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Arizona Pain – Samuel Voyles 

Expanding access and enhancing lives 

Pain management presents numerous challenges, as it encompasses a complex array of factors, including the subjective nature of pain, diversity in individual pain experience and the potential for long-term impact on quality of life.  

Arizona Pain | General Counsel | Samuel Voyles 

Arizona Pain | General Counsel | Samuel Voyles

Furthermore, access to effective pain management can be limited by barriers such as inadequate healthcare resources, the stigma surrounding pain medication and variations in treatment options based on geography and socioeconomic status.  

Addressing these challenges requires a multidisciplinary approach that integrates medical, psychological and social considerations while also emphasizing the importance of personalized care and ongoing support for individuals dealing with chronic pain. 

Arizona Pain is an organization committed to restoring individuals to a life free from the shackles of pain. General Counsel Samuel Voyles is at the forefront of the company’s mission.  

In that role, Voyles doesn’t just navigate legal landscapes; he orchestrates various initiatives to revolutionize pain management and reshape healthcare. 

“At the heart of Arizona Pain’s mission is the commitment to liberate patients from the clutches of opioids through innovative, non-narcotic treatment options,” Voyles tells Vanguard during an interview in April.  

Under Voyles’ guidance, the organization employs a comprehensive approach beyond symptom relief. It’s about empowering individuals to reclaim their lives, free from the burden of addiction and chronic pain. 

Voyles’ leadership is instrumental in driving Arizona Pain’s cutting-edge integrated care process, which stands as a beacon of hope in non-narcotic pain treatment. By leveraging the organization’s wealth of expertise, Voyles ensures patients receive tailored care at every level, setting a new standard for compassionate and effective pain management. 

Revolutionizing pain management 

Under Voyles’ guidance, Arizona Pain has expanded its services, boasting a diverse team of experts, including doctors, mid-level providers, chiropractors, and physical therapists. These professionals specialize in spinal cord and peripheral nerve work, offering advanced solutions for chronic pain disorders. 

A pivotal project overseen by Voyles involved the establishment of Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) in Arizona and Cincinnati, strategic moves in the fight against opioid addiction. Arizona Pain extends its reach through partnerships and knowledge sharing, empowering like-minded physicians to deliver superior care while adhering to legal and compliance standards. This initiative is part of a broader national expansion endeavor, which includes the setup of ASCs in Scottsdale and other regions in Arizona. 

From the ground up, Voyles oversaw the development and acquisition of surgical centers in Arizona and Ohio, demonstrating an innate ability to navigate complexities ranging from land acquisition and regulatory compliance to contract negotiations with insurance providers. 

Voyles’ legal acumen was instrumental in acquiring Arizona Pain Specialists, a deal that propelled the organization’s growth and broadened its scope of care. Managing the entire process, Voyles navigated complex legal landscapes to facilitate the transition, doubling the organization’s size and enhancing its capacity to provide alternative care options and opioid cessation programs. 

“As we expand our reach and services, our mission remains unwavering: to empower patients, combat opioid addiction and redefine pain management,” Voyles says. 

Visionary leadership 

In addition to his role in strategic expansion, Voyles lends his expertise to consulting on ASC payer contracts, leveraging Arizona Pain’s knowledge base to secure favorable agreements with healthcare companies. Through these efforts, the organization advances its mission and supports other groups seeking to implement similar initiatives. 

Voyles’ influence transcends legal affairs. He is a catalyst for innovation, continuously pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in pain management. His discerning eye for emerging trends and technologies ensures that Arizona Pain remains a leader in integrated care. 

Voyles’ leadership isn’t just about forging ahead; it’s also about fostering collaboration and empowerment. He cultivates partnerships within and beyond the organization, leveraging collective expertise to drive meaningful change.  

“Whether working alongside healthcare providers to introduce new services or engaging with technology tools to enhance operational efficiency, our collaborative spirit defines Arizona Pain’s success,” he says.  

Voyles leads by example, embodying the values of integrity, compassion and excellence at the heart of Arizona Pain’s mission. His commitment to patient-centric care and ethical practice sets the standard for the entire organization, inspiring colleagues to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and dedication. 

Thriving in-house 

Voyles has carved a remarkable path to success rooted in a deep passion for law and a commitment to making a difference. With a history degree from BYU and a J.D. from the Michigan State University College of Law, Voyles embarked on his legal career with a clear goal—to thrive as an in-house counsel. 

Voyles began as an assistant attorney general representing the Wyoming Department of Transportation. While it wasn’t his initial in-house aspiration, Voyles found the role intellectually challenging and fulfilling. Drawing inspiration from his father’s career as an in-house counsel and his brother’s experience in a law firm, Voyles remained steadfast in pursuing an in-house career. 

In January 2019, Voyles joined Arizona Pain, one of the largest pain practices in Arizona, as their general counsel. His decision to join the company was driven by his passion for healthcare and his belief in the company’s mission to combat the opioid crisis and restore patients’ quality of life without resorting to drug addiction. 

Voyles’ tenure at Arizona Pain has been marked by dedication to the company’s growth and success. His close relationship with the CEO, a friend from BYU, underscores his commitment and trustworthiness. Voyles’ role extends beyond legal matters; he actively contributes to the company’s mission by sharing patient success stories, which he cites as one of his favorite aspects of the job. 

“My journey has been about making a difference. I’m dedicated to combating the opioid crisis and restoring patients’ quality of life, one success story at a time,” Voyles says. 

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Published on: May 17, 2024

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