Meet the Team at Our Pain Clinic in Jacksonville, FL
Florida Coast Pain and Spine Center is a medical pain clinic in Jacksonville, FL, dedicated to providing efficient and effective treatments to patients suffering from chronic pain and joint inflammation. Highly capable and knowledgeable in their selected field, our doctors have made it their mission to help you find freedom from your pain so your life can return to normal.
Alexis (Alex) Jimenez, M.D.
Dr. Jimenez is a Mayo Clinic trained, double board certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain physician. He completed his anesthesia residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, where he was elected as Chief Resident. He then went on to complete an Interventional Multidisciplinary Pain Management fellowship at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, which is ranked at the top of the pain management programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Fluent in Spanish and English, Dr. Jimenez obtained his medical degree from the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela. He then started his post-graduate training with a General Surgery internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL.
Furthermore, Dr. Jimenez has expertise in all the areas of chronic pain and his advanced training and a special set of skills allow him to provide the best care possible to each patient. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and is involved with national, international, and local interventional pain management societies. He also holds staff privileges at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Memorial Hospital, and Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville.
Taking an individualized approach to pain management, Dr. Jimenez creates a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to each patient’s specific needs. His philosophy centers on a holistic, evidence-based care approach using interventional pain management procedures, conservative medical treatment in conjunction with physical rehabilitation, and behavioral support. Most interventional procedures are minimally invasive and provide considerable relief.
Dr. Jimenez is also an expert in the field of regenerative medicine, including stem cells and PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injections. His pain research and innovative use of cutting-edge technology have been presented and recognized by several associations. He is proud to serve his fellow Floridians, providing his patients with the highest level of care.
Dr. Jerry Richard Foltz, Capt. U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Dr. Foltz was born January 20, 1969, and grew up near Johnstown, PA. He graduated in 1987 as valedictorian of his high school class and went on to attend the U.S. Naval Academy before graduating in 1991 with Distinction and in the top 50 academically with a B.S. in Oceanography. Later on, he became a letter winner on the Navy’s nationally-ranked squash team before attending the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, where he earned his M.D. in 1995. His transitional internship and anesthesiology residency were completed at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, where he served as the Chief Resident.
In 2001, he completed his Fellowship in Pain Medicine at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He obtained board certification in both specialties as a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management.
Dr. Foltz has been a career military physician. He started four pain management clinics, including the first overseas pain practice in the U.S. Navy in Okinawa, Japan. He attained the senior rank of Captain and had earned several military personal awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal. During his time in the military, he was elected as the Chief of the Medical Staff at Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital, where he led over 280 medical staff members. He also served in several other leadership roles, including Department Head of Anesthesiology, during his military career. He retired from active service in February 2016.
After retiring, Dr. Foltz continued to actively practice pain management at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville as a government contract worker. His clinics have had significant success and continue to be among the most productive in the Navy. He has completed advanced training in multiple areas of pain management to include water-cooled neurotomy, regenerative medicine, neurostimulation, and acupuncture. Dr. Foltz has also balanced a successful career with a wonderful family, married to Shelly who is a retired Navy Nurse Anesthetist and two children Benjamin, 16, and Anneliese, 14, who are honor students at Bolles.
Alexander Pujol, PA
Alexander Pujol is a board certified physician assistant graduating from the prestigious program at Nova Southeastern University in 2000. With nearly 20 years of clinical experience helping patients in chronic pain management, Alex, has developed a more holistic approach to patient care. Through his previous experience, he has garnered the respect of many primary care physicians and specialists in the local community.
Alex has participated as a sub-investigator in many research projects through the years primarily during his tenure with the Institute of Pain Management. Being fluent in English and Spanish, he provides greater access to a more diverse population. Mr. Pujol is also board certified in general surgery as a physician assistant.
Alex demonstrates expertise in many areas of chronic pain with emphasis in patient selection for advanced therapies, to include but not limited to, peripheral stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal pump management, neuraxial spinal procedures and peripheral nerve blocks. Mr. Pujol is very skilled in performing Botox injections for dystonia and chronic migraine management.
Mr. Pujol’s practice beliefs and values fall in line with that of the physicians at Florida Coast Spine and Pain Center. He values practicing pain medicine with a comprehensive care model by using behavioral techniques, conservative medical treatment along with recommending evidence based interventional pain management procedures. We are pleased to welcome him to the Florida Coast Spine and Pain family.
Our skilled and compassionate pain doctors in Jacksonville, FL, are ready to help you find relief from your chronic pain. No matter the source of your pain, our doctors can identify the cause of the problem and develop a personalized, multi-faceted treatment plan that makes use of both traditional and alternative methods for managing your pain.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our doctors for effective chronic pain treatment in Jacksonville, FL, and get back to feeling like yourself again. Don’t live another day suffering from treatable chronic pain symptoms.