‘rational pain management’.

Ideally, this will reduce a patient’s average pain by about 50% and will be adjusted until a 50% reduction is achieved.

An ‘as needed’ medication is generally a short acting narcotic that is used when a flare of pain occurs. We generally give these pain medications with the direction to take ‘every 6 hours as needed.’ This patient directed self-medication in response to acute on chronic pain is the flexibility a patient needs to go with the baseline pain control of the scheduled medications. Together they form the concept of rational pain management.

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The Bonsai Tree Represents the care and attention offered by the Denali Pain Management Program


The Bonsai Tree represents the Denali Approach to Pain Management

Denali Heathcare Michigan: Pain Management

Denali Healthcare is a marijuana friendly pain management clinic offering traditional and alternative treatment at 10 Michigan locations. The cornerstone of our pain management program is minimal medications to restore function.  We use rational pain management and tailor both long and short acting medications to control your pain smoothly throughout the day.  Call 989-339-4464.


Suboxone Therapy: Not Currently Offered

Denali Healthcare provides alternative medicine friendly suboxone therapy to help with withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone therapy is designed to help those currently on narcotics, both prescription and ‘non-prescription’, who wish to end their dependency on them while minimizing the symptoms of withdrawal and detox. We have had great results, and this is a proven method of addiction therapy. We provide a viable alternative to a methadone clinic and suboxone is the only form of medical addiction therapy North of Gaylord.

Raked Sand and Arranged Stones

Raked Sand and organized stones represent order from the chaos of addiction to the light of recovery


Raked Sand represents the order Denali Healthcare brings to the chaos of addiction

Denali Heathcare: Michigan: Suboxone Therapy, Detox Treatment, Drug Addiction Therapy

Denali Healthcare helps those addicted to narcotics with a marijuana friendly suboxone therapy clinic, we are located throughout Michigan. Unlike methadone replacement therapy, Suboxone Treatment for Narcotic Addiction centers on a series of steps to stabilize and then reduce your dosages until you are weaned off.  Call 989-339-4464 for slot availability,


Medical Marijuana Certification:

At Denali Healthcare, PLLC, we provide professional, defensible medical marijuana certifications for Michigan patients that qualify under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. Our evaluations are fully compliant with the bonafide doctor/patient relationship amendment the the MMMA. We were, in fact, among the experts consulted by the Michigan Legislature to help define what a bonafide doctor/patient relationship was as that act was being written.

We require medical records, meet with patients and provide free follow up, and always have, even before it was required. Every time the matter has been questioned in court, our relationship with our patients was determined to meet the standards, and we have never had a certification overturned.

We take care to ensure our practices keep up with changing medical marijuana laws. Would your current certification hold up in court? Find out here.
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The orchid represents the usable flowers and leaves of marijuana


The orchid represents the leaves and flowers of usable cannabis.

Denali Heathcare: Michigan: MMMA Card, Medical Marijuana Card, Section 8 Defense

Denali Healthcare offers evaluations for Michigan Medical Marijuana Cards under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Laws. Denali Healthcare requires medical records to support your qualifying complaint and offers free on line and in office follow up for the entire 2 years of your Michigan Medical Marijuana Certification Call 989-339-4464 for details.


Holistic Health: Offered at Selected Locations

Holistic Health is best defined as an approach to medicine that treats the entire person, not a particular organ system.  In chronic pain management, for example, we deal with chronic pain.  Chronic pain has a cause, it has a character (dull, burning, tearing), it has a modality- never pain vs mechanical pain.  Each in turn needs to be addressed.

But what is the difference between pain and suffering?  Pain is the result of the disease process itself, the damaged disk or the compressed sciatic nerve.  It can be acute, chronic or more commonly chronic with flares of acute pain.  Suffering involves the response of the patient to the pain.  Constant pain in a young person, one that reasonably expects to be active and pain free, is very depressing. Their activities are limited more than their peers, and emotionally they suffer.  There is a psychological aspect to their pain, we refer to that as suffering.

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Stacked Stones represent the balance of holistic medicine

Stacked stones represents the balance of Holistic Health

What is Holistic Health? Ask Denali! 989-339-4464

What is Holistic Health? It is an approach to the total person rather than a symptom and how that symptom affects the rest of the person.  Our Holistic approach to pain management and narcotic addiction offers alternative medicine in support of traditional treatments, addressing both the physical and psychological aspects of pain and addiction. 989-339-4464