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

Dr. David Gale works as an interventional pain specialist in Marietta, GA and Cartersville, GA. His clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Gale is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for his residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gale is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Thomas Hurd is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patient ratings for Dr. Hurd average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hurd honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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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. Dr. Tate's areas of expertise include pain management. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Marvin Tark is a physician who specializes in interventional pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Tark average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in pain management. Dr. Tark is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Tark studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. Dr. Tark (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Michael Schaufele sees patients in Marietta, GA, Woodstock, GA, and Cartersville, GA. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and interventional pain medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schaufele attended Goethe University Frankfurt and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Schaufele's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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

Dr. Barry Straus is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Straus average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Straus is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center.

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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.
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