The headshots of the four doctors who won 2019 Atlanta Magazine Top Docs: Drs. David Gale, Allen Hord, David Rosenfeld, and Michael Schaufele.

Four Physicians Receive Top Doctors Honors in Atlanta

Four physicians from Alliance Spine and Pain Centers —the largest interventional pain management company in the Southeast— rank among metro Atlanta’s Top Doctors in Atlanta magazine’s July issue. More than half of the physicians in the publication’s pain medicine category come from this one practice.

Those physicians are: Drs. David Gale, Allen Hord, David Rosenfeld, and Michael Schaufele. All of these doctors have appeared on the Top Doctors list in previous years.

Atlanta magazine uses a database of top doctors compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., an established healthcare research company based in New York, to assist in its annual effort. This year the publication honors 860 physicians. Doctors are nominated for consideration through both a nationwide survey and a peer nomination process open to licensed physicians in Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, and Rockdale counties. Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers then select the Top Doctors through a rigorous screening process that includes an evaluation of educational and professional experience.

Stephen Rosenbaum, CEO of Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, said he is honored to have several of the company’s specialists recognized as Top Doctors.

“A quality professional is key to best help with any type of pain. Our medical staff consists of the highest quality physicians who continue to lead the industry with solutions for patients’ pain,” said Rosenbaum.

Dr. David Gale practices at the Marietta location. Dr. Gale received his medical degree at Ohio State University. He completed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center Residency and fellowship at University of Texas, San Antonio. Dr. Gale is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine, and he has an ABA subspecialty certificate in pain management. He belongs to the following professional organizations: American Society of Anesthesiologists; American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians; Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists; Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (president); International Spine Intervention Society; and North American Spine Society. Dr. Gale is a previous Top Doctor honoree.

Dr. Allen H. Hord practices at the Atlanta location. He has 30 years of pain management experience in the Atlanta area. Dr. Hord is a pioneer in the interventional pain management field – recognized by peers and patients as a chronic pain expert, educator, researcher, administrator, and philanthropist. He’s an expert in treatments including epidural injections, facet and medial branch blocks, radiofrequency ablation, sympathetic blocks, and spinal cord stimulation. He’s board certified in anesthesiology and was one of the first doctors in the U.S. to become board certified in pain medicine. Dr. Hord was Alliance Spine and Pain Centers’ chief medical officer from 2013-2018, and he’s currently medical director for the practice. His philanthropy includes serving a decade on the board of directors of Flying Doctors America, organizing medical missions in Asia, South America, and Haiti. Since 2010, Dr. Hord has been recognized annually as a Top Doctor.

Dr. David J. Rosenfeld practices at the Atlanta location. He has 25 years of expertise and innovation in pain management. He is recognized as a pioneer in Georgia for interventional pain procedures. He received his medical degree from Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, La. Dr. Rosenfeld is fellowship trained, and board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has published several studies on pain medicine and anesthesiology. Dr. Rosenfeld belongs to the following associations: American Society of Anesthesiologists; American Academy of Pain Medicine; and American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Since 2010, Dr. Rosenfeld has been recognized annually as a Top Doctor.

Dr. Michael K. Schaufele practices at the Marietta location. He has more than 25 years of comprehensive and progressive pain management expertise. Dr. Schaufele combines cutting edge pain management treatments with more traditional non-surgical procedures and rehabilitative care. His specialties include regenerative medicine, particularly PRP, A2M, and BMAC. He received his medical degree at the University of Frankfurt Medical School in Frankfurt, Germany. He completed fellowships at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. and the Spine Center Munich Harlaching in Germany. His association memberships include: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; International Spine Intervention Society; American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians; and the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation Awards. Since 2012, Dr. Schaufele has been recognized annually as a Top Doctor.

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