Tim  Pugh, D.C.
3343 Pucketts Mill Road, Suite 300
Buford, GA 30519

Work: (770) 614-6463
Fax: (770) 614-5672


Local Doctor of Chiropractic Promotes Cooperative Spine Care

July 21, 2003  Buford, GA - Dr.  Tim  Pugh, Chiropractor of Buford, GA   has been accepted as a member of the American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP). The AASP is an organization comprised of neurosurgeons and chiropractic physicians dedicated to improving the quality of spine care through cooperative and conservative efforts.

The primary mission of the AASP is to improve the quality of spine care by facilitating open dialogue, continuing education, clinical interaction between neurosurgeons and chiropractic physicians and by promoting a patient's right to be informed of therapeutic options. As a member of the organization, Dr. Pugh is dedicated to placing the needs of the patient first while promoting comprehensive and conservative spine care.

"Back pain is one of the most common disorders encountered in healthcare practice," commented Dr. Pugh "It ranks as one of the most frequent reasons for employee absenteeism and afflicts approximately eight of every ten Americans during their lifetime. The AASP is preparing its members to meet these growing concerns at all levels."

A cooperative interdisciplinary effort between chiropractic physicians and neurosurgeons promotes early detection, timely intervention and improved continuity of spine care. In addition, the unique alliance broadens the scope of preventative, rehabilitative and minimally invasive approaches thus reducing the impact of spine-related disability.

The AASP is member driven organization, guided by an interdisciplinary Board of Directors and an Academy Council composed of distinguished neurosurgeons and chiropractors throughout the country. The Academy Council includes Edward C. Benzel, M.D., neurosurgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, George J. Dohrmann, M.D., Ph.D., neurosurgeon at the University of Chicago, David H. Durrant, D.C.,D.A.B.C.N., chiropractic neurologist and Director of the Chicago Neuroscience Institute, Barth A. Green, M.D., neurosurgeon and President of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, one of the largest spinal cord research and intervention centers in the country, Vincent Lucido, D.C., current President of the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER), Stephen L. Ondra, M.D., neurosurgeon at Northwestern University Medical Center, John F. Shea, M.D., attending neurosurgeon at Loyola University Medical Center, Steve Vanni, D.O., D.C., neurosurgeon and chiropractic physician at the University of Miami Medical Center, and Wayne M. Whalen, D.C., Past President of the California Chiropractic Association, and Terry R. Yochum, D.C., chiropractic radiologist and professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Dr. Tim Pugh's practice is located at 3343 Pucketts Mill Road, Suite 300 Buford, GA, 30519 and can be found online at For further information contact Dr. Tim  Pugh  directly at  (770) 614-6463  or via email at .

For further information about the AASP contact Christine Martin at (847) 697-4660 or visit the AASP's Web site at