Physician Profiles

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About David Tollison, PhD

David Tollison, PhD is a clinical psychologist specializing in pain management at the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain, where he helps patients overcome the psychological side effects of living with pain. He is board certified by the American Board of Pain Management.  

Dr. Tollison earned his PhD in clinical psychology and biological psychology with an emphasis in psychopharmacology from the University of Georgia in Athens. He went on to complete his internship at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

With a career spanning nearly four decades, Dr. Tollison was the founder and director of the Greenville Hospital System Center for Health and Occupational Services as well as the director and president of Pain Therapy Centers, a hospital corporation that developed and managed nine hospital-based pain treatment programs in the eastern and midwestern United States.

An accomplished researcher and writer, Dr. Tollison is the author of over 30 scientific articles and 12 book chapters on pain diagnosis and treatment. He has also written or edited nine textbooks on pain diagnosis and treatment with translation into several foreign languages.

Dr. Tollison received the Presidents Award for clinical excellence in pain management on two occasions from the Southern Pain Society and also received the National Award in pain research and treatment from the American Academy of Pain Management. He sees patients at various Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain locations throughout North and South Carolina.

 

 

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About Emmanuel Sakla, DO

Emmanuel Sakla, DO is a physiatrist at the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with fellowship training in Interventional/Pain Management of Spine Disorders.

Dr. Sakla earned his medical degree at the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where he stayed to complete his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He went on to complete his fellowship training at Florida Spine Institute. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Osteopathic Association and Spine Intervention Society.

As a Physiatrist with a background in Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Sakla brings a unique holistic approach to pain management that is individualized to meet the needs of each patient. He incorporates various modalities including injection therapies, therapeutic exercises and a multidisciplinary approach to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life for his patients.

 

 

 

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About John C. Haasis, MD

John C. Haasis, MD is an interventional pain management physician at the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain. He is board certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology and in pain management by the American Board of Pain Management. Dr. Haasis has been in practice for more than 25 years.

Dr. Haasis began his medical education at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, graduating in 1992. He then headed south to the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, where he completed both his residency training and his fellowship.

Treating patients living with chronic pain conditions, Dr. Haasis offers a variety of cutting-edge and traditional techniques, ranging from implants and spinal surgery to minimally invasive techniques such as injection therapy. His primary goal is to help patients return to an active, pain-free lifestyle as soon as possible.

While he primarily sees patients in Greenville, South Carolina, Dr. Haasis also works in Spartanburg and Anderson, South Carolina, as well as the Asheville, North Carolina office.

 

 

 

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About Kelby Hutcheson, MD

Kelby Hutcheson, MD is an interventional pain management physician at the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain. He is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology, and he has been in practice for over 10 years.

Dr. Hutcheson received most of his medical training in the region, attending medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he graduated in 2001. He stayed at the university to complete his residency, then earned a fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta.

As a pain management specialist, Dr. Hutcheson helps patients minimize and control their chronic pain and return to full function while making every effort to limit or eliminate potential side effects. He treats each patient as an individual, customizing a treatment plan designed specifically to address their unique needs.

Dr. Hutcheson works in all six Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain office locations, but he sees most of his patients in the Columbia, South Carolina office.

 

 

 

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About Michael Worobel, DO

Michael Worobel, DO is an interventional Pain Management Physician at the Carolinas Center for the Advanced Management of Pain. He is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and fellowship Trained in Pain Medicine.

Dr. Worobel completed his undergraduate degree with a B.S. in Biology from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, where he also played collegiate baseball. From there he attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale. He then completed his internship in general Surgery at UNTHSC/Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth Texas followed by his PM&R residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. From there he moved on to complete a Pain Medicine fellowship at Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians in Newark, DE. Dr. Worobel was then in private practice in Florida for several years prior to moving back to the Carolinas.

Dr. Worobel treats patients with a wide variety of chronic pain conditions using minimally invasive approaches such as injections, spinal cord stimulation and other techniques specified to the individual patients needs. His goal is to use these techniques along with establishing a proper diagnosis to improve functioning while trying to reduce the necessity for medications.

Dr. Worobel treats patients in the Gastonia, Asheville, Spartanburg, Columbia and Greenville offices.

 

 

 

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About Renju T. Joseph, MD

Renju T. Joseph, MD is a physiatrist at the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is a Fellow with the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also a board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and is a Fellow with the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr. Joseph has been practicing medicine for 18 years. 

After earning his medical degree from the Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica in 2000, Dr. Joseph went on to complete his residency at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio.

Dr. Joseph specializes in managing pain and helping rehabilitate patients following an injury or surgery, including addressing conditions or situations that involve nerve damage and prosthetics. Dr. Joseph is affiliated with Greenville Memorial Hospital and Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

While he primarily sees patients in Greenville, South Carolina, Dr. Joseph also works out of Spartanburg and Columbia, South Carolina, as well as the Gastonia and Asheville, North Carolina offices.

 

 

 

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About Y. Eugene Mironer, MD

Eugene Mironer, MD is an interventional pain management physician at the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain. He is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management and has over 38 years of medical experience.

Originally from Russia, Dr. Mironer attended medical school at the Moscow Medical School, where he graduated with honors in 1980. Upon arriving in the United States, he completed his residency training at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, followed by a fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Dr. Mironer treats pain with a wide range of minimally invasive techniques, such as injection therapies, radiofrequency ablation, and spinal cord stimulation. He often combines these treatments with medication management, all with the goal of enabling patients to return to a pain-free lifestyle.

Dr. Mironer primarily sees patients in Spartanburg, South Carolina, but he also works with patients at the Gastonia and Asheville offices in North Carolina, as well as the South Carolina offices in Greenville, Columbia, and Anderson.

Nurse Practitioners:
Mary Cohen, RN, FNP-C
Siri Craft, FNP
Latoya Long, NP
Christina Garrett, NP
Angela Marshall, NP