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Dr. Vinaya Puppala is an Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine Specialist and Hand Surgeon serving the Carrollton and Douglasville areas for more than 6 years.

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He did a great job attaching a tendon to make an arch for my foot. He always returns my calls And best of all I'm out of pain. I highly recommend this doctor.

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I am an educator and football coach who is 7 years removed from a back injury that lead to somewhat of a fusion at l-4 and l-5 (installed an aspen device). The surgery relieved some pain, but much remained and new pain arrived. I was sent to pain management and at first I had a different doctor everytime and each tried something different instead of hearing what pain I felt or was I was feeling emotionally about my family's and my future. They insisted they knew what I was feeling and needed treated and how. But finally I Asked for Puppala specifically and he was/still is great. He listened to me, what and how I was feeling, not just physically, but the emotional side of the pain too. And, which is very important to me, didn't treat me like a drug addict for needing medicinal assistance. His nerve block injections/ablations worked better than any previous doctor and I'm so grateful for the ability to play and raise my 2 year old and 8 month old without worrying about the pain keeping me down. I literally just take tramadol on a daily basis as needed and sometimes way less than the prescribed daily amount depending on my activities. If you really want your life back, Dr. Puppala is who you want to see. Thank- you Dr. Puppala!

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My experience with Dr.Puppala was absolutely remarkable. He was knowledgae, helpful and empathetic of my pain. I could tell he truly cared and was sincere with all of his patients and compared with my last docter who told me to go to work after my onsite injury. When I couldn't even walk. I highly recommend anyone who is suffering from pain to go to this remarkable doctor!

Cold and cocky are the words that best describe this doctor. After several visits I decided to drive much further to see a much better doctor. I would NEVER RECOMMEND THIS DOCTOR.

Dr. Puppala’s reply: I'm sorry you had a bad experience, especially since I strive to achieve patient satisfaction through profound pain relief and superior functional outcomes. I am not sure why you have to drive much further to find a pain doctor since there are numerous excellent pain physicians in Douglasville, but I hope you return closer to home for a re-evaluation by another board-certified pain specialist. Feel free to call the 24-hour Pain Relief Hotline at 1-800-976-8150 to discuss your case over the phone with a board-certified pain specialist if you'd like.

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Dr. Puppala was excellent in allowing me to choose the path I wanted to proceed for my pain management. He understand that I did not want to have to rely on meds in order to feel better and offered me options as to what I wanted to do. He listened to me and agreed with me that he also did not want me to have to continue to see him or rely on the meds to feel better. It was reassuring for me and I am pleased with my care thus far.

Dr. Puppala’s reply: Thank you for letting me help you Kesha! I wish you all the best.

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Dr. Puppala is a fantastic doctor and helped me when no other pain specialists could. I've been to at least four other doctors for my back pain and none of them were doing the right kind of procedures for the pain I have - they just kept doing epidurals and more epidurals. Finally, I saw Dr. P who immediately told me he would recommend something different. He did nerve blocks to my joints and then cauterized those nerves, and now I'm 99% pain free in my back. I don't need to take any narcotics anymore, and I only take over-the-counter medications on a bad day when it rains or after playing golf. Thanks Dr. P!

Dr. Puppala’s reply: That's great to hear Jack! I'm very glad you are doing better.

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812 South Park Street, Suite 5, Carrollton, GA 30117

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Doctor Specialties Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Practice Specialty Pain Management
Group Practice Alliance Spine & Pain Centers
Languages Spoken English

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Dr. Vinaya Puppala is an Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine Specialist and Hand Surgeon serving the Carrollton and Douglasville areas for more than 6 years. Dr. Puppala is experienced in Joint Injections, Epidural Injections and Radiofrequency Ablation. He is a professional member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the Medical Association of Georgia. Dr. Vinaya Puppala was also Featured in Atlanta Magazine Top Doctors and Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Georgia.

Specialties


Special Interests  


  • Arthritis
  • Back & Neck Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Herniated Disc Treatment
  • Knee Pain
  • Pain Management
  • Spine

Education & Training  


Medical School


Residency

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical CenterChicago, IL
    Residency in Anesthesiology • 2009 - 2012


Fellowship

  • McGraw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityChicago, Illinois
    Fellowship in Pain Medicine • 2012 - 2013


Awards & Honors  


  • Resident of the Year
    Illinois Masonic Medical Center

  • 1st Place Research Award
    Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists

Languages Spoken  


  • English
  • Spanish