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Dr. Carlos A. Pulido MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 4.61 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
Address: 1365 Rock Quarry Road, Suites 202, Stockbridge, GA 30281

Dr. Carlos Pulido's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. He graduated from Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Clinical interests for Dr. Pulido include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), stellate ganglion block, and lumbar sympathetic block. Patients gave Dr. Pulido an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, Group Health Incorporated (GHI), and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pulido is professionally affiliated with Emory Healthcare.

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Clinical Interests: spinal cord stimulation (SCS), radiofrequency rhizotomy, nerve conduction studies (NCS) ... (Read more)
Dr. Vincent Galan MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (25 ratings)
Address: 1240 Hwy 54 West, Suite 602, Fayetteville, GA 30214

Dr. Vincente Galan's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Galan include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), stellate ganglion block, and lumbar sympathetic block. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Robert D Dripps Memorial Award - Outstanding Resident in An - UPR - Anesthesia Department. Dr. Galan is affiliated with Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC).

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Dr. John Tuan Lu M.D.
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Address: 1170 Cleveland Avenue, East Point, GA 30344

Dr. John Lu's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Lu is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is conversant in Egyptian. He is affiliated with WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital and WellStar Atlanta Medical Center.

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Paul Chang MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 4.84 stars out of 5 (100 ratings)
Address: 1240 Hwy 54 West, Suite 602, Fayetteville, GA 30214

Dr. Paul Chang is a physiatrist and pain specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), stellate ganglion block, and lumbar sympathetic block. He is professionally affiliated with Piedmont Henry Hospital and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC). Dr. Chang graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Chang is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: spinal cord stimulation (SCS), radiofrequency rhizotomy, nerve conduction studies (NCS) ... (Read more)
Dr. Preston P. Hawkins M.D.
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Address: 5665 New Northside Drive, Suite 320, Atlanta, GA 30328

Dr. Preston Hawkins is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Hawkins is affiliated with WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital. She is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and Medical College of Georgia. She speaks Egyptian.

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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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