Welcome to Braner Pain Clinics
The Interventional Pain Management and Electromyographical – Neurological Testing Clinic in Northern Virginia
We are located at 2841 Hartland Rd, Ste 206-207-301, Falls Church, VA 22043.
– Ste 206 is Braner High-Complexity Urine Toxicology Laboratory;
– Ste 207 is Braner Pain Clinic with 10 rooms;
– Ste 301 is our Testing, Surgery, Physical therapy, rooms. There is also an Addiction Medicine office leased out to other physicians (unrelated to Braner).
Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
We have on site:
- Two full-time non-interventional physicians, one part-time neurologist, one part-time interventional physiatrist;
- Ten patient rooms,
- A high-tech, high-complex CMS (Center for Medicaid and Medicare services) – certified Toxicology Laboratory. Currently we only do urine drug tests but we will perform other tests as well. Our lab can detect dangerous drugs such as Heroin at 5 nanograms/CC sensitivity;
- A surgery room with comfortable, modern waiting and recovery rooms;
- A new Physical Therapy center;
- A new Testing Center with modern machines to do Nerve Studies, Bone Density tests, Spinal Ultrasounds, Vascular Tests.
NEW ON MARCH 1st, 2016: Following the success of the High-Complexity Toxicology Laboratory which became operational in May 2015, we have started building a brand-new Liquid Chromatography-tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) laboratory, using the most sophisticated technologies available.
See our new machine HERE and the sciences behind it HERE.
This lab offers analytical specificity superior to that of immunoassays or conventional high performance/pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) for low molecular weight analytes and has higher throughput than gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
Once completed, we will be able to detect 108 substances at approximately 2 nanograms/CC sensitivity, and at a much higher specificity than our current lab. We will use the most sophisticated machine, methods, available to medical sciences in 2016 to detect aberrant substances, if any, in our patients’ body in order to come up with the best treatment plans for them.
Once this lab has become operational, we will be able to serve chronic pain patients at the lowest lab costs possible. Our confirmatory tests, if and only if needed, will cost less than $40 per substance, capped at $400 per sample (108 substances).
In comparison, most “big labs” would charge over $1,000 per urine sample and they do not even perform screening tests – meaning if your urine sample is “clean,” you or your insurance will still have to pay them over $1,000!
Most “big labs” would do both the screening and confirmatory tests concurrently, even if the screening tests show absolutely normal results. And they would charge BOTH!
One such “big lab” has paid $256,000,000 in fines to the Department of Justice but not before they had overcharged a much higher amount to their painful patients!
“We think it is unconscionable to perform the very expensive Confirmatory drug tests when the CMS-certified high-complexity drug tests which cost $100 show normal results”. – Braner Clinic Management -
Braner Pain Clinics have been in operation since 1991 in Northern Virginia. Previously we also had an office in Maryland. Now we again are expanding and will have offices in Richmond, VA, and Montgomery, MD soon.
We specialize in chronic pain management, neurology, electromyographical and neurological testings, and disability.
You should call us if you have been advised to learn to live with pain; or have been denied compensation due to an injury for lack of medical evidence; or have chronic pain that does not show in x-rays or any other test; or you are limited on your occupation due to pain; or your pain gets worse when you sneeze, cough or strain.
Our clinics are conveniently located in Northern Virginia, minutes away from Interstate 495 (Beltway). Best exits are 50 or 51, in Tyson Corner direction.
Recently we have successfully built a brand-new high-complexity drug compliance laboratory, and expanded to a new suite. Now we have ten patient rooms, and may soon have an Ambulatory Surgical Center (application is pending).
With our new high-complexity drug compliance laboratory, our patient’s cost for 14 screening drug tests per specimen is only $100, instead of several hundred or even over one thousand dollars as in most other pain management offices. This helps patients who self-pay or have insurance, because they will pay the premium low, or pay out-of-pocket much less.
Please call 1-877-573-1282 for any questions or concerns. Thank you.
Wayne S. Brandes, DO
Dr Brandes is a board-certified physician with more than 28 years of experience in clinical medicine and public health. Originally from New York, Dr Brandes attended medical school in Des Moines Iowa. He has served as an undersea medical officer in the United States Navy Submarine service. Dr. Brandes holds a masters degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Uzma A. Mian, MD
- Transforaminal Block: Lumbar, Cervical
- Sacroiliac Joint Injection
- Facet Joint Injection
- Facet Joint Rhizotomy
- Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant
- Sympathetic Nerve Block
- Hip, Knee, Wrist Injection
- Occipital Nerve Block
- Trigger-Point Injection
- Pharmacological pain adjustment and maintenance