CPS was founded in 2005 with a vision of experienced physicians and staff dedicated to identifying and treating all types of pain. By offering a multimodal approach to pain, CPS focuses on helping patients to regain life and achieve optimal outcomes. We are committed to meeting our patient’s individual needs by providing them with high-quality care and personal attention. Our mission is to help people. We want to increase their quality of life so that they can do the simple things in life...with a smile. We are serious help for serious pain.

CPS is committed to meeting our patient’s individual needs by providing them with high-quality care and personal attention at every touch point. In conjunction with office visits, services may include medication management, injections, procedures and nutrition services. Our providers evaluate each patient and support an overall health and wellness approach.

CPS assists patients with short-term needs as well as those seeking a more permanent pain management solution. We offer over 30 procedures that focus on getting to the root of the pain rather than masking in all areas with medication. In addition, only 2% of patients that have not previously been on pain medication are put on a treatment plan with medication.

Often times, patients that come to CPS are already on high level of opioids. Our providers evaluate the patient and either lower the medication intake or even eliminate it altogether. Opioids can play a role in managing pain and we know the importance of this being managed and prescribed responsibly.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to managing pain. We are committed to safe, responsible care. That includes limiting the use of dangerous medications that can put you patients at risk.

We will work with our patients to design a plan to improve symptoms, function, and quality of life while minimizing the adverse effects that can happen with excessive use of medications.

Accidental overdose and other injuries that occur as a result of opioid misuse are at an all-time high. The opioid epidemic has drawn the attention of the CDC, legislators, and the media. It is at the top of mind of both our government and healthcare leaders, and broad-sweeping changes are being made. CPS is proud to be the leader in responsible pain management.

Comprehensive Pain Specialists began conducting clinical trials in 2005 under the direction of Peter Kroll, Principal Investigator and Laura Fisher, VP of Clinical Research. Our seasoned research team has an impressive combined 35+ year history of clinical research experience. We have also conducted over 150 + clinical trials cumulatively. As a department, we have published multiple journal articles, presented research data at several national conferences, and provided expert review of multiple research protocols. Each member of our research team has had extensive clinical research training related to Good Clinical Practice, the ethical protection of human subjects, and a myriad of other educational modules. We are dedicated to providing our patients with cutting edge research and to providing excellent quality research to the medical community.

We are committed to lead the charge. CRI is a collaborative effort of CPS physicians, investigators, and staff who wish to advance science for the common good. By centralizing our research endeavors, we can provide the necessary oversight and review of all research data to ensure the highest quality of data is collected and presented in the most efficient manner. After all, we are experts in chronic pain research.

We are committed to fight pain. Our passionate researchers at CRI are dedicated to find alternatives to chronic pain management. In doing so, we work on various innovative projects from investigational medications to assisting with novel product development to compiling data for alternative compounds. All of our innovative research efforts are simply an attempt to make pain better.

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What our patients say about us

Dr. Peter Kroll, I have been to several doctors offices in the past 10-15 years. I have never felt the compassion, concern and that my pain and my physical or emotional condition mattered like I have with your staff at CPS. I feel they have gone above and beyond their calling to take care of my wife and myself. Dr. Crystal Lofton, Kylie Tidwell, RN and your receptionist, they are all in my opinion, absolutely awesome. They work together are doing a great job. Thanks again.

It costs absolutely nothing to be a nice human being. You have gotten that equation so right at this location. When in town I make it a point to bring my mother in law to her appointments with Kim Dang, PA-C. I was so impressed with your new boss, Christopher, at this location. My mother-in-law has started to develop onset signs of dementia and very openly repeats herself over and over again. Christopher came out into the lobby to greet all in the waiting room and thank them for being here. This is unheard of and amazing. It was so kind to know we matter and have a voice and that we are not just numbers. My mother-in-law asked Christopher for his name and where his family was from. She asked this 3 times and he answered each time and handled it with so much compassion and heart. She then proceeded to advise that the TV should be on the 'Price is Right' because she was missing the show. We chatted and he left. When our name was called and we went in the back, he knocked on our door and simply amazed me. He said I think I have something for you and asked to sit beside her and showed her his phone; it had the 'Price is Right' playing. My mother-in-law was simply tickled to death. Last night while getting her to bed, she said, Don't forget to put Christopher on my Christmas card list, and I bet he likes pecan pie so I'll bake one for him and take him one next time. I was astonished because she never recalls names but boy she loves to bake. His act of kindness made a place in our hearts. Please let him know Granny thanks him.

Their knowledge, kindness, and continued efforts have given me a quality of life I haven’t known in a long time.

Clarksville, Tennessee

I have chronic pain and I can't have any surgery. So it's a blessing to have real doctors and nurses that help people who can't be fixed. It's been a true blessing for me and my family they have their mom and granny back. I can never say thank you enough.

Cleveland, Tennessee

Medicine for those that have survived things that would have killed them even 20 years ago is totally necessary and yes there are bad ones out there but thankfully here the good ones don't suffer. Strict guidelines are needed and are there for safety.

Germantown, Tennessee

How could we be so lucky! On a scale of 1-10, Dr. Daniel McHugh is a 15! The best part is you never have to wait!

Franklin, Tennessee

I am older and my body has been through many injuries, dysfunctions, and cancer. All that being said, I expect to be treated with basic human respect. There is never a reason for a medical professional to be unkind to patients. CPS is the ONLY pain management facility that I have not only been treated with respect, but kindness and friendliness. Most importantly the doctor is kind, funny, respectful, CARING and PROFESSIONAL. Do not waste your time and money with any other so called helping professionals.

Jerseyville, Illinois

Dr. McHugh recommends what he feels is the best options for his patients. Staff is friendly. I have been a patient there for over 1 year. This is my 3rd clinic and the best part is practitioners don't over medicate their patients. The last pain clinic I was in they gave me way more narcotics than I needed. Now I receive just the appropriate amount and I recommend this place to anyone.

Franklin, Tennessee

The Doctor was patient & took time to explain each step before proceeding. After the procedure he showed me the images with specific explanations. I feel more knowledgeable. I am now able to make an educated decision regarding next step. Thank you for your kindness throughout my experience!

Excellent staff and client services. Thank you.

My family doctor has been telling me for two years that I need to go to a pain clinic and I always was against it because of pain clinics having a bad reputation for pill seekers. I finally gave in and came because my pain keeps getting worse. I was very happy because the entire staff was not only friendly but very professional. I was seen by dr pepper and he was friendly and helpful. He wasn't in a hurry to get away from me and took time for me as a patient. Thank you all very much.

CPS is an In-Network Provider with Most Insurance Companies

A self-pay option is available for uninsured patients only.