Southern Michigan Pain Consultants
[Skip to Content]


Southern Michigan Pain Consultants’ practice focus is specific to Pain Management; Southern Michigan Pain Consultants (SMPC) treats chronic pain such as spine related back pain and neck pain, shingles, headaches, nerve pain and others. While we treat any type of chronic pain, we find that the number one issue our patients need treatment for is pain related to to the spine.

Our physicians and pain management specialists have had advanced training and education in the specialty of pain. They understand the complex nature of chronic pain and how it can take a toll on a person’s entire life, both physically and emotionally. Our goal at SMPC is to provide the treatments that allow our patients to gain lifestyle and functional improvements and to give them a chance to get back some of life’s simple pleasures; taking a walk, enjoying an evening out, lunch with friends, playing a round of golf, grocery shopping or just getting out of bed!

SMPC is prepared to approach these patients in a variety of ways. Treatment with our practice may involve injections, medications, behavioral medicine, physical therapy and/or Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Often it is a combination of these techniques that brings the best results. Since opening our first pain clinic in 2000, SMPC has used a multidisciplinary approach to pain problems, and our recommendations are always based on a thorough assessment of the patient’s current health and goals for improvement.

SMPC has three pain management centers in Southwest Michigan, Portage, Marshall & St. Joseph. Physicians with the practice include Medical Director Matthew Kuiper, DO, Barton Wild, MD, Michael Kolinski, DO, and Joel Bez DO FAOCA.
Meet our Pain physicians

Important Announcements

Dr. Bez celebrates one year with SMPC

We would like to congratulate Dr. Bez for his upcoming anniversary with SMPC. His exemplary patient care and passion for treating chronic pain has made him a wonderful addition to our team!  We thank you and look forward to many years to come!

Meningitis Outbreak

As of October 4, 2012, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have advised that “all health care personnel cease using any product made by New England Compounding Center" due to a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis. The Framingham, Massachusetts-based compounding pharmacy voluntarily shut down operations the same day, and an active investigation is underway by both the CDC and FDA.

Read More>>

Voluntary Recall of Methylprednisolone Acetate

Southern Michigan Pain Consultants has been closely following the situation regarding the voluntary recall of methylprednisolone acetate.  Be assured we have checked the lot numbers on our inventory of methylprednisolone acetate to confirm our supply is not part of this recall.  Our patients will not be effected by this recent development.  For more information regarding the recalled methylprednisolone acetate, please follow the link below.


Quick Links


Southern Michigan Pain Pataient Portal
View Medica Patient Education System

Our Mission

Southern Michigan Pain Consultants comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to pain care offers patients and providers renewed hope for relief from chronic pain. Chronic pain should be treated like other chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma or congestive heart failure. Chronic pain requires chronic treatment. The goal of treatment is to optimize management of the pain, as opposed to curing the pain.

Quick Links

Online patient referral
Patient self referral
Brief PHA
First PHA
Prescription refill
Locations & hours
Video links

pain management specialists

About SMPC

About SMPC
Our Physicians
Privacy Policy
chronic pain

For Patients

Patient self referral
Prescription refill
Patient Education
Patient Portal

For Physicians

Online patient referral
pain management center


Portage Office
3770 Glenkerry Ct
Portage, MI 49024
(269) 329-2887

Other Locations

© 2014 Southern Michigan Pain Consultants - All Rights Reserved Get The Free Adobe Acrobat Reader   Follow Us On Facebook
Refer a patient online Become a new patient