Your Advanced Pain Providers

At our Arizona pain management clinics, we believe a successful medical team works similarly to a relay race. Each of our advanced pain providers must work diligently to pass crucial information to the next team member. By using the expertise of multiple medical professionals, we know our patients receive the best care.

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Mark Nelms, PA-C

Mark Nelms, PA-C Mark has been a Certified Physician Assistant in Arizona since 2020. After graduating, he began working in Emergency Medicine until coming to work with Arizona Pain. Prior to becoming a PA he worked as an ER Tech and Nurse in the ER since 2004. Mark served in …
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Maegan Kitzmann, PA

Maegan Kitzmann, PA Physician assistant, Maegan Kitzmann, is committed to her patients and their wellbeing. She has been a PA in Arizona since 2016 with a background in pain management and family medicine. On a personal note, Maegan enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling. Education Maegan …
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Bea Salvanera

Bea Salvanera, NP Bea has been in the medical field for over 7 years with experience in a variety of specialties including cardiovascular, neuro, and trauma critical care, interventional pain management, and neurospine surgeries. She graduated as Summa Cum Laude in her undergrad and as Magna Cum Laude in her …
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Alexandra Gral, MSN, FNP-C

Alexandra Gral, MSN, FNP-C Alexandra Gral has been a Nurse Practitioner since 2018 with a background in pain management. She has a nursing background in trauma, neurology, surgery, and general practice. Previously worked on the trauma/neuro ICU in St. Louis, MO as an RN and pain management as a NP …
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John Hammonds

John Hammonds, NP John was born and raised in Alabama and has been a NP in Arizona since moving here in 2017. John’s background in nursing started in 2009 with his BSN and includes ER and Critical Care. He started with Primary Care as an NP in 2017 with a …
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Cassandra Hedger

Cassandra Hedger, NP Cassandra has worked in the healthcare setting for 10 years. Her background includes pain management in a surgery center environment, ICU, and telemetry. She began her career in her home state of Michigan and relocated to Arizona around 6 years ago. She’s excited to work in pain …
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John Salazar, CNP

John Salazar, CNP John has been a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Pain Management since 2015. He comes to Arizona Pain with extensive experience in evaluating and treating patients with diverse pain conditions, occupational injuries, MVA injuries, spinal pain, and orthopedic issues. In his free time, John likes to work out …
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Elizabeth Colman, DNP

Elizabeth Colman, DNP Elizabeth has been a Nurse Practitioner in Arizona since 2010, and earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2022. She has a background in internal medicine and pain management. Elizabeth has participated in the Arizona Pain Society and continues to pursue excellence through continuing her education …
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Skeena Dean, PA

Background Skeena Deen is a Physician Assistant who has been at Arizona Pain Specialist since October 2019. Skeena was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Her family is originally from Pakistan. She moved to Phoenix, AZ in 2017. Prior to being a PA, she was an EMT in Houston. Skeena …
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Susan You, PA

Susan You, PA Susan You was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico where she also attended New Mexico State University earning her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Susan has a BS in Biochemistry and Biology and a MS in Biotechnology. Susan’s passion for helping others and her compassion for …