Dr. Nok Keomahathai

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers Brings Physician Back to Cartersville

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, leaders in the future of pain relief, continue offering patients a stable of best-in-class physicians. Dr. Nok Keomahathai has joined Dr. David Gale at the Cartersville office (15 Medical Drive, Suite 301), serving patients throughout Northwest Georgia.

As the largest interventional pain management company in the Southeast, Alliance Spine and Pain Centers provides patients with a variety of physician options at convenient locations, many near local medical facilities. Dr. Keomahathai practices just across Canton Highway from Cartersville Medical Center.

“Having previously practiced in Cartersville,” says Dr. Keomahathai, “I have a great affection for the area and its residents. I enjoy working alongside Dr. Gale, who shares my patient-centric approach.”

Dr. Keomahathai received his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia. He performed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency and internship at the University of Virginia. Additionally, Dr. Keomahathai was fellowship-trained in sports medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation medicine at Michigan State University.

Dr. Keomahathai and each of the Alliance Spine and Pain providers focus on unique and innovative non-opioid treatments for those with chronic pain. Appointments can be made by calling 770-929-9033. Learn more at SpinePains.com. 

Headshots of Dr. Rosenfeld and Dr. Epps.

Dr. Epps and Dr. Rosenfeld Appeared on the “The Weekly Check-Up”

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers physicians, Dr. Will Epps and Dr. David Rosenfeld appeared on “The Weekly Check-Up” on News/Talk WSB Radio on Sunday, October 13th. The radio show addresses a wide range of topics about health. The weekly radio show includes in-studio interviews and caller questions fielded by featured guests and the show’s host.

On the October 13th show, Dr. Epps and Dr. Rosenfeld discussed Alliance Spine and Pain Centers balanced approach of real relief for its patients with innovative interventional pain management and judicious use of pain medicines during treatment. They shared the practice wants its patients to live fuller, more functional, and fulfilling lives. Both Dr. Epps and Dr. Rosenfeld practice this patient-centric approach, which makes them a great fit with Alliance Spine and Pain Centers.

In their in-depth interview with the show’s host Dr. Bruce Feinberg, the Alliance Spine and Pain Center doctors shared their personal backgrounds, what drew them to practice medicine, and their choice of the pain management specialty. They took calls from listeners interested in learning more about their specific pain issues and treatment. Both physicians spoke of their perspectives of effective treatment options and findings in the field with the callers.

Drs. Epps and Rosenfeld discussed their individualized and integrated care for pain management and why they chose to practice at Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, the largest interventional pain management practice in the southeast. Listen to the informative interview here

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Ambulatory Surgery Center Offers the Future of Pain Relief in Woodstock

The Woodstock location of Alliance Spine and Pain Centers now offers an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). A staff of interventional pain specialists is now performing minimally invasive procedures in this state-of-the-art facility.

As with all Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, the Woodstock location (300 Parkbrook Place, Suite 390, Woodstock) continues specializing in unique non-opioid treatments. The practice leads the way with a balanced approach to real relief through innovative, integrated, evidence-based treatments. This gives patients real relief and the opportunity to live fuller, more functional, and fulfilling lives.

“We are excited to announce the Alliance Surgery Center at Woodstock has just been accredited by The Joint Commission,” says Dr. Chris Cable.

With the new ASC, Alliance’s Woodstock location now offers a variety of interventional pain management procedures with Drs. Cable and Jordan Tate. The ambulatory surgery center offers procedures including spinal cord stimulation, Vertiflex® Superion® treatment for spinal stenosis, and radiofrequency ablations. The staff sets groundbreaking quality standards in the field, carefully tracks clinical outcomes, and develops evidence-based best practices. Alliance Spine and Pain Centers is in-network with 90 percent of insurance payors.

Appointments can be made by calling 770-929-9033.

ASC hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Clinic hours: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Check out photos from the office below!

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Food and Wine Issue

By Dr. Zwade Marshall, MD, MBA

As we look ahead to the Fall Season in South Fulton county, there are many events to celebrate the changing of the seasons with our neighbors. There are numerous music, craft, and art festivals planned in neighborhoods all throughout South Fulton county. At the heart of any celebration is good food and fine wine.

As your neighborhood pain physician, I bring good news to all the wine lovers out there. Over the past decade, there have been numerous studies published in reputable academic journals that tout the health benefits of wine, especially red wine.

Moderate wine drinkers, defined as 1 glass daily for women and 2 glasses for men, have a 34 percent reduction in mortality compared to beer and spirits drinkers as reported by a Finnish study published in the Journal of Gerontology. This suggests that it is not simply the alcohol content of wine that extends the health benefits, but rather there was something unique to red wines that provided the benefit. Red wines contain a compound called resveratrol and other antioxidants that protect against heart disease. The grapes used to produce red wines sourced in the Mediterranean and southwest France appear to have more potent antioxidants than wine produced elsewhere. That glass of cabernet sauvignon is now associated with a reduction in your risk for colon cancer, cataracts, and cognitive decline.

If you consume your wine with a cheese pairing, you may be doing even more for your health and waistline than you ever imagined. Many people associate cheese with cakes, breads, and other diet-busting foods. However, cheese (cheesecake does NOT apply) also contains a very healthy compound called butyrate that helps to boost metabolism and encourage the growth of good bacteria in your gut. Additionally, the high calcium and protein content of cheese helps to preserve your bone health especially in the aging populations that are frequently diagnosed with osteoporosis.

With that said, I am compelled to remind you that the health benefits of red wine consumption only applies to “moderate” consumption. Over-consumption of any kind of alcohol is associated with increased risk of addiction, hypertension, cirrhosis, stroke, and depression. So, drink in moderation and eat with your nutritional needs in mind.