Get back to doing what you love most.
Welcome to the Advantia Spine & Pain Center.
Known for his ability to treat the most difficult cases of chronic pain, Dr. Cota’s contemporary, multi-disciplinary approach is the future of pain management. His vision, experience, passion, and expertise keep Advantia on the cutting edge.
Meet Dr. Alan Gonzalez-Cota
Pain Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School
Anesthesiology, University of Michigan Medical School
General Surgery, St. Josephs Mercy Ann Arbor - University of Michigan Medical School Affiliate
Pain Research, University of California San Diego
I specialize in complex intractable pain syndromes, particularly reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD or CRPS), persistent pain after spine surgery, and pelvic pain. Most of my patients have tried multiple medications which have failed. Some patients had injuries, and after healing, their pain persists.
Physicians not only have a duty to preserve life, but also to maintain a high quality of life. Intractable pain is there day and night, never ends, can produce depression, suppress the immune system, and produce PTSD as patients lose their job and their usual self.
The Human Blueprint
by Alan Gonzalez-Cota, MD, FIPP
Your body has a built-in map for healing. Traditionally, pain has been treated with narcotic medications such as opioids, but contemporary medicine proves that this is not only unnecessary but it can also be harmful. Your body has a built-in blueprint for pain relief that contemporary pain specialists are able to read and use to build individual, narcotic-free treatment plans...
In the News
Advantia Spine & Pain is excited and humbled to be featured in the 2016 Washingtonian Top Doctors issue with many talented colleagues. Congratulations to all of the 2016 Top Doctors!
Conditions & Services
- Narcotic-free Pain Management
- Nerve Blocks
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Spinal Injections
- Steroid Injections
- Trigger Point Injections
- Ultrasound-guided Nerve Blocks
Skip the traffic.
Skip the waiting room.
We offer telemedicine video appointments for routine visits and follow-up appointments with your doctor. What types of appointments are offered as video appointments?
- Second Pain Opinion Counseling (for patients in MD, VA, CA, DE, and MI)
- Routine follow-up care
- Reviewing lab results
- Prescription refills (non-controlled)
- Medication adjustments (non-controlled)
- Reviewing imaging results
- and most appointments that do not require a physical exam such as consultations
"I believe the human body has a blueprint for self-healing. My job is to enhance that process."
- Dr. Alan Gonzalez-Cota
Welcome New Patients
During your first visit, we will review your medical history and any tests that you have had performed as we work to determine your level of pain and its cause. After your first visit, you will have a better understanding of your pain and a plan for further evaluation and treatment. Our approach is to educate patients on the latest research and provide treatment options based on the best scientific evidence available.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- First Health
- Health Net - Tricare
- Johns Hopkins
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS Plans
- United Healthcare (except United Community Care Plan)
The insurance plans we participate with change regularly. Please call our office if you don't see your insurance carrier listed.
Need a referral?
We'll Call You
If you found us after business hours or during the weekend, don't give up. Use our online form to request an appointment and we will give you a call within 2 business days.
Dr. Gonzalez-Cota supports the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA), a nonprofit organization that has funded RSD research for decades. He recommends their website and resources to patients with Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (another name for RSD) as a source of the latest scientific work.
We offer our patients secure online access to their personal health records through a Patient Portal, which enables you to safely and easily:
- View lab and test results
- Pay bills and view billing history
- Request prescription refills
- Complete and update medical forms
- Update your profile and contact information
- Manage upcoming appointments
- Contact your doctor about non-urgent medical questions
Contact & Locations
We are available at 4 locations in Maryland: Shady Grove, Rockville, Silver Spring, Beltsville.
Phone & Fax
9715 Medical Center Dr, Suite 530
Rockville, MD 20850
1400 Forest Glen Rd, Suite 500
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Metro: Forest Glen (red line)
12240 Indian Creek Ct, Suite 130A
Beltsville, MD 20705
- 5 minutes north of the I-495 & I-95 intersection
- Less than 1 mile from Route 200
- Brand new, state-of-the-art facility
- Free and convenient parking