Alliance top doctors 2023

Four Physicians from Alliance Recognized on 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors List

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers is proud to announce that four of our physicians appear on metro Atlanta’s Top Doctors list in Modern Luxury Medicine + Doctors magazine’s January issue. They are Drs. David W. Gale, Allen H. Hord, Scott Masson*, and David J. Rosenfeld.  

Among the Alliance physicians recognized on the 2023 Top Doctors list, three received Top Doctors honors and one received the Rising Star award*. Additionally, our physicians comprise half of the physicians in the pain medicine category.

Modern Luxury Medicine + Doctors magazine uses a database of top doctors compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., an established healthcare research company based in New York. The publication features 1,371 Top Doctors and 44 Rising Stars representing the following counties: Bartow, Bill, Cherokee, Clarke, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Greene, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Oconee, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Clayton, Hall, Spalding, Douglas, and Floyd.

“Pain management is an evolving medical field with new advances offering unending opportunities for research and innovative medicine,” says Stephen Rosenbaum, CEO of Alliance Spine and Pain Centers. “As a commitment to our patients, Alliance strives to assemble a team of highly qualified professionals. This recognition is further proof our physicians are strong community leaders, representing the future of pain relief.”

Learn more about these physicians:

Dr. David W. Gale practices at the Marietta and Cartersville locations. Dr. Gale received his medical degree at Ohio State University. He completed his anesthesiology residency while serving in the US Air Force and his pain management fellowship at University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Gale is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management, and he holds an ABA subspecialty certificate in pain management. Dr. Gale is a thought leader in Georgia. He has been instrumental in assisting to craft Georgia state legislation regarding pain management, while serving as past president and current executive director of the Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Practicing in the Atlanta area since 1997, Dr. Gale has a passion for pain management. He is a veteran of Modern Luxury Medicine + Doctors magazine’s Top Doctors list.

Dr. Allen H. Hord practices at the Piedmont/Atlanta, Brookhaven, and Sandy Springs locations. He has more than 35 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 chief medical officer 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. Dr. Hord is a veteran of Modern Luxury Medicine + Doctors magazine’s Top Doctors list.

Dr. Scott Masson* practices at the Roswell, Canton, Jasper, Woodstock, and Cumming locations. Dr. Masson received his medical degree at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. He completed a residency at Oakland University William Beaumont Hospital and a fellowship in pain management at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Masson is board certified in anesthesiology and in pain medicine. He specializes in minimally invasive spine procedures and spinal cord stimulation. Dr. Masson served as a lead author in a publication in the Interventional Pain Management journal. He was fellowship trained under world-renowned pain physician, Dr. Salim Hayek.

Dr. David J. Rosenfeld practices at the Carrollton, Covington, and Peachtree City locations. He has more than 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 the University of Wisconsin. 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. Dr. Rosenfeld is a veteran of Modern Luxury Medicine + Doctors magazine’s Top Doctors list.