V. Rev. Fr. Jeremiah Loch

Fr. Jeremiah Loch is a US CRNA (nurse anaesthetist) and an ordained Russian Orthodox priest with several years experience specializing in comprehensive pain management. He holds a PhD in Religion and Health Sciences and presently incorporates additional extensive training and experience in classical osteopathy, classical naturopathy, spirituality, and functional medicine for the management and relief of pain and suffering and the promotion of health and well-being.

Specializing in an Holistic & Functional Medicine Approach to the Assessment & Treatment of Pain, Disease, and Suffering and the Improvement of Health and Well-being

Clinical Practice and Clinical Education



Currently enrolled Certification Program in Functional Medicine
Institute for Functional Medicine
505 S. 336th Street  Suite 500
Federal Way, WA

Diploma in Osteopathy (DOMP)
Osteopathic College of Ontario
18 Crown Steel Drive
Markham, Ontario
L3R 9X8

Myotherapy Institute of Massage 
Salt Lake City, UT 
Licensed/Certified Massage Therapist
National Certification Board

Principles of Manual Medicine
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine 
East Lansing, MI

Osteopathic Tutorial 
Feely Osteopathic Tutorials 
Chicago, IL 
Dec 1998 – May 1999

Doctor of Naturopathy 
Trinity College of Natural Health
Warsaw, IN
PhD Religion and Health Sciences
Columbia Pacific University
Navato, CA

MSc Health Services
Columbia Pacific University
Navato, CA

Fellowship in Pain Management
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University Hospitals
Atlanta, GA

BS Anesthesiology
Union for Experimenting Colleges and
Universities & Chicago State University
Chicago, IL

Diploma, St. John’s Hospital
Program in Anesthesiology
Springfield, IL

Diploma, St. Luke’s Hospital
School of Nursing
Davenport, IA

Religious/Spiritual Education

St. Stephen’s Course of Study in Orthodox Theology
Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese – 2 year program
Englewood, NJ

Episcopal Diocese of Chicago School for Diaconal Ministry
Chicago, IL

PhD Religion and Health Sciences
Columbia Pacific University
Novato, CA

Graduate Program in Christian Spiritual Direction
Washington Theological Union
Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation
Silver Spring, Maryland

BA Pastoral Counseling
(Loyola University Faculty)
Chicago State University
Chicago, IL


Anesthesiology (CRNA) Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)
Pain Management – Diplomate Level – American Academy of Pain Management
Certified Naturopathic Doctor – American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board


Published articles and interviews have appeared in “Diseases of the Nervous System,” “Anesthesia Today,” “The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Anesthestists,” “Medical Ethics Advisor,” “Anesthesia Malpractice Protector,” “CRNA Forum,” and “Nurse Practitioner World News.”

Peer Reviewer for Federal guidelines for post-operative pain management and Federal guidelines for cancer pain management.

Local and national presentations to medical and religious institutions and conferences on the integration of medicine and religion in the treatment of pain and suffering.

Local and national presentations to medical staffs and CRNA conferences on pain management including teaching radiologically-guided interventional pain management techniques.

A synopsis of my PhD thesis describing chronic pain as an existential disease was presented by invitation at a national meeting of the American Pain Society, the American division of the International Association for the Study of Pain.


  • Extensive experience in evaluation of broad spectrum of pain patients and treatment structuring.
  • Extensive experience in all forms of practicing and teaching regional techniques for pain management, including extensive experience with image guided interventional techniques – CT and fluoroscopic. Specialization is low dose radiation CT guided interventional pain management techniques.
  • Experience with implantable pain devices – spinal cord stimulation and implantable drug delivery systems (does not include surgical implantation).
  • Experience with hospital admission, in-patient management and discharge planning for pain patients.
  • Experience with all types of conventional pain management medications, including long-term opioid management.
  • Experience with evaluating patients for referral for kyphoplasty and sacroplasty.
  • Experience with the incorporation of osteopathic manipulative therapy – direct and indirect techniques and cranial osteopathy, including biodynamic.
  • Experience with incorporation of neural therapeutic principles and injection techniques
  • Experience with incorporation of auricular therapy (electro-acupuncture).


American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

American Academy of Pain Management

Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Ontario Federation of Osteopathic Professionals


Awarded, along with my entire anesthesiology group, the 1995 Clinical Practitioner of the Year Award by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Other Professional Information

Adjunct Professor, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, Graduate Pain Management Program

Medical Staff Appointed Chair, Ethics Committee, Kishwaukee Health System, Dekalb, IL

Member, Cancer Committee, Kishwaukee Hospital, Kish Health System, DeKalb, IL

Ordained Eastern Orthodox Protopriest – Russian Orthodox Church, Diocese of Chicago, assigned as rector emeritus, St. Innocent of Moscow Russian Orthodox Church, Wheaton, IL.