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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's medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. Gale attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. 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 practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Cartersville, GA, Woodstock, GA, and Marietta, GA. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Hurd is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Barry Straus sees patients in Canton, GA and Cartersville, GA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Straus is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael Schaufele practices interventional pain medicine in Marietta, GA, Hiram, GA, and Woodstock, GA. 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. He attended Goethe University Frankfurt and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schaufele accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an interventional pain medicine specialist. Dr. Tark has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in pain management. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Tark (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Tark is 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 is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tate include pain management. She is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. She studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Tate trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for her residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tate honors.

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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.