Donald J Greco, M.D.
"Chronic pain is a debilitating, complex disease that is usually best treated with a multi-faceted approach to optimize overall health and well-being."
Dr Greco is Board Certified in both anesthesiologist and pain medicine and a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and completed his anesthesiology training at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He then subspecialized in Pain Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he became proficient in interventional and medical management of various chronic pain conditions.
Dr Greco believes in a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to pain management. His objective is to return his patients to a productive life and restore their physical, leisure, and psychosocial functions. Dr Greco makes it a priority to care for patients on a human level by listening and working together towards a tailored treatment plan. Leading edge pain management technology assists in individualizing his approach to his patients’ specific needs to allow them to regain the highest levels possible of functionality and independence.
Dr Greco is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, International Spine Intervention Society, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, North American Neuromodulation Society, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science, and the American Medical Association.
With family throughout Southern California and a love for the outdoors, Dr Greco, his wife, and 3 children have set roots in the Coachella Valley. They want to thank the community for what has been a very warm welcoming since their arrival in the summer of 2013. Besides keeping busy with school activities and the occasional golf and tennis game, the Greco’s enjoy traveling, skiing, swimming, hiking, fitness, cooking, and just “hanging out” with friends and family.
Lynn's Lifetime of Pain
Finding relief after decades of misery
"I've suffered chronic pain li terall y all of my adult li fe," says La Quinta's Lynn Muslovski, 67, who has long battled not only fibromyalgia but various forms of congenital arthritis, including an autoimmune version that occurs as a reaction to a bacterial infection and affects the joints, the eyes, the urethra, and skin. "I would get really bad iritis in my right eye. Mouth ulcers. I’d hurt all over. Bladder infections, vaginal infections. Anything you can think of, I had."
Try as they may, the litany of general physicians and specialists Muslovski consulted provided scant relief. Regular steroid injections caused her to develop diabetes, and she feared she would acquire a serious dependence on painkillers. On disability since the age of 48, the retired banking vice president returned to the desert from Utah with her husband in 1995. By 2000, the intricate degenerative disc disease in her spine was so severe that Muslovski says, "I was at the point where I was going to be in a wheelchair. I couldn’t walk or stand at all."