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Dr. Jordan Tate Receives the 2021 Excellence Award from​ ASPN at Annual Conference

Alliance is proud to announce that ​Dr. Jordan L. Tate received the Excellence Award from the American Society of Pain & Neuroscience. The award was presented by Dr. Tim Deer and Dr. Dawood Dayed at the organization’s third annual conference in Miami Beach.

The American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN) was established to lead us to an age of scientific enlightenment via mutual collaboration with physician members, scientists, governmental agencies, payers, centers of higher education, and other medical societies. The society has a mission to improve education, highlight scientific curiosity, establish best practices, and to elevate each other in a quest to improve the field.

Dr. Tate is one of our best-in-class interventional pain management physicians helping Alliance lead the way to the Future of Pain Relief. Congratulations to Dr. Tate on receiving this very prestigious award and recognition!

Dr. Gale (headshot) featured in The Daily Tribune News

Dr. Gale’s Top Docs Recognition Featured in Cartersville’s Local Newspaper

On July 2, 2021, The Daily Tribune News highlighted Dr. David W. Gale’s recent honor of being selected one of Atlanta magazine’s Top Docs. Dr. Gale practices out of Alliance’s Cartersville and Marietta locations. As Bartow County’s only daily newspaper, the feature in The Daily Tribune News recognizes the importance of this accolade to one its community members.  

Dr. Gale is one of four Alliance physicians to receive this honor from the publication in 2021. He has been awarded the Top Doctors recognition in previous years.

Learn more about Dr. Gale’s 20+ Years at Alliance

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Dr. Scott Masson Is Now Offering Superion Vertiflex Procedure

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers is excited to announce that Dr. Scott Masson now performs the Superion Vertiflex procedure as a treatment option for his patients. Superion Vertiflex is a minimally invasive front-line treatment option for stenosis patients that is essentially an indirect spinal decompression. It gives patients the opportunity to live a more functional life. Learn more about one of our patient’s experience and positive results from this treatment under the care of Alliance’s Dr. Rosenfeld.

With innovative interventional pain treatments, our best-in-class physicians are leading the way to the future of pain relief. We are excited Dr. Masson will extend this care to a greater volume of Atlanta area patients. If you have any questions about the Superion Vertiflex procedure, Alliance Spine and Pain is here to help.

Reach out to any of our pain care specialists to make an appointment or by giving us a call at 770-929-9033.

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Four Alliance Spine and Pain Physicians Receive Top Doctors Honors in Atlanta

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 Atlanta magazine’s July issue. 

Drs. David Gale, Allen Hord, and David Rosenfeld appear in the pain medicine category, while Dr. Michael Schaufele appears in the physical medicine and rehabilitation category. All four of these physicians have been awarded the Top Doctors recognition in previous years.

Atlanta magazine uses a database of top doctors compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., an established healthcare research company based in New York, to assist in its annual effort. Doctors are nominated for consideration through both a nationwide survey and a peer nomination process. Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers then select the Top Doctors through a rigorous screening process that includes an evaluation of educational and professional experience. This year the publication honors physicians representing the following counties: DeKalb, Fulton, Cobb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Carroll, Cherokee, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Hall, Henry, and Rockdale.

Stephen Rosenbaum, CEO of Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, says this recognition reflects the practice’s dedication to its overall mission. 

“Every member of the Alliance medical staff is committed to providing relief to those in pain,” says Rosenbaum. “They are not only thought leaders in their field, but they enhance the quality of life for patients every day.”

David Gale, MDDr. 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.

Allen H. Hord, MD

Dr. Allen H. Hord practices at the 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 Atlanta and Covington 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 Spine and Pain Centers is the future of pain relief. With innovative interventional pain management and judicious use of pain medicines, our best-in-class physicians are bringing new hope and real relief to people in pain. We help our patients live fuller, more functional, and fulfilling lives. To learn more about the future of pain relief or to schedule an appointment, visit us or call 770-929-9033.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., was acquired by Everyday Health Group (EHG), one of the world’s most prominent digital healthcare companies, in late 2018. EHG, a recognized leader in patient and provider education, attracts an engaged audience of more than 53 million health consumers and more than 780,000 U.S. practicing physicians and clinicians to its premier health and wellness websites. EHG combines social listening data and analytics expertise to deliver highly personalized healthcare consumer content and effective patient engagement solutions. EHG’s vision is to drive better clinical and health outcomes through decision-making informed by highly relevant data and analytics. Healthcare professionals and consumers are empowered with trusted content and services through the Everyday Health Group’s flagship brands including Everyday Health®, What to Expect®, MedPage Today®, Health eCareers®, PRIME® Education and its exclusive partnership with MayoClinic.org® and The Mayo Clinic Diet.®  Everyday Health Group is a division of J2 Global Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), and is headquartered in New York City.

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Alliance Spine and Pain Centers Physician on Georgia Trend’s Top Doctor List

Dr. Preetesh Patel of Alliance Spine and Pain Centers – the largest interventional pain management company in the Southeast – is among Georgia Trend magazine’s second annual Top Doctors of Georgia list, which appears in the publication’s May issue. He practices at the Lawrenceville, Johns Creek, and Roswell locations.

Dr. Patel is recognized as an innovator and expert in a variety of minimally invasive treatments. He’s an expert in therapies including epidural steroid injections, selective nerve root injection, audiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation, ganglion blocks, and vertebroplasty kyphoplasty for compression fractures. Additionally, he’s an active advocate and speaker promoting solutions to opioid addiction.

About Georgia Trend’s Top Doctors selection:

Georgia Trend magazine works with DataJoe Research, a software and research company specializing in data collection and verification. On behalf of the publication, DataJoe Research facilitates an online peer-voting process and references government sources to establish the top nominees in each category.

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Dr. David Rosenfeld of Alliance Spine and Pain Centers Teaches Course in Groundbreaking DRG Procedure

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers remains at the forefront of pain management by demonstrating the latest in best practices. Dr. David Rosenfeld recently did just that while teaching a course in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) therapy at the Medical Education and Research Institute in Memphis, Tenn.

Two physicians performing a procedure on a cadaver

Dr. Preteesh Patel during the procedure

Teaching the class alongside Dr. Rosenfeld was noted Alabama-based physician Dr. Michael Cosgrove. The pair demonstrated the placement of the Proclaim™ DRG Neurostimulator System in the lumbar and sacral spine of a cadaver. 

Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) therapy is a non-opioid therapy designed to manage difficult-to-treat chronic pain in specific areas of the lower body, such as the foot, knee, or groin. Pain in those areas is sometimes related to a cluster of nerves called the dorsal root ganglia. The Proclaim™ DRG Neurostimulator System can provide proven therapy to aid in treatment of chronic pain in those areas.

A total of 12 physicians from around the country attended the course, including Dr. Preetesh Patel of Alliance Spine and Pain Centers. 

“Having the opportunity to share groundbreaking therapies and procedures with my colleagues is a true honor and privilege,” says Dr. Rosenfeld. “It’s part of Alliance Spine and Pain Centers’ commitment to both our patients and the field.”

X-ray of an Inspan Interspinous Fixation Device

Alliance Performs First Interspinous Fixation Device in the State

David J. Rosenfeld, MD

Dr. David J. Rosenfeld performed the first Inspan Interspinous Fixation Device in Georgia.

As the leaders of the future of pain relief, Alliance Spine and Pain Center is proud to offer groundbreaking pain management treatments. In March 2021, we continued to demonstrate our leadership in the interventional pain management field when Dr. David J. Rosenfeld implanted the first Inspan Interspinous Fixation Device​ in the state of Georgia. 

By treating the underlying problem causing pain, this new interspinous fixation technique is minimally invasive and can provide lasting relief. Inspan opens the spinal canal and the foramen to relieve nerve compression. Then, it decompresses and fixates the facet joints to immobilize them for the bony surfaces to fuse, providing additional nerve compression relief.

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers is excited to offer the Inspan procedures along with many other innovative, integrated, and evidence-based treatments. We are proud of Dr. David Rosenfeld’s efforts to help Alliance continue to offer advanced technology to help relieve our patients’ pain.

If you have any questions about the Inspan Procedure, Alliance Spine and Pain is here to help. Reach out to any of our pain care specialists by clicking here or by giving us a call at 770-929-9033.

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Alliance Spine and Pain Centers Brings the Future of Pain Relief to Dacula

Patients can experience the latest technology and innovation in pain management by visiting the new Dacula 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 (3685 Braselton Highway, Suite 100, Dacula) 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 inpatient solutions, which in turn can help shrink the opioid epidemic.

Will Epps, MD

Will Epps, MD

“I’m excited and honored to represent our practice in Dacula,” says Dr. Will Epps. “Pain can be the great inhibitor, and sharing Alliance’s solutions with an even wider audience helps further our mission to help bring relief to as many patients as possible.” 

At the new Dacula location, Dr. Epps will offer an array of interventional pain management procedures. His individualized treatments feature a variety of options tailored specifically for the patient. He and his staff set groundbreaking quality standards in the field, carefully track clinical outcomes, and develop evidence-based best practices. Alliance Spine and Pain Centers is in-network with virtually all insurance payors. 

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers is the future of pain relief. With innovative interventional pain management and judicious use of pain medicines, our best-in-class physicians are bringing new hope and real relief to people in pain. We help our patients live fuller, more functional, and fulfilling lives.

Schedule an appointment at our new Dacula location online or give us a call at 770-929-9033.

Photo of Dr. Rosenfeld (right) and Intracept rep (left) holding an Intracept RF Probe.

Alliance Advances Pain Management Care with the Intracept Procedure

At Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, we’re leading the way to the future of pain relief. The Intracept Procedure is one of the innovative, integrated, and evidence-based treatments offered by our practice, and demonstrates Alliance’s leadership in the interventional pain management field.

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Dr. Schaufele was one of the first physicians in the country to perform the Intracept Procedure.

Over six years ago, Alliance’s Dr. Michael Schaufele was one of the first physicians in the country to perform the Intracept Procedure during its early FDA trials. He also co-authored the original paper showing the effectiveness of the procedure.

Once the clinical trials gained FDA approval, pain management facilities could offer the Intracept Procedure as a treatment option. Alliance physician, Dr. David J. Rosenfeld trained this past year to perform it and last month he executed Alliance’s first Intracept Procedure since its FDA approval.

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Diagram of the Relievant Intracept procedure

The procedure targets the basivertebral nerve for the relief of low back pain. The procedure is a treatment option for patients who have not responded to conservative therapy, and its benefits include Intracept being minimally invasive, outpatient, implant-free, it preserves the structure of the spine, and it provides durable relief of chronic low back pain. Learn more about Intracept Procedure here.

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers is excited to offer this treatment option. If you have any questions about the Intracept Procedure, Alliance Spine and Pain is here to help. Reach out to any of our pain care specialists by clicking here or by giving us a call at 770-929-9033.

Photo collage of Dr. Nok Keomahathai on the left and Dr. David Rosenfeld on the right.

New Groundbreaking Treatment Options at Alliance

At Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, we provide life-changing pain relief for chronic pain patients through innovative, individualized treatments. We are proud to share that  Dr. David J. Rosenfeld recently performed new procedures with advanced technology to help relieve his patients’ pain. 

Dr. Rosenfeld performed the first Sacrix SI Fusion in the state of Georgia. Sacrix is a revolutionary percutaneous posterior sacroiliac fixation technology for the treatment of sacroiliac dysfunction and sacroiliitis. This procedure allows for faster recovery and same-day treatment. Learn more about the Sacrix treatment here.

Also, Dr. Rosenfeld is one of a few selected pain physicians across the United States trained in The Minuteman®  fusion surgery.  It is a minimally invasive, interspinous-interlaminar fusion device intended for the fixation and stabilization of the spine for patients with mild spondylolisthesis (“slippage”) and degenerative disc disease.  This procedure is an outpatient surgery to help reduce pain from these conditions.  Both physicians are excited to offer this option to their patients.

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers is honored to offer our patients the most groundbreaking treatments available and proud of our best-in-class interventional pain management physicians for advancing our state-of-the-art care. If you have any questions about these new procedures, Alliance Spine and Pain is here to help. Reach out to any of our pain care specialists or give us a call at 770-929-9033.