Sarah Faver Employee Spotlight

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers Employee Spotlight: Sarah Faver

At Alliance, our employees provide incredible care for our patients and for each other. We are so proud of team members like Sarah Faver, who show exceptional commitment and effort towards our patients and practice.

In this “Employee Spotlight,” get to know Sarah Faver, a certified medical assistant (CMA) at our Douglasville location. Read more below to learn about Sarah!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT ALLIANCE?

My favorite part about working for Alliance is the way everyone helps one another and happily works together. The workday is easy and enjoyable when it’s such a happy environment.

WHAT IS THE BEST COMPLIMENT YOU HAVE RECEIVED FROM AN ALLIANCE COLLEAGUE?

A physician that I have done most of my training with told me that I was operating the C-arm really well. These kind words were a big deal to me because I had never operated a C-arm and had really tried to be receptive to any tips and education given to me. It was a huge compliment for me!

WHICH ALLIANCE VALUE (COMPASSION, RESPECT, INTEGRITY, EXCELLENCE, & SERVICE) BEST REFLECTS YOUR QUALITY OF WORK AND WHY?

Each value is equally important to me, but I strive for “Excellence” the most. A goal of excellence during every procedure and patient encounter creates a smooth rhythm and peaceful atmosphere.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?

Throughout high school, I was a babysitter. However, my first job (with a W-2) was a library assistant. Ironically, I’m not very quiet and don’t enjoy recreational reading, so this first job is very laughable to all who know me.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO OUTSIDE THE OFFICE?

I love shopping and spending time with my family.

WHAT’S A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT MOST OF YOUR CO-WORKERS DON’T KNOW?

Originally, I went to college on a music scholarship as a classical soprano vocalist.

Adrienne Simon-Bundy

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers Employee Spotlight: Adrienne Simon-Bundy

At Alliance, our employees provide incredible care for our patients and for each other. Adrienne Simon-Bundy is an example of one of our team members whose exceptional commitment and effort help our patients live fuller, more functional, and fulfilling lives.

In this “Employee Spotlight,” get to know Adrienne Simon-Bundy, Surgery Scheduler at our Douglasville office. Read more below to learn about Adrienne!

What is your favorite part of working at Alliance?

I’m a people person so I enjoy interacting with people. As a surgery scheduler, my job requires a lot of multi-tasking so it never gets boring.

What is the best compliment you have received from an Alliance colleague?

I’ve been told I have a great personality, and I’m dependable and reliable. When I’m out on PTO my presence is missed because people ask “Where’s Adrienne?”

I’ve also been told that I have a good rapport with the patients. During the check-in & checkout process, I take the time to get to know them and their situations.

Which Alliance Value (Compassion, Respect, Integrity, Excellence, & Service) best reflects your quality of work and why?

After 9 years with Alliance, I would like to think that I encompass all of the core values but compassion stands out the most to me, particularly in our field.

To have compassion is to empathize with someone who is suffering and to feel compelled to reduce the suffering. I try to do that with our patients whether it’s a smile, laugh, or joke. I try to make them feel warm and welcome.

What was your first job?

My first job was at 15 years old at Dunkin Donuts in my hometown, Irvington, New Jersey. I was a cashier and I loved it.

I learned at a young age how to make the best coffee and just like here at Alliance, I enjoyed interacting with people.

What are your favorite things to do outside the office?

I love taking family trips to the beach in the spring and summer. My husband and I love long weekend trips to Harrah’s Cherokee or Windcreek Casinos.

What’s a fun fact about yourself that most of your co-workers probably don’t know?

I wanted to be an actress. If you have had any interaction with me on the phone or in person, it wouldn’t be hard to guess! I like to be a little dramatic (in a good way).

Join us in recognizing Adrienne for all she does for our practice and our patients! At Alliance Spine & Pain Centers, we’re leading the way to the future of pain relief with innovative, individualized, evidence-based treatments.

If you’d like to learn more about our pain management services, schedule a consultation or call us at 770-929-9033.

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The Atlantan Recognizes Alliance Spine and Pain Physicians Among Atlanta’s Top Doctors

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 The Atlantan magazine’s May issue.

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers dominates the pain medicine category with three of the four physicians listed representing the practice. This includes Drs. David Gale, Allen Hord, and David Rosenfeld. Dr. Michael Schaufele appears in the physical medicine and rehabilitation category.

The Atlantan 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 a total of 1,060 physicians representing the following counties: Bartow, Henry, Paulding, DeKalb, Fulton, Clarke, Cherokee, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, Fayette, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Newton, Oconee.

According to Stephen Rosenbaum, CEO of Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, the recognition is evidence of the continued excellence found within the practice.

“We consider each member of the Alliance team to be all-stars in the field of pain relief and management,” says Rosenbaum. “While we certainly appreciate honors such as this, the true reward is watching patients experience true relief and improve their quality of life.”

Dr. David 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 has been a previous Atlanta magazine Top Doctor honoree for the past six years.

Dr. Allen H. Hord practices at the Piedmont/Atlanta and Brookhaven locations. He has more than 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 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. Since 2010, Dr. Hord has been recognized annually as a Top Doctor.

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. Since 2010, Dr. Rosenfeld has been recognized annually as a Top Doctor.

Dr. Michael K. Schaufele practices at the Marietta and Woodstock locations. He has more than 25 years of experience in non-surgical spine care and pain management. He was involved as an investigator in several pivotal clinical trials for spinal cord stimulation, vertebral augmentation, basivertebral nerve ablation, and various spinal injection procedures. Dr. Schaufele implements the wide spectrum of interventional pain procedures, including regenerative medicine injections to decrease his patients’ pain, improve function, and minimize dependence on opioids. He received his doctor of medicine degree from the Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany. Dr. Schaufele completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Harvard Medical School, and fellowship training at the Spine Center in Munich, Germany. As a former associate professor at Emory University, he served as residency program director and helped train numerous residents and fellows in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and pain medicine. Dr. Schaufele is a certified physician executive and served as chief medical officer for Alliance Spine and Pain Centers from 2018-2020. Dr. Schaufele is a commercially rated pilot and FAA aviation medical examiner, who flies medical missions for patients in need of medical transportation for Angel Flight. Since 2012, Dr. Schaufele has been recognized annually as an Atlanta Top Doctor.

Alliance is proud of these four physicians for receiving this honor and congratulate them on the recognition of their hard work. Our best-in-class interventional pain management physicians provide state-of-the-art care To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit us online or call 770-929-9033.

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How To Talk About Pain with Your Doctor

Living with chronic pain is an ongoing, daily stressor in itself. But it can also cause psychological and emotional stress that adds insult to injury — literally. Finding solutions with your doctor and pain specialists needn’t add to this discomfort.

At Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, we are committed to addressing your pain with open curiosity, kindness, and practical advice. Here are some tips for coordinating with your team to discover pain solutions together.

Ask Questions

You turn to your medical team because they have a lot of knowledge. But they don’t always know what you want to know. “Asking questions is one of the best ways to ensure you and your doctor are on the same page,” Dr. Ted Epperly, a clinical professor of family medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine advised Time magazine. “And if your doctor doesn’t seem interested in answering, or you get a negative response, you need to find a new doctor.”

To be sure you are both communicating clearly, schedule an appointment specifically designed to address your pain questions, and provide thorough answers. For guidance, here are a few questions the U.S. News & World Report determined doctors wish their patients would ask:

  • How does my family history impact treatment?
  • What preventative care measures can I take?
  • What are other trusted sources of information I can utilize?
  • Do you have specific advice around prescriptions?
  • How does my sleep impact pain treatment?
  • Why are we conducting this test? What will the results reveal?
  • What do you do for your own health and well-being?

Take Note of Your Own Body

Outside resources may direct you toward successful pain management solutions, but starting with self-awareness might be the best way to empower you, and therefore your doctor.

“Think about the duration and quality of the pain,” advises REWIRE. “How you’d describe it if someone asked when it started. If anything has relieved it, and if anything has made it worse. Prepare an ‘elevator pitch’ of sorts. The more you can describe it, the better you’re going to be able to work with your physician.”

Climate, food consumption, over-the-counter pain medicines, and levels of physical activity may also impact your pain. Self-tracking these details even over a couple of weeks can paint a clearer picture of your condition, and help your pain management team craft a plan to alleviate it. Paying careful attention to how your pain impacts your work and personal life can also provide useful information.

Coordinate with Caregivers

Involving a trusted loved one — to take notes, ask questions, or provide private, thoughtful and honest feedback or support — may help you feel even more courage to speak up for yourself.

But coordinating conversations among all your caregivers may help even further. Can you (or your personal health advocate) bring your health team together in a conference call, or email chain? “When you’re seeing a whole bunch of different specialists,” Isabel Mavrides, a disability justice activist and organizer explains, “they don’t always talk, which can make the diagnostic process take much longer.” Finding a format that works best for you and your specialists (while keeping in mind HIPAA regulations to protect your privacy) can help ensure that everyone is clearly connected.

At Alliance Spine & Pain Centers, we’re here to advocate for and with you. Schedule an appointment online to discuss your pain management, and how we can work more specifically with you to find solutions. You can also call 770-929-9033 to set up a conversation.

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Alliance Spine and Pain Centers Employee Spotlight: Krystle Badie

Alliance takes great pride that its team strives to provide incredible care to its patients and each other. Employees like Krystle Badie demonstrate our exceptional commitment in helping our patients with chronic pain live fuller, more functional and fulfilling lives.

In this “Employee Spotlight,” get to know Krystle Badie, Patient Care Representative. Read more below to learn about Krystle!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT ALLIANCE?

I know that we are making a difference in our patients’ lives at Alliance. We are giving them hope to be able to live a relatively normal life without pain.

WHAT IS THE BEST COMPLIMENT YOU HAVE RECEIVED FROM AN ALLIANCE COLLEAGUE?

The best compliment I have received is praise for my patience with our patients and taking the time to listen to their problems.

WHICH ALLIANCE VALUE (COMPASSION, RESPECT, INTEGRITY, EXCELLENCE, & SERVICE) BEST REFLECTS YOUR QUALITY OF WORK AND WHY?

There are two values that impact my work day: compassion and integrity. Having compassion for our patients is very important. Being in pain is not fun, and I can relate to that. Also, having integrity for my work is very important to me. I value being honest and keeping my word.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?

I was the neighborhood babysitter, which was such a fun job for me. We had a makeshift fort for the kids and me to watch movies, play cards, and tell ghost stories.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO OUTSIDE THE OFFICE?

I love being outside and visiting my favorite park. It has big trees, waterfalls, and long hikes. Being one with nature is such a freeing feeling for me.

WHAT’S A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT MOST OF YOUR CO-WORKERS DON’T KNOW.

My uncle owned an auto shop that catered to large trucks (16 -18 wheelers). I used to help with changing the tires and oil on them. At first, it was a bit scary. However, after I learned the proper techniques, it became easy for me to do.

Michelle Jones

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers Employee Spotlight: Michelle Jones

At Alliance, our employees provide incredible care for our patients and for each other. We are so proud of team members like Michelle Jones, who show exceptional commitment and effort towards our patients and practice.

In this “Employee Spotlight,” get to know Michelle Jones, Front Desk Manager at our Conyers location. Read more below to learn about Michelle!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT ALLIANCE?

My job makes a genuine difference in the quality of life for those suffering in our community. It is so humbling and inspiring seeing patients come in with walkers and wheelchairs, only to see them walk out without assistance and a smile on their face. We change lives for the better, which means the world to me.

WHAT IS THE BEST COMPLIMENT YOU HAVE RECEIVED FROM AN ALLIANCE COLLEAGUE?

Compliments do not always have to come in the form of words. They are in laughter and smiles too! Seeing someone beam with joy or laugh with me at a silly moment is something I truly cherish.

WHICH ALLIANCE VALUE BEST REFLECTS YOU?

All of the Alliance Values have huge importance in providing quality care for our patients and making for an enjoyable work experience for everyone. However, integrity best reflects me. At a very young age, my grandfather taught me that work ethic and integrity are what truly defines your character. He emphasized that these characteristics are what people will remember of you, and I’m so thankful my grandfather shared these lessons with me. Being honest and having strong moral principles are guiding beacons in my life.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?

Around 13 years old, I had my first two jobs: a goat farmer and industry machine shop worker. What a combo! I would work the farm early in the mornings and at my Grandpa’s machine shop in the afternoons, along with on weekends and school holidays. I also volunteered at the local special needs school during the week.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO OUTSIDE THE OFFICE?

I enjoy swimming, especially in deep ocean waters! I also love football, horror movies, and old school rock/metal music concerts. I am also an avid reader of many genres and a huge nerd that frequents local sci-fi conventions!

WHAT’S A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT MOST OF YOUR CO-WORKERS DON’T KNOW?

I was born in Texas and grew up in California where I worked with special needs kids for years. Now living in Georgia, I am a proud mom to a special needs kid and active in the #AutismAwareness cause.

Employee spotlight: Cleo Andrews

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers Employee Spotlight: Cleo Andrews

At Alliance, our employees provide incredible care for our patients and for each other. Cleo Andrews is an example of one of our team members whose exceptional commitment and effort make our organization so proud.

In this “Employee Spotlight,” get to know Cleo Andrews, Front Office Manager and Surgical Scheduler, at our Covington location. Read more below to learn about Cleo!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT ALLIANCE?

I enjoy seeing our patients come in with a smile on their face. Also, I’ve had a great experience working at our facility and watching how a treatment plan helps alleviate a patient’s pain.

WHAT IS THE BEST COMPLIMENT YOU HAVE RECEIVED FROM AN ALLIANCE COLLEAGUE?

The best compliment I have received is that I have integrity. I like knowing that my colleagues trust that I will do the right thing along with letting them know when I made a mistake, so it can be fixed as soon as possible.

WHICH ALLIANCE VALUE BEST REFLECTS YOU?

Integrity is what I live by in life, and respect is what I give, even when I have an upset patient. Many of my patients have shown appreciation for this philosophy. I treat everyone how I want to be treated.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?

I was born and raised in England. When I was growing up there, we finished school at 16. I became a hairdressing apprentice and then went on to become a full stylist. I moved around as a military wife, and we retired here in Covington, Ga. I learned I would have to complete my training again to become a hair stylist here. So, in order to decide what I would pursue next instead of styling hair, I put law enforcement in my left hand and the medical field in my right, and my right hand won.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO OUTSIDE THE OFFICE?

When I have the time, I love to work out. I also like to try out new restaurants

in the Atlanta area.

WHAT’S A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT MOST OF YOUR CO-WORKERS DON’T KNOW?

I’m actually a big goof! I love to laugh, have fun, and see others do the same.

Employee Spotlight: Deneen Dumey

Employee Spotlight: Deneen Dumey

Deneen Dumey is the next employee highlighted on our blog series, “Employee Spotlights.” Our caring staff makes all the difference for our patients and for each other, and we like to take the time to properly recognize their efforts. Alliance is excited to introduce you to one of our exceptional team members and her friendly face.

Get to know Deneen Dumey, a certified medical assistant (CCMA) at our Dallas location. Read more below to learn about Deneen!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT ALLIANCE?

I would have to say the family-oriented culture of the company is my favorite part. This quality is not common to find in employers today.

WHAT IS THE BEST COMPLIMENT YOU HAVE RECEIVED FROM AN ALLIANCE COLLEAGUE?

“Deneen is one of those rare employees you wished you could clone. She is multi-talented with a strong desire to do great work and she is wildly successful at doing so.”

WHICH ALLIANCE VALUE (COMPASSION, RESPECT, INTEGRITY, EXCELLENCE, & SERVICE) BEST REFLECTS YOUR QUALITY OF WORK AND WHY?

Compassion. For me, it’s not just a job. This field is one I have based my entire life around because I genuinely care that much for others. I put so much of my heart into my patients, and the gratitude, for me, is the most rewarding part of the work.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?

I was a waitress at a local Italian restaurant in high school.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO OUTSIDE THE OFFICE?

I enjoy spending time with my family, riding ATVs, and shopping.

WHAT’S A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT MOST OF YOUR CO-WORKERS DON’T KNOW.

I have a creek and I enjoy spending a lot of time at it even when it’s cold out. It is like a second home to me.

Thank you, Deneen, for taking the time to let us get to know you. Employees like Deneen make Alliance a place where patients receive unrivaled care.

2021 Alliance Core Value Winners

Congratulations to the Recipients of Our 6th Annual Alliance Core Value Awards

This year embarked on our sixth year of recognizing the top performers in the company with the annual Alliance Core Values Awards. The recipients of each award 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 Alliance team members 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 6th Annual Alliance Core Value Awards. Learn more about each recipient and why they were chosen for the award below!

COMPASSION AWARD

Compassion Award - Sadie Jones

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 Charge Nurse in Carrollton, Sadie Jones, received this award. Sadie has been with Alliance for over a year.

Here’s why:

Sadie is so compassionate to her team and her patients. She is considerate of the feelings of others and shows respect for all the different opinions and backgrounds of her colleagues.

Sadie gives so much of herself by being kind and caring to those that are learning and has really taken some new medical assistants under her wing to mentor. We are often amazed at how much Sadie gives to bettering everyone around her and hope that she feels the compassion from her team who admires her tremendously.

RESPECT AWARD

Respect award - Jena Butler

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 Clinic Lead in Cartersville, Jena Butler, won this award. Jena has been with Alliance for 10.5 years.

Here’s why:

“Jena is without a doubt the most respected member of our team. She has truly earned that privilege. Jena leads by example and recognizes that if you show respect, you earn respect. Jena takes pride in each and every interaction with patients and staff. Jena treats others as she would want to be treated. Jena consistently provides a level of exemplary service that makes her the cornerstone of the Cartersville clinic. She is always the one who knows the answers, and everyone values her input. She always resolves issues with such grace and kindness, which serves as a great example of how to interact with co-workers and patients.”

INTEGRITY AWARD

 

INTEGRITY AWARD: Nancy Thompson

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, Nancy Thompson, RN in Douglasville, received this award. Nancy has been with Alliance for five years.

Here’s why:

“Nancy is a very experienced nurse who is an integral part of the Douglasville ASC, which bleeds into the Carrollton office and throughout the other centers. Nancy always advocates for her patients and safety, which reassures them that they are our top priority.  Because Nancy is bursting at the seams with 29 years of OR nursing experience, she is a crucial resource to our centers and her knowledge is priceless. Nancy has solid integrity in all her work, which everyone who works with her always notices and is inspired by.

EXCELLENCE AWARD

Excellence award - Jermarque Taylor-Manns

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 Administrative Assistant for Revenue Cycle and the Lenox Office, JerMarque Taylor-Manns won this award. JerMarque has been with Alliance for six years.

Here’s why:

JerMarque is the very best at the job he does. With a wide range of duties for running reports, being on the statement team, assisting and ordering, he wears many hats, but still has time to be a great example to the team he leads. There is never a time that he won’t stop to answer a question, act as a liason to his team’s director, and share his experience and advice. He truly is the best example of excellence and a very snapper dresser too!

SERVICE AWARD

Service Award - Alex Martin

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 Alex Martin, an Alliance Facility Maintenance Technician, received the Service Award. Alex has been with Alliance for five and half years.

Here’s why:

“Over the years of working with Alex, I have seen firsthand his commitment to our company by his dedicated actions to provide a quality service in the daily work he performs. Ultimately, his exemplary efforts benefit our patients, employees, and organization as a whole.

Any time you ask Alex for help, he is on it! Not only is he dependable, but he is present with such a respectful and positive attitude that working with him is an absolute pleasure. I have never once heard Alex complain or be negative about his work. In a world where it’s easy to find the wrong in just about anything, Alex chooses to see the bright side. There have been many times where I have heard employees and even myself state that “Alex came and saved the day” or “Alex took care of it.” When needs are identified, his response time is impeccable considering there are 20 various locations across the state and the requests are cumbersome. One would imagine the work he does and the distance involved would be challenging to accomplish all his tasks, but somehow Alex finds a way to be there and get it all done.

Our facilities functioning at top capacity is essential to our business to provide quality care to our patients. From a door working properly, to new equipment and sometimes even major maintenance issues that could potentially close an office, Alex is always there with a smile on his face and the can-do attitude that this organization is truly lucky to have.”

PROVIDER AWARD

Provider Award - Pallavi Gupta, MD

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 physician, Dr. Pallavi Gupta, from our Austell and Dallas locations won this award. Dr. Gupta has been with Alliance for five years.

Here’s why:

“Dr. Gupta provides excellent care to her patients. She spends extra time with them and thoroughly reviews their medical history to establish the perfect plan of care for the best patient outcome. She makes procedures and surgeries look simple. Her patients have excellent pain relief. She is always patient with the staff and usually the last person to leave the office. She truly loves what she does and it shows every day.”

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD

Chairman's Award - Samantha Fults

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 Clinic lead at Gwinnett, Samantha Fults, was honored with this award. Samantha has been with Alliance for 10 years.

Here’s why:

“Samantha epitomizes how to approach one’s job as a consummate professional. She has an extraordinary level of knowledge and readily adapts herself to the unique characteristics of each of her providers.  A true team player over her ten years at Alliance, Samantha is always willing to jump in to help in any capacity in her region, in other regions & with company initiatives.

She is a very effective trainer and mentor with great admiration from all of her peers. Samantha is always direct in her communications, but respectful and constructive. She is one of the go-to champions on all things clinic and someone you wish you could clone.”

Congratulations again to the 2021 Alliance Core Values Award Winners! We are so proud to have you on our team and appreciate your hard work.

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Alliance Physicians Participate In Groundbreaking ECAP Medical Study

At Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, we provide life-changing pain relief for chronic pain patients through innovative, individualized treatments. We are excited to announce that Alliance is 1 of 19 centers in the country to participate in a national clinical trial for a new investigational device, the Evoke® Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) SystemDr. David Rosenfeld is the Principal Investigator for this clinical trial accompanied by Dr. Scott Masson and Dr. David Neckman as Co-Investigators. The first case was performed this month at our Carrollton location.

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As the only practice in the southeast with access to this system, Alliance can offer this novel technology to our patients with chronic back and/or limb pain. Unlike conventional SCS systems, the Evoke® Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) System is the first spinal cord stimulation technology designed to measure and record your body’s response to stimulation and makes millions of automatic, real-time adjustments each day intended to maintain a consistent level of pain relief. It’s designed to be a minimally invasive medical solution.

Interested in learning more about the Evoke® Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) System? Schedule an appointment at Alliance Spine and Pain Centers or contact our referral department.