Back Pain

Physician Profiles


Robert G. Valentine Jr., MD

Dr. Robert Valentine Jr., MD

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Robert G. Valentine, Jr., MD, graduated from Hendrix College in 1978. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, earning his M.D. in 1982. He also completed his residency in anesthesiology, including the treatment of pain, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science.

In 1985, Dr. Valentine entered the private practice of anesthesiology and pain management, specializing in chronic back pain, failed back syndrome, and pain following flexion/extension or "whiplash" injuries.

The advancement of interventional and rehabilitative medicine has always been an important factor in Dr. Valentine's medical practice. Prior to relocating to Gainesville, Florida, Dr. Valentine was responsible for several innovations in interventional and rehabilitative medicine treatment in Arkansas. He was the first physician in Arkansas to perform intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for patients with chronic discogenic back pain.

More recently, Dr. Valentine best demonstrated his skill and progressive attitude toward interventional and rehabilitative medicine when he became the first physician in the Western Hemisphere to utilize a totally implantable dual-lead spinal cord stimulation system (Medtronic Synergy) for control of lower back pain.

Prathima Reddy, MD

Prathima Reddy, MD

Dr. Reddy is a Board certified Physiatrist who practiced with an Orthopedic Group for over 11 years in Ocala, Fl after her residency. She has focused and dedicated her practice to providing comprehensive non-operative orthopedic and musculoskeletal care treating disorders of the spine and joints related to injuries and/or degenerative arthritic conditions. Her interests include caring for patients with spinal, shoulder, knee, hip and other joint related acute or chronic painful conditions, orthopedic rehabilitation, occupational/work injuries, motor vehicle accident injuries and sports medicine.

Dr. Prathima Reddy grew up in Michigan. She pursued her undergraduate degree at Michigan State University, graduating valedictorian with a Bachelors of Science degree in Physiology and Psychology. She attended Wayne State School of Medicine, graduating with high honors. She completed residency and served as a chief resident specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan. She was Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) in 1999, ranking #1 in the nation on her Board certifying exam in PMR. She was the recipient of the Elkin’s Award for this distinction. She is sub-specialized and board certified in Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG and NCVs). This type of testing helps diagnosis of muscle weakness, numbness, tingling and neuropathic pain and helps guide treatment of peripheral neuromuscular conditions such as, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital syndrome, and radiculopathies.