Mr. Musser provides a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. He works with a dedicated team of interventional and rehabilitation physiatrists, nurse practitioner, nursing staff, psychologists, physical therapist, and case managers. He specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and application of interventional treatment for the management of pain and related disorders.
He utilizes a three-step approach for the comprehensive management of pain and related conditions. The process consists of identifying the diagnosis, rehabilitation, and advanced non-surgical interventions and/or medications.
He encourages patient involvement in the medical decision-making process and invites questions regarding treatment options. He works with the patient to develop an integrated treatment plan tailored specifically to the patient's needs to restore and maintain function and wellbeing.
Dr. J. Tobias Musser is a board certified Physiatrist (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician) with specialty fellowship training in Interventional Pain Management (IPM) and a specific interest in spine and musculoskeletal conditions. IPM is an area of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of pain-related disorders. Residing in the Atlanta area he is active in pain management advocacy and healthcare education outside of his clinical duties at the Shepherd Center. He also has a keen interest in biomedical engineering. "As a Pain Management Specialist, I'm concerned about my patients' ability to function and their quality of life - facets of life which can be limited by pain. One of my roles is to help develop a treatment plan to relieve, reduce, or management my patients' pain and to help them return to everyday activities quickly without surgery or heavy reliance on medication. I typically coordinate care through an interdisciplinary team of health professionals. However, I see my main role is to provide health education to my patients and EMPOWER them to become more involved with their care, to make lifestyle, diet, and fitness changes, and to become more involved with becoming/remaining healthy. I consider the patient as the star player of their team." -- Dr. J. T. Musser