From the article: "When asked the significance of this headache clinic, National Headache Foundation Board member, Timothy Smith, M.D., R.Ph., noted that 'There are many communities that lack accessibility to headache specialty centers. The headache populations are under–served, and centers run by nurse practitioners/physician assistants can fill the need for this group of patients.'"
Headwise quotes Christina Treppendahl as saying: "All patients are treated with dignity and respect, and we truly understand that their condition is not ‘just in their head’. Headache research and awareness is sorely underfunded. Migraine is invisible and therefore, many friends, family members, and even providers, are very dismissive of the impact that primary headaches often have on the patient, and on society (with the indirect costs). The Headache Center is adamant about keeping a narcotic-free clinic and providing the highest quality of evidence-based medicine.”