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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 is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gale is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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

Dr. Thomas Hurd specializes in interventional pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hurd is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hurd is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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. Dr. Hurd has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Michael Schaufele's specialty is interventional pain medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Schaufele attended medical school at Goethe University Frankfurt. Dr. Schaufele is conversant in German. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Barry Straus practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Straus graduated from Albany Medical College. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Straus honors. He is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center.

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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 in Cartersville, GA, Woodstock, GA, and Marietta, GA. Dr. Tark is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in pain management. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Tark (or staff) speaks 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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine in Hiram, GA, Cartersville, GA, and Woodstock, GA. Dr. Tate is especially interested in pain management. She is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. She is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tate takes.

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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.