Scottsdale Pain Doctors


Tory McJunkin, MD

Arizona Pain Specialists co-founder Tory McJunkin is a double board-certified interventional pain medicine physician. Dr. McJunkin was trained by the top experts in the field of pain medicine and teaches and lectures nationally to other pain physicians.


Paul Lynch, MD

Arizona Pain Specialists co-founder Paul Lynch is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain physician who has dedicated his life to the eradication of pain. He currently works in Scottsdale treating complex pain patients with a holistic approach.


Nicholas Scott, MD

Dr. Nicholas Scott is double board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine. Dr. Scott currently practices at our Downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale clinics.

Glendale Pain Doctors

Jonathan Carlson, MD

Jonathan Carlson, MD

Dr. Jonathan Carlson was raised in both California and Hawaii and very much enjoys the sun and outdoors, and often says that Arizona is a great place to enjoy both. After Dr. Carlson received his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma, he went on to complete a residency in anesthesiology at the University of California – Davis, and then completed a prestigious pain management fellowship at Texas Tech University.

Bashar Ahmed, MD

Bashar Ahmed, MD

Dr. Bashar Ahmed is a board-certified Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Management physician specialist. His approach to patient care pairs with that of the philosophy at Arizona Pain Specialists where mission is always to treat the patient as if he/she is a family member.

Chandler Pain Doctors

Dr Ahdev Kuppusamy

Dr. Ahdev Kuppusamy is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist whose primary goal is to improve the quality of life of his patients and their families. He is currently seeing patients at our Chandler clinic.

Gilbert Pain Doctors

Arlene Lazaro, DO

Dr. Lazaro received her medical degree from Rowan University followed by a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai in New York. Her compassion and expertise will be an incredible addition to our team.

What Is A Pain Doctor?

At Arizona Pain Specialists, we adhere to the highest quality standard of patient care. Our physicians are double board-certified, teach at a national level, have been mentored by world-class pain physicians, are trained in the country’s leading interventional pain fellowships, and are consistently published. Why is this so important? Each physician is board-certified through the American Board of Anesthesiology in addition to being board-certified pain management specialists.

A medical board is a governing organization that doctors may be certified through by proving and demonstrating competency in that specific medical field. Through written and oral examination, physicians seeking board certification must demonstrate their ample knowledge, judgment, and clinical skills, among other attributes, while also showing that they can serve as an expert in matters related to their medical field. By being double board-certified, our physicians are proving to you, our patients, that they are knowledgeable, experienced, and proficient in their field. In addition to further honing their skills by teaching at prestigious locations as the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, our physicians have been mentored by and trained with other world-class pain physicians.

In working with other leading physicians in their field, the doctors at Arizona Pain Specialists have expanded their medical knowledge and expertise. Research is vital to continually being on the cutting-edge of medicine. The physicians at Arizona Pain Specialists not only research for their own benefit, but also share their knowledge by being published in major medical journals. These journals are read by other physicians and specialists and often aid medical advancement. Arizona Pain Specialists recommends that you seek out physicians who are board-certified and are consistently at the forefront of their field.

Dr. Tory McJunkin Talks About Pain Management