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Pain Physicians of Atlanta is founded on the basic principle of minimizing pain and improving quality of life for its patients by utilizing state-of-the-art treatments while preserving the doctor-patient relationship.  We have become the practice many physicians in and around Atlanta frequently refer their own patients to. We are proud to say that we have a 100% satisfaction rating among our former and current patients.  Initial consultations will include the latest in clinical and diagnostic testing. We will create a personalized treatment plan for you by analyzing both your past medical history and your current medical condition.

We Take Your Pain Seriously

With so many people affected by debilitating conditions, we take pride in operating an active and efficient practice to aid as many patients as possible, helping them to return to work, perform daily tasks normally, and enjoy doing the things they love once again. We provide a comprehensive approach to defeating pain through our range of services including medication management, outpatient procedures, and surgical implantable devices. Our experienced group of physicians are board certified in both Interventional Pain Management and Anesthesia allowing us to provide the most advanced care for our patients in the most comfortable manner possible.

Meet Our Team

M. Shazad Wada, M.D.

After graduating from Emory University with a degree in Chemistry, Dr. Wada earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He then completed a surgical internship at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu and a residency and fellowship in anesthesiology and pain management at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Dr. Wada has conducted research with the National Institutes of Health’s National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Strokes. He is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine.

Ravi Dammanna, M.D.

Dr. Dammanna is a board-certified anesthesiologist and fellowship-trained interventional pain physician. After completing his internship in general surgery at the University of South Alabama Medical Center, he completed an anesthesiology residency and later an Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There, he trained extensively in regional anesthesia and pain management procedures.

Kenneth Joel, M.D.

After graduating from the University of Georgia, Dr. Joel proceeded to the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree. He remained in Augusta to complete an internship at Eugene Talmadge Memorial Hospital before transitioning to Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. While at Vanderbilt, Dr. Joel completed an Anesthesiology residency immediately followed by a fellowship with concentrations in chronic pain management and OB anesthesia.

Board Certified in both Pain Management and Anesthesiology, Dr. Joel has served patients in various capacities. He is a former Chairman for the North Fulton Hospital’s Department of Anesthesia and previously served as the Medical Director for the Pain Control Center.

An active physician in the medical community, Dr. Joel is a member of numerous professional associations, including the American Medical Association, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Pain Society and the International Association of the Study of Pain. He has also presented on a range of topics related to pain management including Diagnosing and Treating Chronic Pain, New Modalities in the Treatment of Pain, Pharmacology and Physiology of Therapeutic Agents in Chronic Pain Management, and Addiction versus Dependence.

Michele Chen, NP

Michele Chen has been providing patients with personal care for more than 15 years.  She initially started her career as a Nurse Practitioner by working with Arthritis and Rheumatology patients. Later, she expanded her expertise by working with Primary Care and Nephrology patients.  She has been devoted to helping Acute and Chronic Pain patients for seven years. Michele enjoys building a relationship with her patients that is built on trust and education. She enjoys taking the time to explain medications, procedures, and disease etiology to the patients. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of North Alabama.  She then pursued a Graduate Degree as an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, with a specialized Oncology tract, at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. In addition, she has had research published in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing and has been an invited presenter at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Michele lives in Roswell with her husband and two young sons.  In her free time, Michele enjoys watching her sons practice or play baseball.

Our New Location

We opened the doors to our new state-of-the-art facility in Alpharetta, GA in July 2018.

Let us help you achieve a healthier life.  We are located at 3333 Old Milton Pkwy Suite 400 Alpharetta, GA 30005 . For inquiries about our services or to set up an appointment with one of our pain management physicians, please do not hesitate to call 770-391-3979. You may also reach us by fax at 770-391-0020.