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Dr. Dade had been a key member of National Spine and Pain Centers since 1995. He joined our medical team after serving as an attending Physician at the University of Michigan Hospital System. An expert practitioner with interventional pain management techniques, Dr. Dade provides a mixture of conventional and complimentary medicine to help patients achieve significant pain relief without surgery and enables them to return to normal, active lifestyles.
As a physiatrist with vast experience in Sports Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Dade approaches pain by evaluating the whole person, not just the source of pain. Understanding and respecting the symbiotic relationship between all systems within the human body, his all-inclusive approach to care is highly effective in alleviating pain. He diagnoses a variety of musculoskeletal conditions with precision and develops comprehensive treatment plans.
In addition to being adept at conventional interventional techniques, Dr. Dade is an expert in Regenerative therapies. He has been at the forefront of Prolotherapy treatment for over twenty years. His expertise in Prolotherapy treatment led to his involvement with the innovative treatments of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cells therapies. Dr. Dade has been offering these as effective treatment options for over 10 years.
A respected leader in his field, Dr. Dade had been recognized by his peers in WASHINGTONIAN Magazine’s Top Doctors and Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top Doctors. He is a past recipient of the Congressional National Leadership Award for achievements in the medical community. His expertise has led to numerous lectures and publications on a variety of rehabilitation and pain management topics to his peers and patients.
Dr. Dade earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He interned at University of Pennsylvania Hospital Systems and completed his residency at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. Dr. Dade is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a Diplomat of both the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Academy of Pain Management. He is also a Fellow of the Physiatry Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation and maintains several active memberships, including the American Medical Association and Association of Academic Physiatrists.
Dr. Dade’s special interest in treating and preventing sports-related injuries led him to serve as medical advisor for a regional health club. In addition to his varied medical pursuits, Dr. Dade enjoys his favorite pastimes – biking, gardening and golf.
Since joining National Spine& Pain Centers in 1983, Dr. Friedlis has helped expand the practice into the thriving, nationally recognized leader it is today. He is passionate about the science of pain management and committed to delivering the most effective therapies possible to each of his patients. Throughout his 25+ years of experience he has actively enhanced his knowledge and expertise through continuing education, training and research. This has established him in the region as the foremost practitioner of Regenerative therapies for musculoskeletal injuries.
In addition to being skilled in conventional interventional techniques, Dr. Friedlis is one of few physicians in the Washington DC metropolitan area trained to perform Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, and is one of the first doctors in the area to use Stem Cell Therapy for musculoskeletal injuries, in particular knee and hip arthritis and has been showing positive results over the last 3 years. “I decided to bring the Regenexx Protocols into the practice, as I believe that they currently represent the highest state of the art for Stem Cell use. The research is strong and ongoing, which is important for the ongoing development of this science.” He is responsible for introducing these advanced regenerative techniques into the arsenal of treatment options now available at National Spine & Pain Centers and StemCell ARTS.
Dr. Friedlis is passionate about helping people in pain, whether their problem is simple or complex. He believes that “we must always challenge ourselves to stay on the cutting edge of our field. We must evaluate each new treatment option that comes available and gauge if it can help our patients. If it can, then we have a responsibility to do what it takes to bring it into practice, so that our patients can benefit.” His philosophy is to approach each case individually, with the goal of actually curing the patient, as opposed to simply controlling their pain. “Find the cause, then treat for cure” is his motto.
An advocate for global stewardship, Dr. Friedlis coordinated medical mission trips to Central Mexico in 2005, 2007, 2010, and 2012 that were sponsored by the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine and provided much needed pain management services to poor, rural communities. In 2011, he served as Program Director for a new medical outreach program that brought then nonexistent pain management services to Lima, Peru.
Dr. Friedlis was voted among WASHINGTONIAN Magazine’s Top Doctors in Pain Management. He is currently serving as Past President of the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine and is chairman of their educational committee, a post he also holds at National Spine &Pain Centers. Dr. Friedlis is a nationally recognized expert in pain and is a frequent speaker at national conferences on Regenerative Therapies. Dr. Friedlis earned his medical degree from Wayne State University and was selected Chief Resident during his residency at Sinai Hospital in Detroit. He is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He maintains several active memberships, including the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine, American Academy of Pain Management, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the International Spinal Injection Society and Virginia Medical Society.
Dr. Friedlis has been trained and is licensed to perform the Regenexx Family of Stem Cell and Platelet Procedures.
A native of Northern Virginia, Dr. Wagner returned to the area after completing his medical training throughout the state of Virginia. He joined National Spine & Pain Centers in 1999, and soon became well known among his colleagues and patients as a talented and knowledgeable pain specialist. His skills in advanced, non-surgical techniques have helped countless patients resolve complex pain issues and return to healthy lives.
Dr. Wagner specializes in diagnosing and treating injuries of the spine, joints, tendons, nerves and ligaments by utilizing injection techniques. He also has years of experience treating acute and chronic injuries with Stem Cell Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Prolotherapy. He has lectured and mentored clinicians nationally on these innovative techniques and their application for healing chronic pain conditions.
Dr. Wagner feels that finding the definitive source of pain is critical to long term recovery. He combines years of clinical experience with the latest medical technology to ensure the best possible outcome for each individual. He performs diagnostic and therapeutic injections under ultrasound and fluoroscopic (X-ray) guidance to maximize the accuracy and therapeutic benefit of each injection performed.
Well respected within his field, Dr. Wagner is frequently asked to share his expertise through speaking and instructional venues including the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine. He has developed workshops on injection techniques for the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the American Academy of Family Practitioners. He also appeared as a featured WebMD lecturer for low back pain and has published articles relating to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition, Dr. Wagner received the Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association for his commitment to continuing medical education.
Dr. Wagner is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management and he maintains several active memberships including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine.
Dr. Newton joined StemCell ARTS and National Spine & Pain Centers in 2016. As a board-certified, fellowship-trained sports medicine physician, his professional passion includes regenerative medicine and interventional orthopedics. He has extensive experience evaluating and treating non-operative orthopedic, sport injury, and musculoskeletal complaints of the spine and extremities. This includes joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles and nerves. Dr. Newton utilizes regenerative therapies to help patients of all ages get back to an active lifestyle. Double board-certified in sports and family medicine, Dr. Newton also holds additional training certificates in musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Fluoroscopy. This training is essential to the precision required for Stem Cell, Platelet, and Prolotherapy procedures.
During residency in Vermont, Dr. Newton treated high school athletes and volunteered at injury clinics at nearby ski resorts. As a sports medicine fellow in Cincinnati, he had valuable experiences with Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Here, he was able to evaluate and treat professional and elite level athletes, including athletes at Division I and III colleges and multiple high schools. During this same fellowship, Dr. Newton spent time at spring training in Arizona with the Cincinnati Reds, as well as home games in Cincinnati. He completed a second fellowship in interventional orthopedics and regenerative medicine with Regenexx at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic in Colorado and remained on staff, following its conclusion.
Lucky to have multiple great mentors along the way, Dr. Newton enjoys being able to assist both physicians and patients with regenerative and interventional orthopedic medicine. He frequently shares his expertise and knowledge by teaching musculoskeletal ultrasound courses at annual conferences, such as the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine. He participates in a number of volunteer experiences both nationally, as a physician at Ironman triathlons, and internationally, in rural Mexico, treating patients with a myriad of orthopedic complaints.
Dr. Newton is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine. Additionally, he is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Family Practice.
Through his regenerative medicine career, Dr. Newton has had the opportunity to treat patients of all activity levels, from all over the world. He looks forward to helping each patient by providing an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.Dr. Newton continues to enjoy the practice of sports medicine, regenerative medicine and interventional orthopedics immensely. Outside the office, Dr. Newton loves being with his wife and four young children. When they’re asleep, he trains for and competes in endurance events, such as Ironman triathlons.
Dr. Newton is fluent in Spanish.
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