I was drawn into pain management because I like the challenge of discovering a patient’s underlying pain condition and being able to help them overcome it. I have a great deal of compassion for my patient’s pain experience – how their pain began, why they have it, and how it affects their life, their work, and their family.
My communication is open, friendly, and personalized. Patients have told me they feel comfortable asking me questions without feeling embarrassed or intimidated.
My goal is to provide quality care to each patient. I want my patients to be assured that they have come to the right place to feel better.
I love spending time with my family, going for long walks with our dog, hiking, spending time outdoors as often as possible.
Qualifications and experience
- Anesthesiology, Bones, Joints and Muscles, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Neck Disorders and Injuries, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Scoliosis, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Spine Injuries, Brain and Nervous System, Brain and Nervous System - Spine Diseases and Conditions, Complementary and Alternative Therapies, Failed Prior Surgery, Pain Medicine, Spine, Spine - Cervical disc herniation, Spine - Degenerative Disc Disease, Spine - Lumbar spinal stenosis, Spine - Radiculopathy, Spine - Sacroiliac Joint, Spine - Sciatica
University of Maryland Program (2014)
University of Texas Medical School at Houston (2009)
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Program (2013)
Duke University (NC) (2005)
- Clinical interest for patients
I have expertise in clinical pain management techniques, including: back pain, sciatica, headaches, joint pain, shoulder pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndromes, myofascial pain, neck pain, cancer-related pain, and neuropathy. My interventional pain techniques include: Lumbar and cervical epidural steroid injections, nerve root blocks, and lumbar and cervical facet blocks, joint injections (Hips, Knees, Shoulders, Carpal Tunnel).