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Dr. Gary Theofilis, DO

Interventional Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Theofilis

ARILEX Center for Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain

5983 Highway 53 E Ste 100 Dawsonville, GA 30534

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Dr. Gary Theofilis, DO is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Dawsonville, GA and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 and specializes in interventional pain medicine, pain medicine, and more.


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(706) 265-6400

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Dr. Theofilis' Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
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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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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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

Dr. Theofilis' conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Female Pelvic Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuromodulation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Neck
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Pain
  • 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

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

Education

2015
Arizona Pain Specialists-Fellowship Interventional Pain Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2014
Drexel University-Allegheny Valley Health System
Residency Hospital
2011
Temple University-Conemaugh Valley Hospital System
Internship Hospital
2010
Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1992
Point Park University Mba
1988
Penn State University
Undergraduate School
2015
2014
2011
2010
1992
1988

Languages

  • Arabic
  • German
  • Greek
  • Spanish

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Dr. Theofilis' Reviews

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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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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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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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Pathetic, dishonest and incompetent, always putting patients down. Please never go to this doctor.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Very rude and crude.
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I have been seeing Dr T for almost a year. He has done wonders for my lower back. He has great bed side manners and is a patient man. 2 thumbs up. Thanks you Dr T
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I've never had a doctor so committed to trying to locate the source of my round-the-clock pelvic pain. We have been trying various routes, and while I still don't have answers for what's causing me problems, I at least have a doctor who's with me trying to find answers as well. I'm very thankful for him.
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I was recommended to Dr. Theofilis for pain management. I have a very rare genetic condition that affects one of every 5,000 people - causing issues with the dura, the lining of the spinal cord. Dr. T spent the time to understand my situation and really listened to me and my situation. He immediately understood the reason for my pain, as one of two receptors was not covered under the current cocktail of medications I was taking. He suggested a new protocol and I immediately felt relief.
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