COMPASSIONATE CARE FROM OUR TRUSTED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Pain is a very personal subject and everyone experiences
The Providers at LAGS Medical Centers
Our skilled team of highly trained specialists is dedicated to improving each and every patient’s life with a precise diagnosis, personalized treatment plan and compassionate care.
Everyone handles pain differently. That means you need a treatment plan that addresses your particular issues. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy. Utilizing the latest in cutting-edge technology and decades of experience, our providers will work with you to identify both the symptoms and causes of your pain while developing a personalized treatment plan, customized to bring you relief.
Instead of simply masking the symptoms of pain, our medical staff will pinpoint and remedy the underlying factors that cause your pain, allowing you to get back to enjoying the highest degree of function and quality of life that you’ve been missing.
Francis P. Lagattuta, MD
Dr. Francis P. Lagattuta is the founder and Chief Medical Officer at Lags Medical Centers, which consists of five ambulatory surgical centers and 32 clinics in five states. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain medicine, addiction medicine and electrodiagnostic medicine, as well as board eligible in obesity medicine.
Dr. Lagattuta attended medical school at Loyola University-Chicago, and did his residency at Ohio State University. At Ohio State, he helped treat injured athletes, and later went on to become one of the team doctors for the NBA’s Chicago Bulls during their championships run in the mid-1990s.
His experience treating and rehabilitating the injuries of elite athletes taught him the value of eschewing unnecessary surgeries and opioids, and using minimally invasive procedures to get people back to feeling their normal selves.
He also learned that chronic pain often is accompanied by mental health concerns and obesity, and that these interconnected issues need to be addressed simultaneously to get the best results for the patient. This led to his creation of the innovative metabolic, anatomical and psychological (MAP) protocol, which patients often describe as “amazing,” citing decreased pain and improved quality of life.