Alliance Spine and Pain Centers provides life-changing pain relief. Our best-in-class physicians help our patients live fuller, more functional, and fulfilling lives.
We believe Alliance is truly the “future of pain relief” because of the excellence, expertise, and dedication of our staff. This series is intended to give our patients a glimpse into the lives of these exceptional people.
Keep reading to learn about Alliance physician, Dr. Will Epps, an interventional pain specialist.
How many years have you been at Alliance Spine and Pain?
I have been practicing pain management care for eight years and have been with Alliance for the last three years. Prior to joining the Alliance team, I was a pain management physician in the US Navy and at a private practice.
Why did you choose to work in the field of pain management?
I chose pain management to help those people dealing with the negative effects of chronic pain in their daily lives. I want to improve their quality of life and enjoyment of the simple things.
What are the key challenges of this field of medicine?
The most challenging part is narrowing down the root cause of my patient’s issues. Pain can be very complex. In some instances, it starts with an obvious injury. However, there are often cases where it’s more insidious and develops over time. It’s my job to identify the cause of the pain and help alleviate the issue.
What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
An extremely rewarding part of my job is hearing from patients in their follow-up visits after their procedures that their pain was greatly reduced and their lives were significantly improved.
What’s one thing that has surprised you about working at Alliance Spine and Pain?
Despite the large size of the practice, Alliance has not lost focus on the patient as the center of what we do and why we come to work every day.
What are your favorite past times?
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, which includes my wife, India, our kids, Zoe and Evan, and our dog, Dupree. I also enjoy exercising, home decorating, and recently began collecting art.