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About Southern Pain and Spine

Southern Pain and Spine is an independent Interventional Pain Management practice that was founded by Ankur B. Patel, DO, RPH in 2021. Serving patients throughout North Georgia and Metro Atlanta, the practice has five convenient office and surgery center locations in Athens, Fayetteville, Gainesville, Newnan, and Jasper.

At Southern Pain and Spine, we take a rehabilitative approach to pain management, educating patients on treatment options without the use of opioids whenever possible. Research no longer supports the long-term use of opioid pain medication for chronic non-cancer pain and, in fact, escalating doses of opioids have proven to have highly adverse effects.

Similarly, we feel it is important to give patients realistic expectations when it comes to the control of their pain and work with them to develop an individualized treatment plan with the goal of an improved level of function (rather than chasing an often-elusive goal of zero pain).

The administrative and clinical staff at Southern Pain and Spine go out of their way to make patients feel comfortable and provide exceptional customer service. They are happy to help you navigate your insurance coverage, and much more. The entire team is committed to working together to ensure their patients receive the best care possible and to address your medical concerns quickly and compassionately.

Southern Pain and Spine is the compassionate, experienced, highly-trained team you need to help manage your pain.

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Southern Pain and Spine Philosophy

Our Rehabilitative Approach

At Southern Pain and Spine, we take a rehabilitative approach to pain management, educating patients on treatment options without the use of opioids whenever possible.

Similarly, we feel it is important to give patients realistic expectations when it comes to the control of their pain and work with them to develop an individualized treatment plan with the goal of an improved level of function (rather than chasing an often-elusive goal of zero pain).

Leadership at Southern Pain & Spine

Our Executive Team

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Amy Patel, PharmD

Administrator

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Hamish Patel, PharmD

Chief Operating Officer

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Emilie Gastley, MBA, MHA

Executive Director

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Linda Lee, CWCP

Director of Workers’ Compensation

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Debra Helton, CCRC, MLT

Director of Clinical Research Operations

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Tangelia “Tangie” Washington

Director of Clinical Services, CMA

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Donna Garrison

Director of Patient Care Services

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Al Bonner

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