Pamela G. Vick-Bope, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
My last name is pronounced Vick-Bope (Bo-Pay). I am also not immediately related to Michael Vick, as I have not seen him at any of our family reunions! My parents are from a single traffic light town in North Carolina, "where everybody knows your name." My father was in the military, and I grew up in Myrtle Beach, S.C. I completed my undergraduate degree at Duke University, and I finished medical school and my anesthesia residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. I also did a pain fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. I spent six years on faculty at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. During basketball season, I quietly cheered for Duke or UNC, depending on the home crowd. I served as the director of the acute pain service and was the director of the pain fellowship when I left in 2006. I was in a private practice group in Atlanta before joining Kaiser Permanente in September 2010. 2010 was a spectacular year for me, both professionally and personally!
About my practice
I have practiced full-time pain medicine since 2000. I love what I do, and each day is something new. Pain medicine is a unique field with many great rewards and some unique challenges. Our Kaiser Permanente members make it fun and exciting. I am able to practice medicine without some of the outside stressors, and I am able give the highest quality care possible. I am a "straight shooter." I try to treat each patient as if you are a member of my own family. I feel blessed to be able to practice medicine with a great group of colleagues and staff. I could not do my job on a daily basis or handle some of the stressors without their help.
How I thrive
I am very close to my family, and I value the time I am able to spend with them. My parents are my role models. I strive to be the best wife, mother and daughter possible. I constantly aim to balance work and home life. I value simple things, such as playing in the park or reading a bedtime story to my son. I enjoy reading, movies, most professional sports, traveling and time spent with my family.