Hemant Yagnick, M.D.
Dr. Yagnick is originally from New Delhi, India and received his bachelor’s degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital in Aligarh, India. He then completed his anesthesiology residency and Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Dr. Yagnick is board certified in anesthesiology and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Pain Medicine from the American Board of Anesthesiology. He has a wide range of experience in treating chronic and refractory pain problems using many different approaches, including medications, interventional pain procedures, physical therapy, and behavior modification. He has a number of satisfied chronic pain patients who are able to live their life with minimal or no pain after treatment. In addition, Dr. Yagnick is a member of several professional societies and organizations in anesthesiology and pain medicine, and he is an active contributor to journals of pain medicine. He also conducts clinical trials for new pain medications.
While growing up in New Delhi, Dr. Yagnick was inspired by his grandfather, who was the only family physician in his community for more than 50 years. His grandfather’s dedication to his work gave Dr. Yagnick the motivation to succeed and be the best he could be. Dr. Yagnick has dedicated his career to solving the problem of pain management and giving his patients the relief they have been looking for.
In his spare time Dr. Yagnick enjoys reading books, watching movies, and trying his hand at tennis and golf.
Sanjeev Kapuria, M.D.
Dr. Sanjeev Kapuria is a practicing physician specializing in the field of Anesthesiology and Pain management and has been in the field of medicine for more than 30 years. He graduated from the University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. He was a research fellow and later research instructor in a Comprehensive Pain Center in Stony Brook Health Science Center & University Hospital, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York. He has done his residency training in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology at Stony Brook Health Science Center & University Hospital, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York.
Prior to joining the staff at Advanced Pain Management, Dr. Kapuria was the Director of the Preoperative Clinic, Assistant Professor and a faculty member at the Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, Georgia.
He is a licensed physician in Georgia and is a member of several professional societies and organizations in anesthesiology and pain medicine including American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists, Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
Dr. Kapuria has also been interested in promoting health through non-pharmacological interventions like deep diaphragmatic breathing techniques and has been very successfully holding his popular teaching sessions on a regular basis and has been helping the society achieve the bigger goal of healthier stress free life.
When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. Kapuria enjoys swimming, playing tennis and jogging. He has been married for over 19 years and has two children, all of whom reside in Evans.
Eldhose Abrahams, M.D.
Dr. Eldhose Abrahams is a board eligible anesthesiologist and fellowship trained Interventional Pain Physician. He graduated summa cum laude from his alma mater Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a major in Biology and Cognitive neuroscience. His research focused on the neurobiology of learning and memory and the cognitive deterioration in Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Abrahams has also been recognized for his genetic research work in DiGeorge Syndrome at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He continued onto medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and graduated with distinction for his research on viral vector therapy in Parkinson’s disease. He completed his residency training in anesthesiology at Stony Brook University Hospital in Long Island, New York, where he served as a chief resident and authored multiple poster presentations at regional and national society meetings.
After residency, Dr. Abrahams further pursued subspecialty training in Interventional Pain Medicine at Emory University. There he gained a wide breadth and depth of experiences from the esteemed multi-disciplinary faculty from the departments of anesthesiology, neurology, physiatry, neurosurgery, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Abrahams specializes in the management of chronic pain disorders with both opioid and non-opioid therapies, minimally invasive spine procedures (such as epidural injections, joint injections, and radiofrequency ablations), invasive spine procedures (including vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, and intrathecal pumps), and neuromodulation therapies (spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation). He also practices ultrasound-guided regional anesthesiology with a focus on peripheral nerve blocks for chronic pain.
Dr. Abrahams has a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain, and incorporates a combination of medical management, interventional procedures, and cognitive therapies. He believes in providing each and every one of his patients with his best care and with the highest standards of ethics and current medical expertise. He is an active member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), Spine Interventional Society (SIS), American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA), and North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS).
Van L. Malia, M.D.
Dr. Van L. Malia graduated with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. He had a career in that field until he decided to pursue his dream of becoming a physician and making a difference in people’s lives. He returned to college and majored in Pre-Medicine/Biology with a minor in Psychology. He applied for medical school and decided to pursue osteopathic medicine at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Iowa. During his medical school clinical years he moved to Columbus, Ohio where he rotated with Ohio University COMS and OhioHealth hospitals as well as The Ohio State University Medical Center. After graduation from medical school he decided to pursue neurology, anesthesiology, and family practice before deciding to switch to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This specialty allowed him to combine his love of orthopedics, neurology, and interventional pain management as well as work closely with the physical therapists learning rehab and their modalities to help his patients restore function. His experience in osteopathic medicine and family practice helps Dr. Malia to approach each patient with a more whole person approach.
Dr. Malia completed his PM&R residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. There he rotated at 7 different hospitals and medical centers including the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center which was one of the few Polytrauma centers in the country. Dr. Malia participated in the rehab care of many Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans that were injured and sent from Walter Reed Medical Center to the Polytrauma center as well as many older veterans. He gained valuable experience in pain management, PTSD, brain injury, headache, nerve injuries, amputation management, and rehab while at the VA medical center. Born the son of a United States Vietnam War veteran and grandson of a World War II veteran, Dr. Malia finds it rewarding to take care of veterans and their families. During his time at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Malia had a special focus on orthopedics, interventional pain and non-interventional pain management. He learned one on one from many attending physicians there that were leaders in their fields with multiple publications.
After completing his residency, Dr. Malia participated in a Spine and Pain Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, one of the top medical centers in the United States to further his skills in interventional procedures, imaging and diagnosis of spine and orthopedic issues. There he was able to work with leaders in the fields of spine medicine and spine surgery. Dr. Malia has been treating patients in Augusta, GA since 2013. He believes in treating all patients with dignity and respect and doing his best to reduce their pain and restore their function and quality of life.