Our Providers

At Spine & Joint Pain Specialists, our providers strive to provide comprehensive, personal patient care. We provide each patient with a full evaluation to determine their options for both interventional pain management and medical pain management treatment techniques. Our mission is to safely and effectively relieve patient's pain, and elevate their quality of life.


Our Providers

Our physicians and staff are knowledgeable professionals who are here to help you. We look forward to your visit.

William Alec Tisdall, M.D.
Fellowship & Subspecialty Certification in Pain Management American Board of Anesthesiology
Cesar Velarde, MD
Cesar Velarde, MD
Fellowship & Subspecialty Certification in Pain Management American Board of Anesthesiology
Awards and Recognition
Top Doctors
  • San Antonio Magazine's Top Doctors, 2020-2022
  • America’s Most Honored Doctors/Professionals, 2017 - 2022
  • Vitals.com On-Time Physician Award 2018-2020
  • Vitals.com Most Compassionate Doctor, 2010-2020
  • Vitals.com Patients’ Choice 2010-2020
  • Scene in San Antonio Magazine, Best Pain Management Practice, 2013-2018
  • Texas Monthly Magazine, Rising Star of Texas Doctor, 2014
Currently accepted Insurance carriers
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Our patients love us

You will not be disappointed

It is always a pleasure coming to SJPS. Everyone is so pleasant and care about your needs. I would and have recommended them to family and friends. You will not be disappointed


I would highly recommend .....

My experience with Spine and Joint Pain group has been amazing the procedure on my spine went well and uneventful the procedure was clearly explained and of what to possibly expect from the procedure I would highly recommend them.

Rena S.

The environment was relaxed, pleasant, and professional...

Been going to Spine and Joint for the last few years and my experiences have been positive. Recently had a procedure done and the environment was relaxed, pleasant, and professional. This helps ease some of the stress and edginess that comes with most medical procedures. Thank you S&J.