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We found 6 pain specialists near Cartersville, GA.

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Dr. David W Gale, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
15 Medical Drive; Suite 301
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. David Gale works as an interventional pain specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Gale is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gale's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. Thomas Eric Hurd, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
15 Medical Drive; Suite 301
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Hurd works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Cartersville, GA, Woodstock, GA, and Marietta, GA. The average patient rating for Dr. Hurd is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hurd is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. Michael K Schaufele, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
15 Medical Drive; Suite 301
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Michael Schaufele, who practices in Marietta, GA, Hiram, GA, and Woodstock, GA, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Schaufele takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Goethe University Frankfurt for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. He speaks German.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
North Georgia Pain Clinic; 12b Felton Place
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Barry Straus is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Straus is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College.

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Dr. Marvin M.D. Tark, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
15 Medical Drive; Suite 301
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Marvin Tark's specialty is interventional pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Tark average 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in pain management. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Tark (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. Dr. Tark is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Jordan Lee Murphy, MPH, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
15 Medical Drive; Suite 301
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Jordan Tate's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine; she sees patients in Hiram, GA, Cartersville, GA, and Woodstock, GA. Her clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Tate honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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What is Pain Medicine?

Pain medicine is a specialty closely related to, but separate from, anesthesiology. Whereas anesthesiologists typically work to relieve a patient’s pain during surgery or another medical procedure, pain medicine specialists work to relieve their patients’ pain as they are out living their lives.

Pain medicine specialists treat patients who have acute or chronic pain. The pain may be a symptom of their problem (e.g. they are hurting because they were in a car accident), or the pain may be the problem itself (e.g. they are having migraine headaches). The pain specialist’s goal is to prevent pain from interfering with a patient’s quality of life.

Pain medicine specialists must have a thorough understanding of the physiology of pain, how it is caused, and what effects it has on the body. A good pain medicine specialist is able to evaluate patients who are hurting and who may not always be able to communicate their problems very well. To gain more information about their patients’ condition, pain medicine physicians can interpret specialized imaging tests. Using this information, pain medicine specialists must be able to prescribe a balanced treatment plan.

There are several treatments that pain medicine specialists may use to alleviate pain for their patients. They can prescribe medication, perform certain procedures, and refer patients to rehabilitation services. Often they will recommend multiple treatment methods to be used simultaneously. Some of these pain treatments include:
  • Implantable devices (intrathecal pump, spinal cord stimulator)
  • Injections (corticosteroids)
  • Medications (Percocet, Vicodin)
  • Nerve blocks (anesthetic injected into a nerve)
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery
  • Alternative medicine therapies, such as biofeedback, acupuncture, and hypnosis

Being in pain takes away your enjoyment of life. It can lead to depression and stop you from engaging in even everyday activities. Because pain can’t be seen or tested for, it is sometimes overlooked by others. A pain medicine specialist works to safely restore your quality of life.