Dr. Edrick Lopez is a pain management specialist with a legal background.
Physician Partners of America welcomes Edrick Lopez, M.D., as an interventional pain management physician in our McKinney, Texas, office. He begins his position on Sept. 4.
Dr. Lopez is double board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
He takes a multidisciplinary approach to pain relief of neck, back and joint injections. He performs Botox for migraine headaches as well as regenerative medicine.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan followed by a dual degree in medicine and law from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and School of Law.
“I’ve always had an interest in politics and history, which are the foundation of law,” says, Dr. Lopez, whose father was a rheumatologist in Puerto Rico. “The dual degree gave me the opportunity to learn about the system physicians practice in and about how healthcare is run.”
After working as a research assistant and law clerk in Puerto Rico, he ultimately chose a career in medicine. He completed a residency at Harvard Medical School in physical medicine and rehabilitation, followed by a fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in pain management through the Anesthesiology department.
Throughout his training, he worked in a variety of positions beyond his training duties. These included the West Roxbury Veterans Administration Hospital in Boston, South Texas Spinal Clinic in San Antonio, and Baptist Healthcare System. He comes to Physician Partners of America after three years as a pain management physician at El Paso Pain Center in Texas.
Dr. Lopez has presented and written on a variety of medical and healthcare law topics ranging from spinal cord stimulators to healthcare reform. Although he does not practice law, he feels his legal training gives him a unique perspective on his patient care. “I feel it makes me a better patient advocate,” he says.
Dr. Lopez is fluent in English and Spanish. He is married to a Dallas native and the proud father of three boys. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, tennis and watching Dallas Mavericks basketball.
Patients can make appointments with Dr. Edrick Lopez at the clinic, 2730 Virginia Parkway, Suite 300 B, McKinney, TX 75071 by calling (469) 660-1426. Same-day appointments are available.