John R. Graham
Headache Center

at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

For Medical Professionals

Referral Information

We provide outpatient consultative headache evaluation and treatment services. Patients must be referred by a treating physician, nurse-practitioner or physician assistant. We offer acute and parenteral treatment through our Outpatient Infusion Program, available to selected headache patients. We do not provide emergency or inpatient headache services and we are not able to supervise opioid or narcotic maintenance therapies.

In order to obtain an appointment time, the patient must be referred by a provider and must have a Brigham and Women’s Hospital medical record number. If the patient has not previously had care in our system, he/she may call 866-489-4056 to obtain a medical record number, after which we can enter them into our scheduling system. Please also see our For Patients information page.

After evaluation, the patient may be returned to the referring provider with recommendations for treatment and follow-up. Written consultations are sent to each provider. Occasionally patients may be seen in follow-up. However, because of space and staffing issues, we are not able to follow every patient long term and the initial evaluation does not imply willingness on our part to take over management of a particular patient’s headache problem.

Continuing Education

We are committed to providing high-quality educational experiences to healthcare providers on topics related to headache and migraine. Headache Grand Rounds are held four to six times a year on Tuesday evenings, and are certified for CME.

Useful Links and Information for Providers

We are pleased to provide information on allied resources that may be of interest.

Links

International Classification of Headache Disorders

American Headache Society 

Headache Cooperative of New England

Resources

Chronic Opioid Therapy for Refractory Headache: Monitoring Adherence and Benefit

The Brigham and Women’s/Harvard Headache Medicine Fellowship Program

The John R. Graham Headache Fellowship - A brief overview of the fellowship

Fellowship Description - A detailed description of the fellowship

Interview with Dr. Paul Rizzoli - An Interview with the fellowship director

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