Dr. R. “Jamie” Spicer, a spine and musculoskeletal interventional pain management physiatrist, has a unique understanding and compassion for activity-limiting pain.
His interest in pain management piqued after his own football injury in which he worked with doctors and other healthcare professionals to rehabilitate and diminish his pain generator’s effect on his daily activities.
Dr. Spicer understands that pain can impact one’s life tremendously, and he uses his training in clinical diagnostic/interventional treatments and rehabilitation to optimize treatment programs for each patient.
“My desire to limit the effect of the pain on each patient’s lifestyle, as well as my own empathy, makes me unique to my field of medicine.”
In combination with this compassion and empathy, Dr. Spicer uses highly specialized training to complete an individualized pain management rehabilitation program for patients in need of an expert pain doctor. Dr. Spicer specializes in the expert diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of spine and musculoskeletal disorders, including sports injuries and pain associated with the spine and extremities. He treats these conditions from a non-surgical approach with various interventional procedures.
His interests include a variety of athletics, exercise and fitness. On weekends, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family: wife Benita, son Caleb and daughter Carsyn.
Education & Training
Dr. Spicer earned his Bachelors of Science in Biology with a Chemistry minor from Austin Peay State University, his Masters of Science in Biology at Tennessee State University and his M.D. from Meharry Medical College. He completed his internal medicine internship at East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, in Johnson City, TN. He completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He completed a fellowship in interventional spine, sports, & musculoskeletal medicine at the University of Florida, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation in Gainsville, FL. While there he helped comprise the Spine Care Team servicing the University of Florida athletes and students.
Advanced Technique Training & Education
He was trained in Diagnostic Spine and Pain Management by Dr. James Atchison, who received the 2010 Distinguished Clinician Award for Pain Management by AAPM&R. He was additionally trained in interventional spine diagnosis and treatment and musculoskeletal medicine by Dr. DJ Kennedy, Chair of the Standards Division of the International Spine Intervention Society and expert in interventional spine diagnostics. He was also trained in Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine by Dr. Kevin Vincent, who received the Nadler PASSOR Research Award in Musculoskeletal Medicine in 2009.
Other Awards & Accomplishments
• Voted 2016 by IAHCP by Leading World Physicians – Top Rehabilitation & Pain Management Physician
• Voted 2015 by IAHCP by Leading World Physicians – Top Rehabilitation & Pain Management Physician
• Voted 2014 Top Ten Dallas – Top Pain Management Doctor
• Voted 2013 by D Magazine – Best Doctor in Collin County in Specialty
• Board Certified in PM&R
• Fellowship Trained In Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine
• Named Collegiate Academic All-American (junior and senior football seasons at Austin Peay State University)
• Tennessee Medical Association Scholarship