William Hedrick, M.D.

Dr. William Hedrick founded the Centers for Pain Relief in 2002 after leaving a large orthopedic group. He had realized in that setting, many back, neck, and pain conditions were misdiagnosed and either treated with one modality when more was needed or too quickly was considered a surgical case. Dr. Hedrick started this successful pain treatment clinic based on the sound assessment skills taking an extensive history and performing a thorough examination."This is the foundation of being an excellent diagnostician. I take pride and great satisfaction in making the diagnosis previously missed by many clinicians before and providing my patients with the best medical treatment available anywhere ending their seach for effective care and relief. It is just very rewarding when patients report what they can now do since starting in our clinic. They get their lives back!"

Dr. Hedrick performed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia where he matriculated in 1994. He has served as a Medical Director for Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis and an Executive Medical Director for Northwestern Univeristy Medical Center and Loyola University Hospitals prior to moving to Fort Wayne in 2000. He has served as a Medical Director in the Lutheran Health Network since that time.

Dr. Hedrick's specialized interest is now in the treatment of back, neck, soft tissue, joint and neurologic pain conditions. Specifically, he now treats patients with Failed Back Surgery, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, Facet Disease, Sacroiliitis, Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis, Discogenic Pain with Degenerative Disc Diseases, Spinal Stenosis, Tendonitis, Motor Vehicle Accident-Related Injuries, Pinched Nerves (Radiculopathy), Cervical Dystonia and disorders of increased muscle tone, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, etc. He utilizes the latest developments in medication, therapy, laboratory testing, imaging, and intervention injections to provide the best medical assessment and treatment available anywhere. He works with a specialized team of anesthesiologists, psychologists, physical therapist, and nurse practitioners to help you accomplish your goals.


Tracy Johnson, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Tracy Johnson, RN, MSN, FNP-C is a nurse practitioner who has worked with Centers for Pain Relief since 2004. Tracy was the first Nurse Practitioner employed by Centers for Pain Relief. She enjoys working in the pain management field because it enables her to help people regain their quality of life.

Prior to joining Centers for Pain Relief, Tracy worked in family practice and neurology. As a Registered Nurse, Tracy worked mostly in a local Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

Tracy completed her Masters of Science in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner programs at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne in 1998. She was a member of Theta Sigma Tau during her graduate schooling. Tracy completed her undergraduate nursing degrees at Lutheran College of Health Professions in Fort Wayne.

Outside of work, Tracy enjoys relaxing and spending time with her husband and 3 children. Her hobbies include boating, baking, and any outdoor activity.