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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 sees patients in Stockbridge, GA and Griffin, GA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pulido include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), stellate ganglion block, and lumbar sympathetic block. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pulido attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is 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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Galan graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), stellate ganglion block, and lumbar sympathetic block. Patient ratings for Dr. Galan average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Galan has received the following distinction: Robert D Dripps Memorial Award - Outstanding Resident in An - UPR - Anesthesia Department. He is professionally 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, Atlanta, GA 30344

Dr. John Lu sees patients in Griffin, GA, East Point, GA, and Atlanta, GA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Lu speaks Egyptian. He is affiliated with WellStar Atlanta Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Lu attended Emory University School of Medicine and Medical College of Georgia for medical school. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine in Stockbridge, GA, Newnan, GA, and Griffin, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), stellate ganglion block, and lumbar sympathetic block. He is affiliated with Piedmont Henry Hospital and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC). He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chang at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Dr. Preston P. Hawkins M.D.
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Address: 5665 New Northside Drive, Suite 320, Atlanta, GA 30328

Dr. Preston Hawkins, who practices in Griffin, GA and Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Hawkins speaks Egyptian. She is affiliated with WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital.

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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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