Dr. Fronk grew up in Houston, Texas and attended college at Brigham Young University. During his college education he lived for roughly a year and a half in Lima, Peru where he became fluent in the Spanish language and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Physiology and Developmental Biology with a minor in Spanish. He then attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas where he received his Doctorate of Medicine (MD) and stayed on to complete a residency in Anesthesiology as well as a Fellowship in Pain Management. He practices a full spectrum of pain management techniques from x-ray guided injection procedures to nerve ablation procedures to implantation of very powerful pain control devices such as spinal cord stimulators or intrathecal delivery pumps.
Having seen many of his own family members suffer and experience pain, he knows that pain effects all aspects of life, and takes a personal concern in improving the quality of life of each patient. He sees pain management as a partnership of trust between the patient and the doctor where everyone works together in a common goal. The techniques he practices have allowed him to see many patients go from lives of suffering to substantial and significant improvement in their functionality and their quality of life in general.
Dr. Joshi has been in practice PM&R/Pain Medicine in Austin and San Marcos, TX since 1997. He was a partner (shareholder) at one of the largest Orthopedic Surgery Practices in Travis/Hays County from 1999-2003, and performed Electro-Diagnostics, Rehabilitation and Pain Management for the successful group of surgeons. During that time, it became clear to Dr. Joshi that an “Inter-Disciplinary” approach where the patient could choose their own healthcare professionals might offer a viable opportunity for relief and recovery, without having the need to consider surgery. The culmination of those efforts has resulted in the development of “Pain Care Physicians, PA”, with strong ties to other healthcare disciplines, and a “team approach” which emphasizes the development of a logical and sustainable plan of care which may include Pain Medications, Physical Rehabilitation, Interventional Injections, Electro-Therapy, Acupuncture, and Surgery.
Dr. Joshi works closely with Rehabilitation Professionals (Doctors of Chiropractic, and Physical Therapists, etc.), other Physicians and Surgeons (Neurosurgeons, Rheumatologists, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, etc.), as well as Allied Health Professionals (Pharmacists, Psychologists, etc.) to deliver as much comprehensive medical attention as possible, customized to the needs of the patient, given the resources available. At times, part of a patient’s care may be referred to one of these types of specialists.
Dr. Joshi spent most of his early years in a small town outside Shreveport, Louisiana. After attending College and Medical School at Louisiana State University (LSU), he entered his post-doctoral residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where he served as chief resident during the final years. After completion of residency, Dr. Joshi completed Postgraduate Fellowship Training in the Interventional Procedures at the East Texas Neurologic Institute.
Dr. Joshi has been in private practice since 1997 and continues to be involved in research as well as academic interests. He is an associate professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at UTMB, and is active in the Travis County Medical Society, The Austin Pain Society, and the Austin PM&R Society.
Dr. Joshi has a special interest in the Non-Surgical Management of Spinal Disorders. The focus of his practice at Pain Care Physicians is to help avoid surgical intervention if possible: “Trying every possible alternative available before considering surgery as the last resort.” If surgery is inevitable, then Dr. Joshi attempts to assist our clients through diagnostic procedures, in determining which type of surgery could have the best outcome.
Dr. Carroll grew up in southern California where he attended elementary through high school and Fullerton College. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He completed medical school at Oklahoma State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he was awarded a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. He furthered his medical education at the University of Florida - College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. There he completed an internship and residency in Anesthesiology as well as a sub-specialty fellowship in Pain Medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Carroll enjoys music and is excited to take part in the Austin music scene. He grew up playing in bands and continues to write and record original music. He plays guitar, bass guitar, drums, and also makes attempts to sing. He loves spending time with his wife, two young boys, and Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix named Indie. He likes spending time outdoors and is an Eagle Scout.
Dr. Carroll is excited to be joining Pain Care Physicians. He has a special interest in the non-surgical management of pain while utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. His goals include increasing the function, quality of life, and overall well-being of each patient while decreasing the disability, discomfort, and stress resulting from chronic pain. He recognizes there are many factors that contribute to optimal health and his practice is to treat each patient as he would a member of his own family.