Dr. Neville Campbell: Leading The Industry In Pain Care
– By Ashlee DeMartino
Dr. Neville Campbell grew up in Port Antonio, Jamaica. His family didn’t have much, but what they did have was love. “My mom and dad really did their best with the little that they had. They taught us to be appreciative, industrious, and committed,” said Dr. Campbell. His days started at 4:00 AM, working on the family farm and then off to school. After school finished, it was back home for more work at the farm. The discipline learned in his childhood is what lead to Dr. Campbell getting a degree in both medicine and business.
At age eleven, he knew he wanted to be a doctor, but his path to getting there took a detour. “I got distracted when I migrated to the states at age eighteen and decided that I would pursue computer science. After taking a detour for more than eight years, my mother’s gentle reminder of my initial love for medicine was too loud to ignore. I decided to abandon my then good paying job and go back to school full time to pursue my dream of becoming a doctor,” he said.
Dr. Campbell went to Medical School at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He did a residency in Anesthesiology at SUNY Downstate and Pain Management Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital. After his residency, he decided to spend his life caring for people who had chronic pain. His choice again influenced by his most significant role model, his mom. “Watching her suffer in Jamaica with chronic back pain broke my heart, and I vowed that I would help not only people here in the United States but also those in less fortunate countries.” This decision has lead him to become the founder and CEO of the Center for Wellness and Pain Care in Las Vegas. “We are known for practicing cutting edge pain medicine, helping people get their lives back, and giving patients hope to live again. We treat every patient like an individual, delivering the same care that we would provide a family member. We specialize in minimally invasive surgical treatment for spinal pain where patients experience very little downtime and short recovery periods,” he said.
When he is not at work, Dr. Campbell enjoys spending time relaxing with his wife, his three daughters, and finding the opportunity to volunteer. He is on the board of directors for Healing Hands Abroad Organization. This non-profit provides voluntary medical and surgical services to individuals in third world countries. “I lead the pain management brigade once per year on our trip. I recruit anesthesiologists, internal medicine doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, students, and nurses to create a team,” he said.
Dr. Campbell hopes to become a more prominent player in the pain management space in Las Vegas with a regional presence in adjacent states.
Dr. Campbell says, “I also hope to expand my international voluntary presence and continue to lead others to make an impact locally, nationally, and internationally.”
Why does he do all of this? Dr. Campbell states, “Helping others is what I was born to do. My life is one of servitude. I am complete, satisfied, and fulfilled when I serve others and extend help to others. This way of life has been inherited from my mom, and it has served me well.”