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Jerry J Tracy III, M.D.

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Chronic pain affects around 50 million people in the United States and can have a devastating effect on a patient’s happiness, quality of life, relationships and productivity.

Dr. Jerry J. Tracy III enjoys his job most when he is helping to relieve a patient’s pain and having a positive impact on their lives. “Knowing that I was a significant factor in their recovery is why I do what I do.”

Bringing more than 25 years experience in the pain management and anesthesiology fields, Dr. Tracy joined the Spine Orthopedics and Rehabilitation offices in Melbourne and Rockledge, FL, an affiliate of the National Spine and Pain Centers in June 2022. He has extensive experience and expertise in a wide variety of interventional techniques including nerve blocks and spinal procedures.

Dr. Tracy previously served as a staff anesthesiologist at several Michigan-based hospitals, medical director of an Illinois-based pain management clinic and a pain management doctor at several New York-based pain treatment centers. He most recently worked as the clinical director of a community hospital pain clinic in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Earning a bachelor’s degree in physics from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, Dr. Tracy earned his medical degree from the Universidad Del Noreste School of Medicine in Tampico, Mexico, He completed his Fifth Pathway, anesthesiology residency and pain management fellowship at The State University of New York Buffalo School of Medicine. His transitional pain management residency took place at Ravenswood Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

He was first drawn to the anesthesiology field after a rotation as a medical student because he liked helping people to feel comfortable as they were undergoing surgical procedures. Because these interactions were brief, he later decided to enter the pain management field so he could establish a more traditional doctor-patient relationship and still utilize many of the techniques he used as an anesthesiologist.

While medication management may be a necessary component of a patient’s individualized treatment plan, Dr. Tracy likes to primarily focus on interventional pain management techniques for a better long term outcome. If medication is needed, he knows they must be carefully prescribed with the hope of the treatment being more of a short term measure.

As pain practitioners, Dr. Tracy knows doctors are here to serve the patient’s needs. “There is no one size fits all and the treatment plan selected will depend on the patient’s history, physical exam and diagnostic studies,” he said. “I consider it a privilege to participate in a patient’s care and an honor that they have selected me.”

Away from the office, Dr. Tracy is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his wife and traveling when possible.