UF Health Pain Medicine

Pain Medicine

Telehealth Appointments

For the safety and convenience of our patients, we have successfully embarked on offering telehealth appointments. The appointments are offered via a secure video chat or phone call. Patients interested in scheduling a telehealth appointment should talk with their doctor.

Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver the highest quality of clinical care to our patients, to guide the future development of our discipline, to train the next generation of leaders in pain medicine, and to facilitate ground-breaking discoveries in clinical, translational, and basic research.

Our Goals

Springhill Pain Clinic

Our overarching goal is to develop and implement a safe and effective treatment plan for each patient that will ultimately lead to an improved quality of life.

We strive to focus on each patient’s unique pain needs. Our collaborative approach involves our patients, their primary providers, and other specialists in arriving at the best treatment strategies for their pain.

Finding the best treatments for your pain often involves specialists such as:

  • occupational therapists
  • mental health providers
  • neurosurgeons
  • general surgeons
  • interventional options
  • multimodal therapy

Patient Testimonials

Patient Testimonial

Nallas Lawson of Ocala, FL

“To have pain-free days, that’s awesome. That’s amazing. It’s something I haven’t experienced in a while.” Nallas Lawson used to live in pain. Sanjeev Kumar, MD, the medical director of UF Health Pain Medicine, offered Nallas an innovative option that would transform her life. One minimally invasive surgery and six weeks of healing later, Nallas is back to her students, garden and is living a pain-free life.

Patient Testimonial

Peggy Guin of Gainesville, FL

“There were times that I could not roll over to get out of bed to go to the bathroom first thing in the morning." When managing her pain became a full-time job, Peggy Guin knew she needed to try something different. She decided it was time to call Dr. Przkora at UF Health Pain Medicine. Now, after undergoing radiofrequency ablation treatment, she’s been able to resume her active life.

Patient Testimonial

Julie Jean of Melbourne, FL

"I ended up finding Dr. Przkora at UF Health, and that was the best move I ever made." After multiple surgeries following an injury that had her in excruciating pain daily, Julie felt like she was at the end of her rope. Watch the video to learn more about Julie’s story and how UF Health Pain Medicine helped Julie get back to finding joy in life.


Rene Przkora

Rene Przkora MD, PhD

Professor Of Anesthesiology; Chief, Pain Medicine Division; Director, Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship
Timothy Feldheim

Timothy Feldheim MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Amir Jafari

Amir Jafari DO

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology; Associate Program Director, Endoscopic Spine Fellowship
Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjeev Kumar MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Director, Endoscopic Spine Fellowship; Medical Director, Springhill Pain Clinic
Matthew Meroney

Matthew Meroney MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Juan Mora

Juan Mora MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology; Medical Director, Pain Medicine Surgical Center

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To schedule an appointment with UF Health Pain Medicine, please call 352-265-7777.