Stephanie L. Marcy, DO/MBA, is both a practicing Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Specialist at Great Plains Health Hospital in North Platte, NE. Dr. Marcy received most of her training while on the East Coast at Virginia Commonwealth University - Medical College of Virginia, but she and her husband are both Nebraska natives and recently moved back to the Midwest with a commitment of providing cutting-edge, integrity-driven, compassionate, comprehensive, and exceptional care to her patients both in the operating room, in the hospital as well as in the clinic settings. She feels honored to be able to give back to the agricultural community the knowledge and skills she has learned throughout the years to help others in need.
Dr. Marcy ensures the safety of patients who are about to undergo surgery. Anesthesiologists are airway experts and specialize in general anesthesia- which will put the patient to sleep, sedation- which will calm the patient or make him or her unaware of the situation, and regional anesthesia for acute pain- which is a numbing of a specific part of the body to reduce overall pain after a procedure as well as increasing the patient's functionality. As an Anesthesiologist, Dr. Marcy also might help manage pain before, during and after an operation. Anesthesiologists are specialized to understand the anatomy, physiology (internal body's functioning), pharmacology (of medications patients are taking and medications used during the procedure) and is also considered a proceduralist- with placement of central lines/arterial lines/intravenous lines and tracheal intubations on a daily basis to keep their patients hemodynamically stable and safe throughout their surgical procedure.
As a Pain Management Specialist, Dr. Marcy helps patients with both acute and chronic pain conditions by treating all types of pain starting with performing a specialized neurological and musculoskeletal examination from head to toe on each patient to map their specific pain generators and best understand how to manage each type of pain which is specifically tailored to each patient. After determining the individual's pain mapping, she then is able to manage the patient's pain through; medication management, improving patient function/quality of life, increasing mobility and range of motion, increasing the duration of pain reduction, recommending lifestyle modifications, offers behavioral modification/coping strategies, and specializes in providing minimally invasive pain management & neuromodulation treatment options for her patients to get patients back to work and to optimum functionality quickly. She operates a multi-disciplinary/multi-modal approach to treating pain with emphasis on treating every type of pain that may contribute to the overall physical pain picture and enlists the help of other experts in the field to accomplish this.
The education Dr. Marcy received during obtaining her Masters in Business Administration at Rockhurst University while in Kansas City, is put to use on a daily basis to help assist providing efficient, cost-effective and quality care for all of her patients. Dr. Marcy's focus for her patients is both through teaching and educating her patients on their individual conditions to help them optimize their success in reducing not just their current pain, but also helping them to take control of their pain in preventing further worsening of their condition and improving their overall quality of life. Dr. Marcy is very passionate about education and has had an extensive history presenting at numerous symposiums, committees, and conferences about Anesthesia and Pain at the local, regional, national and international levels and will continue to be a leader in these fields of medicine in the years to come.