About Arthritis
Knee Pain Centers

If you’re suffering from chronic knee pain from osteoarthritis, our non-surgical, non-opioid, pain-relieving therapy is for you.

What Sets Us Apart?

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Unfortunately, we’ve noticed a growing trend in the medical community to focus on efficiency instead of patient relationships. Our primary focus is you, our patients. Our empathy shows every time we meet.You are like family to us. We care for you and prioritize your needs without making you feel like a checkmark on a “to-do” list. We promise to give you the attention you need and still manage our time to show respect to all our patients

You may have noticed that if you bring up knee pain during a visit, many physicians try to manage it with prescriptions, physical therapy, or surgery. Severe pain won’t always respond to over-the-counter medications or movement exercises, and a total knee replacement surgery feels like an extreme jump in addressing your pain. You may not know that there are other, less invasive treatment options. 

We found that these treatments can help many people reduce their knee pain and increase their daily activity without having to skip ahead to risky surgery. Many patients find relief quickly without downtime.

Every day we see lives change at Arthritis Knee Pain Centers. That might sound unbelievable, but it’s true. Put simply, when we help resolve your pain you can look forward to enjoying daily activities again. Put simply, when we help resolve your pain and inflammation, your daily activities look different than they did before. It’s a natural result of what we do.

A Simple Standard of Care

We treat you as we would our own family.
In every interaction, we lead with six guiding principles:

 

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Dignity

Know that when you walk through our doors, we will show you respect regardless of your condition and will treat you with the professionalism and care you deserve.

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Compassion

We understand knee pain and how it affects your daily activity. It’s so hard to not be able to do the things you used to do! We have confidence that we can help you.

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Responsiveness

If you need an appointment, we make sure you are seen quickly. We work with your schedule and respond to your needs, questions or concerns to support you during your healing process.

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Personalization

Do you realize that you are different from every other patient in our care? Of course you are! We design a treatment plan based on what will best fit YOUR needs.

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Privacy

Our team holds mandatory, ongoing training to protect your privacy, health records and anything that is considered to be private health information. We don’t use your information for any other purposes unless we have a written release.

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Safety

Your safety is at the forefront of everything we do. You can always expect clean and safe practices with sanitized treatment rooms. As a practice, we avoid unnecessary risks associated with invasive surgery, opioids and infection.

Our Mission

AKPC’s mission is to provide exceptional, non-surgical, non-opioid, pain-relieving therapy to patients suffering from chronic osteoarthritis of the knee. Every patient is special. Every patient is family. Our standard of care celebrates every patient’s unique needs with empathy, care, and transparency.

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Dignity

Know that when you walk through our doors, we will show you respect regardless of your condition and will treat you with the professionalism and care you deserve.

Knee brace on knee with dr examining knee

Compassion

We understand knee pain and how it affects your daily activity. It’s so hard to not be able to do the things you used to do! We have confidence that we can help you.

older woman stretching with good knees

Responsiveness

If you need an appointment, we make sure you are seen quickly. We work with your schedule and respond to your needs, questions or concerns to support you during your healing process.

older couple riding bikes

Personalization

Do you realize that you are different from every other patient in our care? Of course you are! We design a treatment plan based on what will best fit YOUR needs.

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Privacy

Our team holds mandatory, ongoing training to protect your privacy, health records and anything that is considered to be private health information. We don’t use your information for any other purposes unless we have a written release.

Old person bending over doing squat

Safety

Your safety is at the forefront of everything we do. You can always expect clean and safe practices with sanitized treatment rooms. As a practice, we avoid unnecessary risks associated with invasive surgery, opioids and infection.

Our Mission

AKPC’s mission is to provide exceptional, non-surgical, non-opioid, pain-relieving therapy to patients suffering from chronic osteoarthritis of the knee. Every patient is special. Every patient is family. Our standard of care celebrates every patient’s unique needs with empathy, care, and transparency.

Inspiring Change, Giving Back, Building Communities

At AKPC, we believe in making positive changes by giving back to our community. The Arthritis Knee Pain Centers Foundation (AKPC Foundation) was formed in 2020 and was organized exclusively for the charitable support of tax-exempt organizations. We aid charities that focus primarily on promoting the health and well-being of people in the communities we serve.

Our annual strategic summit serves as a fundraising platform. Over the past four years, the AKPC Foundation has given over $50,000.00 to charities in our communities. The Foundation structures its charter so that 100% of contributions go directly to the charities we support:

  • Food banks in all the AKPC communities
  • YMCAs
  • Flood victims and disaster victims in Kentucky
  • Sponsorship of a minority student in medical school
Community giving back

We also encourage our teams to dedicate their time to community activities, ranging from assisting the elderly to volunteer work at local food banks. By encouraging personal investment in these causes, we increase the positive impact, creating a ripple effect that extends far beyond money donations. We not only share our time with the community but inspire others to join our movement of purposeful giving and service.

John Rush MD

Meet the Founder

I am honored to be a part of the hard-working Arthritis Knee Pain Centers family. People all over the country look to us to help them find relief from the debilitating pain caused by osteoarthritis.

Helping our patients live active lives, free from the pain associated with osteoarthritis is truly our purpose. We are committed to providing the best possible care for each of our patients.

Every day we commit our talents and best efforts to improve our clinical protocols and business practices, so our patients feel welcomed and taken care of during their treatments.

John J. Rush MD, FACEP, MBA, MHA
Chief Executive Officer,
Chief Medical Officer

Arthritis Knee Pain Centers Leadership

John J. Rush MD, FACEP, MBA, MHA, CEO, CMO

John J. Rush MD, FACEP, MBA, MHA

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Medical Officer

Anthony J. Scatena

Anthony J. Scatena

Chief Operations Officer

Brent Callister

Brent Callister

Chief Finance Officer

Robb Kenison

Robb Kenison

Chief of Staff

Business Development Director

Kristin Palladino

Kristin Palladino

Senior Vice President of Operations

Keith Spencer

Keith Spencer

Vice President of Finance Controller

Tiffany McKenzie

Tiffany McKenzie

Vice President of Revenue Cycle

Brett MacKenzie

Brett MacKenzie

Vice President of Texas Operations

Vice President of Patient Care

Kim Lowery

Kim Lowery

Vice President of MW Regional Operations

Osama Naseer

Osama Naseer

Director, Contact Center Operations

Doug Roper

Doug Roper

Director, Marketing

Daniel Poche

Daniel Poche

Director, Finance

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Keep Your Freedom to Move and Enjoy Life

Your knees keep you active, mobile, and able to do all the things that make your life unique and enjoyable. Don’t settle for a life of limits because of pain. Visit us today!

Schedule a No-Charge,
No-Obligation Screening.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Viscosupplementation was approved by the FDA in 1996, and our physicians are committed to the highest safety standards in its administration. We also leverage advanced digital imaging to ensure treatment placement accuracy and efficacy. Patient comfort and safety are of the highest importance.

How long will it take to work?

Most of our patients experience significant pain relief from our treatment. Many of our patients’ pain levels are reduced shortly after the first treatment.

There is no charge for the initial screening and there is no obligation to start treatment. Our therapy is covered by Medicare and most insurances around the country. Our in-house insurance team can help guide you.

The treatment program usually consists of a series of 3-5 injections usually administered about once a week. We follow up with patients 4-6 weeks after the series is completed. If the patient is experiencing any residual pain, other treatment options are available. The treatment can usually be repeated every 6 months to help keep your knees feeling great.

Unlike most medical appointments you won’t have to wait weeks or months. We can usually get you scheduled very quickly – often the same day.

There is no charge for the initial screening and there is no obligation to start treatment.

Our treatment is covered by Medicare and most health insurance companies around the country. Our insurance team can help guide you.

As with all medical treatments, insurance copays and deductibles may apply and vary depending on your health insurance. Our friendly and helpful insurance team will help provide guidance.

No medical treatment works for every patient 100% of the time. We can’t guarantee treatment. It’s illegal to do so. However, we use live motion x-ray called fluoroscopy so our doctors can ensure the treatment is placed in the right spot for the very best outcomes. 

The treatment is typically done a little at-a-time, once a week, for 3-5 weeks. That gives it time to be absorbed and start working. After all the treatments have been completed the healing response continues.

Every patient’s condition is different. Some people start feeling relief after the first treatment.  For others, it may take longer for the treatment to work. The full benefit of the treatment usually occurs a few weeks after the treatment series has been completed.  We now offer expanded treatment options, so if one treatment doesn't give you full relief, another one may!

For most people, the treatment can last several months but varies by patient. We schedule check-up appointments 4 to 6 weeks after your treatment and every 6 months to assess your condition and determine the next steps to keep your knees feeling great.

Our doctors are skillful experts and numb your knee before giving the injections. Most patients report feeling little or no pain during the treatment.

Many doctors recommend, NSAIDs, opioids, steroid injections, or knee replacement surgery to treat knee pain. There are risks associated with all these approaches. There is also a long recovery period with surgery. 

Some doctors offer similar treatments without using live motion x-ray, called fluoroscopy, to ensure the medicine is placed in the right spot. Studies show that doctors that who don’t use fluoroscopy can miss the knee joint up to 30% of the time.

Our treatments are different. We always use live motion x-ray and have treated over 50,000 patients successfully. No Opioids. No Surgery. No Prescriptions. No Downtime. We are the no-risk knee pain specialists. 

Every patient is different. Even if you’ve have had a knee replacement, we may be able to help you. Call us to schedule a no-charge screening to see if you qualify.