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Q&A: Daniel Gotlib, DO

Daniel Gotlib, DO joined National Spine & Pain Centers’ (NSPC) network of practices in October 2023, after completing his medical training the summer beforehand. Preceding his time with NSPC, he finished a Pain Medicine fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, as well as an Anesthesiology residency at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to that, he received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) at the University of North Texas, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology at the University of Texas at Austin.

Q: Are there any specific treatments, technologies, or diagnostic specialties that you are particularly excited about?

A: Radiofrequency neurotomy for lumbar, SI Joint, and knee pain

Q: What drew you to the field of pain management and/or anesthesiology?

A: Pain management is a challenging but rewarding field of medicine. The treatments I provide are life-changing for many patients who suffer with chronic pain. I strive to create genuine interactions and strong relationships with all my patients.

Q: What is your approach to medication management as part of developing treatment plans?

A: I believe pain is a complex process which requires a comprehensive multimodal approach. This includes a combination of interventions, medications, medical devices and therapy modalities. My focus involves creating an individualized treatment plan for each patient to obtain the most optimal results.

Q: What is your philosophy about doctor-patient interaction and patient-centered care?

A: I believe that each patient should be a self-advocate for their health. As a physician, it is my duty to provide guidance, resources, and treatment options to better assist my patient’s overall health and well-being.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time (hobbies, interests, etc.)

A: I enjoy playing guitar, reading, and spending quality time with family.

Q: What do you enjoy the most about your job? What drives you to do it?

A: I like interacting with my patients and seeing the progress they have made. I am constantly working to further my skills by providing new and innovate medical treatments for my patients.

Q: Is there a particular treatment or technology on the horizon that has you excited about the future of pain management and the opportunities to help your patients?

A: Vertiflex and Neuromodulation; including Spinal Cord Stimulation and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation.

Q: What gets you excited about working at NSPC?

A: NSPC offers an enormous support system allowing me to focus my attention as a physician. I can rest assured knowing that any other support my patient may need from my office will be handled efficiently and professionally.

Q: What would you do for a living if you weren’t a doctor?

A: If I wasn’t a doctor, I most likely be an Engineer or Software Developer. These professions provide qualities including problem solving, creativity and attention to detail.

Dr. Gotlib treats chronic and acute pain related to:


Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Discogenic Back Pain

Facet Syndrome

Herniated Disc

Lower Back Pain

Occipital Neuralgia


Post-Laminectomy Syndrome

SI Joint Dysfunction

Spinal Stenosis


Some of the treatments and procedures the doctor performs include:

Epidural Injections

Facet Joint Injections

Hip Injections

Medial Branch Blocks

Occipital Nerve Blocks

Radiofrequency Neurotomy

Shoulder Injections

SI Joint Injections

Steroid Injections

Trigger Point Injections

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