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NSPC Physicians Named “Top Doctors in the Washington Area” by Consumers’ Checkbook

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Several National Spine & Pain Centers physicians have been recognized by Consumers’ Checkbook as “Top Doctors in the Washington Area.” Founded in 1974, Consumers’ Checkbook is an independent nonprofit consumer organization that provides information to help consumers make smarter choices.

Virgil A. Balint, M.D.

A seasoned interventional pain specialist, Dr. Balint has a well-established reputation for excellence and is recognized locally as a preeminent authority in his field. He is committed to improving his patients’ quality of life and dedicates considerable time to researching and mastering the newest techniques and breakthrough therapies. He is skilled in a broad range of non-surgical pain management techniques, including fluoroscopic-guided injections, radiofrequency neurotomy, Prolotherapy and a host of other advanced procedures… continue

Abraham Cherrick, M.D.

Dr. Cherrick is a recognized expert in several areas of interventional pain management, including the evaluation and treatment of cervical and lumbar disc diseases such as disc herniation and spinal stenosis. He also has a special interest in challenging chronic pain conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and fibromyalgia. In diagnosing and treating patients, he draws on his more than 30 years of experience with National Spine & Pain Centers. “I came here after my medical residency, and I never left,” said Dr. Cherrick. In fact, he is a founding member of the practice… continue

Assaf T. Gordon, M.D.

Using sophisticated non-surgical solutions, Dr. Gordon diagnoses and treats acute and chronic pain through a comprehensive approach that employs a variety of interventional pain procedures. These include cervical and lumbar epidural nerve blocks, joint injections, radiofrequency neurotomy, sympathetic blockade, spinal cord stimulation, and discography. Dr. Gordon is a published researcher and has lectured on numerous pain management topics… continue

Daniel R. Kendall, D.O.

An expert clinician with advanced training in sophisticated, non-surgical techniques, Dr. Kendall administers pain-relieving therapies that significantly improve quality of life. He is one of the region’s most proficient physicians in performing fluoroscopic-guided procedures, including epidural nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, intradiscal electrothermal annuloplasty, vertebroplasty, spinal cord stimulation, and non-surgical disc decompression techniques… continue

Marina D. Protopapas, D.O.

A published author on various rehabilitation and pain management topics, Dr. Protopapas has also served as a guest lecturer in Harvard’s continuing medical education program. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal and spinal pain, using a range of sophisticated, non-surgical treatments to provide pain relief for her patients… continue

Steven I. Sloan, M.D.

Dr. Sloan finds pain management rewarding because it is an exciting field that constantly provides new innovations that can offer patients definitive benefit and improve their lives. It also enables him to offer his patients compassionate care… continue