Kamara M. Savage, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Kamara Savage grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and attended Ramsay High School, a four-year magnet school in Birmingham. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where she ultimately decided to matriculate to remain close to family and friends. She chose to remain at UAB for medical school and graduated in 2012. Post graduation, she began her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, Arkansas. Following her life-long desire to teach others and give back to the field of medicine, she joined the faculty at UAMS as an assistant professor. In addition to teaching residents in the classroom and on hospital rounds, she practiced general physiatry, including both inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient practice. Her outpatient practice consisted of a general musculoskeletal clinic where she evaluated patients with acute and chronic neck, back and joint pain. She performed ultrasound-guided joint injections, spasticity management with intramuscular botulinum toxin injections and diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders with electromyography testing. She quickly gained recognition for her dedication to patient care and empathetic bedside manner. Wishing to become more involved in long-term patient care and make more of a difference in the quality of her patients’ lives, she trained under the Drs. Dr. Butchaiah Garlapati and Dr. Saint Adeogba at their interventional pain management practice in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She performed fluoroscopy-guided joint injections, peripheral nerve blocks and ablations, spinal injections and has taken multiple courses in pain management interventional techniques. While she enjoyed the variety in her practice, she found that the most gratifying part of her job was witnessing the relief she was able to offer her patients with epidurals, spinals, and advanced nerve blocking techniques. This, combined with her desire to have more time with her patients prompted Dr. Savage to join Integrative Sports and Spine in Long Beach, California. She believes in a multimodal approach to pain management, utilizing multiple avenues of wellness. She is looking forward to establishing long term, meaningful relationships with her patients and offering them improved quality of life. Dr. Savage is a member of the American Medical Association, Spine Intervention Society, National Medical Association and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. When not working she likes to cook, build wooden furniture, watch sports, hike, play board games and explore new places through travel.

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