Our Services

  • Outpatient medical detox for opioid dependency (buprenorphine / suboxone treatment)
  • Chemical dependency education and counseling
  • Pain Management education and counseling
  • Spirituality education and healing
  • 12-Step Recovery Program
  • Interventional pain procedures 
  • Vivitrol and naltrexone offered
  • Other non-surgical modalities

​    Testimonials

​"I went through Memorial Hermann PaRC to detox off alcohol and Norco.  My family feels like I am a completely different person.  The chronic pain program at Parc helped me manage my pain without whiskey or Norco.  They taught me different ways to manage my pain and my family is much happier with me.  Dr. Lai has helped me understand what to do when I feel my pain.  I am so grateful for Memorial Hermann Parc and Dr. Lai. "

​                                                - Daniel S., Houston, Texas

November 15, 2017

"Dr. Lai spent so much time with me explaining what Hydrocodone was doing to my body and brain.  I was not convinced until I talked to my sister about the visit.  He encouraged me to bring my husband with me at my next visit, so I did.  He was also impressed with his compassion and suggestions to get off the medication.  He provided many options on how to detox off the medications.  I'm grateful for him and his staff.  I will be going inpatient to detox!  Wish me luck!"

                                       ~ Amber P.  Houston, Texas

                                                             January 3, 2018 

Interventional Pain and Recovery Center


    We accept most insurance plans*

     Listed below are a few common plans:   

      Aetna (HMO, PPO, Managed Choice, POS, and Signature)

      BlueChoice (PPO, POS Plans)

      Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas (PPO)


      Humana Choice Care PPO; POS-Open Access

      Medicare Traditional

      Medicare HMO/PPO Plans

​      Memorial Hermann Solutions

      Unicare PPO

      United Healthcare (Choice, Options, PPO, and EPO)

      Workers' Compensation 

James C. Lai, MD

Medical Director

* If you do not see your insurance plan listed above, please call our office to confirm that James Lai, M.D. is in-network with your plan.

Who We Are

        Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Clinic News

We offer assistance in outpatient or inpatient detoxification, while continued care for your chronic pain condition.

​Appointment Request

Chronic Pain Anonymous Meetings held weekly.

Contact Us
(713) 467-6200

Addiction Medicine, The American Board of Pain Medicine, and The American Board of Anesthesiology.  He and his staff are passionate about helping you achieve the highest quality of life, in light of your chronic pain and/or opioid dependence.

Long-term use of prescription opioids is not the silver-lining in your rainbow.  We can help. 

 We partner with the patient to identify the origin or cause of their pain, develop a treatment plan, and help maintain behavioral practices to manage pain and live an opioid-free life.   #opioidfree

Health Insurance

        Interventional Pain and Recovery Center, PLLC

1140 Business Center Drive, Suite 580

Houston, TX 77043

(713) 467-6200 phone

(713) 467-6205 fax

We accept most private insurance plans.  Call

our office to see if we accept your medical insurance plan.


Dr. Lai is a Diplomat of

The American Board of

Call (713) 467-6200 to schedule an appointment

Are you tired of your life being controlled by pain?  Do you try to control your pain with medication?  Do you believe opioid medication is the only answer?  If so, we can help!