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Rasheed Singleton, MD

About

Dr. Rasheed Singleton was drawn to the field of pain medicine for two main reasons. The speciality would provide him the opportunity to be able to have earnest conversations with his patients as well as build relationships with them as an advocate for their care. He would also have the ability to remain at an interventional level working with new treatment modalities.

Joining the National Spine and Pain Centers in fall 2022, Dr. Singleton brings with him nearly two decades of medical experience. He previously worked at pain medicine practices in Texas, Colorado, Georgia and Pennsylvania.

Earning a bachelor of science degree from Xavier University of Louisiana, he would go on to receive a Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Pennsylvania & Hahnemann University School of Medicine. Dr. Singleton completed an internal medicine internship at The Lankenau Hospital in Pennsylvania, an anesthesiology residency at The Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and a pain medicine fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center in California.

Dr. Singleton has a keen interest in the treatment modality of spinal cord stimulation for chronic neuropathies as well as radiofrequency therapies for chronic axial spinal arthropathy/spondylosis for patients living with chronic pain.

When putting together a complete individualized treatment plan, Dr. Singleton aims to have patients use as few opiates as possible. He prescribes ongoing physical therapy, non-opiate medications and interventional procedures before moving to opiates. “Chronic pain patients that have seen many providers over the years have anxiety and concerns about having their treatment regimen changed,” he said. “I understand that and can sympathize but I like to have the conversation with them. Together as a team, we can move forward to have the patient remain or increase their level of functionality.”

Dr. Singleton knows the cornerstone of practicing medicine is the doctor-patient relationship and all aspects of treatment that spring from the treatment plan. “My approach over the last 17 years is to have a conversation as equals about their health and what they perceive as the problem and how I can help moving forward,” he said. “I am a fervent believer in helping to educate the patient on their own body and what is truly causing the pain that is interfering with their life.”

Being able to meet new challenges each and every day is Dr. Singleton’s favorite part of his job. “Using the treatment strategies I have learned and helping patients regain function and begin participating in life again is very gratifying.”

Away from the office, Dr. Singleton enjoys traveling with his wife, finding and enjoying different ethnic cuisine and spending time with friends and family.
Affiliations Atlanta
Education
  • Internship
  • Lankenau Hospital Wynnewood, PA 2001
  • Medical School
  • MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA 2000
  • Undergraduate
  • Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA 1995