Rockford Pain Center
Rockford Pain Center
2902 McFarland Rd #202 Rockford, IL 61107
Call: (815) 316-7300 Fax: (815) 654-1067 https://rockfordpaincenter.com/

Staff

Our friendly staff are here to help you!

Dr. Thomas K. Dahlberg

Dr. Thomas K. Dahlberg

  • Graduate of University of Iowa – 1986
  • Medical School – Midwestern University – 1991
  • Residency – Mayo Clinic, Internal Medicine – 1992
  • Residency ­– Mayo Clinic, Anesthesiology – 1995
  • Board Certified Anesthesiologist
  • Board Certified Pain Medicine
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists – Member
  • Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists – Member
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine- Member
  • Illinois State Medical Society- Member
  • Winnebago County Medical Society- Member

Dr. Dahlberg is a native of Rockford and a graduate of Guilford High School.  He has been involved in multiple community organizations over the years.   Dr. Dahlberg returned to Rockford after completing his medical training and has worked here as an Anesthesiologist/Pain Medicine Physician since 1994.  He feels a special bond with the citizens of the Rockford area and strives to treat each person as he would a member of his own family.

Dr. Frederick J. Gahl

Dr. Frederick J. Gahl

  • Graduate of Marquette University – 1969
  • Medical School – Medical College of Wisconsin – 1973
  • Residency – Northwestern University, Internal Medicine 1974
  • Residency – Northwestern University, Anesthesiology 1977
  • Board Certified Anesthesiologist
  • Board Certified Pain Medicine
  • American Society of Anesthesiologist – Member
  • Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Winnebago County Medical Association
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia
  • Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and Pain Medicine
  • Illinois Society of Regional Anesthesia
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Illinois State Medical Society

Dr. Gahl has been practicing Anesthesia and Pain Medicine in Rockford since 1977.

Dr. John S. Ha

Dr. John S. Ha

  • Graduate of University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign -  2010
  • Medical School - Midwestern University – CCOM – 2015
  • Residency - Rush University Medical Center – Anesthesiology - 2019
  • Fellowship – University of Michigan – Interventional Pain Medicine  - 2020
  • American Society of Anesthesiologist - Member
  • Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists - Member
  • American  Academy of Pain Medicine - Member
  • Illinois State Medical Society - Member
  • Winnebago County Medical Society - Member
Dr. Ha is from the Rockford area graduating Salutatorian from Harlem High School.  He stayed in Illinois for most of his education including his Anesthesiology Residency at Rush University. There, he developed a strong passion for pain medicine.  Dr. Ha presented pain research studies at national conferences and received multiple awards.  At the University of Michigan where he completed his Intervention Pain Management Fellowship he developed a practice style that incorporates evidence based medicine and a multidisciplinary treatment approach.  He performs a thorough evaluation of the patient’s pain and offers an individualized treatment plan that best fits the patient.  Dr. Ha has returned to Rockford with the plan of offering the most comprehensive and highest level of care for the people in the community.
Heather Leasure, APN

Heather Leasure, APN

  • Graduated from Rock Valley College in 1996 with Associates in Applied Science of Nursing
  • Graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 2009 with BSN
  • Graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 2017 with MSN
  • ANCC-Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Operating Room Nurse
  • Member of Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Heather is a native of the Rockford area. She graduated from Hononegah High School in 1991. She has volunteered in the Rockton community for many years for multiple organizations. She has over 20 years of experience as a Registered nurse in many areas including post-surgical, intensive care, trauma, and cardiac. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Pain management.