Dr. Gary Theofilis, DO

Interventional Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Theofilis
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ARILEX Center for Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain

5983 Highway 53 E Ste 100 Dawsonville, GA 30534

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(706) 265-6400

Dr. Gary Theofilis, DO is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Dawsonville, GA. He specializes in interventional pain medicine, pain medicine, and more.


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(706) 265-6400

Dr. Theofilis accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Typically treats 57% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Theofilis treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Theofilis treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Theofilis treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Theofilis treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Theofilis treats Spondylosis more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Theofilis treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.

Typically treats 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Theofilis treats Chronic Pain more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Theofilis treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Theofilis treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Theofilis treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Chronic Pelvic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Theofilis treats Chronic Pelvic Pain more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Theofilis treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

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Dr. Theofilis' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Theofilis treats Chronic Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Theofilis treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Theofilis treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Theofilis treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Theofilis treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Theofilis treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Theofilis' conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuromodulation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Theofilis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Theofilis

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Dr. Theofilis has made everyday living bearable. I receive rare and professional care, that's hardly found in this day and time. Thank you, Jeffrey Arwood
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Jeffrey Arwood in Social Circle, HI – Jun 21, 2019
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Dr. T is the best at what he does! He relates to you on a personal level and doesn't talk "above your head". He treats me for addiction/recovery and I've never felt more at ease on my road to recovery than I do now with him as my doctor. I would recommend him to anyone!
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M.S. in Cumming, GA – Jun 18, 2019
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Went to this Dr for my neck pains from a injury I sustained due to a motorcycle accident. I explained to him that this pain causes me to have severe headaches and the inability to turn my neck somedays. He refused to look at the scans from my doctor showing the injury he accused me of just wanting pain medicine so I politely got up and went to leave before I could get out the door he threatened to call the cops on me and was trying to take pictures of my tag on my vehicle.
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Adam in GA – Jun 18, 2019
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Dr. T is no doubt good at what he does, but if you are looking for someone who resembles an actual human being, he is not a good choice. His lack of empathy coupled with what must be an ego problem leaves what I considered to be one of the most disrespectful men I have ever come in contact with!
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Jun 13, 2019
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Dr Theofilis is a great pain management doctor taking the time to listen, and you can be honest with him. Wait times are 5-10 mins to see him, and normally waiting room has 1-2 people with plenty of sitting room. Dr. Theofilis will work with you in any way he can, and has personally called me on my cell phone for an update to getting me on a schedule that worked, he went above, and beyond in doing so and made a big impression me. Office is clean, and the bathroom is also clean. If your looking for a good pain management doctor I highly recommend "Dr. T"
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May 21, 2019
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Dr. Theofilis is a very professional, compassionate, highly educated physician. He will do everything in his power to find the root cause of your pain. I had had 20+ female surgeries for endometriosis, fibroids, cysts and vaginal prolapse. He figured out what was causing my severe pain, took me from laying on a couch to a life I can now enjoy! I am working full time, traveling the world, hiking, fishing and I don’t have to worry about the long car ride! Thank you for giving me my life back Dr. T
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Apr 12, 2019
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Pathetic, dishonest and incompetent, always putting patients down. Please never go to this doctor.
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Apr 01, 2019
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Dr. Theofilis is a very smart physician that really knows his stuff. I had been in pain for a month and it was increasing very rapidly to the point where I could barely walk. I had been on several medications that didn't help. After a thorough exam, he diagnosed exactly what was going on and told me I needed surgery. A few weeks later I had neurosurgery and have been pain free since. Thank you!!!
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Eric in Dawsonville, GA – Mar 07, 2019
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I was new to Dawsonville. Coming there with mystery issues basically and Dr. T was compassionate and willing to LISTEN and investigate my issues carefully and came to several conclusions other docs had missed. He has a very pleasant and GENUINE demeanor that allows the patient to feel safe in opening up. I would recommend him to anyone - I have been returning to Georgia to see him specifically even though I have since moved because I have never had a doctor make me feel hope until him. Thanks
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Bex in Charlotte , NC – Sep 01, 2018
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Dr Theofilis is the most thorough, caring, ethical, and competent doctor I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He honestly cares about his patients, treating all with respect and dignity. The staff at Arilex is respectful, experienced, and caring. I am in the healthcare field, and I have seen many physicians not take time with patients and not understand the full picture of each individual. This is not the case at Arilex. Each patient is treated equally. I highly recommend Dr. Theofilis
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Jill in Cleveland – Apr 28, 2018
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Dr Theofilis is an extremely caring and understanding doctor. He goes out of his way to meet his patients needs on a much more personal level than any doctor I have ever been to before. He is very knowledgeable, up to date, honest and personable. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know!
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Mar 11, 2018
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After a year of seeing numerous specialist and being told repeatedly surgery is out of the question, I had no other option but to see a pain specialist. I saw four before finding Dr. Theofilis. He diagnosed me and prescribed a pain medication that does not keep me "high" rather, helps my pain and allows me to continue living a productive life. When first seeing him, I could barely walk in the office and now I live my life, similar to before my pain began. He's been a blessing to me.
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Elaine in Suwanee, Georgia – Feb 02, 2018
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Dr. T is an phenomenal doctor that listens and provides individualized care. He has helped me more in the last few months than any doctor I’ve seen over the last 2 years!
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Jennifer in Cumming, GA – Jan 18, 2018
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My husband & I have both dealt w/ chronic pain & health issues, myself since puberty, & my husband since a debilitating accident in 2001 that lead to his bk amputation 2 yrs ago. That being said, it has always been a ridiculous struggle to find real health CARE. Since beginning to see Dr. T, over 2 yrs ago, we now feel like we have a doc in our corner, someone willing to help us & actually take CARE of us. He's what docs used to be, he is the best doc we've had in our lives. So grateful for him!
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Brooks Family in Cleveland – Jan 03, 2018
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Excellent provider experience. Dr. T deliberately runs a small and personalized practice so that the patient receives proper care. I was experiencing non pain related discomfort from a recent surgery late into the night on Dec 23. My surgeon’s office was closed, however, Dr. T was able to get me some relief and “saved Christmas”. I imagine this is how doctors treated patients 50 years ago...where you feel “cared for” and not just rushed through the office visit!
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Haley in Atlanta – Dec 31, 2017
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If you want a doctor who is unprofessional, unethical, immature, and not board certified in pain management- he's the doctor for you. I would not recommend him to any friends or family after seeing how he practices.
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Atlanta, GA – Aug 25, 2017
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Not impressed
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Jul 13, 2017
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I seen Dr Theofilis at the John's Creek location for 1 year (2016-2017). Since 1998 I suffered from well documented medical conditions such as severe peripheral motor and sensory neuropathy, back and neck problems. Dr Theofilis is the ONLY doctor who has brought my pain to a tolerable level. He is the most caring and understanding doctor I have ever personally known !!! He cares about the whole you and his knowledge and expertise go far beyond just pain management. I VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM
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Wilma Williamson in Dahlonega, GA – Jul 12, 2017
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Dr t is the best in pain management ive been going to almost two years he take time to listen to you has been the only pain dr that really tried to relive my pain he will set down an talk on how best wat to treat you i live in Georgia but 3 weeks a month I'm having to go to Tennessee to take care of my dad an first words to me when i go see him is how's my dad he really cares from his heart an understand me on how to help me so lucky to have found him i highly recommend him
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Charles wright in 108 alice bridge way woodstock ga. 30188 – Jul 09, 2017
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Very rude and crude.
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Smithy in Clarkesville, GA – Jul 04, 2017
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About Me

As an Osteopathic Physician I strongly believe in the principles set forth by Dr. A.T. Still.  These osteopathic principles are: The body is a unit, and the person represents a combination of body, mind, and spirit. The body...

Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • German
  • Greek

Awards

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Locations

ARILEX Center for Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain

Arilex Medical Services, LLC5983 Highway 53 E Ste 100 Dawsonville, GA 30534
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Northside Hospital - Forsyth

Cumming, GA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)