Physician Partners of America Pain Relief Group - Richardson

At Texas Pain Relief Group, Rather than merely masking pain with ever-increasing amounts of medication, our doctors strive to treat pain-related conditions

Need us after hours? If it’s not a 9-1-1 emergency, you can always get in touch with our physician on-call. Just call the office and we’ll get in touch shortly. There are many Richardson, Texas residents who are suffering from chronic pain in silence. Some avoid treatment because of bad experiences they have had with medical professionals in the past. They have dealt with aloof and sometimes rude

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PPOA is merging all of our pages into one. The page you are on now is going away, but that's not bad news! Please follow Physician Partners of America for a greater, more dynamic variety of news, patient reviews and the latest in our medical services.


Wishing our patients who celebrate a Merry Christmas! Give yourself the gift of pain relief. Go to 12/24/2018

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Quick fixes for tension headaches. Relieving tension, stress, and a throbbing brain can be easy as a little pressure, if you know the right pressure points for headache pain.


Heads up! We have an important change coming to our social media presence in the new year. Over the next few weeks, PPOA will be centralizing its 32 pages into a single corporate page.

What won't change is the quality of what we share: You'll still see the same insightful articles, patient testimonies, profiles, updates from various offices, and other posts of interest to everyone.

Why not get a head start and like our corporate page, Physician Partners of America?

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If you're suffering from chronic, severe back pain in Dallas-Fort Worth or beyond, call our laser spine specialist, Dr. Phillip Kravetz. A patient writes:

"I have a complicated history. My back has been quite the journey. Dr. Kravetz took the time to understand and study my history. He was very attentive and responsive to all my concerns, AND there were many. I asked many questions and took up a lot of time and at no time did I feel like he was rushing me or annoyed with any question.

"I felt educated about my issues and fully understood my expected result. We were always in the loop with communication from the scheduling department. The nurses were warm, friendly, and attentive.

"I would recommend Dr. Kravetz to anyone needing a competent, educated, knowledgeable, and trustworthy physician to help them with spinal issues. He’s definitely made a difference for me!"

Learn more about him and make an appointment here: or call (817) 576-0885 today!


Our Dr. Chad Gorman talks to WFTS-TV Tampa's "Morning Blend" about PPOA's range of services, how it serves winter visitors, and how we can help patients use those end-of-year insurance deductibles.


Patient Josh T. gives kudos to Dr. Chau Uong in our Keller office. Josh writes:

"I have been seen at the VA for over a year and a half and gotten nowhere with them. I've seen the doctor here one time and he explained everything clearly and answered every question I had. He is getting everything done fast and explaining every step of the way. I would recommend this place to everyone!!" 12/20/2018

PPOA Pilots New Endoscopic Camera

If you're thinking about getting stem cell therapy or a knee operation, this is a must-read! The MIDASVu endoscopic camera is used for joint surgery and regenerative medicine An age-old problem with some types of joint surgery isn’t one that patients hear much about: for the surgeon, finding the target area isn’t always precise. “Forty percent of knee injections are not in the knee...


Dr. Chad Gorman of our New Port Richey clinic getting ready to tape a segment for the WFTS-TV (Tampa) Morning Blend show to talk about end of year insurance information and development of our laser spine division. It airs Tuesday, 12/20 at 10 a.m. on Channel 28.

Stay tuned, we'll post the segment soon, too.


Spine Care Coordinator

Want to join a fast-growing company in the exciting world of laser spine medicine? Physician Partners of America Minimally Invasive Spine Group has an immediate opening for a Spine Care Coordinator in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Read more: Physician Partners of America (PPOA) is a rapidly growing integrated health organization. Our current affiliates include ambulatory surgical centers, medical clinics, pharmacies and laboratories in both Texas and Florida. The Spine Care Coordinator will provide direct support to our patients within.... 12/18/2018

The Overdose Crisis Is Not Just About Rx Opioids

A record number of Americans died in 2017 from drug overdoses in 2017. And it's not just opioids. By Roger Chriss, PNN Columnist The CDC last week released its latest report on drug overdoses in 2017.  The death toll was the highest recorded, with over 70,000 Americans dying from drug poisoning. Deaths involving illicit fentanyl and other black market synthetic opioids surged 45 perc


VIDEO: Nothing helping your back pain? Watch as Dr. James St. Louis, founder of our Minimally Invasive Laser Spine Group and a pioneer in the field, talks about the advantages of laser spine surgery over conventional open-back surgery on a recent TV show.


Our Financial Solutions team has a solution to our contest. Bravo!


Kudos to Dr. Edrick Lopez and team in McKinney.

Patient K. G. writes: "I always feel comfortable when I visit... You always treat me with respect and courtesy. Dr. Lopez has performed a number of injections to keep my pain under control. I feel very comfortable with him doing these procedures. "


Our Human Resources Department and Habana office getting into the holiday spirit with costumes and a potluck. Ho ho ho! 12/13/2018

Overlooked Causes of Lower Back Pain

What is one of the most overlooked causes of lower back pain - especially in women? Sacroiliac joint problems are common but misunderstood   Lower back pain afflicts one in ten people at some point in their life. One of the most overlooked causes of back pain is sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The right diagnosis and treatment are crucial for alleviating this chronic pain...


Great feature on Dr. Jorge Fernandez-Silva and our new Merritt Island (FL) Medical Pavilion in health issue. We're changing medicine along the Space Coast.


Shout-out to Dr. Phillip Kravetz and the minimally invasive spine group in Texas. Patient Jack M. writes:

“After having surgery, my experience was very easy to get to the point where I could get back to work in (2) weeks. Dr. Kravetz was great. He has a very good bedside manner. He was easy to talk to and very considerate to my concerns. I need to have a second surgery and have "NO" doubts in my decision to have only Dr Kravetz perform the surgery, I would have no one else to consider in his place. The management in the office is by far the best support anyone could ask for !!!!!!!!!”


Instrument technician Laverna Cole may have been an "Air Force brat," but she's deeply rooted to Precinct Ambulatory Surgery Center, where she works, and to the idea that compassionate patient care comes first. She is PPOA's latest Patient Care Champion.


Happy holidays from our family to yours! Here are some of our staff having a potluck picnic, enjoying good food and good company.


Kudos from a patient for Dr. Edrick Lopez in our McKinney clinic.

"I love going to Dr Lopez's clinic... The staff is friendly and always very helpful. all questions are answered and they spend the time needed to make each visit a good one. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a pain specialist."


Every year, osteoporosis affects some 200 million women (80% of them white) and cause more than 800,000 spinal fractures - mostly in the mid to lower back.
Kyphoplasty is a highly successful, outpatient treatment; but fewer than 2 in 10 sufferers get it. PPOA performs this back-saving surgery. Learn more here:


The clanking of cutlery, the fumes from pumping gas, the crackle of wrapping presents, even the feel of collared shirts -- all of these things and more can trigger pain. Read the list of 25 "ridiculous" (their words) triggers as shared by sufferers...

and please know that pain help, including , is just a call or click away at PPOA.


We honor the National Day of Mourning and the life of President George H.W. Bush - his contributions to the war against drugs that still resounds today in the midst of the crisis.


Kudos to Dr. Christopher Creighton, our doctor in Richardson.

"I had a great experience. The staff was very professional and treated me in a comforting and compassionate manner. I am very pleased. I love the care that Dr. Creighton gave me and he explained everything so thoroughly." 12/03/2018

Opioid free: Pain ‘like a thousand bee stings’ now a manageable...

How spinal cord stimulators and pain pumps can help make the most severe chronic pain manageable. FARGO — Excruciating back pain became Jim Sagissor’s constant companion. He walked stooped over. Driving his car on a road trip became unbearable. Worst of all, narcotic painkillers were taking over his life.“To me, I was not addicted,” he said. “My family said I was addicted. They said yo...


Wishing our patients, associates and friends who celebrate a joyous Hanukkah! 11/30/2018

Dr. Abraham Rivera Talks Pain From Weekend Activities and Best...

It's the weekend! It's the holiday season! Don't spend it in ; get relief from Physician Partners of America. We offer interventional treatments, orthopedic care and laser spine procedures in Florida and Dallas-Fort Worth. Interviewer: Well, when the weekend finally rolls around, besides everybody saying, “Woo-hoo,” we all want to do activities we usually enjoy before heading back to work on Monday, but some of those activities, as you might experience, golfing, tennis, even gardening, can cause you pain. Dr...


Long-term pain sufferers don't have to take misery with them on their Texas vacation this winter. Help is a click away for snowbirds.


I drive over an hour now to get to his office, but he is worth it!!!"

Kudos from patient Dawn to Dr. Brian Wiley in our DeSoto, TX office. She writes:

"Dr Wiley is AMAZING! He is the first pain doctor that I have gone to that doesn't make you feel judged, or try to over-write you scripts! He is solution-oriented to find out what can be done and to make sure you are not in constant pain and comfortable! I drive over an hour now to get to his office, but he's worth it!!! And... all of the girls in his office, along with Lamantha his PA, Alisha his scribe, to Khiva the manager, Sheba, Crystal and lil Jackie the young lady that checks you in, all will go the distance to help!!! Love them!!!"

Learn more about Dr. Wiley here: 11/28/2018

About Spinal Cord Stimulation

Have you considered spinal cord surgery for neck, back and extremity pain that won't go away. learn all about what we offer here: Spinal Cord Stimulation: For patients who suffer from chronic pain in their limbs, neck and trunk, the options for pain relief can be limited. For some, pain medication works. But for others the effect is negligible and more aggressive treatment is required. Among those treatment options that...


Shout-out to Dr. Prasad in our Frisco office. Patient Nancy B. shares this kudo:

"Dr. P. has a great view of pain management and he has a great sense of humor to help alleviate your concerns. He is direct and extremely helpful in getting down to the issue of tha pain and helping take care of my pain in my neck due to degenerative discs. I recommend him without reservation."


Patient shout-outs to Dr. Robert Nocerini and staff in our North Dallas office.

"I love Dr. Nocerini.... he is so compassionate, gentle and works with me to give me much needed pain relief."

"Dr. Nocerini is an absolutely wonderful doctor. He is very caring, gentle and hands on with you...couldn't have asked for a better doctor."

Read more about him and make an appointment here:


sitting or schlepping giving you neck and backaches? We've got your back -- with interventional pain care solutions! Call (888) 368-0512!


High praise for Dr. Prasad and the staff at Frisco.

"Only had to wait one time for 15 min. in the past 3 years. I have seen the doctor every 3 months. He is very courteous and shows me respect. The physicians assistant also shows me respect and encouragement to keep up my exercises and let her know if pain increases. They are both wonderful and I would recommend this physicians office to anyone needing help with pain management."


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3017 East Renner Road, Suite # 100B
Richardson, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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