By Kevin Whipps, photography by Steve Sliker

Being in pain can cause a lot of suffering, and not always in the physical sense. Medical bills can add up over time, and even those who have the best health insurance may find themselves in a situation where the amount they have to pay out of pocket exceeds what they have in their bank account. What do you do if you’re in that situation?

You don’t want to be in pain, but you also don’t want to be broke. What’s the solution?

The team at Pain Doctor wanted to find out, and to do that, they reached out to an organization that they knew could provide a solid contribution.

“We’ve had a partnership with the Arizona Pain Foundation for a long time,” Joe Carlon, CEO of Pain Doctor says. “There are a number of events that we do in

[Phoenix], including the Burmese refugee Christmas party, and we sponsor a number of kids in other countries.”

Their response? “They said, ‘Absolutely,’” Carlon says.

As for their contribution? Well, we’ll get to that in a minute.

Before we dive into the minutiae, let’s talk about the contest itself. It runs from September 26, 2015, thru November 30th, 2015. There will be one grand-prize winner, and they will be announced on December 23rd, 2015, just in time for Christmas. The winner can use their prize towards qualified medical bills. A link to the official contest rules can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions section at That’s also where you can see if you qualify for the competition.

If you want to enter, just visit If you’re already a member of, no sweat — just login with your account or click the green “Enter Now” button under the Contest #PainDoctorCares tab on your account page. If you’re not a member, then register by clicking on the green “Register” button, and following the directions. Just like that, you’re in to win the big grand prize.

But before we talk about what exactly that grand prize may be, let’s go back to Carlon and why Pain Doctor is involved.

“Ultimately, we want patients to not only understand that we’re there to help educate themselves about their condition, their treatment, and find a physician that can help, but we’re also there to help financially,” Carlon says, dropping a clue about the prize itself.

Speaking of, let’s get right to it. Pain Doctor, in partnership with the Arizona Pain Foundation, is offering one pain patient up to $5,000 towards their medical bills for one year. It’s Pain Doctor’s way to give back to the community that they so humbly serve, by helping out those that need it when they’re in pain.

Well there you have it, the big #PainDoctorCares giveaway. $5,000. One patient in need. Two months to enter. What are you waiting for?

How to enter the #PainDoctorCares giveaway

Want a chance to win $5,000 to go towards your medical bills? Enter the #PainDoctorCares contest to #FightPain.

  1. Go to
  2. Check to see if you’re eligible by checking out the Official Contest Rules, linked in the Frequently Asked Questions
  3. Login or register to enter the contest
  4. That’s it!

The contest runs from September 26, 2015 thru November 30, 2015. 
The grand prize winner will be announced on December 23, 2015.