Dr. Kaylea Boutwell, MD
Kaylea Boutwell, MD, is a Missouri native, born and raised in Springfield, MO. Since the completion of her medical training and residency at Saint Louis University Hospital (2001 – 2008), and subsequent Specialty Fellowship at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation Hospital, her practice has been devoted exclusively to Interventional Pain Management.
Recognizing that optimal health is an essential component to quality of life and a feeling of personal wellbeing, she has worked tirelessly to provide progressive treatment options that avoid the common pitfalls of “traditional” pain management and restore hope for a life that is truly enjoyable and fulfilling.
Having seen, firsthand, the crippling impact of degenerative intervertebral disc disease in her own father, Dr. Boutwell was already primed to undertake her mission to successfully treat pain. Then in 2011, at only 32 years old, she herself was taken entirely out of physical commission by an injury resulting in the rupture of two lower back discs. Her own road back to a state of strength and physical predictability was arduous, but it instilled an entirely new level of commitment and compassion for the patients who trust her to care for their pain in all its places and forms.
As a direct reflection of her own rehabilitative course, Dr. Boutwell constructs entirely customized and multi-faceted treatment plans for every clinic patient. No meaningful strategy is overlooked, ranging from activity modifications and more conservative interventional medicine to the implantation of highly sophisticated, minimally invasive devices in appropriately selected patients.
When Dr. Boutwell is not at work in the clinic or in surgery, she is actively engaged in the medical community, where she participates as the President, Executive Board Member and Peer to Peer Instructor for the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, as well as membership in the North American Neuromodulation Society and American Board of Pain Medicine. She is also wife to fellow surgeon and orthopedic specialist Dr. Christopher Lenarz and mother to twin girls Locklyn and Harper.