Doctor of Ostepathic Medicine | Diplomate-American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | Pain Medicine Subspecialty Board Certification
Dr. Claflin is a board certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, with subspecialty board certification in Pain Medicine. He is a fellowship trained pain management specialist who focuses on conservative treatments such as physical therapy, medications, and spinal injections to diagnose and treat pain.
Dr. Claflin grew up in Norman, Oklahoma and attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned his Bachelor of Science. He then attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa. After completing his internship through the University of Oklahoma at St. John’s Medical Center in Tulsa, he moved to Dallas to complete his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In Dallas, Dr. Claflin focused on treating a variety of musculoskeletal and sports related pain conditions, chronic pain, interventional pain techniques, and conservative treatment of spine pain. It was also during this time that he was trained in Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS).
Upon completion of his residency training, Dr. Claflin chose to continue his training in interventional pain medicine, and completed his pain medicine fellowship through the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. It was here that Dr. Claflin became proficient in fluoroscopically guided spine injections to diagnose and treat pain, various interventional pain procedures, spinal cord stimulation, and peripheral nerve blocks.