Dr. Alfonso Morales
Pain & Addiction Physician
Dr. Morales was exposed to medicine at an early age. He is the son of a renowned cancer surgeon. This helped him develop the compassionate side of medicine and learn the importance of personal touch in the treatment of patients.
Dr. Morales is a graduate of La Salle University Medical School, and he completed his internship at the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, which serves as a tertiary care referral center to a population of over 1 million people.
He then completed his residency at the Virginia Tech Carilion Family Medicine Program, and became board certified in Family Medicine.
He then had the opportunity to practice in a rural area in Wisconsin providing a wide variety of care: hospital, outpatient, ER care, and surgical care for his patients.
In 2000 he moved to the Twin Cities to start his own practice. He started Central Medical Clinic focused on a more personalized and comprehensive care of pain medicine.
In 2002 he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine, and in 2004 became one of the very few physicians to be certified and receive the waiver to prescribe Suboxone/Buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence and addiction.
Dr. Morales is passionate about the interface of pain and addiction, and the prevention and treatment with newer modalities.
He is also passionate about the newer regenerative modalities to help treat degenerative joint and spinal disease.
In his spare time, Dr. Morales enjoys playing soccer, tennis, ballroom dancing and traveling with his family.
|Certifications||Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine|
American Board of Family Practice (Diplomate since 1995 and recertified in 2008)
|Professional Memberships||American Academy of Pain Medicine (Active)American Academy of Pain Management (Active)American Society of Addiction Medicine (Active)Minnesota Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (MNSAM)|
American Headache Society (Active)
International Association for the Study of Pain (Past)
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (Past)
American Medical Association (Active)
Ramsey/Hennepin Medical Society (Active)
Wisconsin State Medical Society (Active)
Minnesota Medical Association (Active)
|Medical Licensures||Minnesota License Active|
Wisconsin License Active
|Academic Positions||Pain Consultant for Western Wisconsin Health|
Addiction Consultant for Teen Challenge
|Advanced Training Courses|
|Hospital Appointments||Regions Hospital|
|Research Experience||Specific Therapeutic Exercises of the Cervical and Lumbar Areas Induces Local HypoalgesiaEvidence Based Research for Chronic Pain (Protocol Algorithms)GI Safety of Celecoxib compared with Non-Selective NSAIDS Conservative vs. Nonconservative care in Chronic Low Back Pain|
Chronic Pain Syndromes in Minorities 2005