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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, who practices in Cartersville, GA, Woodstock, GA, and Marietta, GA, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. Dr. Tark (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Tark include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Tark's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. The average patient rating for Dr. Tark is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. David Gale is an interventional pain specialist in Marietta, GA and Cartersville, GA. Patient ratings for Dr. Gale average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gale is especially interested in pain management. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gale accepts. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Gale is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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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, who practices in Cartersville, GA, Woodstock, GA, and Marietta, GA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hurd accepts. Dr. Hurd graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hurd trained 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. Jordan Murphy Murphy, MPH, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
15 Medical Drive; Suite 301
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Jordan Tate's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Tate include pain management. Dr. Tate takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Tate attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Barry Straus specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Canton, GA and Cartersville, GA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Straus honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael Schaufele is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Schaufele's professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schaufele honors. He attended Goethe University Frankfurt and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is conversant in German.

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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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