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Dr. Paul L Mefferd, DO

Physiatrist, Pain Management Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Mefferd received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina and his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Mefferd completed his internship at Florida Hospital East in Orlando and went on to complete his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Emory University Hospital. He then completed fellowship training at Emory in the Anesthesiology Pain Medicine Fellowship program. Dr. Mefferd received board certification in both Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, International Spine Injection Society, North American Spine Society, American Osteopathic Association and numerous other national and regional associations. He served as contributing editor to "Rehab in Review" for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He also served as the tournament physician for the George Rogers Heismen Trophy Golf Tournament, and currently is the team physician for a local high school football team.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans

Specialties

  • Pain Management Specialist
  • Physiatrist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Florida Hospital East Orlando (Internship)
  • Emory University, Fellowship in Pain Medicine
  • Emory University Hospital, Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • University of South Carolina (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • North American Spine Society

Awards and publications

  • Contributing Editor, "Rehab in Review" for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1376755538

Office locations

The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation

150 Warrior Path NE, Suite 2

Calhoun, GA 30701

The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation

790 Church St, Suite 530

Marietta, GA 30060

The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation

5730 Glenridge Dr, Suite 110

Atlanta, GA 30328

The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation

18 Riverbend Dr SW, Suite 150

Rome, GA 30161

The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation

790 Church St NE, #550

Marietta, GA 30060

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The office statff was very friendly. I was brought back before I even had my paperwork finished. The doctor was very friendly also and thorough. I appreciated the time he spent with me. Over all it was one of the best visits I have ever had with a doctor.
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Dr Mefferd is a great pain management Dr and I would recommend him to anyone with true chronic pain.
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The staff were so friendly and helpful. Dr Mefferd listened to me and made a plan right away. Super friendly and thorough. *****
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Dr. Medford is kind, professional, and helpful. High recommended.
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Professional well organized office. The Dr was knowledgeable, friendly and I would recommend him.
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Didn't discuss my needs and past medical problems. Made me feel like I was only after meds. Also went down on 2 meds that wasn't helping even before changed them lower dose. Completely cut out one medication without even telling me or discussing it.
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Excellent diagnostic
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The entire office staff are so kind and happy!
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Dr. Mefferd is amazing! He's extremely knowledgeable and has immensely improved my quality of life. I highly recommend him to anyone who is suffering from chronic pain!
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Everyone was so friendly!!! The lady at the front when you check-in was really sweet, as were the nurses, Dr. Meffered and the lady at check out! Dr. Meffered listened to me and was willing to help me. I highly reccomend them!!
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Dr Mefferd and staff are kind and and understanding. I believe they genuinely care about my health and are understanding of financial situation when deciding a treatment plan.
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Dr. Mefford was very professional and super polite. Seemed to really know his stuff! I would definitely recommend him!
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Dr. Mefferd is great, he listens, discusses, cares, I highly recommend him, he changed my life.
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Dr. Mefferd was caring and compassionate during my visit. He spoke to me without being condescending, unlike my previous doctor. The experience was excellent.
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He took care of my problems in less than 30 minutes and I haven't been this pain free in months. I scheduled a follow up visit before I left the office.
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Doctor Mefferd and his entire team are the most professional and friendly group of people I have met. They always have time to answer your questions and truly help you understand your situation.
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Wonderful bedside manner, able to give better diagnosis than any other doc I've been to for my issue. Professional and didn't treat me like a number or drug seeker. I was a person to him
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Wehink he is excellent..appreciate having him.
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He is so layers back. Actually talks to you and LISTENS! Thank you Dr. Mefford
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I thought Dr. Mefferd was very caring and listened to my concerns and did not just want to get me out of his way. I liked him very much and I was concerned, because I have been treated badly in the past by office staff and my doctor.
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He was very attentive, reasonable, and professional. I could really tell he knew what he was doing. He was also quick to recommend alternative treatments other than narcotics. Definitely recommend.
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Dr. Mefferd is one of my favorite physicians...and I've seen MORE than my fair share during the last 15 years! It amazes me that he always remembers small details about my health that even my PCP seems to forget. It's sucha breath of fresh air to be seen by a physician who is actually warm, smiles frequently, and takes a genuine interest in both my well-being and life in general. In addition, I cannot say enough good things about the practice in general! Dr. Mefferd's nurse is consistently both friendly and helpful and the wait time is incredibly short each and every time. It's obvious that the physicians at this practice refuse to fall into the obnoxious trend of over scheduling like the vast majority has.
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Great visit! Very informative. I have an appointment booked for 11/ 18/11
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The staff was not very inviting. Upon arrival, I was asked for my insurance card and ID. I was not greeted. Dr. Mefferd was pleasant and was quick to suggest treatment to get me out of pain. He definitely turned the visit around for me.
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