Profiles in Healthcare: Ana Bracilovic, MD
Princeton Spine and Joint Center
Tell us about the history of Princeton Spine & Joint Center.
Princeton Spine and Joint Center was started in 2008 by Drs. Ana Bracilovic and Grant Cooper who met at Princeton High School and are married. Drs. Bracilovic and Cooper trained in New York City together at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell in physical medicine and rehabilitation medicine. After fellowship, they returned to Princeton to start PSJC, where they focus on helping patients with spine and joint pain return to their daily lives, pain-free and without surgery. In 2010, PSJC was ready to grow and two colleagues and good friends of Drs. Bracilovic and Cooper joined their practice. Drs. Meyler and Funiciello share the vision and commitment of PSJC to provide exceptional patient care and enable patients to have the highest quality of life possible without neck, back, nerve or joint pain.
Where are you located?
601 Ewing Street, Suite A-2, Princeton 08540
What kinds of conditions do you treat?
We treat patients who are in pain. We see patients who have neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain, wrist, hand, ankle and foot pain. We also treat different types of nerve pain.
What kinds of procedures do you perform?
The most important starting point in any treatment plan is an accurate and complete diagnosis. This starts with a history and physical examination but we also use the most up-to-date diagnostic technology to not just pinpoint the diagnosis but to put it into the context of the person as a whole. Treatment at PSJC likewise utilizes the latest in technology. Our office is equipped with two full fluoroscopy suites as well as two ultrasound suites and electrodiagnostic machines. When necessary, we perform a variety of image guided injection procedures such as epidurals, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, rhizotomies, ultrasound guided joint injections and nerve blocks and regenerative medicine therapies.
How would you describe your practice’s philosophy?
Princeton Spine and Joint Center’s ultimate commitment is to treat one patient at a time and ensure the absolute best and most advanced compassionate 21st century non-surgical musculoskeletal care.
How should patients prepare for their first treatment?
Patients should try to bring a list of their current medications and any previous imaging they may have had, as well as dress comfortably.
What sets the Princeton Spine and Joint Center apart?
From day one, Princeton Spine and Joint Center’s uncompromising and single minded mission has been to serve one patient at a time as if they were a family member. Our fellowship trained, board certified doctors have collectively written over 15 medical texts as well as numerous chapters and peer-reviewed articles. Our doctors have appeared everywhere from ABC’s Good Morning America Health Show, ESPN, Sirius XM Doctor Radio, and NPR to the local Rider’s The Bronc Radio. We stay up to date on the latest literature because of intellectual curiosity but also to ensure that every patient who walks through our doors receives the absolute best and latest in non-surgical spine and joint pain medicine.
How can patients best contact you?
You can visit us online at www.PrincetonSJC.com or call us at 609.454.0760.