Meet Our Staff

"Improving Your Quality of Life"

Dr. W. Michael Fussell

Founder / Physician

Dr. Fussell was born in Americus, GA and raised in Macon. He attended Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) and graduated from Fort Valley State University with a degree in Zoology. He went on to earn a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Illinois State University in Normal, IL and graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens in 2000. He completed his residency in Pittsburgh, PA at Mercy Hospital. After completing his role as Chief Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, he remained in Pittsburgh to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at West Penn Allegheny Health System. He is also Suboxone Certified and has had MILD Procedure and Peripheral Nerve Stimulator training.

 

His proficiencies include but are not limited to: Spinal Cord Stimulator and Implantable Pump Trials and Placement, Provocative Discograms, IDETs, Nucleoplasty, Selective Transforaminal Nerve Root Blocks, Spinal Epidural Steroid Injections (all levels of the spine), Lumbar Sympathetic Chain Blocks, Stellate Ganglion Blocks, and Facet Blocks (all levels of the spine).

 

In 2006 he opened the Interventional Pain Institute had two locations: Washington, PA and Morgantown, WV. Ten (10) years later he and his wife decided to raise their children closer to family and move to Albany, GA to work with MSA Orthopedics. In 2021, he re-established the Interventional Pain Institute at 3200 Gillionville Road in Albany, GA.

 

Currently, Dr. Fussell is a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Incorporated and Doublegate Country Club. When he’s not working, he’s golfing, distilling spirits and wine, and spending time with family.

 

Rae

Office Manager

After graduating from Spelman College (Atlanta, GA) and earning a graduate degree in Health Services Administration at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Rae worked for nearly 15 years in the physician practice management,  group purchasing, and health care sales/marketing environments. She is a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church,  Jack & Jill of America, Inc.,  Albany Chapter of The Links Inc.,  Albany Chamber of Commerce,  Leadership Albany, and her children’s school PTO.

Renee

Nurse

Renee comes to the Interventional Pain Institute after many years in the long-term care industry. She enjoys spending time with her family, making crafts, and studying geology.

Keondra

Receptionist

Keondria earned her medical assistant degree at Heritage Health Care Center. In her free time she enjoys traveling, eating, and spending time with her family..

Pat

Volunteer

Affectionately known as “Mama Law”, Pat is Dr. Fussell’s mother-in-law. She relocated to Albany three years ago  and is a retired  primary education teacher. She likes to exercise at SOWEGA and is a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Mama-Law also enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and attending their school and sporting events.

Bandit

Office Security

Bandit, a Miniature Schnauzer, is perhaps the worst security dog around. Although he may bark, he mostly enjoys sleeping.