Dr. Maximilian Shokat, DO

Dr. Maximilian Shokat, DO

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
Dr. Maximilian Shokat, DO is a pain medicine specialist in Thomasville, GA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from UMDNJ/Som in 2006 and specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and more.Read his story

615 S Hansell St

Thomasville, GA 31792

Contact Information

(229) 226-2234

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Broadspire
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Shokat performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Shokat's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shokat "Max Shokat, D.O. is a dual board certified fellowship trained interventional pain specialist who specializes in the non-operative treatment of pain. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, Dr. Shokat practices a 'whole person' approach to patient care. He is skilled in the use of osteopathic manipulative medicine, a hands-on approach to help diagnose and treat illness and injury. He utilizes multiple treatment modalities and the most advanced pain treatments to maximize his patients' pain relief. His overall goal is to improve function and the quality of life for his patients. Dr. Shokat began his education at the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked in the private sector before pursuing his medical degree. Dr. Shokat received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine. He then obtained his specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Shokat then continued to further subspecialize in interventional pain through a fellowship at the University of Florida Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Shokat is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians as well as the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Shokat has conducted valuable research and has been published in professional journals. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shokat "Dr. Shokat and his staff understand pain and the devastating impact it can have on a person's life.  They work very hard to create a hopeful and pleasant environment to help patients improve their function and quality of life.  They will listen to the problem and present a comprehensive, efficient and individualized treatment plan.  They make every effort to communicate with their patients and referral network in a timely manner.  Dr. Shokat takes the time to explain each patient's condition, the cause and the appropriate treatment.  They strive to treat patients with dignity, compassion and respect.     "

4  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Rehabilitation Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

94  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Lower Back Sprain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Wrist Pain


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47  Procedures

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • UMDNJ/Som
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Sun Coast Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Emory University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University Of Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Certificate of Excellence for Academic Achievement Emory University, 2009
  • Certificate of Excellence for Academic Achievement Emory University, 2008
  • Alumni Association Excellence in Medicine Scholarship UMDNJ-SOM, 2005
  • Student Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership and Achievement UMDNJ SOM, 2004
Media & Publications
  • A report of paraparesis following spinal cord stimulator trial, implantation and revision., July 2010
  • Sacroiliac joint and lumbar zygapophysial joint corticosteroid injections., Nov 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Shokat's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shokat to family and friends
41 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shokat's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Shokat Says:

We appreciate all feedback we receive and work hard to make continued improvements. 

Please call us or email us if you have any concerns.  We would appreciate an opportunity to remedy any issues, if possible.

As a specialty pain center we perform thorough evaluations and give comprehensive treatment plans for various pain complaints for a diverse patient population.  We offer numerous treatment modalities


Patient Comments (10)

He working with Dr. Gerald Kadis decided since my lower back problems could not be repaired with surgery to implant a Nevro HK10 in my back. Dr Kadis did my procedure. After 6 weeks I can say my life is almost back to normal. Any of you that have suffered with nerve pain know what I mean. They are...more
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Unless you're an addict, stay away! His idea of treatment, is his "opioid dependence" program, where he feeds you prescriptions, while draining your insurance. Picked up my medical chart, realized he had blatantly lied and exaggerated my symptoms, to place me in his "opioid treatment" plans. He...more
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I see Amber Seago at this office and I have to say she is amazing. She is extremely knowledgeable about medications, and other treatment options. Her main concern is definitely the patients well being, and what she can do to try and give you a better quality of life. Anyone having doubts or...more
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Dr. Shokat and his staff are excellent and have provided me with professional care and understanding for the past year. He always takes time to listen to my input, as well as monitoring the chronic pain in my lower back. He explains the good and bad of changes in treatments and medications, along...more
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Dr. Shokat cares about his patients and is willing to explain their condition and treatment with them. If he feels like they need to be referred elsewhere he does not hesitate to do so. I completely trust him and would recommend him family or friends .
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