Pain Treatment Centers of America (PTCOA) started as a vision between Drs. Ronald Tilley and Meraj Siddiqui. They began working together in 2009 and shared a passion for helping patients in chronic pain as well as expanding an array of interventional pain management physicians of the highest standard across Arkansas and surrounding areas. In the summer of 2012 they partnered with long-time friend and colleague, Dr. Carl Covey, to form what would become Pain Treatment Centers of America.
Drs. Tilley and Siddiqui then began hand selecting premiere pain management physicians from across the country to join PTCOA. Dr. Ahmed Rafi, a long-time friend of both Dr. Tilley and Siddiqui, and teacher of Dr. Tilley at UAMS and the VA system, decided to join this vision. Drs. Ivanovsky, Cowan, Baker, Worku and Ramsey joined shortly after. This vision continues to grow daily and would not be possible without the best physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and administrative staff in the state. With their expertise and commitment, PTCOA continues to set the standard for pain management care across the region and further realize the vision of Drs. Siddiqui and Tilley.