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Shawn Putnam, APRN
Director of Nursing
With over 15 years of experience at leading hospitals, Shawn brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to CPM. He has supported advancing CPM’s patient care model for more than a decade, directing care management, clinical care coordination and integrating newer methods and strategies into the patient’s care plan. As part of his role, he provides direct oversight of daily nursing operations and works closely with Dr. Grahling at diagnosing and treating a variety of acute and chronic pain conditions.
Shawn grew up in upstate New York and attended the State University of New York at Potsdam graduating Cum Laude with a degree in biology. He then attended Springfield College and received a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology. He earned a Master of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner focus at Boston College.
Before joining CPM, Shawn began his career as a floor nurse in the medical/surgical unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. His next role was as a nurse practitioner at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on the Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Cancer team.
Throughout his career, Shawn served on various organizations supporting nursing quality, care and advancement to help achieve up-to-date evidence based treatment. He is a member of the Connecticut Pain Society.
Shawn is passionate about CPM’s comprehensive approach to pain management. He enjoys working with patients to find the best treatment plan for each individual. With a passion for caring for people when they need it most, he believes “there is no greater satisfaction than to improve a patient’s quality of life and functional capacity.”
Back PainFacetogenic – Medial Branch Nerve Blocks,Radiofrequency Therapy, Facet Joint Injections Spinal Stenosis – Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections, Lumbar Transforaminal Steroid Injections Discogenic (Herniated or Degenerative Disc) – Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections, IDET,Discography Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection Muscular Pain – Trigger Point Injections Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Neck PainFacetogenic – Medial Branch Nerve Blocks, Radiofrequency Therapy, Facet Joint Injections Spinal Stenosis – Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections, Lumbar Transforaminal Steroid Injections Discogenic (Herniated or Degenerative Disc) – Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections, Discography Muscular Pain – Trigger Point Injections/Botox Cervical Dystonia- Botox Failed Neck Surgery Syndrome
Head PainTension / Muscular Headache – Trigger Point Injection Occipital Neuralgia - Occipital Nerve Block Migraine Headache - Botox Injections for Pain Cervicogenic Headache - Cervical Facet Block Shingles - Stellate Ganglion Block
Extremity PainCervical or Lumbar Radiculitis / Radiculopathy ("Sciatica") – Epidural Steroid Injection, Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS - formerly known as "RSD") – Stellate Ganglion Block/Lumbar Sympathetic Block Piriformis Syndrome - Piriformis Muscle Injection Shingles - Sympathetic Block Peripheral Neuropathy - Epidural Steroid Injections/Spinal Cord Stimulation