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Prospira Paincare announces acquisition of Central Florida Pain Management

Leading Pain Management Services Provider Expands Florida market in the Villages and Ocala.


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ROSWELL, GA – Prospira PainCare, Inc., the nation’s premier provider of multidisciplinary pain management and restorative healthcare services, today announced the acquisition of Central Florida Pain Management (CFPM), a leading provider of pain management services in the Villages, Florida & Ocala, Florida.

“CFPM is a clinical leader in Central Florida. We believe that a partnership with Prospira will enable CFPM to broaden its continuum of care and further improve outcomes for patients with debilitating acute and chronic pain in the Villages and Ocala areas,” said Bill Brigham, CEO of Prospira Paincare. “We are pleased that CFPM has entrusted us with their practices and believe that the patient community will benefit from this partnership.”

CFPM’s two practice locations, Villages & Ocala, connects with Prospira’s existing Florida locations. CFPM’s centers are run by lead physician Dr. Cesar Euribe, a highly-respected clinician and thought leader in pain management, who will continue to serve patients as part of the Prospira centers of excellence.

The acquisition of CFPM follows the recent acquisitions by Prospira Paincare of Advance Interventional Pain Centers, Pain management and treatment centers in the northeast, southeast and western United States, including The Pain Management Center in southeast New Jersey and Philadelphia, The National Pain Institute located throughout Florida, The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia and The Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center serving the greater San Francisco area.


About Prospira PainCare

Prospira PainCare is the nation’s premier provider of comprehensive, multidisciplinary pain management services. Our business model is based upon building partnerships with industry leading physicians to accelerate the value of each practice through organic growth of the patient base combined with operational efficiencies leading to increased profitability.

Our network of physician partners delivers high quality, individualized pain management services for patients suffering from acute or chronic pain. Prospira PainCare’s commitment to the highest standards of care will enable us to advance innovative therapies that restore the health and quality of life while delivering superior outcomes for our patients.

Prospira PainCare Announces Acquisition of Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic

Leading Pain Management Services Provider Deepens Commitment To Florida Communities.

May 6, 2014
Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic
ROSWELL, GA – Prospira PainCare, Inc., the nation’s premier provider of multidisciplinary pain management and restorative healthcare services, today announced the acquisition of Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic (“AIPC”), a leading provider of pain management services in the Orlando, Florida metropolitan market.

“AIPC is a clinical leader in Central Florida. We believe that a partnership with Prospira will enable AIPC to broaden its continuum of care and further improve outcomes for patients with debilitating acute and chronic pain in the Orlando market,” said Dr. Barry Karlin, Chairman and CEO of Prospira PainCare. “We are pleased that AIPC has entrusted us with their practices and believe that the patient community will benefit from this partnership.”

AIPC’s three practice locations (Orlando, Longwood and Ocoee) connect Prospira’s existing Florida locations north and south of Orlando. AIPC’s centers are run by lead physician Dr. Padmaja Yatham, a highly-respected clinician and thought leader in pain management, who will continue to serve patients as part of the Prospira centers of excellence.

Dr. Yatham, said, “By joining with Prospira we now benefit from the experience of a highly respected management and medical team that has the professional and financial support to enable us to deliver a diverse set of treatment options that will improve the quality of our patients’ lives. Prospira PainCare and AIPC were both founded on the same mission and values centered on clinical excellence and because of that common tenant we felt that by joining Prospira PainCare, we would have a greater opportunity to expand our presence in and serve the Orlando metropolitan community.”

David Pegg, a Principal at Enhanced Equity Fund and member of Prospira’s Board of Directors, said, “We are very excited to welcome AIPC to the Prospira family of practices. The addition of AIPC to our existing Florida locations solidifies Prospira as the premier provider of pain management services in Central Florida. We continue to support the company and its management as it develops its clinics within existing markets, as well as new regions in which it enters. We are fortunate to have a robust pipeline of quality investment opportunities, and we remain excited about the company’s future potential.”

The acquisition of AIPC follows the recent acquisitions by Prospira PainCare of pain management and treatment centers in the northeast, southeast and western United States, including The Pain Management Center in southeast New Jersey and Philadelphia, The National Pain Institute located throughout Florida, The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia and The Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center serving the greater San Francisco area. Read more

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About Prospira PainCare

Prospira PainCare is the nation’s premier provider of comprehensive, multidisciplinary pain management services. Through our partnerships with leading pain centers, physicians and rehabilitation specialists, Prospira PainCare delivers world-class treatment to restore the health and quality of life for those suffering from acute, chronic or intractable pain. Prospira PainCare is backed by private equity investors Enhanced Equity, Webster Capital and Pulse Equity.

Prospira PainCare Doctors Join The Vincera Institute as Primary Pain Experts

Leading Pain Physicians Dr. Adam Sackstein and Dr. Youssef Josephson from New Jersey’s The Pain Management Center Help Athletes Overcome Core Injuries with Multi-disciplinary Treatments.

October 16, 2013
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ROSWELL, GA — Prospira PainCare, Inc., the nation’s premier provider of multi-disciplinary pain management and restorative healthcare services, today announced that two of its leading pain management physicians, Dr. Adam Sackstein, M.D. and Dr. Youssef Josephson, D.O. have joined Vincera Institute, located in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, as the primary pain management experts. While both doctors remain primary physicians at The Pain Management Institute they will spend time with Vincera Institute patients each week and will be evaluating and treating patients to ensure they recover from debilitating injuries.

“Prospira PainCare is recognized as the leading pain management company with Centers of Excellence being established nationwide. I’ve sought out the best physicians to treat patients at Vincera Institute, and I’m thrilled to have Dr. Sackstein and Dr. Josephson join us from Prospira PainCare,” said Dr. Bill Meyer, Founder of Vincera Institute. “Prospira PainCare’s inter-disciplinary approach to the treatment of chronic pain is exactly the type of care that aligns with Vincera Institute’s integrated programs. Offering quality pain management treatment is essential for complete care for our athletes.”

Founded by renowned physician Dr. Bill Meyers, Vincera Institute brings together some of the nation’s leading physicians, therapists and trainers to focus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of core muscle injuries. Dr. Meyers has treated hundreds of top athletes from all over the world and is one of the first physicians in the U.S. to focus on core health.

“Doctor Josephson and I are pleased to be part of Dr. Meyer’s team of world-class experts who are focused on the body as a whole and striving to heal the complete person,” said Dr. Adam Sackstein, M.D. “As pain management specialists we bring an inter-disciplinary approach to the Vincera Institute to help heal their patients, getting them back in the game and back to leading a full, productive life.

Vincera Institute is an extensive service facility dedicated to core health and athletic performance – catering to elite athletes, weekend warriors, and anyone seeking the best treatments for core muscle injuries. The doctors at Vincera Institute work with patients from the onset of their injury, through diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Functional movements in sports place demand on the core, making core health essential for performance health. Balancing the core enriches training and enables athletes to conquer their performance goals. The Institute integrates scientific research on the athletic core, sports medicine, training and alternative therapies to create a complete, holistic approach for the health of their patients.

“Doctor Meyer’s reputation as a leader in core muscular health aligns with our mission at Prospira PainCare to offer the most robust, multi-disciplinary treatments available for chronic pain,” said Dr. Barry Karlin, Chairman and CEO of Prospira PainCare. “We are excited that two of our leading pain experts, Dr. Sackstein and Dr. Josephson, have been chosen to lead Vincera Institute’s pain management practice for their high-profile patients.”


About the Doctors

Leading pain management physician, Dr. Adam Sackstein, M.D. is the founder and medical director of The Pain Management Center, a Prospira PainCare Center of Excellence, in Hamilton, New Jersey. Board certified in both pain management and anesthesiology, Dr. Sackstein believes that an inter-disciplinary approach, and coordinating treatment with other practitioners, is the optimal path to good outcomes. Dr. Sackstein treats a variety of chronic and acute pain, including neck and back pain, failed back surgery syndrome, CRPS/RSD, herniated discs and many other types of pain.

Dr. Youssef Josephson, D.O. recently joined The Pain Management Center and now adds his expertise to Vincera Institute. Dr. Josephson is double board certified in pain management and physical rehabilitation, and pain medicine. He focuses on core muscle structure and believes that the foundation to good health is through a strong, healthy core. He seeks to restore optimal function via interventional procedures.


Vincera Institute Open House

Vincera Institute is hosting an Open House to celebrate their new location on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm for all Navy Yard tenants and employees. Dr. Sackstein and Dr. Josephson will be in attendance, welcoming existing and new patients. To attend, or for more information, please contact Jamie Soper at Prospira PainCare.


About Prospira PainCare

Prospira PainCare is the nation’s premier provider of comprehensive, multidisciplinary pain management services. Through our partnerships with leading pain centers, physicians and rehabilitation specialists, Prospira PainCare delivers world-class treatment to restore the health and quality of life for those suffering from acute, chronic or intractable pain. Prospira PainCare is backed by private equity investors Enhanced Equity (lead investor), Webster Capital and Pulse Equity.

Prospira PainCare Announces Acquisition of The Pain Management Center

Leading Pain Management Services Provider Expands Network into Northeastern United States.

June 11, 2013
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Prospira PainCare, Inc., the nation’s premier provider of multidisciplinary pain management and restorative healthcare services, today announced the acquisition of The Pain Management Center, a state-of-art pain treatment center serving southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Prospira PainCare’s partnership with The Pain Treatment Center represents the company’s first expansion into the northeastern United States.

Headquartered in Hamilton, New Jersey, The Pain Management Center was founded by practicing physician Dr. Adam Sackstein and today provides an interdisciplinary pain management approach consistent with Prospira PainCare’s innovative treatment therapies focusing on treating acute, chronic and intractable pain. Like Prospira PainCare, The Pain Management Center, emphasizes a holistic, multi-disciplinary course of care that provides pain relief and seeks to restore a patient’s well being and return to a more productive, functional lifestyle.

“Prospira PainCare is pleased to welcome The Pain Management Center into our existing portfolio of world-class pain management and treatment centers,” states Barry Karlin, Chairman & CEO of Prospira PainCare. “This partnership represents Prospira PainCare’s entrance in serving patients suffering from acute, chronic or intractable pain throughout the Northeastern United States.”

“After 18 years in private practice, The Pain Management Center has found in Prospira PainCare a partner that shares our philosophy of providing exemplary patient care,” states Dr. Adam Sackstein, CEO of The Pain Management Center. “In an increasingly challenging healthcare environment, we believe that our partnership will allow The Pain Management Center to scale and expand our presence throughout southeast New Jersey and the Philadelphia metropolitan area.”

The acquisition of The Pain Management Center follows the recent acquisition by Prospira PainCare of pain management and treatment centers in the southeast and western United States, including The National Pain Institute located throughout Florida, The Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center serving the San Francisco area and The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia.


About Prospira PainCare

Prospira PainCare is the nation’s premier provider of comprehensive, multidisciplinary pain management services. Through our partnerships with leading pain centers, physicians and rehabilitation specialists, Prospira PainCare delivers world-class treatment to restore the health and quality of life for those suffering from acute, chronic or intractable pain.

Prospira PainCare Announces Partnership With National Pain Institute

Acquisition of Center of Excellence for Comprehensive Pain Treatment in the Southeast.

January 08, 2013
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ROSWELL, GA — Prospira PainCare, a leading nationwide provider of comprehensive pain management treatment services, today announced that it has acquired the National Pain Institute (NPI), one of the largest pain management providers in Florida. This is Prospira’s second acquisition in the Southeast which enhances its growing presence in that region.

Based in Delray Beach, FL, NPI was founded by practicing physicians Drs. Jeffrey Zipper and Alexander Jungreis and today provides an interdisciplinary pain management approach focusing on pain relief, improved fitness & health, an overall better quality of life and the ability to return to a more functional lifestyle from its seven locations throughout Florida.

Dr. Barry Karlin, Chairman & CEO of Prospira PainCare, said, “Drs. Zipper and Jungreis have built an outstanding comprehensive network of high quality pain treatment facilities in Florida and the inclusion of NPI in Prospira’s network of physician-based pain management practices makes strategic sense as we continue the development of our national pain management platform. Florida is a particularly important market and we are excited to have NPI, with its highly regarded reputation for quality care, join the Prospira family of companies.”

Dr. Zipper, CEO of NPI, said, “We are tremendously proud of our team of physicians, of our treatment programs, and of our employees, who have helped grow NPI into one of the leading treatment centers in Florida. Prospira’s vision, their commitment to high quality care, and the track record of their management team will enable us to rapidly implement new initiatives and services to improve the lives of patients who suffer from chronic pain.”

Prospira also recently acquired the Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center, The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia, and the affiliated Brunswick Pain Treatment Center.


About Prospira PainCare

Prospira PainCare, located in Roswell, GA was founded in 2012 and partners with world class interventional pain management physicians and rehabilitation specialists. Prospira affiliated physician practices provide a comprehensive program in which clinical professionals from a variety of disciplines work together in an integrated manner to achieve common treatment goals. Using a multidisciplinary approach, Prospira aims to effectively improve the quality of life and overall health of their patients. Prospira’s professional staff takes pride in offering outstanding patient service and a full spectrum of care that is personalized for each individual treated.

Premier Pain Treatment Facilities Join leading Pain Management Company

Prospira PainCare announces a partnership with The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia.

October 4, 2012
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ROSWELL, GA — Prospira PainCare today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia, a comprehensive neurosurgery and pain management practice located in coastal Georgia.

Dr. Barry Karlin, Chairman & CEO of Prospira PainCare said, “Prospira is honored to welcome Drs. Gary Kaufman and Mark Gold (principal physicians at The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia) to the growing and dedicated Prospira team. The acquisition of The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia, and our partnership with Drs. Kaufman & Gold is a vital step in our strategy of building a network of high-quality pain management physician practices.”

The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia is an outstanding pain practice and a clinical powerhouse in functional restoration (getting chronic pain patients back to work as quickly as possible) that has energized this industry. With a focus on managing the multi-disciplinary chronic pain model, SCSG endeavors to restore its patients to a more active lifestyle, with improved quality of life and functionality. The physicians are also double board certified in neurosurgery and pain.

Prospira PainCare states that the purchase of SCSG is a perfect fit for its growth model that seeks to acquire and partner with pain practices that are well established in their communities and have demonstrable records of clinical excellence. This acquisition not only demonstrates Prospira PainCare’s dedication to the advancement of pain management ideas but is also evidence of our commitment to building the premier pain management company in the USA.

Prospira PainCare was co-founded earlier this year by Barry Karlin (formerly Chairman & CEO of CRC Health Group, the nation’s largest behavioral healthcare company) and Pulse Equity Partners (a newly formed private equity firm specializing in health & wellness). The company is funded by a strong group of private equity investors including Enhanced Equity Funds as the lead investor, as well as Pulse Equity Partners, Webster Capital and Dr. Karlin personally.


About Prospira PainCare

Prospira PainCare, located in Roswell, GA was founded in August 2012. Prospira PainCare partners with world-class interventional pain management physicians and rehabilitation specialists. Prospira affiliated physician practices provide a comprehensive program in which clinical professionals from a variety of disciplines work together in an integrated manner to achieve common treatment goals. Our multidisciplinary approach to pain care is designed to effectively improve our patients’ quality of life and overall health. Our professional staff takes pride in offering outstanding patient service and a full spectrum of care that is personalized for each individual we treat.