Christopher Bovinet, D.O.


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Dr. Christopher Bovinet is double board certified in pain medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation and is currently the co-medical director of The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia. He has been a doctor since 2008, and has practiced in Michigan, Virginia, and Brunswick, GA since July 2014. Dr. Bovinet received his doctorate in osteopathic medicine from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. He completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Bovinet then went on to complete an interventional pain management fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University at the oldest ACGME-accredited PM&R-based pain fellowship in the country. He had the distinct honor as serving as the chief fellow for the year.

He is an osteopathic trained physician with “unique palpatory skills, an ability to perform manipulations, is PM&R-trained, went to an accredited pain fellowship, and had nearly 3 years of training in prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma, and adipose/stem cell injections for musculoskeletal and spine pain. I have broad and diverse training in pain to attack it from all angles.”

Dr. Bovinet won several awards as a doctor including:

  • Best Grand Rounds Presentation – for a lecture he gave a few years ago.
  • Multiple Academic Excellence Awards as a resident physician.
  • Honored as Chief Fellow during fellowship.
  • Patient’s Choice Award – Vitals 2014
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award -Vitals 2014.
  • On-Time Doctor Award – Vitals 2014.

He was born in Huntington, Indiana and has a wonderful, supporting wife, Stacy, who is starting a vegan organic food business. His oldest son, Hayden, enjoys being the tallest kid in his class, is extremely smart, and is great at playing sports. “He tells me he is going to be a professional soccer player, get married and have 10 children some day.” His youngest son, Shoshin, is “the cutest kid in the world. He is a little Dennis the Menace prankster and he knows it!”

Whey did Dr. Bovinet become a doctor? “I have wanted to be a doctor since I was 8 years old. I enjoy helping people and have always had great satisfaction from doing it. I wouldn’t want to do anything else.”

His biggest statement of credibility: “My patient’s do my advertising for me.”

When he’s not busy helping his patients, Dr. Bovinet enjoys golf, basketball, volleyball, kayaking, camping, being on the water (ocean, river, lake), weight-resistance training, watching college football, watching basketball, traveling, spending time with his family, trying new food, cooking, hiking, and watching movies.


Here are a few more fun facts about Dr. Bovinet:

  • If he wasn’t a doctor, he would play NBA basketball if he was taller. If he “was better looking,” he’d be an actor.
  • His favorite superhero is Batman, “especially in the modern movies I have always enjoyed watching. Then again, all the cool technology that Iron Man has would be awesome to use.”
  • He lived in many places including: St. Simons Island, GA; Richmond, VA; Charlottesville, VA; Norfolk, VA; Cleveland, TN; East Lansing, MI; Monroe, MI; Farmington Hills, MI; and Livonia, MI.
  • The most exciting place he visited: “Tikal, Guatemala Mayan Indian Ruins or Snorkeling on the Northern Reef off the coast of Belize, both during a medical missions trip to Central America.”
  • His favorite subject in school: math or sciences, especially physics and chemistry, and of course gym class was always fun— “getting to play at school…what’s not to love?”
  • His least favorite subject in school: English.
  • His nicknames: “The white boy that can fly,” “Rooster,” and “Novel.”
  • If he could change one thing about the world, he would stop the violence and the wars.
  • He volunteers on medical mission trips, coaches for boy’s basketball and soccer (including at an elementary school and recreation leagues), is an on-site physician at sporting events (including boxing and track & field), and volunteers at running races.
  • He was born in Huntington, Indiana.
  • He has a pet tortoise named Chuck Norris (he passed away unfortunately).
  • He speaks English, some French, Spanish, and Italian.
  • If you are looking for a pain management doctor, you’ll love how Dr. Bovinet is passionate about getting patients to feel better, getting them off of their pain pills, getting them back to work, and most importantly, getting their life back!


    SPECIALTIES

    • Interventional Pain Management
    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Board Certified in Pain Medicine
    • Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

    PAIN CENTER AFFILIATION

    • The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia – Brunswick

    UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry – Lee University-Cleveland, Tennessee

    MEDICAL EDUCATION

    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – Michigan State University-East Lansing, Michigan

    INTERNSHIPS

    • Botsford Hospital-Traditional Internship – Farmington Hills, Michigan

    RESIDENCIES

    • Virginia Commonwealth University (Medical College of Virginia) – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Richmond, Virginia

    FELLOWSHIPS

    • Virginia Commonwealth University (Medical College of Virginia) Interventional Pain Management – Chief Fellow – Richmond, Virginia

    PRACTICE INFO

    Dr. Christopher Bovinet sees patients experiencing acute, chronic, and intractable pain at The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia, a Prospira PainCare Center of Excellence, located in the heart of Brunswick, Georgia. He specializes in spine care, peripheral joint pain, musculoskeletal injuries, non-malignant pelvic pain and headaches. He also had extensive training in prolotherapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy in addition to his osteopathic manipulation skills.

    The specialists at The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia treat any disability resulting from disease or injury involving muscles, nerves, and bones. The focus is not on one part of the body, but instead on the development of a comprehensive program for putting the pieces of a person’s life back together – medically, socially, emotionally, and vocationally – after injury or disease. Our medical providers manage issues that span the entire spectrum, from complicated multiple trauma to injury prevention for athletes.

    The information provided on this website is for general, educational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be relied upon as, medical advice for use by any specific patient for a particular condition. Individuals with a particular medical condition are encouraged to seek the advice of a competent medical professional who can fully address their specific, unique needs.