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Dr. Rosenfeld SpineJack Procedure

Dr. Rosenfeld Is First to Perform New Treatment in Metro Atlanta

Dr. David J. Rosenfeld performed the first SpineJack vertebral augmentation in metro Atlanta this past month! The stryker SpineJack is the first vertebral augmentation procedure to truly allow restoration of vertebral body height after a compression fracture. This new state-of-the-art procedure helps to relieve back pain and loss of mobility (due to pain). The patient for this procedure was treated with a 5mm implant.

Traditionally, osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (VCF) treatment focused mainly on pain management, and overlooked reduction, fixation, and restoration due to the limits of the instrumentation. The new SpineJack system gives the physician more control of the procedure, restores the anatomy, and protects patients from adjacent level fractures. 

This news is another example of how Alliance is bringing new hope and real relief to our patients to help them return to fuller, more functional, and fulfilling lives. With innovative interventional pain treatments, our best-in-class physicians are leading the way to the future of pain relief.

Congratulations to Dr. Rosenfeld!

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Alliance Physicians Appear on “The Weekly Check-Up”

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers’ physicians, Dr. Preetesh Patel was one of two Alliance providers featured on “The Weekly Check-Up” on News/Talk WSB Radio on Sunday, May 17th. 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 May 17th show, Dr. Patel discussed Alliance Spine and Pain Centers’ emerging technologies in minimally invasive spine and pain management: SCS, interspinous spacers, SI joint fusion, and regenerative medicine. The guests took calls from listeners interested in learning more about their specific pain issues and treatment options. Existing patients also who called in to praise their experience working with their Alliance physicians.

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers physicians receiving training on Nalu Neuromodulation.

Alliance Physicians Training for New Innovative Technology

Several of our Alliance Spine and Pain Center’s physicians recently took part in Nalu Neuromodulation training. Nalu is a new modality that will allow our physicians to help target pain through Peripheral Nerve Stimulation and Spinal Cord Stimulation. The use of these treatments for chronic pain is extremely stimulating and is helping thousands of our patients get the pain relief they need.

Participating physicians were Dr. William EppsDr. Pallavi GuptaDr. Allen HordDr. David Rosenfeld, Dr. Rhee Miller, and Dr. Ramon Espinal.

The doctors learning from the training session.

If you would like to learn more about these new pain-alleviating systems, click here to schedule an appointment with any of these expert physicians or give us a call at 770-929-9033.

 

Photo collage of Dr. Rosenfeld's new treatment: one with Dr. Rosenfeld, the other of an xray of the treatment.

Dr. Rosenfeld Performs New Treatment

Recently, David J. Rosenfeld, MD became the first physician at Alliance to perform a LinQ SI Joint Fusion. This minimally invasive therapy from PainTEQ is intended for conditions such as Degenerative Sacroiliitis and Sacroiliac Joint Disruptions. The short procedure does not have metal implanted, provides a fast recovery time, and has potential immediate pain relief.  

This news is another example of how Alliance is bringing new hope and real relief to our patients to help them return to fuller, more functional, and fulfilling lives. With innovative interventional pain treatments, our best-in-class physicians are leading the way to the future of pain relief.

Congratulations to Dr. Rosenfeld! Check out the photos from the treatment below.

Dr. Rosenfeld performing the LinQ SI Joint Fusion treatment.
Dr. Rosenfeld with a colleague who performed the LinQ SI Joint Fusion treatment.
Xray One of the LinQ SI Joint Fusion treatment.
Xray two of the LinQ SI Joint Fusion treatment.
 
2019 Core Value Award Winners

Alliance Proudly Announces the Recipients of the 4th Annual Alliance Core Value Awards

For the last three years, Alliance has recognized the top performers in the company. These team members embody our core values of above and beyond compassion, service, 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 4th Annual Alliance Core Value Awards.

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 Front Office Coordinator in Marietta, Kammie Harrell, received this award.

Kammie gives her time, love, and friendship to her team selflessly with “no judgement, only love and acceptance.” She brightens her patients’ days with hugs and a few loving, caring words. Her peers are inspired by how Kammie sees the good in every situation and every person.

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 Quality Education Admin, Lindsay Loew, won this award.

Lindsay is described as the perfect example of what the Respect award represents. “You can see the value she places on every person she has contact with including her co-workers, patients, peers or superiors. Lindsay treats them all the same. Lindsay consistently honors each individual’s personal rights, opinions and dignity.”

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, Alliance’s Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in Marietta and Cartersville, Alicia Craddock, received this award.

Alicia is trusted by all staff because “she is straightforward. Her word is good. If she says she is going to do something, she will do it. You can rely on her to carry out the deed.” Dr. Schaufele states, “If I were to go to war, I want her on my team. You know she will have your back. No questions asked.”

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 takes steps to achieve them. This person collaborates and innovates in the office and with patients. 

This year, Alliance’s Precertification Manager, Kanetha Johnson, won this award.

Kanetha is a huge asset to her department. She is clearly an outstanding manager, professional, and a visionary for Alliance Spine and Pain as a whole. Her team shares that “she pushes us to the limit, she sees each of our potentials, and she makes no excuses for what we are capable of achieving on an everyday basis.”

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 Referral Coordinator, Kayla Oellerich, received the Service Award.

Kayla is described as one who “leads with integrity by being a role model that truly cares for her team as well as patients. She constantly thinks of the needs of others as her top priority.  Kayla has no problem going above and beyond.” Kayla does an outstanding job not only in her department, but also in emerging technologies with Dr. Elkon.

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 physician in Roswell, Gwinnett, and Johns Creek, Dr. Preetesh Patel, won this award.

Dr. Patel has made his mark of excellence in his honesty and openness with both his staff and patients. “He takes an interest in every aspect of a patient’s care and they speak so highly of him. Dr. Patel fosters an environment for his staff and patients with detailed care and compassion.”

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 physician in Augusta, Dr. Shahnaz Bari, was honored with this award.

Dr. Bari embodies each of the five core values. “She built her practice around these Alliance Core Values before she was even part of Alliance, which was one of the very attractive things about partnering with her as Alliance grew to Augusta. She exhibits these values every day and they are a part of the culture in Augusta at every position.      

Congratulations to all of the 4th Annual Alliance Core Value Awards winners! We appreciate each and every one of you and all of the people who continuously go above and beyond for our company and our patients.

Photo of the Alliance Johns Creek office.

Future of Pain Relief Comes to Johns Creek

Beginning November 19, patients can experience the latest technology and innovation in pain management by visiting the new Johns Creek 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 (6920 McGinnis Ferry Road, Suwanee) will specialize in non-opioid 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.

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

The new Johns Creek location will offer an array of interventional pain management procedures with Dr. Patel and Dr. Will Epps. This ambulatory surgical center will offer minimally invasive procedures, including spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency ablations, nerve blocks, and other non-opioid interventions. 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 90 percent of insurance payors.

Appointments can be made by calling 770-929-9033.

Dr. Rosenfeld and Dr. Epps on the Weekly Check-Up Atlanta radio show

Dr. Epps and Dr. Rosenfeld Appeared on the “The Weekly Check-Up”

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers physicians, Dr. Will Epps and Dr. David Rosenfeld appeared on “The Weekly Check-Up” on News/Talk WSB Radio on Sunday, October 13th. The radio show addresses a wide range of topics about health. The weekly radio show includes in-studio interviews and caller questions fielded by featured guests and the show’s host.

On the October 13th show, Dr. Epps and Dr. Rosenfeld discussed Alliance Spine and Pain Centers balanced approach of real relief for its patients with innovative interventional pain management and judicious use of pain medicines during treatment. They shared the practice wants its patients to live fuller, more functional, and fulfilling lives. Both Dr. Epps and Dr. Rosenfeld practice this patient-centric approach, which makes them a great fit with Alliance Spine and Pain Centers.

In their in-depth interview with the show’s host Dr. Bruce Feinberg, the Alliance Spine and Pain Center doctors shared their personal backgrounds, what drew them to practice medicine, and their choice of the pain management specialty. They took calls from listeners interested in learning more about their specific pain issues and treatment. Both physicians spoke of their perspectives of effective treatment options and findings in the field with the callers.

Drs. Epps and Rosenfeld discussed their individualized and integrated care for pain management and why they chose to practice at Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, the largest interventional pain management practice in the southeast. Listen to the informative interview here

Shot of the lobby at the Surgery Center at Woodstock Alliance Spine and Pain Centers office.

Ambulatory Surgery Center Offers the Future of Pain Relief in Woodstock

The Woodstock location of Alliance Spine and Pain Centers now offers an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). A staff of interventional pain specialists is now performing minimally invasive procedures in this state-of-the-art facility.

As with all Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, the Woodstock location (300 Parkbrook Place, Suite 390, Woodstock) continues specializing in unique non-opioid treatments. The practice leads the way with a balanced approach to real relief through innovative, integrated, evidence-based treatments. This gives patients real relief and the opportunity to live fuller, more functional, and fulfilling lives.

“We are excited to announce the Alliance Surgery Center at Woodstock has just been accredited by The Joint Commission,” says Dr. Chris Cable.

With the new ASC, Alliance’s Woodstock location now offers a variety of interventional pain management procedures with Drs. Cable and Jordan Tate. The ambulatory surgery center offers procedures including spinal cord stimulation, Vertiflex® Superion® treatment for spinal stenosis, and radiofrequency ablations. 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 90 percent of insurance payors.

Appointments can be made by calling 770-929-9033.

ASC hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Clinic hours: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Check out photos from the office below!

Alliance Spine Welcomes Dr. Narayan

Please Join Alliance Spine and Pain Centers in Welcoming Dr. Preeti Narayan

Dr. Preeti Narayan graduated from Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India. She completed her residency and internship at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. She became fellowship-trained in chronic interventional pain management at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL and in acute pain and regional anesthesiology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Narayan is board-certified in anesthesiology. She is a member of many professional anesthesiology societies including American Society of Anesthesiologists, Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists, North American Neuromodulation Society, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

Dr. Narayan will be serving Alliance Spine and Pain’s locations in Brookhaven, Covington, and Piedmont starting in August. Please contact a Referral Coordinator at 770.929.9033 to schedule your new patient appointment today.

The headshots of the four doctors who won 2019 Atlanta Magazine Top Docs: Drs. David Gale, Allen Hord, David Rosenfeld, and Michael Schaufele.

Four 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. More than half of the physicians in the publication’s pain medicine category come from this one practice.

Those physicians are: Drs. David Gale, Allen Hord, David Rosenfeld, and Michael Schaufele. All of these doctors have appeared on the Top Doctors list 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. This year the publication honors 860 physicians. Doctors are nominated for consideration through both a nationwide survey and a peer nomination process open to licensed physicians in Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, and Rockdale counties. 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.

Stephen Rosenbaum, CEO of Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, said he is honored to have several of the company’s specialists recognized as Top Doctors.

“A quality professional is key to best help with any type of pain. Our medical staff consists of the highest quality physicians who continue to lead the industry with solutions for patients’ pain,” said Rosenbaum.

Dr. David Gale practices at the Marietta location. Dr. Gale received his medical degree at Ohio State University. He completed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center Residency and fellowship at University of Texas, San Antonio. Dr. Gale is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine, and he has an ABA subspecialty certificate in pain management. He belongs to the following professional organizations: American Society of Anesthesiologists; American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians; Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists; Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (president); International Spine Intervention Society; and North American Spine Society. Dr. Gale is a previous Top Doctor honoree.

Dr. Allen H. Hord practices at the Atlanta location. He has 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 medical director 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 location. He has 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 Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, La. 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 location. He has more than 25 years of comprehensive and progressive pain management expertise. Dr. Schaufele combines cutting edge pain management treatments with more traditional non-surgical procedures and rehabilitative care. His specialties include regenerative medicine, particularly PRP, A2M, and BMAC. He received his medical degree at the University of Frankfurt Medical School in Frankfurt, Germany. He completed fellowships at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. and the Spine Center Munich Harlaching in Germany. His association memberships include: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; International Spine Intervention Society; American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians; and the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation Awards. Since 2012, Dr. Schaufele has been recognized annually as a Top Doctor.

If you want to work with an Atlanta Top Doc, appointments can be made by calling 770-929-9033.