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Community Outreach

Advanced Pain Care is proud to be a leader in community outreach, health, and wellness across Texas.

Advanced Pain Care maintains a strong outreach presence in the community by speaking to people at health fairs, groups, organizations, seminars, assisted living and retirement homes.  This is an essential part of education and preventative medicine. We participate in, and host, these talks with the goal of helping people live the healthiest lives possible by engaging the public in conversation about common health issues and concerns.

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Community Projects

APC Community Project — Samaritan Center

Samaritan Center Advisory Board

Advanced Pain Care strives to support all realms of patient wellness. Our pain management specialists have experience treating everything from acute to chronic pain, and know that pain impacts many arenas of life. Our very own Dr. Mark Malone serves on the Advisory Board to the Samaritan Center, a program dedicated to providing holistic mental health to individuals and families in Central Texas. Learn more about the Samaritan Center. →

APC Community Project — Komen

Susan G. Komen’s More Than Pink Walk

APC is a proud sponsor of More than Pink Walk; Komen’s signature fundraising event. It’s a day where we can put aside everything else in our lives and share our stories, our laughter, and our tears to raise money that saves lives while we celebrate survivors, those living with breast cancer, and honor loved ones lost. Learn more about the Walk at →

APC Community Project — Walk with a Doc

Walk With a Doc — Austin

Is pain keeping you from getting your steps in? Interested in the physical and mental health benefits of aerobic activity, but not sure how to get started? Walk With a Doc is one of our outreach programs here to guide you every step of the way!

At free, local Walk With a Doc events, you will learn about current health topics, meet other fun and interesting people in your community, and enjoy a healthy walk. To get involved, visit Walk with A Doc’s Website. →

APC Community Project — Wonders and Worries

Wonders & Worries

Advanced Pain Care is proud to sponsor Wonders & Worries. Chronic pain can affect the whole family. Since 2001, this non-profit has offered tools and support for children and teenagers coping with a parent’s serious illness. Wonders & Worries →

APC Community Project — Feed the Need Drive

“Feed the Need” Texas Virtual Food Drive

During these uncertain times, the people who suffer the most are often the ones who have the least, and they rely on our neighborhood food pantries to feed their families. Advanced Pain Care is proud to be a sponsor of the “Feed the Need Texas Virtual Food Drive,” a virtual drive to generate donations for food pantries in the greater Austin area including Waco, Temple, Belton, Killeen, and Bryan/College Station. Learn more about the Feed the Need Food Drive. →

APC Community Project — Arthritis Foundation

Walk&Watch to Cure Arthritis & Partners 4 Patients

We are beyond honored to be chosen by the Arthritis Foundation’s 2021 Medical Honorees for the Central & South Texas Walk to Cure Arthritis!

At Advanced Pain Care, we are committed to improving the lives of arthritis warriors in our community and are grateful for this partnership! Join us in support of the over 54 million Americans living with arthritis!

Through our partnership with The Arthritis Foundation, we are also working around the clock to connect you with the latest in arthritis research and treatment. To learn more about this partnership, visit The Arthritis Foundation Online. →

APC Community Project — World Hunger Relief Inc.

Advanced Pain Care’s Annual Fun Run to Fight Chronic Pain

This is a family-friendly event with something for everyone. Walk through the Zoo and enjoy some of your favorite animals after hours, stroll through the saltwater aquarium, or time yourself for a 1K or 5K and share your time for a chance to win a prize basket. All proceeds will benefit local non-profit organization, World Hunger Relief Inc. Learn more about the Annual Fun Run. →

APC Community Project — KXAN Simple Health

Simple Health

Dr. Mark Malone is the official spokesman for KXAN’s Simple Health initiative, formed in partnership with the American Heart Association to bring Central Texans compelling stories and relevant resources focused on health and wellness. We believe that finding information to live a healthier life should be easy and that Simple Health can be your resource for easy ways to eat smart, add color, move more and be well. Learn more on KXAN’s website.→

APC Community Project — Summer Fan Drive Family Elder Care

Family Eldercare Fan Drive

For over 30 years The Summer Fan Drive has distributed free fans to provide relief from the searing Texas heat. YOU can save lives from heat related illness by joining Family Eldercare and donate today! Learn more about Family Eldercare’s Fan Drive on their website.→

APC Community Project — Wyatt's Clubhouse

Marble Falls Inclusive Playground

The mission of the Marble Falls Inclusive Play Group is to raise an estimated $1,400,000 in order to design and build an inclusive playground in Marble Falls, TX.

Our vision is that these efforts would help create a more inclusive community, a community designed and constructed for EVERY body. Learn more about APC’s work with Wyatt’s Clubhouse and the Marble Falls Inclusive Play Group on their website.

APC Community Project — Amarillo Education Foundation

Amarillo Education Foundation

The mission of the Amarillo Education Foundation is to contribute to an environment of success for all AISD students.

Community Accolades

APC Best of Hays Award 2023 — Four Winners

Advanced Pain Care Takes Four Top Spots!

Dr. Matthew Hellman, Emily Helms, and Jaesei Kunkle have all won the Best of Hays 2023 award in their fields from San Marcos Record.

Waco Community Votes Award — Best Physicians and Surgeons Platinum Award for Advanced Pain Care

The votes are in — APC’s physicians and surgeons are the best in Waco.

Advanced Paid Care’s physicians and surgeons have been voted as Waco’s top-level platinum healthcare providers in 2023 by Community Votes.

Eight of Advanced Pain Care doctors win an award for "2024 Top Doctor" from Austin Monthly.

Eight of APC’s specialists win 2024 award for “Top Doctor.”

Drs Pegram, Paterno, Higginbotham, Harper, Culling, Chen, Wisler, and Garza were all awarded a “Top Doctor” award for 2024 by Austin Monthly Magazine.

Best of North Hays County — Best Overall Physician for Dr. Hellman of Advanced Pain Care

APC Specialist Wins Best Overall Physician in Hays County.

APC’s own Dr. Matthew Hellman has won a top healthcare provider award for 2023’s Best Overall Physician for Buda, Kyle, and the surrounding Hays County.

Killeen Community Votes Award — Best Physicians Platinum Award

Community Votes — APC has Killeen’s best physicians and surgeons.

Advanced Paid Care has been awarded 2023’s top-level platinum award from Community Votes for having the best physicians and surgeons in Killeen.

Two APC locations announced as community choice top three finalist.

Advanced Physical Therapy and Advanced Pain Care have both been announced as top 3 finalists in the Austin American-Statesman’s Community Choice awards for 2023.

Amarillo Chamber of Commerce 2023 Top Business Award for Advanced Pain Care

Advanced Pain Care wins 2023 Best Business Award

The Amarillo Chamber of Commerce’s has awarded Advanced Pain Care their award for Best Business as part of their 2023 Business Excellence Awards.

Bee Cave Chamber of Commerce Award — 2023 Business Man of the Year

Dr. Mark Malone takes 2023 Business Man of the Year

Dr Mark Malone; CEO, President, and Founder of Advanced Pain Care; has been chosen by the Bee Cave’s Chamber of Commerce as their 2023 Business Man of the Year.

Austin Business Woman's Business Woman of The Year Winner — Chelsea Simon of Advanced Pain Care

Chelsea Simon takes Top 5 award for 2023 Business Woman of the Year.

Chelsea Simon, Advanced Pain Care’s Chief Operating Officer, was awarded one of the top 5 spots for Austin Business Woman’s 2023 Business Woman of the Year award.

Best of the Best Reader's Choice Award for Advanced Pain Care (2023)

Reader’s Choice for “Best of the Best” — The Highlander

Advanced Pain Care received a 2023 Reader’s Choice award from The Highlander News for being the Best Medical Clinic.

Austin Monthly — Best of 2022

Top Doctors — Austin Monthly 2023

Six of Advanced Pain Care’s specialists were honored by Austin Monthly; Dr. Mark Malone, Dr. Glenn Harper, Dr. Samuel Pegram, Dr. Andre Chen, and Dr. Rey Ximenes. See more details on Austin Monthly’s top doctor directory. →

Best of Hays 2022 Award for Advanced Pain Care in three categories.

Advanced Pain Care Takes Top Spot in Three Categories.

APC’s pain specialist Matthew Hellman, MD has been awarded #1 Overall Physician and #1 Best Pain Management Physician and Emily Helms, FNP, BC has been awarded #1 Best Overall Nurse Practitioner in San Marcos Daily Record‘s Best of Hays 2022 awards.

Advanced Pain Care — Voted Best in Central Texas 2022

Voted Best In Central Texas 2022 — Killeen Daily Herald

Advanced Pain Care was honored by the readers of Killeen Daily Herald. In a recent reader’s poll, APC was voted as one of the Best In Central Texas in the Health and Beauty category. See more at →

Kyle Chamber of Commerce — 2022 Excellence in Commerce Award

Nominated Top 2 for Big Business of the Year

Advanced Pain Care was nominated top 2 for Big Business of the Year in the Kyle Chamber of Commerce’s Excellence in Commerce Awards for 2022.

10 Most Influential Women Business Leaders to Watch in 2022 — Tycoon Success

Advanced Pain Care is honored to share that Tycoon Success has chosen our Chief Operating Officer, Chelsea Simon as one of the 10 Most Influential Women Business Leaders to Watch in 2022.

Deck the Herd — Austin — First Place

1st Place — Deck the Herd

Advanced Pain Care, Amarillo was awarded first place in the 2022 Deck the Herd contest.

Woman to Watch: Stacey Pumo

ATX Women To Watch — Austin Women’s Magazine (2022)

Stacey Pumo, our CMO, for her feature in Austin Women Magazine’s “ATX Women to Watch.”

APC — 2021 Best of the Best (Best Company Culture)

Best Company Culture — 2021 Best of the Best

One of three award winners for Austin360’s and The Austin American-Statesman’s 2021 Best of the Best Award for Best Company Culture.

APC — Mark Malone, M.D. — Top Doctor Magazine Nomination

Top Doctor of the Week (Issue 124) — Top Doctor Magazine

Our Chief Executive Officer, Founder and President Dr. Mark Malone gets nominated and interviewed by Top Doctor Magazine.

Top 5 Finalist — American Statesman

Justin Henne, FNP for selection as one of 5 top finalists in the Austin American Statesman’s Recognizing Nurses program in both Nurse Practitioner and Rehab categories.


ATX Women To Watch — Austin Women’s Magazine

Chelsea Simon, our COO, for her feature in Austin Women Magazine’s “ATX Women to Watch.”

ATX Women To Watch — Austin Women’s Magazine

Summer Urbanczyk, our chief nursing officer, for her feature in Austin Women Magazine’s “ATX Women to Watch.”

Waco Trib-Herald Nomination

Waco Tribune-Herald Top Nurses Recognition

Danielle Allen, our Director of Nursing, was chosen as top 10 finalist for the Waco Tribune-Herald Top Nurses Recognition.

Deck the Herd — Austin — First Place

1st Place — Deck the Herd

Advanced Pain Care, Amarillo was awarded first place two years in a row in the 2019 and 2020 Deck the Herd contest, an event that promotes art in public places and raising funds to beautify downtown.

Advanced Pain Care is a Proud Sponsor Of These Events and Organizations

APC Sponsor — Red White Blues 512
APC Sponsor — Muscular Dystrophy Associationa
APC Sponsor — Austin Smiles
APC Sponsor — Children's Advocacy Center
APC Sponsor — Highland Lakes Crisis Network
APC Sponsor — Central Texas Physician Assistant Society
APC Sponsor — Amarillo Education Foundation
APC Sponsor — Houston Food Bank
APC Sponsor — World Hunger Relief Inc.
APC Sponsor — Advocacy Center
APC Sponsor — Central Texas Food Bank
APC Sponsor — The Arts of Healing
APC Sponsor — US Department of Veteran Affairs

Community Membership and Involvement

APC Chamber Member — Amarillo
APC Chamber Member — Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
APC Chamber Member — Bastrop
APC Chamber Member — Bee Cave
APC Chamber Member — Burnet
Canyon Chamber of Commerce
APC Chamber Member — Chamber Park
APC Chamber Member — Georgetown
APC Chamber Member — Greater Killeen
APC Chamber Member — Greater Waco
APC Chamber Member — Harker Heights
APC Chamber Member — Heart of Texas
Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce
APC Chamber Member — Katy Area
APC Chamber Member — Kyle
APC Chamber Member — Lockhart
APC Chamber Member — Marble Falls
APC Chamber Member — North Lake Travis
APC Chamber Member — Round Rock
APC Chamber Member — Smithville
APC Chamber Member — Westlake