Steve Peloquin, MD
Outside of being the sole proprietor of Heartland Pain Management LLC., Dr. Peloquin has served on the Blue Cross Blue Shield liaison committee for the last 10 years and as committee Chairman for the last 6 years. Dr. Peloquin is a patient advocate and fought to have implantable therapies reclassified as treatments that are covered under the normal standards of care. He also serves on numerous advisory boards for medical device and pharmaceutical companies.
Dr. Peloquin’s family includes his wife Leslie of 38 years. Together they have 3 sons and a daughter. His sons live in Phoenix, San Diego and Albuquerque and his daughter attends college in Tucson.
“The concept of allowing my patients to heal themselves at a cellular level is a truly exciting opportunity. Stem cell therapy could quite possibly be the catalyst that changes the way modern medicine approaches the treatment of pain.”
Dr. Peloquin’s success in treating pain has led to numerous physicians and surgeons requesting to do onsite visits and to receive one on one training for neuro stimulators and intrathecal pumps. He has taught courses on implantable therapies in both Kansas and Texas and draws his patient base from seven states. In 2013 Heartland Pain Management LLC. was the only nonacademic center to be selected to participate in a nationwide subcutaneous nerve stimulator trial.
Dr. Peloquin was born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico. He obtained both an undergraduate degree in Environmental Design and a Medical Doctorate from the University of New Mexico. He began his anesthesia residency at the University of New Mexico and transferred to the University of Iowa to conclude his studies. He completed his residency program in 1997.
After residency, Dr. Peloquin developed an appreciation for the hard working moral character of the Midwest and began his career in Kansas with Anesthesia Associates of Manhattan. In 1999 he became Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He soon became Chairman of the Anesthesia department for Mercy Regional Health Center and served in that role for a decade.
The experiences gained from his career in anesthesia sparked a desire for Dr. Peloquin to understand how to effectively treat numerous conditions of pain amongst patients. Dr. Peloquin became certified from the American Board of Pain Medicine in 2005 and in the same year set out on his own to open up Heartland Pain Management LLC.
Heartland Pain Management LLC. is a state of the art interventional pain clinic that offers individually tailored pain management solutions to patients.
Dr. Peloquin takes great pride in the successful outcomes of his patient’s procedures. His success rate from trials to permanent implanted devices is 88% which is nearly twice the national average of 47%. Dr. Peloquin has also achieved a 95% success rate for intrathecal pain pump trials.