PROSPIRA PAINCARE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL PAIN INSTITUTE  

Acquisition of Center of Excellence for Comprehensive Pain Treatment in the Southeast

January 8, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Prospira PainCare, a leading nationwide provider of comprehensive pain management treatment services, today announced that it has acquired the National Pain Institute (NPI), one of the largest pain management providers in Florida.  This is Prospira’s second acquisition in the Southeast which enhances its growing presence in that region.

Based in Delray Beach, FL, NPI was founded by practicing physicians Drs. Jeffrey Zipper and Alexander Jungreis and today provides an interdisciplinary pain management approach focusing on pain relief, improved fitness & health, an overall better quality of life and the ability to return to a more functional lifestyle from its seven locations throughout Florida.

Dr. Barry Karlin, Chairman & CEO of Prospira PainCare, said, “Drs. Zipper and Jungreis have built an outstanding comprehensive network of high quality pain treatment facilities in Florida and the inclusion of NPI in Prospira’s network of physician-based pain management practices makes strategic sense as we continue the development of our national pain management platform.  Florida is a particularly important market and we are excited to have NPI, with its highly regarded reputation for quality care, join the Prospira family of companies.”

Dr. Zipper, CEO of NPI, said, “We are tremendously proud of our team of physicians, of our treatment programs, and of our employees, who have helped grow NPI into one of the leading treatment centers in Florida.  Prospira’s vision, their commitment to high quality care, and the track record of their management team will enable us to rapidly implement new initiatives and services to improve the lives of patients who suffer from chronic pain.”

Prospira also recently acquired the Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center, The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia, and the affiliated Brunswick Pain Treatment Center.

About Prospira PainCare  

Prospira PainCare, located in Mountain View, California was founded in 2012 and partners with world class interventional pain management physicians and rehabilitation specialists.  Prospira affiliated physician practices provide a comprehensive program in which clinical professionals from a variety of disciplines work together in an integrated manner to achieve common treatment goals.  Using a multidisciplinary approach, Prospira aims to effectively improve the quality of life and overall health of their patients.  Prospira’s professional staff takes pride in offering outstanding patient service and a full spectrum of care that is personalized for each individual treated.  For additional information, please visit www.prospirapc.com.