Southern Michigan Pain Consultants, PC (SMPC) opened in February 2000 with a philosophy that chronic pain should be treated as other chronic medical conditions, utilizing the best methods of medicine and treating their patient as a whole, in managing their pain. SMPC has three pain management centers, Portage, Marshall & St. Joseph. Upon founder Charles Guernsey's retirement, partner and fellow pain specialist Matt Kuiper DO took on the additional role of Medical Director. SMPC's pain management centers offer comprehensive pain management treatment and access to physical therapy and behavioral medicine. The SMPC Portage Pain Management Center offers onsite physical therapy and behavioral medicine. SMPC specializes in treating chronic pain conditions and uses a variety of methods and treatments across several medical disciplines to make certain every aspect of a person's pain is examined and treated according to each individuals need.