With over two decades of experience, Michael Phillips, MD, is a pain management and regenerative medicine physician at Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine’s Cleburne and Fort Worth, Texas, locations. Dr. Phillips was the first doctor in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to perform autologous intradiscal stem cell (BMAC) injections for lumbar disc disease, complete cervical spine intradiscal stem cell injections, and implant a Medtronic MRI compatible spinal cord stimulator system.
He was also the first Texas specialist to implant a gold-plated Medtronic stimulator system for a patient with a titanium allergy and the first provider in North Texas to implant the Abbott dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulator system for complex regional pain syndrome.
Dr. Phillips was also one of the first 50 doctors in the country to receive training in and implant the Vertiflex® Superion® indirect decompression spacer device for lumbar spinal stenosis.
He grew up in Stamford, Texas, near Abilene and earned his Bachelor of Science with honors from Texas Tech University in Lubbock and his medical degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine. He went on to complete his internship in internal medicine and a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he served as chief resident.
Dr. Phillips currently serves on executive boards and medical executive committees, and previously served as medical director of several prestigious surgery centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
He is board certified in anesthesiology, a diplomat of the American Board of Pain Medicine, and a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, International Spine Intervention Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine, and numerous others. He warmly welcomes new patients to Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine.