Dr. Powell is a board certified physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at Alabama State University in 1996 and his doctorate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004. He graduated from the Temple University/MossRehab PM&R residency program where he was nominated chief resident and he is a graduate of the Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital.Read More
Dr. Miller is board certified in interventional pain management and physical medicine & rehabilitation. He earned his bachelor’s and doctorate degrees, in 2000 and 2004 respectively, in Biochemistry from the University of California at Davis. His residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and his fellowship training was in Interventional Pain Management at the same institution. Dr. Miller has authored both peer-reviewed medical publications as well as published his own 2009 book, The 3 Minute Musculoskeletal & Peripheral Nerve Exam, for teaching physicians, residents and medical students.Read More
Dr. Burns is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. His undergraduate degree in biochemistry is from Florida State University and he received his D.O. from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His post graduate education includes an internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He studied preventative medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at the Medical College of Georgia. He then completed a fellowship in interventional pain management at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Burns’ training encompasses all aspects of current interventional techniques. He is also one of the leading experts on radiofrequency and the treatment of pain syndromes here in the Southeast. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association and Duval County Medical Society. He is also owner of Southeast Anesthesia and Spine Specialists. Prior to joining Coastal, he spent five years with the Jacksonville Spine Center.Read More
Dr. Schimpff is board certified in pain medicine by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He received his doctorate degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in 2002. He completed his medical internship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN and his medical residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. He then completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2007. Before joining Coastal Spine and Pain Center, Dr. Schimpff worked as the medical director of pain medicine and the director of the spine clinic for Sheltering Arms Hospital in Richmond, VA. He was a clinical professor and the site director of the pain medicine fellowship training program at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA. Dr. Schimpff has research experience working as a molecular biologist at the National Institutes of Health. He is a member of a number of medical associations, including American Academy of Pain Medicine.Read More
Dr. Loch started his medical education at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. After graduating medical school, he completed a highly competitive residency in anesthesiology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. While there, he developed a passion for treating patients with complex spine, joint, and nerve pathology. Staying at the University of Florida, he was selected for an elite fellowship in interventional pain management to train with nationally recognized leaders in the field. Dr. Loch is board certified in both anesthesiology and interventional pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is very experienced in image guided interventional procedures, having personally performed over 10,000 spine, joint, and nerve injections. He is active at Baptist Hospital Nassau, being both a consulting physician and member of the credentialing committee.
Dr. Loch has also been involved with numerous professional societies including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), North American Spine Society (NASS), American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), and has held leadership positions in the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). He has presented at national meetings for several professional organizations including ASRA, the Florida Society and Anesthesiologists, and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association.
Dr. Loch is also a stem cell and platelet rich plasma specialist having completed additional years of training with the Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation and is part of the highly selective Regenexx physician network who advances the cutting edge field of regenerative medicine.
Also active with research, Dr. Loch is an investigating physician for several FDA approved trials including a stem cell trial for low back pain and treatments for sciatic pain, migraines, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Loch provides medical consulting services for multiple national companies and independent review organizations.
In an effort to provide comprehensive care to patients, Dr. Loch is also a certified health coach and a certified medical exercise specialist by the American Council on Exercise.Read More
Dr. Christopher Manees is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology with a Subspecialty Certification in Pain Medicine. He earned his medical doctorate from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2006 and completed his Anesthesiology Residency in 2010. Manees finished his pain medicine fellowship at the same institution in 2011, where he managed acute/chronic pain consults. Before joining Coastal Spine and Pain Center, Manees worked for three years at a private practice in Austin, Texas. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Academy of Pain Medicine, and American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Manees received the Patients’ Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor recognition in 2010 and 2011 during his pain medicine fellowship at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center and again in 2012 and 2013 while in private practice.Read More
Dr. Michael Greene is a double board certified physician in both interventional pain medicine as well as physical medicine and rehabilitation. He completed a prestigious interventional pain fellowship under the instruction of Dr. Frank Falco in the Department of Pain Management at Temple University. This extensive program emphasized medical, procedural and surgical/implantable treatments of pain ailments and syndromes. Prior to that, he completed his residency training at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Greene received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine after graduating from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Prior to joining Coastal Spine and Pain Center, he was an attending physician in the Philadelphia area specializing in interventional treatment of pain where he partnered with an orthopedic spine surgeon. Dr. Greene is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the International Spine Intervention Society. He was awarded South Jersey’s “Top Doc” and Top Physician for Women in both 2013 and 2014.Read More
Renee Gallo, M.D. joins Coastal Spine and Pain Center after completing her fellowship in pain medicine from the University of Florida, Gainesville.
Prior to joining Coastal, Dr. Gallo served as a leader and teacher in her residency and fellowship programs at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine. During her years at UF, she served as Recruitment Chief Resident for the UF Anesthesiology department, an executive board member for the College of Medicine, as well as a medical student representative for Medical Economics, Subcommittee on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement. She prepared lectures and workshops for their Resident as Teacher program, interacting with medical students and other residents. Other teaching opportunities included instructing children with physical and mental disabilities on how to adapt their conditions to an aquatic environment, and providing physical therapy to children with musculoskeletal disabilities.
Dr. Gallo is a member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the American Society of Anesthesia and the American Medical Association. She participated in an eight-day medical mission trip as part of Health and Education Relief for Guyana and volunteered at the Equal Access Clinic providing primary medical care to the underserved population of Gainesville, Florida.
Dr. Gallo received her undergraduate degree in food science and human nutrition, graduating magna cum laude from the University of Florida. She has also had several articles published including two published on an anesthesiology mobile application.
John Muenz, M.D. is a board certified Coastal Spine and Pain Center physician with experience in physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management and addiction management. Dr. Muenz has served patients for more than 20 years in private practice as well as supervising primary care providers for Baptist Health System, St. Vincent’s HealthCare System and other independent family practitioners.
Dr. Muenz is board certified and fellowship-trained with the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Family Practice. He received his medical degree from the University of Louisville, School of Medicine and completed his residency as chief resident at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Unit of College of Medicine. Dr. Muenz is affiliated with the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Academy of Family Practice.
He enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, travel and shell collecting and is committed to service and contribution to his community.
James Shields is a board certified Coastal Spine and Pain Center physician with more than 30 years clinical experience, including interventional pain management, pain medicine, anesthesiology and emergency medicine. Dr. Shields has leadership history in practice management, utilization management and quality improvement activities in the hospital and in a managed care setting.
Dr. Shields joined Coastal Spine and Pain Center from interventional pain management practices in Georgia, where he provided multiple treatments daily such as epidural steroid injections, selective nerve root injections and pain-relieving nerve blocks as part of comprehensive care.
Dr. Shields received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical School, Jackson, Miss. and holds a Master’s in Business Administration for Physicians from the University of South Florida, Tampa. He is certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine, the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Managed Care Medicine. He is affiliated with the American and Georgia Societies of Interventional Pain Physicians, the American and Georgia Societies of Anesthesiology and the American Medical Association.Read More