As a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician with a subspecialty in Pain Medicine, Dr. Alexander
exhibits expertise in medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones and joints. As a physiatrist, he cares for his patients with an extensive and in-depth approach to help their bodies regain functionality.
“My goal is to treat my patients’ pain comprehensively and holistically,” he says. “It’s my job to help them surpass personal milestones and incorporate those into my treatment plan.”
With dual training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine, Dr. Alexander understands that a healthy, functioning body with mobility is crucially important for a happy life. Both acute and chronic pain can be damaging not only to physical health but mental health, as well. By approaching care from all angles, Dr. Alexander is committed to his patient’s long-term success.
“Dr. Alexander brings a wealth of knowledge as our physiatrist expert in the Bartow County area,” says Dr. Richard Donadio of Harbin Clinic Spine & Pain Management Rome
. “He’s a fantastic addition to our team, and we are thrilled to welcome him.”
Helping Patients Find Healing
Dr. Alexander knew he wanted to pursue a career in medicine from a young age.
“I always knew I wanted to work in healthcare,” he says. “I was very active in sports growing up, and I developed a strong interest in math and science while in school. I initially thought I wanted to study sports medicine, and I completely saw myself working in the medical realm.”
Dr. Alexander frequently moved during his childhood and had the opportunity to call many cities home. It was while visiting urban environments that he cemented his passion to become a physician.
“I saw people suffer from health inequities and pain, and I witnessed how that impacted their health long term,” he explains. “It’s so important for people to be able to really live. They should be able to play with their kids and grandkids, shop, shower, and do all the things they love. As a physician, I can help my patients overcome challenges and truly make a difference in their quality of life.”
By designing extensive and patient-centered treatment plans, Dr. Alexander is skilled in the evaluation, diagnoses and treatment of injuries, illnesses and disabilities that affect his patient’s mobility.
“Once I became a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation resident, I realized that the vast majority of my patients experienced insurmountable amounts of pain and suffering,” he explains. “I couldn’t fully treat my patients without better mastering the treatment of pain.”
Dr. Alexander’s subspecialty in Pain Medicine affords him the ability to care for patients with an expanded tool kit. His comprehensive approach to care establishes a stronger level of trust and a more successful outcome for his patients.
Dr. Alexander believes in empowering his patients during their treatment and recovery process. He recognizes that not all patients are the same, and therefore, their treatment plan must be unique to their needs, as well.
“I believe in patient autonomy,” he says. “There’s an expectation that patients just do what their doctor says. I prefer to put them in charge of their recovery, and it is my job to holistically help them accomplish their goals.”
When treating pain, Dr. Alexander stresses how important it is to evaluate and understand how life experiences can affect pain and suffering. He often encourages his patients to supplement their medical care with psychological services to work through any additional stressors.
More About Dr. Alexander
When Dr. Alexander isn’t practicing medicine, he’s spending time with his family. He enjoys being outdoors with his wife and daughter and exploring new places throughout northwest Georgia.
“My wife and I are excited to relocate and raise our family in an area that offers a variety of experiences,” he explains. “We love to hike, play in parks, visit museums, and anything that keeps us active and learning.”
With another child on the way, Dr. Alexander is thrilled to establish roots in northwest Georgia and care completely for patients in Bartow County.
Dr. Christopher Alexander
received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and his Bachelor of Science from Howard University in Washington D.C. He completed his preliminary year residency in Internal Medicine at East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina and completed his Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. Dr. Alexander completed his Fellowship in Pain Medicine at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Association of Academic Physiatrists, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Spine Intervention Society, American Academy of Pain Medicine, North American Neuromodulation Society, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
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