Dr. Bennet E. Davis
Bennet E. Davis, M.D. is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He did his undergraduate work at Stanford University and received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, then trained in Orthopedic Surgery and Anesthesiology at the University of New Mexico and University of California, Irvine. He did his fellowship year in Manchester, England after finishing residency training.
Dr. Davis practiced Pain Medicine at the University of California-Irvine until he was recruited to run the University of Arizona Pain Institute from 1995 to 2002. As an Associate Professor at the UA in Tucson, he was also the Pain Fellowship director, where he supervised the training of 8 new pain specialists between 1996 and 2002.
Dr. Davis and his colleagues founded the Integrative Pain Center of Arizona in 2002 to pursue the mission of building, refining, and researching the most effective model for patient centered, evidence based, quality focused, cost-conscious interdisciplinary pain medicine/sports medicine health program.
Dr. Davis holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and is active in training Pharmacy students, as well as Family Practice residents and primary care physicians. He is particularly interested in helping our primary care system and he co-author/co-investigator of the first NIH funded on line Pain Medicine CME program for primary care physicians, and he is the Medical Director of Project ECHO Pain, Weitzman Institute. He has been a member of the Arizona Cancer Center faculty since 1997, and is active in clinical research. He has won awards for establishing a unique new medical clinic in Tucson (IPCA), including the Copper Cactus award from the Tucson Chamber of Commerce – which named Dr. Davis as Southern Arizona’s small business leader of the year for 2006.
Dr. Davis is active in the community – he served a one year term as President of the Pima County Medical Society in 2009 and he is currently leading the Society’s effort to find a path to effective health care reform in collaboration with the Arizona Business Coalition on Health (AzBCH). He is an AzBCH founding board member and serves as Chief Medical Officer for the Busines Coalition, where his current focus is on developing a consensus vision of the ideal future Primary Care health delivery system. He has written on the topic of health care reform, click on this link for a sample article published in January 2009. He has special interests in pain associated with spinal conditions RSD and nerve injury.
Dr Davis’s most recent publication is a comprehensive review of the best practices for evaluating and treating pain in a primary care practice. Davis B. 9 Best practices for Evaluating and Treating Pain in Primary Care Practical Pain Management Jan-Feb 2015;15(1):36-45 available online through this link: 9 Best Practices for Evaluating and Treating Pain in Primary Care