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Allied Pain & Spine Institute Hires New Specialists to Support a Multidisciplinary Approach to Chronic Pain Management

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Behind Closed Doors September 29, 2018 – Dr. Kate Balestrieri and Dr. James Petros OF ALLIED PAIN & SPINE INSTITUTE

Allied Pain & Spine Institute Launches New Program to Help Injured Workers Return to Work

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Dr. James and Mrs. Ilbra Petros of Allied Pain & Spine Institute to Host Fundraiser for Assyrian Refugees

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Allied Pain & Spine Institute director to be featured on radio show: 4 details

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Triune Therapy Group Announces New Sponsors for its Behind Closed Doors Radio Show: Medical Leaders and Experts James Petros, MD and Benjamin C. Stong, MD

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Cutting Edge Allied Pain & Spine Institute Continues Expansion and Hiring – and is Now Offering Pain Management in Chinese

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Allied Pain & Spine Institute Opens New Cutting-Edge Surgery Center in Silicon Valley

Allied Pain & Spine Institute Opens New Cutting-Edge Surgery Center in Silicon Valley

Kim Pagano Show June 9, 2018 – Dr. James Petros, John Bailey, Diana Butler Bass, Giovanni Tromba

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Condados de la Bahía demandan a fabricantes de opioides

TELEMUNDO AREA DE LA BAHIA

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Contra Costa has joined a class-action lawsuit against several pharmaceutical companies, who are being blamed for the epidemic of opioid addiction in this county. Over to Sandra Bermúdez for more.

Thirty other California counties have now filed a federal court lawsuit against the manufacturers and distributors of opioids. But they’re not the only ones: 500 other public entities have done the same, claiming that the pharmaceutical giants misinformed doctors about the addictiveness of certain drugs, exaggerated their efficacy and failed to report suspiciously large opioid shipments to pharmacies.

Attorney John Fiske, who represents Contra Costa County, says the purpose of the lawsuit is mainly to recover the money that local governments have allocated to tackle the epidemic of opioid addiction, whether for medical care, incarceration or rehabilitation services.

The lawsuit, which runs to more than 300 pages, mentions Department of Public Health figures which show that deaths from overdoses of painkillers have tripled nationwide in the past ten years.

Many clinics are unable to treat patients with chronic pain, so they go looking for medications on the street, says Dr. Petros from the Allied Pain & Spine Institute.
This centre provides alternative treatments to opioids for pain management.

One of his patients is this man, who a couple of decades ago had an accident at work, and since then has been suffering from chronic back pain.

He says that there came a time when he couldn’t even work or leave his home, but was afraid to take pills because he was aware that he could become addicted. But, like him, there are many people whose pain goes beyond the physical.

Lots of people suffer from depression and anxiety due the pain. They are at a very low point, saying that they can’t go out for a walk or a drink or to the shops, and end up spending all day in bed.

And for these patients, the lawsuit filed by Contra Costa County is also calling for a fund to set up education and prevention schemes against addiction to prescription drugs, which are claiming more lives than ever before.

Sandra Bermúdez, reporting for Telemundo 48.

Allied Pain & Spine Institute Announces the Opening of New Cutting-Edge Surgery Center in Silicon Valley

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Allied Pain & Spine Institute

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Based on 8 reviews

Michelle T.

I fly in to see Dr. Petros from Southern California.  I wouldn't do so if he wasn't the best there is.  He is compassionate and has always treated me kindly. I can tell he is sincere in the way he talks to me and is diligently looking for solutions that work best with me and my chronic pain needs.  Very out of the box approach, which I appreciate these days!  I would truly recommend Dr. Petros to anyone looking for a Dr. that not only cares about you as a patient but has the confidence and skill set to get results! His office staff is friendly and caring too.  Allied Pain and Spine Institute is the Gold Standard in pain care in my humble opinion!! When I find a doctor that understands the issue and always goes above and beyond to help me, I do what I can to continue seeing them. I am so glad I found this office!!

Louise W.

Dr Petros is amazing!  When he uses a needle his aim is "right on".  He is also very personable, an altogether great guy.  I always find my visits to him to be very informative. I have had both sides of my degenerated back injected (epidural shots) with complete success.  He allows me to have no sedative, which is cool because his jokes and stories in the operating room are really good.  He greatly enjoys his work, and enjoys the difficult challenges of getting a needle into the right place in my back.  My arthritic knee is perhaps more straight-forward, but other doctors have failed to give me pain relief.  Dr Petros studies the structure with ultrasound before injecting it.  The result - instant relief! On my recent visit for a broken back (ski accident) the doctor and staff were very accomodating to help me make a dinner engagement shortly after my appointment.  This is definitely a five-star operation!

Ellie O.

Wow, wonderful doctor!!! I avoid all the doctors like the plague...seriously it makes my blood pressure go up when I have to go but I chose Dr. Vaidya. My friend referred him to me, he's simply the best... TOP NOTCH!!! He turned out to be a breath of fresh air. Dr. Vaidya really stands out head and shoulders above everyone else. I usually don't write reviews but he's so outstanding that I really wanted to do it for him. He's the most honest and caring doctor I have met.  He listens and gives you full attention and committed to find the best individual solution for you. He always goes out of his way to get you the most appropriate treatment and he will make it happen. He's very knowledgeable in his field. He's very professional, friendly, personable and definitely easy to talk to. His integrity is very valuable. He's one of the sharpest and most driven individuals you will ever meet.

Keith M.

Simply the best doctors and staff in the area. I've fought back and neck pain for over 30 years, and Dr. Petros and his team have kept me from the operating table and able to enjoy my life. I've had injections, acupuncture, as well as back braces. He listens to my concerns, cares very deeply for my pain and discomfort, and has successfully treated everything from stenosis, pinched nerves, herniated disks, and even helped me with the symptoms from shingles and lung disease. I couldn't be happier with the care he has given me over the years.

Kaitlin Z.

Dr. Vaidya has changed my life. I am in my late 20s with chronic pain and nothing had worked until I came here. All services here are wonderful and the staff is absolutely amazing. I can't recommend enough!!

Tracy B.

I have been a patient of Dr. Vaidya for a few years after not getting what I needed from other spine and pain doctors. I was looking for a doctor who would think outside the box and come up with some other ways to treat my growing amount of pain. Between Dr. Petros and Dr. Vaidya, they have brought me to a place where my pain is better managed. And let's just talk about bedside manners! I have never met doctors in the past 23 years of this back journey of mine that has as amazing bedside manners as these guys. I have cried and laughed with the team at Allied Spine. The way that I am always greeted and promptly cared for is bar none! The front office staff, and especially Nas, has been a God sent. I would never go anywhere else.

Justin P.

I am a new patient of DR Petros and my experience was great for my first two visits so far. He really takes time to listen to your issues and provides thorough answers and treatment options. The front desk staff are all very nice and respond in a timely manner to requests. Highly recommended all around!

Lisa A.

I have seen Dr. Vaidya for about 2 years. He is an amazing doctor.the attention and care you receive is well over 5 stars. He knows who I am by my face, he knows my health history with out looking in my chart, he remembers conversations we have had at previous appointments. He truly cares for his patients. I will be moving our of state, and will travel back here each month to see doctor Vaidya. I lost my insurance over a year ago and pay out of pocket to see the doctor, it is worth every penny to be treated with respect, as a person and with care. I love all the staff and feel like I am visiting family when I come in for my appointments.

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