About Us

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD

Mahendra R. Sanapati, MD

Vision Statement: “To be the best in preserving and improving the quality of human life.”


“Pain Management Centers of America, or PMCOA, was founded by Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, the founder of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) and interventional pain management, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians; and Mahendra Sanapati, MD, Vice President of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. In February 2019, the organization was founded by the merger of the longstanding practices of Pain Management Centers of Paducah, Kentucky and Illinois, and Advanced Pain Care Clinics of Indiana.

PMCOA is a national company with state-of-the-art interventional pain management facilities in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Illinois with 12 pain centers and 4 ambulatory surgery centers. PMCOA employs over 200 trained personnel, including interventional pain physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and expert personnel in multiple ancillary services and administration.