Our Founders - All Natural Pain Relief

LEONARD RIGGS, M.D.

President of Pain Drink, Inc. - Dallas, TX

Dr. Leonard Riggs is a former US Navy and Marine Corps Flight Surgeon and Emergency Physician turned Chief of Emergency Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is the founder and former CEO of EmCare, Inc. which helps manage and operate hospital emergency departments across the country.

In his 45 years of experience, he recognized that patients suffered from a wide range of pain and were seeking natural remedies, but had nothing to turn to for relief but over-the-counter and prescription medications - both of which have harmful long-term effects. All this changed in 2015 when Dr. Riggs met Dallas-based pain management specialist doctors, Andrew Konen, MD and Brian Flanagan, MD. The duo had developed a safe and effective natural pain relief drink powder, free of the damaging side effects of OTC medications. Dr. Riggs was happy to join their mission and bring to market the world’s first natural pain relief powder solution: Dr. Riggs’ Rhelief.

recognized as “Best Doctors in Dallas” in d magazine as well as one of America’s “Top Physicians”

ANDREW KONEN, M.D.

Co-Director, Unified Pain Management – Dallas, Texas

Dr. Andrew Konen, M.D. is a graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he graduated with honors. He received his medical degree from the Texas A&M College of Medicine with post-doctoral training at Baylor University Medical Center and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas in anesthesiology and pain management. Dr. Konen was accepted into the premier fellowship training program, directly after residency, at Texas Tech University Medical Center. He studied under doctors Gabor Racz, Sr. and Prithvi Raj D., the founding fathers of the specialty of pain management.

Dr. Andrew Konen, M.D. founded Konen and Associates PA, pain management group in 1999. Their primary location is in Dallas, Texas, where he and Dr. Brian Flanagan opened a new pain clinic called Unified Pain Management as Co-Directors. The group is recognized as one of the premier pain management practices in the country.

Dr. Konen is recognized as one of the foremost experts in interventional pain management treatment options. He has developed new techniques and treatment strategies for chronic intractable headaches and has been recognized many years over as a D Magazine top physician in his specialty. He has also been selected by the consumer research Council of America as one of the top physicians in America by reports from his own patients.

Dr. Konen recently served as the medical director for the Baylor Center for Pain Management for 14 years, and has been a clinical professor of pain management for Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, where he regularly taught medical students and residents therapies and advances in pain management at Baylor University Medical Center. He also serves as a hedge fund advisor for mid-cap biotech and research firms. His group developed the first and only commercially available natural and herbal powdered pain relief supplement, Rhelief.

recognized as “Best Doctors in Dallas” in d magazine and US News World Report

BRIAN FLANAGAN, M.D.

Co-Director, Unified Pain Management – Dallas, Texas

Brian Flanagan, M.D. is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Tulane University Medical School. He received his post-doctoral training at Baylor University Medical Center and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He completed his fellowship training in interventional pain management at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, Texas.

Dr. Flanagan is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and board certified in Pain Medicine. He has been named one of the best doctors in Dallas by D Magazine and also by US News World Report. He has been in practice for 20 years. He is well respected by both his patients and other physicians for his ability to treat a wide array of painful conditions. He has helped thousands of patients improve their quality of life for the long term.

Dr. Flanagan was a partner with Dr. Andrew Konen in the Baylor Center for Pain Management for 14 years. They recently opened a new pain clinic in Dallas, Unified Pain Management, and serve as Co-Directors. This group is recognized as one of the premier pain management practices in the country.

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