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John R. Schneider, MD, MA

Dr. John Schneider, MD, MA, Founder, Comprehensive Pain & Neurology Center

Dr. John Schneider, MD, MA, has a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska. He earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and went on to specialize in Neurology at the Department of Neurology, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Schneider was mentored by world renowned neurologist and pain medicine specialist Dr. Miroslav “Misha” Backonja. Drs. Schneider and Backonja collaborated on pain research projects focusing on determining the cause of pain.

Dr. Schneider finished his sub-specialty fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the Department of Anesthesia and Peri-operative Medicine, Georgia Health Sciences University. While there he worked closely with Anesthesiologists/Pain Medicine specialists Dr. William Hammonds and Dr. Dan Martin. Dr. Hammonds is one of the pioneers in the area of pain medicine education, having mentored hundreds of physicians over the years and Dr. Martin has made major contributions to the field of radiofrequency ablation techniques (a form of long lasting pain treatment). While completing his fellowship training, Dr. Schneider gained knowledge on pain medication management and interventional techniques in both the acute and chronic pain settings.

Dr. Schneider’s unique training background provides him with the ability to integrate the best approaches of each sub-specialty in order to ascertain which approach is most appropriate for each individual patient.

Dr. Schneider is the founding director of the Tennessee Pain Society and the Vice President of the Tennessee Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is active in healthcare politics and serves as a legal consultant in the fields of Neurology and Pain Medicine. In his spare time Dr. Schneider enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons. He enjoys zymurgy, boating, archery, camping and golfing.

Board Certification

  • Board Certified in Pain Medicine and Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Professional Offices

  • Secretary of the Tennessee Pain Society (present)
  • Vice President of the Tennessee Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (2012-present)
  • Bureau of TennCare’s Drug Utilization Review Board (Appointed Member) (2013-2016)

Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Pain Society
  • American Headache Society
  • Tennessee Pain Society
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Tennessee Medical Association

Hospital Privileges

  • Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Murfreesboro, TN
  • Southern Hills Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Stonecrest Medical Center, Smyrna, TN
  • Williamson Medical Center, Franklin, TN

Please adhere to the following for the health and safety of you, our staff and other patients:
  • Masks are required. If you are not wearing a mask, you will not be seen.
  • Only patients are allowed in the office; no friends, rides or family.
  • DO NOT enter the clinic if you have a cough or fever. Please call and reschedule.
  • Maintain 6-feet distance from others while in waiting room.