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Your Top Pain Management Specialists in Metro Atlanta, GA

About Southern Pain and Spine

Southern Pain and Spine is an independent interventional pain management practice established in 2021 by Ankur B. Patel, DO, RPH. We proudly serve patients throughout North Georgia and Metro Atlanta, with conveniently located offices and surgery centers in Athens, Gainesville, Jasper, Newnan, and Sandy Springs.

At Southern Pain and Spine, we specialize in interventional chronic pain medicine. Our providers are involved in clinical research and stay up-to-date with the latest training and advancements in the field to ensure that our patients receive the most effective, safe, and innovative treatments available.

Extensive research no longer supports the long-term use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain. In fact, escalating doses of opioids have been found to have adverse effects. That's why we focus on educating our patients about their treatment options and developing personalized plans aimed at improving their level of function, rather than solely focusing on eliminating pain.

Our dedicated administrative and clinical staff are committed to delivering exceptional customer service and making our patients feel comfortable throughout their journey with us. They are always ready to answer any questions, assist with appointment scheduling, navigate insurance coverage, and provide comprehensive support. Together, our team works collaboratively to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality of care and that their medical concerns are addressed promptly and effectively.

If you're seeking a compassionate and experienced team to help manage your pain, Southern Pain and Spine is here for you. Schedule your first appointment with us today and take the first step towards finding the relief you deserve.


Southern Pain and Spine Doctors

Leadership at Southern Pain & Spine

Our Executive Team

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Amy Patel, PharmD


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Hamish Patel, PharmD

Chief Operating Officer


Emilie Gastley, MBA, MHA

Executive Director

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Linda Lee, CWCP

Director of Workers’ Compensation


Tangelia Washington, CMA

Director of Clinical Operations

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Tennille Cantella

Director of Patient Care Services

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Al Bonner

ASC Operations Manager

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Cathy Gonzales

Accounting Officer

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Mary Hammett, B.S.Chem

Laboratory Supervisor

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Kristina Lytle, BSN, RN

Nurse Supervisor