Dr. John Musser, MD
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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Male

Shepherd Pain Institute 2020 Peachtree Rd NW Atlanta, GA 30309 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

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.

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Biography

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

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Dr. Musser's Reviews

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based on 19 total surveys (6 with reviews)
Dr. Musser's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Musser has been an excellent practitioner who has meticulously investigated any pain related issues that I have had. As a testament to this Dr. Musser was the first to discover that my cancer had spread to my spine, despite my neurosurgeon claiming it was only a lesion. Apart from his skills as a professional Dr. Musser has also demonstrated wonderful bedside manner, and makes sure to keep me up do date with any recent solutions and/or discoveries even beyond my pain issues (i.e. cancer).
in Calhoun, GA |
Dr. Musser is one of the most impressive doctors I have ever met. He is very professional while having great bed side matters. Any suggestions, I may have he will tell me pros and cons. Dr. Musser is such a advocate on fighting patients pain management, I feel that I am very lucky to have him as a doctor for my pain management.
in Lilburn,Ga |
Dr Musser is the ultimate professional. I have total confidence in his abilities and decisions about my care.
in Lilburn, Ga |
Dr Musser is just an incredible doctor. He spends whatever time needed to really listen and discuss options so I know I am getting the best possible care. Dr Musser has kept me mobile at 87 with severe arthritis and two terriIble knees. He keeps my arthritis pain at a minimum and my confidence in him keeps me from being afraid of future pain and immobility. He is always on top of the latest research and medical developments. His personal concern for his patients is unmatched.
in Atlanta, GA |
My experience with Dr. Musser has been exceptional! He is an excellent Dr. who cares about his patients, has empathy, and listens. He actually reads the MRI you bring him, then compares it to the report to make sure nothing was missed. He is very comprehensive and was the first pain doctor who every expressed concern for me as a whole, not just about my pain. We are working together on a wellness program and have set GOALS for 2017. Very excited to be working with him!
in Chattanooga, TN |
Dr. Musser has gone out of his way to help me. He takes his time with me and explains everything to me, if I need him to. I am so happy I have found him. I drive from out of town to see him for appts. His staff is also super nice and attentive. I would highly recommend him. He is one of the best docs I have seen since my accident almost 10 years ago.
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Dr. Musser says...

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

Dr. Musser's Care Philosophy

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. Musser says...

As a comprehensive Pain Management Specialist that utilizes advanced therapies to effectively diagnose & treat chronic pain, Dr. Musser puts a heavy emphasis on in-depth diagnostic evaluations, highly integrated team-approach, and multidisciplinary approaches to care.  Focused on wellness, his comprehensive approach may include minimally invasive procedures, medications, physical therapy, psychological counseling, surgical evaluation, or other types of therapy or treatment.  His team is committed to working with you on the pain-related issues that matter to you most & understands the life-disrupting effect pain can have.  He understands that acute & chronic pain not only affects the sufferer, but all of those who care for and depend on that person.  He has experience treating painful conditions that arise from injury or aging of the spine, joints, muscles, nervous system; as well as patients with chronic neuropathy, headaches, facial pain, and pain related to MS and spinal cord injury.

Dr. Musser's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    TEMPLE UNIV SCH OF MED

    Graduated in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate