Your Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

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Your Arizona Pain Clinicians

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.

Gilbert Providers

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.

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Hannah Bangura, NP

Hannah Bangura is a sixteen‐year nursing veteran who is originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa. As a youth growing up in a third world country, she witnessed the devastating effects of illnesses prevalent in her country at an early age. This exposure served as an inspiration for her to serve and to heal throughout her career as a nurse. Hannah’s experience spans from critical Care, cardiovascular intensive care, and now to pain management.

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Glendale Providers

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.

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Kelli Sue Thompson, NP

Kelli Sue Thompson, Nurse Practitioner, holds a master of nursing degree with honors from Texas State University. The program was based on techniques and theories of integrative healthcare. This makes Kelli Sue and exceptional fit for Arizona Pain Specialists as integrative therapies are our model of care.

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Lena Grigutis, PA

Olena Grigutis is board-certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants. She obtained a Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies from the University of North Dakota in 2015 and Masters of Science in Radiologic Science from the Midwestern State University in 2010.

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Victoria Carpenter, PA

Victoria has been a Physician Assistant in Arizona for 18 years, with a background in Emergency Medicine, Trauma Surgery, and Critical Care. Victoria earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Science and completed the Physician Assistant Program at Alderson-Broaddus University in West Virginia.

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Alyssa Jensen, PA

Scottsdale Providers

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, PA

Ann Crist, NP

Education
Ball State University, IN
ANP

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Guillermo Andrade, PA

Chandler Providers

Chad Norris, PA

Chad has been working in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) and pain management for the past 3 ½ years. Before that, he worked in general orthopedics at a chiropractic clinic in Phoenix and had brief experience working in primary care. His favorite part of practicing medicine is helping patients become more active and helping them lead a healthier lifestyle.

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Christina Shuker, DNP

Christina Shuker is originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania. She received her BSN from Marywood University and her MSN/DNP from Misericordia University. What she enjoys most about practicing medicine is being given the opportunity to help and guide others to feel their best.

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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.

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