Jacksonville Community Gives Warm Welcome to New Physician at Memorial Pain Clinic

Dr. Staszkiewicz, cervical dystonia, migraines, Botox injections, Memorial Pain Clinic

Nothing against big city vibes, but Andrzej Staszkiewicz, MD, absolutely loves smaller-town life in Jacksonville, Illinois.

The anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician, who is known as “Dr. Staz” by his colleagues and patients, moved from the Chicago area after 13 years to take a position with the Memorial Pain Clinic located in Jacksonville Memorial Hospital (JMH).

“Everyone is so friendly; the weather is much better and the commute to work is only ten minutes!” he said. “Some days it would take me an hour and a half to get to work, which really took away from family time.”

He and his wife recently welcomed a new baby, who joins a 2-year-old at home. The couple was impressed with the maternity care offered by JMH, which is a four-time, Magnet-designated hospital for professional nursing practice through the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.

“We were so happy with the care here from the OB department and pediatrics,” he said. His wife, who is a dentist, currently stays home with their children, and her parents (who are retired doctors) have joined them in Jacksonville.

Dr. Staszkiewicz has a robust practice in the JMH Pain Clinic. He treats patients suffering from migraines and cervical dystonia with Botox injections and uses IV lidocaine to treat patients with fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy. In the future, he hopes to begin offering spinal cord stimulation trials.

Achieving a better work-life balance has been a key benefit of moving to a smaller community.

“It is beautiful here, and we really feel welcome,” he said. “It’s been a great move for our family.”