Dr. Buenaventura, MD

Dr. Buenaventura, MD

Dr. Rick Buenaventura, MD

Rick Buenaventura, MD, is an experienced interventional pain management specialist serving Centerville, Ohio and the surrounding communities at Pain Relief of Dayton.

In addition to treating patients, Dr. Buenaventura has published numerous articles in national journals related to the field of pain management. He also actively lectures and trains other physicians on interventional pain management techniques.


Medical Education: Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans
Residency: Anesthesiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago

Military Service

United States Air Force: Staff Anesthesiologist, Pain Management Physician at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center. During his service, Dr. Buenaventura received the Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal.


Pain Medicine: Ohio State University Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

The advanced training at Ohio State and Cincinnati Children's provided Dr. Buenaventura with additional experience in advanced pain management techniques and the treatment of cancer pain.

Dr. Buenaventura also received extensive training in implantable spinal technologies, especially spinal cord stimulation (SCS). These advanced studies enabled him to introduce advanced, non-narcotic interventional pain therapies to the Dayton area, including prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and regenerative medicine.

Interventional Pain Practice

Professional Associations

Dr. Buenaventura is president of the Ohio Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and involved in advocacy for pain management at local and national levels to help benefit all patients suffering from chronic pain.


American Board of Pain Medicine
American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians
American Board of Anesthesiology ABA subspecialty certification in pain medicine

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