Our Staff

Board Certified in Pain Medicine, Psychiatry, Addiction & Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine

Dr. Howard Cohen

Dr. Howard Cohen

Board Certified in Pain Medicine, Psychiatry, Addiction & Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine

Dr. Howard Cohen provides a compassionate, multidisciplinary approach to pain management. Dr. Cohen trained at UT Southwestern Medical Center and is board certified in Pain Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Geriatric and Addiction Psychiatry. Additionally, he has served as Medical Director for several award-winning pain rehabilitation and research institutes and has published studies in numerous medical journals and textbooks. He is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. He consults around the world on pain treatment and pharmaceutical development. Dr. Cohen resides in Dallas with his family and enjoys exploring the outdoors.

Education:  B.A., Indiana University;  M.D., University of Louisville  School of Medicine;  Residency, UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital

Jill Rice

Jill Rice - Board Certified Family Nurse Practioner

Board Certified Family Nurse Practioner

Jill Rice, RN, MSN, FNP-C received her Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, graduating with honors in 2000. She is Board-Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has been practicing Pain Management since 2001. She also received her Post-Master’s Certificate from the University of Texas at Arlington as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  Additionally, she holds an Associate of Nursing Degree from Eastern Kentucky University, as well as Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in both Biology and Psychology from Transylvania University.  Throughout her career, Jill has practiced in wide range of specialties including, Spine Care, Cardiology/Telemetry, Oncology/Chemotherapy, General Medicine, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Interventional Pain Management, and since 2010 has been practicing with Howard M. Cohen, MD at Progressive Pain and Interventional Psychiatry.  Away from the office, Jill enjoys spending time with her family, cats and dogs.  She engages in various community volunteer activities.


Dr. Cohen saved my life. I’ve been dealing with chronic pain for 35 years, I was at a point where I thought I would be on disability the rest if my life. With Dr. Cohen’s help I lead a normal life and work a full-time job.

I believe that Jill Rice is the first pain management professional I’ve ever had that continues to work with me to the best solution, given my circumstances.  I so appreciate her efforts and keeping me as positive as possible!  Thank you!

Dr. Cohen is brilliant. I was unable to function physically due to low back pain. I could not go to work or do anything for several months. After seeing 6+ pain management physicians in the Dallas area, I found Dr. Cohen. I would recommend Dr. Cohen without hesitation. He gave me my life back.

We are thankful that Jill Rice and Dr. Cohen are the rare kind of medical professionals who actually care!

Dr. Cohen is one of the best physicians I’ve been to in the last 10 years. He puts me at ease and he is easy talk to. He listens to his patients and always considers the whole patient picture and does not treat just symptoms.