We believe the first step in getting you back to your life is providing an environment suitable for healing.  Part of the way we do that is by creating a multi-disciplinary team of providers dedicated to your care.  Our Nurse Practitioners (NP’s) and Physicians Assistants (PA’s) work closely with our Pain Physicians, Chiropractors, Behavioral Health Specialists, Surgeons and Naturopaths to develop a comprehensive care plan tailored to your diagnosis.  We believe this team approach will deliver the very best results for you by combining the expertise of those various specialties.

This will also create a good deal of convenience for you as a patient since we can offer these services under one roof.

We are humbled by the trust you have placed in us during your time of need.  We strive to get you back to do the things and people you love – just as we would our own Mom or Dad.

Downtown Phoenix Providers

Guillermo Andrade, PA

Guillermo Andrade (PA) attended the City University of New York at York College where he studied and obtained a Bachelors of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

He is a native New Yorker, having lived there for 25 years before moving to Arizona.

Guillermo is also a Veteran of the Army. When he was in the Army, he spent alot of time with the medic platoon. It was there he found a passion for helping others medically.

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Janet Orozco, PA

Janet Orozco is a Physician Assistant with 13+ years of surgical specialty in spine medicine and pain management.

She also has experience with spearheading new companies, developing clinical pathway protocols, and on boarding new surgeons and clinical providers.

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Ann Crist, NP

Education
Ball State University, IN
ANP

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Gilbert Providers

Lindsay Carter, NP Lindsay Carter, NP

Lindsay Carter is a Family Nurse Practitioner with several years of experience. Lindsay got her associates in nursing degree in 1995 at New Mexico State University. She then went on to get her bachelors and masters in Nursing at Grand Canyon University.

Lindsay is a member of The American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

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Glendale Providers

Ryan Gilbreth, PA Ryan Gilbreth, Physician

Ryan Gilbreth (PA-C) attended Washington State University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. After WSU, he attended Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon and completed his Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Ryan brings his experience as a Physician Assistant in Urgent Care to Arizona Pain Specialists.

In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors playing golf, hiking, camping. He enjoys spending time back where he grew up in the Northwest relaxing by the lake and fishing in the early mornings. Loves to spend time traveling with his wife. He hopes to utilize his training and participate in medical missions both domestically and abroad.

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Victoria Gleichman, PA

Victoria Gleichman (PA) is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. She received a bachelor of science degree in psychology at the University of Kentucky. After graduating, Victoria attended the Physician Assistant program at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Victoria has a background in traumatic brain injury research, something she is very passionate about. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and hiking the mountain ranges around Phoenix.

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Marie Demello, MSN, FNP-BC

Skilled professional with more than 15 years experience in the medical profession in various positions. Significant experience in a variety of settings including: case management, long term care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, oncology, psychiatric services, surgical, pre- and post-operative care, and cardiology.

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Scottsdale Providers

Bridget Bethea, NP Bridgett Bethea, NP

Bridget is a Family Nurse Practitioner with 18+ years in Nursing.

She has worked in various medical settings which include an Army medic on Black Hawk helicopters, Head and neck cancer, Neonatal intensive care unit, dialysis and Acute and chronic pain management

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Jessica Williams, NP Scottsdale Nurse Practitioner - Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams is a nurse practitioner who obtained her degree in family medicine. She has been with Arizona Pain since 2011 where she practices at the Scottsdale Clinic.

Jessica earned both her bachelor of science in nursing and her masters of science in nursing at the University of Arizona where she graduated summa cum laude and earned the Tradition of Excellence and Hodnette scholarships.

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Meaghan Gagnon, PA Meaghan-Gagnon

Meaghan Gagnon (PA) attended Arizona State University and graduated with a bachelors of science in kinesiology. After ASU, she graduated cum lade at Western University of Health Sciences with a masters of science in physician assistant studies.

Meaghan loves being able to change lives everyday. Meaghan was a patient for three months when she was 16 years old (in a coma and on life-support). She personally knows how challenging it can be to come back from these things from first-hand experience.

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Natalie DeGroff, FNP-C Natalie DeGroff, FNP-C

Natalie DeGroff, FNP-C studied at the University of Arizona – Tucson where she received a Bachelors in Science of Nursing.

She then went on to specialize as a Family Nurse Practitioner while gaining her Masters of Science in Nursing at Regis University in Colorado.

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Rachel Ciota, FNP

Certified family nurse practitioner with 5 years of registered nurse experience. Motivated, bilingual professional with an aptitude for patient care and problem solving. Communicative and personable, will learn and adapt quickly, follow direction, and serve patients, family members, and physicians with poise and great deportment.

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Working Together to Fight Your Pain

Our medical team works together to bring the patient the highest level of care possible. When you visit you will be greeted by a medical assistant, who will gather critical medical information such as your pulse, temperature, medication information, and any medical concerns you have. The medical assistant will pass this information to your physician assistant or nurse practitioner who will then evaluate you.

The nurse practitioner or physician assistant will consult with you on your specific pain condition, perform a physical examination, gather additional medical information, educate you on your diagnosis and treatment options, and answer any questions you have.

After the consultation, they will inform your physician and relay the necessary information for the physician to evaluate your personal medical case. Your physician will review, oversee, and approve your individualized treatment plan to be carried out during future office visits.

If you are a candidate for a procedure, the physician will perform that procedure in the surgery center on your appointed date.  Depending upon the clinic location, you could be treated by an MD or a DO.

Rest assured, every physician at Arizona Pain adheres to the highest of standards; each is fellowship trained and double board-certified.

A successful medical team often works as though in a relay race, passing crucial information on to the next team member. By utilizing the medical expertise of multiple individuals, you can receive the highest level of care possible.