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John Anthony Gatell, MD
(770) 774-0094
PO Box 3077
Peachtree City, GA
Specialties
General Practice, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.John Gatell
(770) 632-1900
315 Prime Point
Peachtree City, GA
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.3, out of 5 based on 22, reviews.

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Dr.Jignesh Gandhi
(404) 351-7654
1267 Highway 54 W, Ste 4100
Fayetteville, GA
Gender
M
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: Fayette Community
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.8, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Gigi Denean Bell, MD
100 Governors Trce
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Morehouse Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30310
Graduation Year: 1991

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Judith L. Chiger, M.D.
19 Eastbrook Bend #101
Peachtree City, GA
 
Pradeep Kumar R Nalla, MD
Peachtree City, GA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Siddartha Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1989

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Anthony Thaddeus Clavo, MD
(404) 351-1745
3200 Shakerag Hl Ste A
Peachtree City, GA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1993

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Kenneth Jay Lazarus, MD
(770) 719-2965
1275 Highway 54 W Ste 105
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Neurology, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Southern Reg Med Ctr, Riverdale, Ga
Group Practice: Southern Crescent Neurological

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Jignesh N Gandhi, MD
1265 West Highway 54 South
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1994

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J. Arthur Saus, M.D.
1485 Highway 34 East, #12
Newnan, GA
 
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Chronic Pain Management

A Patient's Guide to Chronic Pain Management

Introduction

According to the National Center for Health Statistics chronic pain health care costs and lost productivity has reached nearly $100 billion a year. It affects approximately 76.2 million people - more individuals than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.

The primary goals in chronic pain management are to assess, understand and treat your pain condition.

This sounds simple. It is not simple or easy. The process requires a great deal of time and effort on both the part of the pain management team and you.

This guide will help you understand

  • what chronic pain is
  • what pain management is
  • how chronic pain is managed
  • what you can expect from pain management

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is sometimes defined officially as pain lasting more than 6 months. It may also be accurate to define chronic pain as pain that has no clear end in sight. It may be something that you will have to learn to live with - or around. Anyone who has lived with chronic pain, or has treated patients with chronic pain, eventually comes to the understanding that the chronic pain is a disease in itself, regardless of what is causing the pain. It is this disease - chronic pain - that pain management specialists treat.

This does not mean that the team will ignore what is causing your pain. The first goal is to assess your pain. This means that your healthcare provider must try to determine, if possible, what is causing your pain..

The first question that should be asked is: "Does the pain have a source that can be eliminated by doing something to you - such as a medical treatment or surgery?"

Usually, the doctors that you have seen before you arrive at a pain management center have already done this. They refer you to the pain management center because they have not found anything that will reliably eliminate your pain. The pain management team will start from scratch and review all the tests and imaging studies that have been done and examine you. Sometimes the pain specialist may uncover new things or make new diagnoses. Usually they do not.

Once your pain management specialists have satisfied themselves that there is no reliable way to eliminate your pain through a medical treatment or surgery, they will begin the process of understanding your pain. This is a complex process. It does not end as long as you have the pain. The pain management team will constantly reevaluate what they think about your pain, how it is affecting you and what is needed to change the approach to helping you live with your pain.

Understanding your pain and treating your pain go hand in hand. How you respond to certain treatments gives your pain specialists a better understanding of your pain. They probably will not get the right, or best, combination on the first try - or the second. But they will continue to work with you to refine the treatment plan so that you get the best plan ...

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