Chronic pain, defined as daily persistent pain for at least 3 months, costs the nation up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity. Chronic pain is a major driver for visits to physicians, and a key factor in quality of life. Given the burden of chronic pain in human lives, dollars, and social consequences, finding the causes and the best treatment approach to relieve pain should be a national priority. At Wake Forest Baptist Health, Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Rheumatology & Immunology, we endeavor to better understand the mechanisms of pain and discover new treatment paradigm for this disabling condition. Consistent with our goals, we have developed a volunteer-recruitment registry to provide a confidential resource to identify and contact potential participants on behalf of pain studies done at Wake Forest Baptist Health. We invite you to enter your contact information into our registry. If your name is listed in our registry, we can call or send you a letter (or an email) to let you know about studies at Wake Forest Baptist Health, and elicit your interest to participate. You are under no obligation and may decline to participate in any study that you do not feel is a “good fit” for your needs. Most importantly, your personal information will be kept private and confidential.

Finally, you may request removal of your name from the registry at any time by calling us at (336) 716-8918.


Dennis C. Ang, MD, MS

Section Chief, Rheumatology

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Winston-Salem North Carolina

Loading... Loading...
You have selected an option that triggers this survey to end right now.
To save your responses and end the survey, click the 'End Survey' button below. If you have selected the wrong option by accident and/or wish to return to the survey, click the 'Return and Edit Response' button.