Southern Pain & Neurological

SPN 2In conjunction with Pinnacle Medical Network, Southern Pain & Neurological coordinates pain treatment plans that are individually designed for each of our patients. Our mission is to provide optimal pain reduction or relief utilizing state-of-the-art healthcare resulting in an improved quality of life. 




With over two decades' experience in pain care, Dr. Hubbell began his career by graduating cum laude from the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He then performed a residency in anesthesiology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, followed by his providing pain management services to hospitals and clinics throughout southern Louisiana, including in private practice at Southern Pain & Anesthesia Consultants in Lafayette.

Dr. Hubbell is a diplomate of the ABA with added qualifications in Pain Management and Pain Medicine as well as the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is one of only 3 physicians that is a fellow. He has written on topics related to his field and authored a chapter in an anesthesiology textbook. His duties have included serving as an investigator in clinical trials that focused on pain care technologies.

Donald E. Richardson, MD, FACS

Dr. Richardson received his M.D. from Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana in 1957. He was elected AOA. He did his Neurosurgery residency at Tulane as well, finishing in 1962. Dr. Richardson was board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 1965 and became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 1967. He stayed at Tulane as an Instructor from 1962-1964, an Assistant Professor from 1964-1967, Associate Professor for 1967-1974. He then left Tulane to go into private practice and was Clinical Associate Professor from 1974-1980 at Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Section of Neurologic Surgery.
Dr. Richardson became the Director of the Hotel Dieu Hospital Pain Treatment Center in 1978. In 1980, Dr. Richardson returned to Tulane as Professor and Chairman of the department of Neurological Surgery. He was the Program Director of the Tulane Neurosurgery Residency training program until 2010.
Dr. Richardson is interested in functional and stereotactic neurosurgery and pain management. He is a pioneer in the field of brain stimulation for the treatment of chronic pain.
Dr. Richardson belongs to several societies, among them the American College of Surgeons, American Pain Society, American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Association for Academic Surgery, International Association for the Study of Pain, the International Neurosurgical Society, Research Society of Neurological Surgeons, Royal Society of Medicine in London, and the European Society for Functional Neurosurgery. He has currently 55 publications in the general literature.

Barry F. Faust Jr, M.D.

Dr. Faust received his medical degree at Louisiana State University Medical School. He then continued training with an internship in General Surgery and his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Faust continued to further his medical training with a fellowship in Pain Medicine at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Upon completions of his medical training, he then returned home to Louisiana and practiced Pain Medicine on the Northshore before joining Dr. Paul Hubbel, Southern Pain and Neurological on both the Southshore and Northshore.

Dr. Faust is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the North American Neuromodulation Society, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Dr. Faust is able to provide relief to patients with chronic pain by targeting the source of the pain and lessening the need for medication. Some conditions treated are post-surgery pain, disc pain, back and knee pain, sports injuries, joint pain, circulatory and diabetic pain. There are also, many other symptoms and diseases that are treatable.

Advanced Practitioners

Southern Pain and Neurological have Physician Assistants, Melanie Mire, PA-C and Melissa Brower, PA-C who also see patients in the clinic utilizing their advanced training and years of experience to provide great care to our patients.

Make an Appointment: (985) 643-4144