Dr. Virlyn Bishop, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 44

Pain Medicine

Dr. Virlyn Bishop, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Douglasville, GA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Wellstar Kennestone Hospital and Wellstar Paulding Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Virlyn Bishop, MD

Center For Spine Intervention

4586 Timber Ridge Dr Ste 140 Douglasville, GA 30135
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(678) 813-2741
Telehealth services available

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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bishop's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Degenerative Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bishop treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bishop treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bishop treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bishop treats this condition more than 100% 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
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Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bishop treats Herniated Disc more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bishop treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bishop's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cancer Treatment-Related Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

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(678) 813-2741

Dr. Bishop accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Golden Rule
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Bishop's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bishop

4.1

Based on 34 ratings

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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1 Star
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He is a doctor that really cares about you and your health.
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Jan 14, 2021
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I find Dr. Bishop very attentive and genuinely interested in hearing about my ailments. He is very thorough in his explanations and is receptive of questions. I opt to have my injections without anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Bishop continually asks if I am feeling ok and keeps me aware as to how the procedure is going. Dr. Bishop's has given me hope for my future happiness. I truly appreciate his expertise in my care!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J. Brown – Dec 10, 2020
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Wow! Was told not to come back. I saw Dr Bishop nearly two years ago. I have degenerated discs and spondylithesis which causes me severe pain when my back goes out- 2 to 3 times a year. in 2018 he prescribed me Tramadol. The drug worked wonders in that I could walk, but after only a few doses, I had severe side effects. He told me that I could cut the pills in half or even quarter. So I asked if he could give me a new prescrioption. He told me that they use Tramadol on mission trips and that it lasts ten years. The bottle says discard after March 2019. When I mentioned that he told me the mission trip thing again. He told me that my PCP can prescibe me a muscle relaxer. In other words, he couldnt be bothered with me. I was referred by my PCP, paid for the visit, yet was treated with such disregard as if he were saying stop wasting my time. Never had this problem in my 58 years.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Mary – Dec 11, 2019
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I was a patient of Dr Bishop. He is the better of a bad lot. I went through the hell of pain clinics for 12 years, Dr Bishop was just my doctor for a couple of those years. I will tell you that every pain clinic Doctor is there to get you hooked on opiates, once they have you hooked, they force useless and very expensive "procedures" on you. They will even make you sign papers that basically say that these procedures are almost always useless, and they will cheat you and your insurance company by doing "practice" procedures before they then do the "real" ones, and keep pumping the costs up. Once you realize they are quacks, and the procedures don't work, and you tell them, "no more useless procedures" they get angry with you, and threaten to take away your opiates if you don't let them make money off of you. This is all facts, my friends. Find another option. Opiates will make your life worse.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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TheEnlightenedOne – Sep 20, 2019
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Very professional! Love this doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Marietta, GA – Jan 22, 2019
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I am a patient of a pain mng. doctor who I've been seeing for over 2 yrs monthly. I have been on pain mng. for 10 years monthly after I had 3 spinal fusions in NY with verified (ENG) nerve damage to the L4 and L5 nerve root. I am now told by 5 dif. medical Surgeon and Neurosurgeon expert opinion I've obtained which state that I will need 2 to 3 more fusions due to my degenerative disc disease that I was blessed with in my early 40's. Dr. Bishop wont even see me? UNPROFESSIONAL! & UNETHICAL!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Hollie E. in GA, GA – Oct 12, 2018
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I have been treated by Dr. Bishop for nearly two years now and this loving and caring man has become like a son to me. I have post hepatic neuralgia as well as both knees blown. Dr. Bishop continues to try the newest breakthroughs that might help both of my problems. He takes the time to listen, he is never in a hurry, I come first. His staff are some of the most dedicated people one might hope to encounter by someone experiencing pain. Recommend him? Absolutely !
9 people found this helpful
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Janice H La Rocque in Austell, GA – Jun 22, 2017
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Excellent ?? His years of experience difinitly are obvious. Office staff is super and so appreciated by me??
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan Harrelll in Acworth , Ga 30101 – Nov 30, 2016
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Had shoulder pain and lower back pain. Dr. Bishop told me I had to choose one for him to treat as he could not only do one at a time. Geez, my plumber and car mechanic can work on multiple things at the same time. I chose the lower back. He then told me the first procedure probably not work so a 2nd procedure would be required. I then tried to schedule the first procedure and it would be a month before an opening was available. It was just a shot in my back. Really? What a joke. Going elsewhere.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Douglasville, GA – Oct 20, 2016
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Dr. Bishop Listened. He seems to care and wants to help. Compassionate,Informed, and up to date. Dr. Bishop has changed from Pain Solution Treatment Center and i will probably be changing to follow him even though i have to drive twice as far. They never notified me of the change.They just changed my Dr. giving me no say in the matter which i think is wrong.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Eric in Hiram, GA – Oct 12, 2016
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I've been going to pain management centers for almost 10 yrs and Dr. Bishop is the best doctor I've had. He is caring and will go out of his way not just to listen to you but to try his best to help you. I really wish I could go back to him. He's been by far the best Pain Mgt doctor I've had.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Roger Frye in Cartersville – Jul 26, 2016
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Dr Bishop has been treating me for quite awhile. He is the kindest and most caring Doctor I have ever been to. I deal with a lot of pain daily. I have RSD among other problems so it has been a long hard journey. He is an excellent Doctor and individual. I can not say enough good about him. Just wish others would learn from him how to treat their patients. He is professional but very personable also. Wonderful Doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Sonja Aspinwall in Dallas, GA – Jul 09, 2016
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I have been seeing Dr. Bishop for many years at another practice. I absolutely love this Doctor. He is so kind and considerate. He works so hard to find the answer to your problem. One thing I love is when he gives an epidural or any kind of an injection he will keep deadening the area to make sure you do not feel any pain, I mean he really cares about the patient. The other injections that I have had did not take the time to keep on and it made you dread having it done. I love this Doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Carol in Hiram, GA. – Jul 01, 2016
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Dr. Bishop has been very patient with me and very supportive and very helpful in managing my pain , he is always quick to recommend outside activities that can help such as swimming , stretching and ice therapy. He has never forgot to call in a prescription when he told me he would do so. He is the most dependable doctor I have had an experience with, he has established my trust and confidence because he does what he says he will do. Very basic and simple principles practiced by Dr. Bishop.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Steve Alonso in Kennesaw Ga. – Jun 14, 2016
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Chronic pain life was just not worth living .. with Dr. Bishop and the Lord I have my life back ..really don't know what I would have done without him ..
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Dorothy in Cartersville, GA – Jun 14, 2016
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He has been a God send for me with all the spinal problems I have had- love his professional meetings and he has helped me more than anyone since I have been in this situation ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Glenda Hollis in Villa Riica Ga – Apr 20, 2016
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My aunt has needed medication for chronic pains for over twenty years now. She has always handled her medications as an upstanding citizen should. Having just moved down to Hiram, she tried for two months to meet Dr. Bishop, and there were always issues on his end. Finally, after nearly two months, her prescription was nearly empty. He finally called on Thursday night, when her meds were due that following Tuesday to just now say that he rejected her. Totally unprofessional and unhelpful.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Angie Pahmeier in Powder Springs, GA – Mar 04, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Every patient is unique and has a story that impacts upon their individual health history and condition. I want to hear that story in order to best plan...Read more

Biography

I am Fellowship trained in Pain Medicine and hold Board Certifications in both Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology.

After completing my residency...
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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Emory University
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Emory U Sch Med
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Virlyn Bishop, MD?

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Does Dr. Virlyn Bishop, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Virlyn Bishop, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Virlyn Bishop, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Bishop's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Virlyn Bishop, MD treat?

Dr. Bishop frequently treats the following conditions: Degenerative Disc Disease, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Herniated Disc. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Virlyn Bishop, MD's office address?

Dr. Bishop's office is located at 4586 Timber Ridge Dr Ste 140, Douglasville, GA 30135. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Virlyn Bishop, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Bishop provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Virlyn Bishop, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Virlyn Bishop, MD is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital and Wellstar Paulding Hospital.

Is Dr. Virlyn Bishop, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Virlyn Bishop, MD holds board certifications in Pain Medicine.

Locations

Center For Spine Intervention

Center For Spine Intervention4586 Timber Ridge Dr Ste 140 Douglasville, GA 30135
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Dallas Office280 Merchants Sq Dallas, GA 30132
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Acworth Office4450 Calibre Xing NW Ste 1118 Acworth, GA 30101
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Bishop is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Wellstar Kennestone Hospital

Marietta, GA

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Pulmonary Care™ (2023)

Wellstar Paulding Hospital

Hiram, GA

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)