NAPA Regional Director Dr. Rafael Cartagena and ProCare Pain Solutions President Dr. Fred Davis to Speak at Becker’s ASC 23rd Annual Meeting

North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) announced today that Regional Director Rafael Cartagena, MD will be a featured speaker at Becker’s ASC Review 23rdAnnual Meeting – The Business and Operations of ASCs. Dr. Cartagena will co-present with clinical partner Brad Smith, MBA, FACHE, FHFMA, CMPE, CEO of the Virginia Eye Institute in Richmond, VA. In addition, Fred Davis, MD, president and co-founder of ProCare Pain Solutions (a NAPA company) will also be addressing the audience of ASC owners, operators and physicians as a featured panelist. The event will take place October 27-29, 2016 at the Swissotel in Chicago, IL. NAPA will also support the event as an exhibitor at booth #47.

Dr. Cartagena and Mr. Smith are scheduled to speak on Friday, October 28 at 1:25pm. Their presentation titled, “Innovative Strategies for Improving ASC Safety and Satisfaction” will focus on how ASCs can differentiate their facility to meet the stringent requirements for safety, quality, efficiency and cost while positively impacting patient and surgeon satisfaction.

“In today’s complex healthcare environment, it is essential to continuously improve in order to stay ahead of the competition,” said Rafael Cartagena, MD. “As such, it is important for clinicians and ASC leadership to build a strong, collaborative relationship to ensure the facility’s success. Through our partnership with VEI, a high-quality surgical facility, coupled with NAPA’s innovative solutions and data-driven efforts, we have been able to achieve a desired customer-centric culture, promote better outcomes and drive satisfaction.”

Rafael Cartagena, MD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He received his medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Cartagena fulfilled his residency at the Hospital of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Davis will be participating in a panel discussion titled, “The Future of Anesthesia and Pain Management in ASCs” on Friday, October 28 at 4:05pm. The panel will focus on the current trends and future opportunities for anesthesia and pain management in ambulatory settings. The other panelists include Jayen Patel, MD, Physician Owner, Tulsa Ambulatory Procedure Center; Jaymin Shah, RPh, DO, Medical Director, Mercy Pain Centers; Scott Letourneau, MD, Medical Director, Bend Surgery Center.

According to Dr. Davis, “We must move beyond individual cases and migrate towards a clinical practice model of caring. This means adapting a whole person approach to chronic pain care, which integrates interventional treatment while also addressing the psychosocial, functional and medication management aspects of care for populations of patients.”

Fred Davis, MD is a nationally recognized pain management specialist whose expertise encompasses a broad range of pain disorders. Dr. Davis is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Anesthesiology and American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Davis received his medical degree in 1977 from Rush University College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his postgraduate internship in Arizona at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and went on to complete his residency in anesthesia at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. In addition, Dr. Davis is the Clinical Associate Professor in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.

The Becker’s ASC event is an exclusive conference bringing together surgeons, administrators and ASC business and clinical leaders to discuss how to improve their facility and drive profitability in these challenging but opportunity-filled times. For more information on Becker’s ASC Review 23rd Annual Meeting, visit Becker’s ASC Review’s website at

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Founded in 1986 by the anesthesia group from Long Island’s North Shore University Hospital, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is now the leading specialty anesthesia management company in the United States. Our basic charter is simple. NAPA partners with hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and physician offices to provide anesthesia services and perioperative leadership that enhance operating room performance, revenue, and patient and surgeon satisfaction. Our ability to consistently deliver on this partnership model has created NAPA’s stellar reputation nationwide.