Sheetal DeCaria, M.D.

Sheetal DeCaria, M.D.

Sheetal DeCaria, M.D.

Double-board certified

Anesthesia & Pain Management

Medical School: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Anesthesia Residency: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Dr. DeCaria is double-board certified in anesthesia and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Raised in the Midwest, Dr. DeCaria attended college and medical school in Michigan, followed by residency and fellowship in Chicago. Since completing fellowship, Dr DeCaria was on faculty at the University of Chicago for half a decade, where she taught dozens of physicians in training. During this time, she pursued further education in integrative medicine, including a year-long faculty scholars program at the Northwestern Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. She has authored numerous textbook chapters and peer-reviewed publications on pain management, presented at national conferences, and serves as an expert peer reviewer for a top-tier national pain medicine journal.

Throughout her practice at the University of Chicago, Dr. DeCaria realized there was a lack of integration between the complementary and conventional sides of medicine. She saw more and more patients in chronic pain turning to complementary medicine, without the guidance of a trained physician and often without discussing these treatments with their medical doctor. And so Revitalize Medical Center was born—as a place patients in chronic pain can go for an east meets west approach to reduce pain, restore function, and revitalize their life.

Please note that Revitalize Medical Center is primarily a non-opioid (non-narcotic) practice that focuses on treating patients’ pain with lifestyle modifications, nutritional counseling, and targeted interventions, such as injections and minimally-invasive procedures.

Dr. DeCaria’s Publications

  1. Peer-reviewed publications in the primary literature:

    1. Yochim BP, Kerkar SP, Lichtenberg PA. Cerebrovascular risk factors, activity limitations, and depressed mood in African American older adults. Psychology and Aging. 2006: 21(1):186-9.
    2. Patil SK; Johnson AS; Lichtenberg PA. The relation of pain and depression with various health-promoting behaviors in African American elders. Rehabilitation Psychology. 2008: 53: 85-92.
    3. Patil SK, Anitescu M. Efficacy of outpatient ketamine infusions in refractory chronic pain syndromes: a five year retrospective analysis. Pain Medicine. 2012; 13: 263-9.
    4. Patil SK, Anitescu M. Opioid-free perioperative analgesic technique for a hemicolectomy in a 21 year old patient with opioid-induced delirium: a case report and review of the analgesic efficacy of alpha 2 agonist agents. Pain Practice, 2012
  2. Textbook chapters:

    Patil SK, Benzon HT, Diwan S. (2014). Atlas of Interventional Pain Management. Chapter: Sacroiliac joint injections. Ed: Diwan & Staats. McGraw-Hill.

    Qureshi O, Patil SK. (2016). Can Acute and Chronic Postsurgical Pain Be Decreased with Perioperative Neuropathic Agents. You’re right, I’m wrong. Dueling Authors Reexamine Classic Teachings in Anesthesia.. Springer. Ed. Scher, Clebone, Miller, Roccaforte, Capan pp 369-372.

    Anitescu M and DeCaria SK. (2017). Intravenous infusions for chronic pain management. Benzon HT, Essentials of Pain Medicine 4e. Raja S, Fishman S, Liu S, Cohen S. Elsevier Health Sciences, 469-474, 2017.

    DeCaria SK, Patel V. (2017) Pain and Suicide. Challenging cases and Complication Management in Pain Medicine. Anitescu M, Benzon HT, Wallace MS, eds. New York: Springer, pp 21-27.

    Kenny J, DeCaria SK. (2017) Motor weakness after transforaminal epidural steroids. Challenging cases and Complication Management in Pain Medicine. Anitescu M, Benzon HT, Wallace MS, eds. New York: Springer, pp 85-9.

  3. Abstracts

    1. Patil SK, Im HK, Anitescu M: Efficacy of outpatient ketamine infusions in refractory chronic pain syndromes: a five-year retrospective analysis. Anesth Analg 110:S354, 2010.
    2. Fanaee E, Anitescu M, Patil S: Sustained pain relief after lidocaine infusions for chronic pain syndromes: a retrospective analysis. Anesthesiology 113: A301, 2010.
    3. Patil SK, Anitescu M: Memantine may improve quality of life in chronic pain patients responding to ketamine infusions. Anesthesiology 113: A1075, 2010.
    4. Patil SK, Anitescu M. Efficacy of outpatient ketamine infusions in refractory chronic pain syndromes: a five year retrospective analysis. Pain Medicine. 2012; 13: 263-9.