Our Approach

At Interventional Pain Professionals we seek to educate you on your condition and provide you with the very best options. With 24 years experience providing spine care and spine surgery, you can have a sense of comfort that know matter how serious your back condition is, we will recommend excellent solutions. We will strive to treat you with the most conservative approach possible. When conservative care fails, we have state-of-the-art minimally invasive solutions tailored for your condition. When you visit with us, you will be given the time you need to have a complete understanding of all of your options. Patient satisfaction is our highest priority. This is what sets us apart.

Our Services

  • Lumbar Disc Surgery
  • Endoscopic Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement

If you’ve struggled with back pain and or leg pain for an extended period of time, you may be wondering if spine surgery is the next step in your treatment plan. The vast majority of back problems can be treated non-surgically. After a course of conservative care which typically includes physical therapy, chiropractic care, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, you may be referred to spine surgeon.

Lake Worth
1926 10th Avenue North, Suite 100
Lake Worth, FL 33461
P: 561-461-7272/F: 561-557-1176

4161 NW 5th Street, Suite 204 

Plantation, FL 33317
P: 561-461-7272/F: 561-557-1176

3555 Kraft Rd. Suite 280
Naples, FL 34105
P: 239-367-7470/F: 239-367-7480

14810 Old St Augustine Rd., Suite 207,
Jacksonville, FL 32258
P: 904-217-7450/F: 904-980-4352

Interventional Pain Professionals of Florida

We are a comprehensive Pain and Orthopedic Practice. We take a conservative approach to diagnose and treating pain. With our state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained Board Certified Doctors, we are able to pinpoint the source of pain and treat it using a multitude of advanced techniques.

Meet the Doctors

Brian Cole, MD, FAAOS

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Board Certified

Dr. Brian A. Cole is a highly experienced spine surgeon who is board certified by the
American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and Dr. Cole is a fellow of the American
Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Cole is licensed to practice medicine in New
York, New Jersey, and Florida. Dr. Cole has performed over 10,000 spine surgery
procedures in the last 24 years while practicing in the New York Metropolitan Area, and
has won numerous awards, most recent include Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor
(2019, 2018, 2017), New York Metro Area’s Top Doctors (2019, 2018, 2017) and Jersey
Top Doctors (2018, 2017).

Dr. Brian Cole is Ivy League-educated, having received a B.A. in Computer Science
from Columbia University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine. After completing his residency in orthopedic surgery at St. Vincent’s
Hospital / New York Medical College, Dr. Cole completed a spine fellowship in adult and
pediatric spine surgery at Temple University Hospital and Shriners Hospital

Dr. Cole is a consultant for many spine implant companies developing new and
innovative technologies. He is the Vice President of C2 Medical Robotics, a developer
of robotic endoscopic tools for spine surgeons.

Over 24 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery specializing in Minimally
Invasive Surgery, Lumbar Disc Surgery, Cervical Disc Surgery, Spinal Fusion, Disc
Replacement Surgery and Endoscopic Spine Surgery. Voted one of New Jersey’s Top
Doctors in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Professional Organizations:

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Bergen County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Pain Management

James C. Padula, DO

Pain Management, Board Certified

Dr. Padula has over 25 years of experience in treatment of spine and joint pain. Dr. Padula completed his Bachelor’s Degree at Villanova University. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine with Honors.
He completed his internship at Maimonides Medical Center and residency at North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove. Dr. Padula is trained in interventional Pain Management and Minimally Invasive Surgeries. Dr. Padula also trains physicians in the field of pain management.


He specializes in:
• Cervical and Lumbar Epidurals
• Facet Injections
• Selective Nerve Blocks
• Median Branch Blocks
• Transforaminal Epidural Injections
• Joint Injections
• Sacroiliac Injections
• Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
• Minimally Invasive Discogram and Discectomy
• Cervical and Lumbar Ablation and Lesioning

Dr. Padula is Board Certified in Pain Management and is fluent in Spanish.


Christine Klepp, MD

Interventional Pain Management Physician

Christine Klepp, M.D. has good news for adult patients suffering from chronic pain. “If you’ve been told by others ‘There’s nothing we can do for you. You have to suffer through it,’ call me, because the buck stops here in my office. That pain is not in your head.

Dr. Klepp received her doctorate of medicine at the University of Guadalajara Medical School while continuing her Doctor of Medicine-Fifth Pathway Program in New York at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

An experienced interventional pain specialist, Dr. Klepp maintains an open ear for her patients at all times. If it hurts, she cares. ‘’I not only treat the patient, I treat the patient’s family,” she explains. “I educate them to understand the problem and the different pathways we can use to alleviate
the discomfort.

Her expertise extends to both acute and chronic pain.

She diagnoses “head to toe,” including:

  • Arthritis pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Back pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Slow healing wounds
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck, thoracic, and lumbar pain due to disc injuries or degenerative disc disease

Once the source of pain is identified, Dr. Klepp offers an array of pain management tools. Medications, epidural injections, facet joint injections, trigger point injections, and nerve root blocks are just some of the methods available to treat pain.

Dr. Klepp is fluent in Spanish.

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