As a Pain Specialist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Dr. Mark Axness understands the importance of pain control in cancer treatment. “I believe that the control of pain results in an enhanced immunologic profile for the patient,” says Dr. Axness.
Dr. Axness is a board-certified anesthesiologist with sub-specialty certification in pain management, as well as hospice and palliative medicine. He earned a medical degree from the University of California San Francisco, followed by an internship and residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Dr. Axness has practiced anesthesiology for more than 25 years. He joined the Pain Management Department at CTCA in Newnan, Georgia, in March 2014 after working at CTCA in Tulsa for nine years . “This is a physician-driven pain management department," says Dr. Axness. "We have dedicated pain management physicians with sub-specialty board certification and a supporting staff of registered nurses to assist us.”
At Southeastern, patients have direct access to a physician who specializes in pain management and who strives to aggressively treat their pain. “Having dedicated pain management physicians facilitates appropriate and rapid management of patients' pain,” says Dr. Axness.
In addition, Dr. Axness collaborates regularly with other clinicians to provide comprehensive care for patients.