INTERVENTIONAL PAIN PROVIDERS
MIRANDA REED CLEAVER D.O.
Miranda Reed Cleaver, D.O. is a Georgia native. She grew up in Chatsworth, Georgia and attended the University of Georgia in Athens. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2006. After college, Dr. Cleaver continued her education and attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Georgia Campus located in Suwanee, Georgia. She then went on to complete her four years of training in Anesthesiology at McLaren Oakland Hospital, part of the Michigan State University Statewide Campus System, in Pontiac, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Following the completion of her residency training, Dr. Cleaver then completed her Fellowship in Pain Management at McLaren Oakland Hospital, part of the Michigan State University Statewide Campus System, in Pontiac, Michigan.
During her fellowship training, she performed numerous interventional procedures in all areas of pain management. Once her training was complete, Dr. Cleaver then went on to establish a pain management practice for two hospitals located in Northern Missouri. Despite a thriving practice, Dr. Cleaver always wanted to make it back to her home state, thus inspiring the creation of the Cleaver Medical Group based in Cumming, Georgia. Her professional interests include low back pain, cervical pain, complex regional pain syndrome, thoracic pain, knee and shoulder pain, discogenic pain, osteoarthritis, and spinal cord stimulators.
Her main reason for pursuing a pain management fellowship was to help alleviate the chronic pain and improve the quality of life of many of the patients that she saw in the hospital on a daily basis. She cannot promise a pain free life, but certainly will reduce the overall pain burden, and help improve the patient’s quality of life. Her main goal is to get each and every patient back to their previous daily functioning and activities. She has always been a bulldog at heart, whose main hobbies include spending time with family cheering on the University of Georgia Bulldogs.
COLIN KRESS, D.O.
Dr. Kress was raised in the great state of Georgia. After completing an undergraduate degree at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta GA he went on to complete his medical school at Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate Tennessee. He went on to complete his Anesthesiology Residency in Michigan at Mclaren Oakland Hospital, part of Michigan States University. During his last year, he was elected to be Chief Resident. He went on to complete his fellowship in interventional pain management also at Mclaren Oakland Hospital, part of Michigan States University.
During his fellowship training, he performed a multitude of interventional procedures geared at helping to reduce chronic pain and improve functionality while also reducing the need for opioid medications. Upon completion of his fellowship, he moved back to Georgia where he was raised, and joined Dr. Cleaver whom he had known while in training. His professional interests include low back pain, radicular pain, joint pain, neck pain, thoracic pain, osteoarthritis, peripheral nerve stimulators, spinal cord stimulators, and radiofrequency ablation.
His main reason for pursuing a pain management career is to help reduce chronic pain. He does this through the use of a multimodal approach to treatment with the aim of improving the quality and functionality of life while minimizing the use of opioid medications. Dr. Kress believes it is essential to take the time to educate his patients regarding their condition. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, skiing, and with his Family.
He currently has privileges at Emory Hospital - Johns Creek and Northeast Georgia.
LIZ SIPPLE, NP-C
Liz Sipple, NP-C is a board certified Nurse Practitioner who joined Cleaver Medical Group in November 2017. You might recognize her from all her work in the procedure room. Liz was born in a small town in Vermont, but moved around until she landed in Georgia. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brenau University in 2013 with her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. She later graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brenau University with her Master's of Science Family Nurse Practitioner Degree. Liz has worked a wide variety of places including Medical Surgical hospital units, Short Stay surgical units, and more recently as a provider at an Urgent Care.
Liz enjoys spending time with her husband and family, running, and being outdoors with her two chocolate labs Lucy and Maggie.