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Future of Pain Relief Comes to Peachtree City

Patients can experience the latest technology and innovation in pain management by visiting the new Peachtree City location of Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, the largest interventional pain management company in the Southeast. Conveniently located near several local medical practices, Alliance Spine and Pain Centers will perform minimally invasive procedures in a state-of-the-art facility.

As with all Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, the new location (1975 Highway 54 West, Suite 100, Peachtree City) will specialize in interventional treatments. The practice leads the way with a balanced approach to real relief through innovative, integrated, evidence-based treatments. This gives patients the opportunity to live fuller, more functional, and fulfilling lives. The goal is to greatly reduce opioids in patient solutions, which in turn can help shrink the opioid epidemic.  

“Furthering our practice’s mission in Peachtree City is certainly a privilege,” says Dr. David Rosenfeld. “Our breadth of services allows us to have an impact on patients with a variety of needs.”

The new Peachtree City location will offer an array of interventional pain management procedures with Drs. Ramon D. Espinal, Rhee W. Miller, and David Rosenfeld, and nurse practitioner Kelly McDowell. Their individualized treatments feature a variety of options tailored specifically for the patient. 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 virtually all insurance payors. 

Appointments can be made by calling 770-929-9033 or scheduling online.

Photos of the winners for the Core Awards Alliance 2020

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RECIPIENTS OF OUR 5TH ANNUAL ALLIANCE CORE VALUE AWARDS

For the last five years, Alliance has recognized the top performers in the company. These team members embody our core values of above and beyond compassion, respect, integrity, excellence, and service in care. Each year, we receive strong nominations with encouraging stories about incredible people who do so much for this company. Five individual recipients are awarded based on their performance’s alignment to one of our five core values. In addition, we honor a recipient of our Provider Award and a recipient of our Chairman’s Award for their embodiment of many or all of our Alliance Core Values.

We’re proud to announce this year’s recipients below for the 5th Annual Alliance Core Value Awards. Learn more about each recipient and why they were chosen for the award below! 

COMPASSION AWARD

Photo of Alliance Staff Robin Cade with the Compassion Award

The recipient of the Compassion award is someone who consistently demonstrates sympathy and concern for the misfortunes of others, along with a strong desire to help. This person can be described as kind, warm, sensitive, and determined to alleviate or reduce suffering. The Compassion Award winner shows these traits around both patients and co-workers.

This year, Alliance’s RN- Charge Nurse in Dallas, Robin Cade, received this award. 

Here’s why:

“While COVID-19 changed most of our day-to-days, Robin got right to work preparing our team, her staff, and making us stronger than ever. She puts faith into others and believes that building a team just makes us all better. 

She’s someone who always leads with compassion. Whether that be for the patient, her team, and even her family. She puts everything she has into her job and always strives to do more instead of the bare minimum.”

RESPECT AWARD

Photo of Alliance Staff Otis with Respect Award

The recipient of the Respect award shows daily that they value their co-workers and patients by honoring their personal rights, opinions, and dignity. This respectful employee is willing to listen and learn from others. They are able to both lead and follow. The Respect Award winner is accessible to many because of their fair and open manner. The winner of the Respect Award treats others as they would like to be treated, regardless of whether or not the same views are shared.

This year, Alliance’s Senior Business Development Manager in our South/ Southwest territory, Otis Van Petties, Jr, won this award.

Here’s why:

“He treats everyone with respect, from the front desk to the physicians to our CEO. He is a constant presence in his offices and doesn’t hesitate to help out with any aspect of the practice.  He’s an extremely hard worker and goes out of his way for almost anybody.”

INTEGRITY AWARD

Photo of Alliance Staff Christina Cross with the Integrity Award

The recipient of the Integrity award is one who always does the right thing, even when no one else is looking. This person is honest, ethical, and has strong moral principles. The Integrity winner is an employee who is reliable and whose actions consistently reflect their words. They are trusted and relied upon by co-workers and patients because they are trustworthy. 

This year, Christina Cross, Alliance’s Patient Advocate for the Revenue Cycle Team in Lenox, received this award.

Here’s why:

“Christina has an impressive work ethic, moral grounding, and immense knowledge base. Not once has she shown hesitation or reluctance to help others 100%, but she always does so with kindness and patience – even in the instance she has to deliver less than favorable news. She is honest, compassionate and takes pride in doing her job efficiently and accurately.”

EXCELLENCE AWARD

Photo of Alliance Staff Chrissy with Excellence Award

The recipient of the Excellence Award continually strives to surpass ordinary standards. This person performs all tasks at 100% and can frequently be found going above and beyond their necessary duties. The Excellence Award winner seeks to improve, whether it’s an office process or a solution for a patient. They set specific goals and take steps to achieve them. This person collaborates and innovates in the office and with patients. 

This year, Alliance’s Front Office Manager in Cartersville and Dallas, Chrissy Harris, won this award.

Here’s why:

“She’s someone everyone loves, trusts and respects. She takes her job seriously, works hard, but also has fun doing it. She strives to be involved with her staff and develop relationships with each one. When people interact with her and value her opinions, it validates why she is in her role. 

She takes on every task with a smile on her face and you never have to worry about it not getting done; even better, you know it will be done with perfection.”

SERVICE AWARD

Photo of Alliance staff Terasa with the Service Award.

The recipient of the Service award understands that we are in business ultimately for one reason – to help patients overcome pain. The outstanding Service award winner is someone who directly touches patients along with someone who serves in a capacity that supports the centers and ultimately, the patient. The Service winner continually seeks to understand the needs of those around them. This person is accountable, friendly, empathetic, customer-focused, consistent, and resourceful.

This year, Alliance’s RN – Charge Nurse in Covington, Teresa Hoff, received the Service Award.

Here’s why:

“Teresa sacrifices her own personal time to come into the office early, on weekends, days the offices are closed, and always stays late to ensure tasks are completed to make processes run efficiently and take the workload off staff, especially when we may be working with less than a full crew. She has been a nurse, an MA, front desk staff, copy and Keurig repair woman, housekeeper, and a friend.”

PROVIDER AWARD

Photo of Alliance Staff Marcy with the Provider Award

The recipient of this award is the CRNA, mid-level, or physician at Alliance Spine and Pain Centers who most embodies all of our core values as described above. This person lives by these values, thus setting an example for others to do the same. Their behavior is consistent, inspirational, and observed by both patients and employees.

This year, Alliance’s CRNA Manager, Marcy Steinberg, won this award.

Here’s why:

“With over a decade at Alliance, Marcy is the longest tenured anesthetist. She has helped shape the anesthesia practice and is the leader of infection control for Alliance. She manages our anesthesiology team and shows a great amount of care for the employees. The care is also reflected in her outstanding patient care.”

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD

Photo of Alliance staff Tangelia with the Chairman's Award

The Chairman’s Award is given to the employee who embodies all of the qualities of our Alliance Core Values, who achieves our goal of providing exceptional patient care, and is a consistently outstanding employee and colleague.

This year, Alliance’s Lead CMA/Corporate Trainer, Tangelia Washington, was honored with this award.

Here’s why:

“She has been there every step of the way with helping other employees strive for excellence. She is there any time you need her to be available when it comes to overcoming challenges. She gives love and understanding to those hurting and in need. 

Her skills do not end with her office work, she also projects a warm and kind attitude. She resolves conflicts and handles difficult tasks with patience and admirable tact. She goes out of her way to make sure her team is sharp and continues to grow in a very positive way.”

Headshot of Dr. Masson.

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers Adds New Physician to Roster

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, leaders in the future of pain relief, continue offering patients a stable of best-in-class physicians. The latest addition to the team is Dr. Scott Masson, now practicing at the Brookhaven, Douglasville, Piedmont/Atlanta, and Roswell locations.

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 located near local medical facilities.

“Pain management entails everything I love about medicine,” says Dr. Masson. “It’s rewarding, challenging, and presents an opportunity to contribute to improving some of our nation’s biggest healthcare needs.”

Dr. Masson specializes in spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation, minimally invasive spine procedures, intrathecal pumps, the Intracept Procedure, and more. He’s board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine.

He received his medical degree from Midwestern University and completed his residency at Oakland University William Beaumont Hospital. For his fellowship, Dr. Masson served as the chief interventional pain management fellow at Case Western Reserve University.

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

Dr. Masson’s locations:

  • Brookhaven, 3925 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 200, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Douglasville, 3400 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 101, Douglasville, Ga.
  • Piedmont/Atlanta, 2061 Peachtree Road, Suite 225, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Roswell, 1295 Hembree Road, Suite 101, Roswell, Ga.
Headshot of Dr. Masson.

Medical Staff Spotlight: Dr. Masson Takes Away the Burden of Chronic Pain

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. Scott Masson.

Why Did You Choose to Work in Pain Management?

Pain management entails everything I love about medicine. It’s rewarding and challenging. It also presents an opportunity to contribute to improving some of our nation’s biggest healthcare needs.

What Are the Biggest Challenges of This field of Medicine?

As the field has progressed, the options for treating pain are seemingly endless. The challenge of pain management is tying together the patient’s individual situation with the many therapies available. I find the best way to do this is simple: take the time to listen and get to know your patient.

What’s the Most Rewarding Part of Your Job?

Pain can be frustrating, emotionally draining, even all-encompassing. The best part of my job is helping to relieve patients from the burden of a life in chronic pain. I love the excitement a patient gets from effective therapy.

What Are Your Favorite Past-Times?

I enjoy spending time with my family, golfing, hockey, playing guitar, and hiking.

If you or a loved one are having issues with pain management, the experts at Alliance Spine and Pain are here to help you get back to what you love. Give us a call at 770-929-9033 or schedule an appointment online.

Headshot of Dr. Rosenfeld.

Dr. David Rosenfeld Featured on the Atlanta Edition of “American Health Front” with an Alliance Patient

Recently, Alliance’s Dr. David Rosenfeld and one of his patients appeared on WXIA’s Atlanta edition of “American Health Front.” The program is dedicated to educating the public on healthcare technologies. Dr. Rosenfeld explained Spinal Cord Stimulation and Sacroiliac Joint (SI Joint) Fusion, and the patient shared his positive experience from receiving this treatment.

“We seek out the causes of the pain. Then, we stop the pain with innovative, individualized treatment,” says Dr. Rosenfeld. “Two of the most effective treatments that we use are spinal cord stimulation and sacroiliac joint fusion.”

Learn more about these treatments by watching this story on “American Health Front.   

Photo of Alliance physicians next to Nalu Medical Reps

Alliance Physicians Participate in Groundbreaking Nalu Medical Study

At Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, we provide life-changing pain relief for chronic pain patients through innovative, individualized treatments. Several Alliance Spine and Pain Centers physicians have been initiated by Nalu Medical to participate in their first United States clinical post-market, open-label, multi-center study.

The study title is Spinal Cord Stimulation in the Treatment of Chronic, Intractable Pain Using the NaluTM Neurostimulation System (nPowerTM-US). Dr. Jordan Tate is the Principal Investigator for the Alliance sites and Dr. Nok Keomahathai and Dr. David Rosenfeld are the Co-Investigators. Dr. Nok Keomahathai was the first physician at Alliance to do a spinal cord stimulator trial for the study.

Interested in learning more about Nalu Medical treatments? Schedule an appointment at Alliance Spine and Pain Centers or contact our referral department.

Headshots of Dr. Nok and Dr. McDowell

Alliance Hosted Two September Webinars

At Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, we invest our time in educating our patients on advancements in technology that may help reduce or eliminate chronic low back and/or leg pain. We want patients to have a full understanding of our treatment options so they can make the best decisions for their body.

Based on public health guidance to limit gatherings due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Alliance recently hosted two webinars in September. Here the recaps of both events:

These events educated patients about these treatments so they could decide if these options are right for them. Please contact Alliance Spine and Pain Center to see when our next webinar is.

Headshot of Dr. Stewart!

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers Adds New Physician to Roster

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, leaders in the future of pain relief, continue offering patients a stable of best-in-class physicians. The latest addition to the team is Dr. Mark Stewart, now practicing at the Augusta locations (2100 Central Ave, Augusta, GA 30904; 1367 Interstate Parkway, Augusta, GA 30909).

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 located near local medical facilities.

“Alliance Spine and Pain Centers gives me the opportunity to share the latest innovations in interventional pain management with my patients,” says Dr. Stewart, a board-certified physician in anesthesiology and pain medicine.

Dr. Stewart specializes in minimally-invasive pain relief, including epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency treatments, sympathetic nerve blocks, facet blocks, sacroiliac blocks, peripheral nerve blocks, and more.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. Dr. Stewart attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia where he also completed his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship training in interventional pain management.

Joining Dr. Stewart are two certified family nurse practitioners: Melissa Chapel and Erin Key. Both are certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Dr. Stewart and each of the Alliance Spine and Pain providers focus on unique and innovative non-opioid treatments. Appointments can be made by calling 770-929-9033.

Headshot of Dr. Stewart.

Medical Staff Spotlight: Dr. Stewart Changes Tears to Smiles

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. Mark J. Stewart. 

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WORK IN PAIN MANAGEMENT?

I worked in anesthesiology for more than 20 years before I was led to the field of pain management. For me, it’s a means to help patients in chronic pain by reducing discomfort and maximizing function. Each human experiences pain and all should have access to quality Christian care.

WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES OF THIS FIELD OF MEDICINE?

Medicine and pain management in particular are advancing rapidly. As new technologies emerge, we must strive to incorporate new interventional techniques. Using these advancements will help us continue to diminish pain and maximize function for our patients, while also limiting undesirable medication side effects.

WHAT’S THE MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR JOB?

Restoring wellness and function while changing tears to smiles!

WHAT’S ONE THING THAT HAS SURPRISED YOU ABOUT WORKING AT ALLIANCE SPINE AND PAIN?

I am very patient-focused and was looking for a corporate morality with the same mindset. Alliance has proven to be just that practice!

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PAST-TIMES?

Attending church and participating in family-related activities!

If you or a loved one are having issues with pain management, the experts at Alliance Spine and Pain are here to help you get back to what you love. Give us a call at 770-929-9033 or click here to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Stewart in Scotland with his wife. Dr. Stewart in Scotland with his wife. Dr. Stewart in Scotland with his wife. Dr. Stewart in Scotland with his wife. Dr. Stewart in Scotland with his wife. Dr. Stewart with his family.

Headshots of Dr. Gale and Dr. Keomahathai

Dr. Gale and Dr. Keomahathai Appeared on “The Weekly Check-Up”

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers’ physicians, Dr. David Gale and Dr. “Nok” Keomahathai were featured on “The Weekly Check-Up” on News/Talk WSB Radio on Sunday, October 4th. The radio show addresses a wide range of topics about health. Selected medical providers are interviewed, and then caller questions are fielded by both the featured guests and the show’s host.

On the October 4th show, the two Alliance doctors shared with the audience how they chose to practice pain management medicine and why they enjoy helping their patients find pain relief. With Dr. Nok’s medical education in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and Dr. Gale’s education in anesthesiology, each brings an unique perspective of helping their patients find pain relief. They are committed to advancing the field of interventional pain relief, and both serve as Board of Directors of the Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

The weekly show took calls from listeners interested in learning more about their specific pain issues and treatment. Both physicians spoke to the callers on their perspectives of effective treatment options and advised on when you should speak with your primary care physician about seeing a pain management specialist.