About | Advanced Pain Institute

At the Advanced Pain Institute, our priority is to share with the community that the word “PAIN” does not have to consume their ever day living. Our team of clinicians will work with you, other specialists, and the community to conquer your pain.

Since our doors opened in 2007, Dr. Mohamed Elkersh has been delivering this message throughout the Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, Livingston, and St. John the Baptist Parishes. Over the years, his team has expanded by the addition of Dr. Barrett Johnston, Dr. Artemus Flagg, Dr. Eric Royster, Dr. Steve Lee, and nurse practitioners David Dykes, Ashley Bratton, Melinda Flocke. Together these clinicians work with one another as a team to ensure the highest level of care to our patients.

Begin your first step of regaining control of your pain by reviewing our website to discover who Advanced Pain Institute is and how we can be the right team of clinicians for you.


We Treat All Types of Chronic & Acute Pain

  • Abdominal
  • Arm
  • Back
  • Cancer
  • CRPS
  • Joint
  • Leg
  • Neck
  • Nerve
  • Shingles
  • Shoulder

We Offer the Following Same Day Procedures

  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Intrathecal Pump Implants
  • Cervial and Lumbar Radiofrequency
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Disc Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulator
  • Discogram
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Joint Injections