Dr. Folk and Dr. Joye are committed to reducing pain symptoms, allowing for greater patient comfort and consequently, more time for healing. Whatever treatment you require, it is coordinated with physical therapists, personal trainers, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, psychiatrists, psychologists and internists and/or family medicine physicians.
Dr. Todd P. Joye, MD
Dr. Joye has over 14 years of experience treating chronic pain. He is a native of Charleston and completed medical school, an anesthesiology residency, and pain fellowship all at the Medical University of South Carolina. After completing his pain fellowship in 1999, he became the first fellowship trained pain physician in the Charleston area serving the private practice community. For 4 years, he served patients at Bon-Secours St. Francis Hospital, where he was the Medical Director of Pain Management. He then moved his practice into an office setting where patients could get the same nerve blocks without the need for expensive hospitalization.
Dr. Joye is a founding member of the South Carolina Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and is an active member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He was very active in lobbying Congress to pass NASPER, a bill sponsored by doctors to provide and improve patient access to quality care, and protect patients and physicians from the deleterious effects of controlled substances misuse, abuse and trafficking. He continues to routinely visit our Congressional delegation to push for improved patient access to pain management services. He is an Eagle Scout and remains active in the Boy Scouts of America, currently serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster.
Dr. Jeffrey W. Folk, MD
Dr. Folk received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1991. He completed an internship in family medicine, his residency in anesthesiology and a one year fellowship in pain management. From 1996 to early 2001 Dr. Folk served as Director of Acute Pain Division and Director of the Pain Fellowship program at MUSC.
In 2001 Dr. Folk joined Dr. Joye in private practice to provide pain management procedures in a cost effective outpatient office setting.
Dr. Folk is member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians as well as the SC chapter. He serves as the chair of the planning committee for the SC Pain Management Conference. This conference is designed to promote the continued education and growth of pain management in SC. Dr. Folk is an active participant in medical mission trips to Kenya, Africa and Central America as well as other areas of the world.