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BoardCertifications:<p>Board-Certified in Physical Medicine &amp; Rehabilitation</p> <p>Board-Certified in Interventional Pain Medicine</p>
Degree:Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA (2008)
FirstName:Stephen
HospitalAffiliations:<p>Trios-Southridge Hospital</p>
LanguagesSpoken:<p>English</p>
LastName:Dechter
LMESpecialty1:Interventional Pain Medicine
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Location1:Tri-Cities Pain Clinic - Southridge
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Summary:<p>Dr. Steve Dechter is board certified in pain medicine as well as physical medicine and rehabilitation. His special interests in medicine include the multidisciplinary management of musculoskeletal joint and spine pain as well as regenerative medicine.</p> <p>Dr. Dechter received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Washington University, and then attended graduate school at Cornell University. He went on to study medicine at Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California, where he graduated with honors.</p> <p>Dr. Dechter completed his residency training at Case Western Reserve University in physical medicine and rehabilitation, where he served as chief resident. He received specialized training at the Cleveland Clinic, and went on to complete his fellowship training in interventional pain medicine at UCLA, where he trained at the UCLA Spine Center as well as the Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center.</p> <p>A native of the Tri-Cities, Dr. Dechter is married to his high school sweetheart, also a Tri-Cities area local. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, fishing, and snowboarding.</p>
Training:<p>Pain Medicine Fellowship: UCLA/West Los Angeles Veterans Administration (2013)</p> <p>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency: Case Western Reserve University/Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland, OH (2008-2012)</p>

BoardCertifications:<p>Board-Eligible in General Surgery</p>
Degree:Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, FL (2009)
FirstName:Jason
HospitalAffiliations:<p>Trios-Southridge Hospital</p> <p>Lourdes Medical Center</p>
LanguagesSpoken:<p>English</p>
LastName:Wright
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ProfessionalMemberships:<p>American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery</p> <p> American College of Osteopathic Surgeons</p> <p> American Osteopathic Association</p>
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Summary:<p>Dr. Jason Wright is a fellowship-trained pain management physician with a long-standing passion for regenerative and anti-aging medicine. Dr. Wright has received advanced training from some of the nation's top regenerative experts. He specializes in PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and Cellular Therapy for chronic illness and injured or damaged tissues of the body as well as pain management.</p> <p>Dr. Wright completed his undergraduate at Washington State University. He studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida. After medical school, he completed his general surgery residency in Detroit, Michigan. He then completed a total body and facial cosmetic surgery fellowship in Salt Lake City.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dr. Wright is originally from Spokane, Washington. His patients take great comfort in knowing that he is involved in all stages of the treatment process. He maintains memberships in the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, and the American Osteopathic Association.</p>
Training:<p>Total Body Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship: Vincent Surgical Arts, Salt Lake City, UT (2014-2015)</p> <p>General Surgery Residency, McLaren Macomb, Mt. Clemens, MI (2009-2014)</p>

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Degree:Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO (2000)
FirstName:Raymond
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LastName:Stroup
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ProfessionalMemberships:<p>American Chiropractic Association</p> <p>South Carolina Chiropractic Association</p> <p>Multidisciplinary Academy of Affiliated Medical Arts</p>
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Summary:<p>Dr. Raymond Stroup is a chiropractic doctor with over 15 years of experience helping patients with neuromusculoskeletal pain conditions. Dr. Stroup has extensive experience in auto accident injuries and has completed several post-graduate courses related to this area of practice. Beyond injuries, he has helped patients attain their wellness goals through chiropractic, exercise, and lifestyle changes.</p> <p>Dr. Stroup received a degree in biology from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. He is a graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri and completed a doctor of chiropractic preceptorship in Clinton, Illinois.</p> <p>Before moving to Washington, Dr. Stroup practiced in Illinois and in South Carolina, where he established his own practice and built the area&rsquo;s first multidisciplinary group of experts. This team consisted of primary care providers, an interventional pain physician, and several chiropractic physicians. Dr. Stroup has brought his patient-first, multidisciplinary team approach for healthcare to our group to help us serve our patients better.</p> <p>Dr. Stroup has previously served as the team physician for local schools and thoroughly enjoys helping athletes recover from sports injuries and getting back to their peak performance levels. He is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, South Carolina Chiropractic Association, and Multidisciplinary Academy of Affiliated Medical Arts.</p> <p>In his spare time, Dr. Stroup enjoys playing golf, basketball, being outdoors, and being involved in his local church.</p>
Training:<p>Doctor of Chiropractic Preceptorship, Clinton, IL</p>

BoardCertifications:<p>Board-Certified&nbsp;in Interventional Pain Medicine</p> <p>Board-Certified&nbsp;in Anesthesiology</p> <div></div>
Degree:Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO (2011)
FirstName:Scott
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LastName:Spendlove
LMESpecialty1:Interventional Pain Medicine
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Location1:Tri-Cities Pain Clinic - Southridge
Location2:Tri-Cities Pain Clinic - Hood Place
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Summary:<p>Dr. Scott Spendlove is a pain medicine specialist who completed his residency training in anesthesiology and a fellowship program in pain medicine. Dr. Spendlove believes in evidence-based and holistic multidisciplinary care and empowers his patients to make responsible choices for their health.</p> <p>Dr. Spendlove received his undergraduate degree from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, where his passion for pain medicine began.</p> <p>Under leaders in the field of pain medicine, Dr. Spendlove completed his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Here, he acquired the skill set essential for complex interventional pain medicine.</p> <p>Dr. Spendlove&rsquo;s hobbies include spending time with his wife and children, cooking, and playing outdoor sports.</p>
Training:<p>Pain Medicine Fellowship: University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio (2016)</p> <p>Anesthesiology Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio (2011-2015)</p>

BoardCertifications:<p>NCCPA Board Certified</p>
Degree:Master of Medical Science (Physician Assistant Program), Arcadia University, Glenside, PA (2014)
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LastName:Stone
LMESpecialty1:Physician Assistant
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MiddleName:Alexandra
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ProfessionalMemberships:<p>Washington Academy of Physician Assistants</p> <p>American Academy of Physician Assistants</p>
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Summary:<p>Alex is a certified physician assistant interested in a holistic approach to treating pain. She is dedicated to improving health-related quality of life and functionality for her patients.&nbsp;</p> <p>Alex completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. She attended graduate school at Arcadia University in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, where she earned a master of medical science in the physician assistant program. She also received a master of public health degree in community health while at Arcadia.&nbsp;</p> <p>An east coast native, Alex enjoys taking spontaneous road trips, being outdoors, and spending time with family. She is a member of the Washington Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.</p>
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Degree:Master of Science in Physician Assistant, Heritage University, Toppenish, WA (2016)
FirstName:James
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LastName:Petersen
LMESpecialty1:Physician Assistant
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Summary:<p>A native of the Yakima Valley, James graduated in 1998 from West Valley High School in Yakima. Soon after graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he spent almost five years on active duty.</p> <p>After fulfilling his contract, James was honorably discharged. He then returned home and began his career in medicine working in EMS in Yakima County as an advanced emergency medical technician while attending college.</p> <p>James attended Yakima Valley Community College, where he earned his associate degree. He then went onto his undergraduate and graduate studies at Heritage University in Toppenish, Washington, where he earned a bachelor of science in medical biology and master of arts in medical science. At Heritage, James was in the inaugural class of the physician assistant program and received a master of science in physician assistant studies.</p> <p>James currently lives in Yakima with his wife and daughter. As a family, they enjoy each other&rsquo;s company in the outdoors by camping, fly-fishing, and hunting.</p>
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BoardCertifications:<p>WA-ARNP</p> <p>ID- RN</p> <p>ID- NP</p>
Degree:Master of Science in Nursing, Washington State University, Spokane WA (2011)
FirstName:Vienna
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LastName:Loften
LMESpecialty1:Nurse Practitioner
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ProfessionalMemberships:<p>American Academy of Nurse Practitioners</p> <p>American Society of Pain Management Nursing</p>
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Summary:<p>Vienna is a board-certified nurse practitioner with memberships in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Society of Pain Management Nursing. She earned a master of science in nursing from Washington State University in Spokane.</p> <p>Vienna believes in a holistic approach to pain management with an emphasis on developing a therapeutic relationship with patients with chronic pain, listening to their needs and goals, and working to collaboratively treat their pain so they enjoy a better quality of life.</p> <p>Prior to specializing in medication and pain management, Vienna worked in family practice and geriatric care. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her family.</p>
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FirstName:Brittany
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Summary:<p>Brittany was born in Richland, WA and graduated from Prosser High School in 2006. She attended college in Seattle at Cortiva Institute of Massage and graduated in 2011 as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Over the last 5 years, she&rsquo;s worked closely with a variety of doctors to specialize in injury and accident treatments. She is also fluent in multiple modalities and can transition from a light massage to a deeper massage as required. She has advanced her training in Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage</p>
Training:<p>Cortiva Institute of Massage, Seattle Wa., Graduated in 2011 as a Licensed Massage Therapist&nbsp;</p>

BoardCertifications:WA-NP<br />
Degree:Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Washington State University, Spokane, WA (2009)
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FirstName:Natalia
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LanguagesSpoken:<p>English</p> <p>Ukrainian</p> <p>Russian</p>
LastName:Yermakov
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ProfessionalMemberships:<p>Member of the Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association</p>
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Summary:<p>Natalia Yermakov, ARNP, is a board certified Nurse Practitioner with a membership in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.&nbsp; She graduated from Washington State University with a Masters in Nursing.<br /> She has a great background in family practice and women's health care as well as medical aesthetics. She also specializes in providing holistic care to the patient to help improve their quality of life.</p> <p>In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband, being outdoors, doing fitness activities, and traveling the world.</p>
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BoardCertifications:<p>Board Certified in Family Medicine</p>
Degree:Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN (1991)
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FirstName:Mark
HospitalAffiliations:<p>Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland</p> <p>Lourdes Medical Center, Pasco</p> <p>Trios-Southridge Hospital, Kennewick</p>
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LastName:Hoitink
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Summary:<p>Dr. Mark Hoitink is board certified in family medicine. He has been in practice since 1994. Dr. Hoitink received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Washington University and his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He then completed his residency training at the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Medical Education Program in family medicine.</p> <p>A native of Kennewick, Washington, Dr. Hoitink is married to Toni Hoitink, OD. He enjoys spending time with his family, running, gardening, skiing, camping, and Mariners baseball.</p>
Training:<p>Family Medicine Residency: Fort Wayne Medical Education Program, Fort Wayne, IN (1991-1994)</p>

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Degree:Cleveland University – College of Chiropractic, Kansas City, KS (2016)
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FirstName:Travis
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LastName:Simmons
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ProfessionalMemberships:<p>American Chiropractic Association</p>
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Summary:<p>Dr. Travis Simmons is a Doctor of Chiropractic, who has an interest in soft tissue treatments and manipulative therapies. He has taken several post-graduate courses focusing on soft tissue treatments. Dr. Simmons believes soft tissue therapy and rehabilitation is needed in conjunction with manipulation to establish and maintain proper joint motion and position. Dr. Simmons has enjoyed helping a variety of patients overcome their pain and return to normal functional movement. Dr. Simmons has focused his efforts in multidisciplinary care in order to achieve the best results for patients. </p> <p>Dr. Simmons graduated with a bachelors of science from Brigham Young University &ndash; Idaho. He received his doctorate of chiropractic degree from Cleveland University &ndash; College of Chiropractic in Kansas City, Kansas, where he graduated Cum Laud. </p> Dr. Simmons&rsquo; hobbies include spending time with his amazing family, running and exercise, snow boarding and reading.<br />
Training:<p style="margin-bottom: 11.25pt; line-height: 18.75pt;">Level 1 and 2 Rock Tape certified</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 11.25pt; line-height: 18.75pt;">FAKTR protocol certified</p> ART certified<br />

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Degree:Clinical Psychology
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FirstName:Brian
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LastName:Anderson
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Summary:<p style="text-align: justify;">Dr. Brian Anderson has over fifteen years in the mental health field and ten years as a counselor.&nbsp; He received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology where he specialized in clinical psychology.&nbsp; Dr. Anderson received a Master&rsquo;s in Public Administration from the University of Arkansas Little Rock, where he also &nbsp;graduated with a triple major in Psychology, Honors in Early European History, and Speech Communications. He completed his doctoral internship at Pacific Rehabilitation Centers in Everett, Washington before relocating to Tuscaloosa, Alabama where he completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Alabama specializing in Chronic Pain Management. </p> As a certified personal trainer and behavior analyst, Dr. Anderson specializes in modifying undesired behaviors using solution focused techniques and problem solving therapy.&nbsp; He has worked extensively with children and their caretakers, adults wanting to improve their health, and individuals who struggle with communicating their thoughts and feelings.<br />
Training:<p>Clinical Psychologist / Behavior Analyst</p> <p>Certified Personal Trainer (NFPT)</p> <p>Certified Financial Counselor (AFCPE)</p>

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Degree:University of Texas Medical Branch—School of Medicine, Galveston, TX (2012)
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FirstName:Nicholas
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LastName:Juan
LMESpecialty1:Interventional Pain Medicine
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Summary:<p>Dr. Nicholas Juan is a fellowship trained pain medicine specialist who practices a multifaceted approach to treating his patients&rsquo; pain.&nbsp; He utilizes therapeutic injections and is especially interested in the field of neuromodulation therapy.</p> <p>Dr. Juan received his undergraduate degree from Austin College in northern Texas and went on to study medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he also completed his residency in Anesthesiology. Dr. Juan then received focused training to complete his fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch as well as the MD Anderson Cancer Center.</p> <p>Dr. Juan enjoys spending time with his wife and pets, as well as scuba diving, skiing, and cooking.&nbsp;</p>
Training:<p><span></span></p> <p>Pain Medicine Fellowship: University of Texas Medical Branch-Department of Anesthesiology&nbsp; (2017)</p> <p>Anesthesiology Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch-<span>Department of Anesthesiology</span> (2013-2016)</p> <p style="margin-left: 53pt; text-align: justify;"><span></span></p>

BoardCertifications:<p>Family Medicine</p> <p>Addiction Medicine</p>
Degree:University of New England
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LastName:Murphy
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Summary:<p>Dr. Murphy brings 26 years of experience, first in family medicine and now, over the past 17 years he has specialized in addiction medicine; treating substance abuse including alcohol and drugs.</p> <p>Dr. Murphy graduated from Westfield University in Massachusetts teaching special education to middle school and high school student for the next 7 years. After reading Isaac Azimov&rsquo;s "The Human Capital Body", he became interested in medicine. He completed the pre-med requirements at Umass and was excepted to the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a three year residency in family medicine at Umass in Worcester Massachusetts.</p> <p>Over the past 5 years he was the Director of Medical Services at Brattleboro Retreat in Vermont. He was part of the exciting implementation of the Hub and Spoke program that is now a national model for the delivery of treatment for opioid addiction.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dr. Murphy enjoys lap swimming almost everyday. He and his partner&nbsp; love to ride bicycles and enjoy travel. Their last trip was to Ireland and he looks forward to someday cruising the Seine river with a few days in Paris. He likes to read a good murder mystery that has lots of police procedural details. His favorite author is Archer Mayor in Vermont.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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BoardCertifications:Diploma of National Board of Medical Examiners<br /> Board Certified in Pediatrics #45029<br /> Board Eligible in Allergy/Immunology<br /> Board Recertification in Pediatrics.<br />
Degree:University of California, Los Angeles (1983)
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ProfessionalMemberships:UCLA Minority Medical Alumni Association<br /> Washington State Allergy Society<br /> Intermountain West Allergy Association<br /> Association of Black Women Physicians<br /> U.S.C. Alumni Association<br /> Los Angeles Allergy Society
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Summary:<p style="background: white;"><span style="color: black;">Dr. Cassandra Mahan-Richards, "Cassandra Richards", is an Allergist and Immunologist who treats adults and children.&nbsp; She specializes in families, and children as a former board certified Pediatrician.&nbsp; Her special interests are in food allergies, hay fever, sinus conditions, frequent infections, immune deficiencies, asthma, and rashes such as eczema and hives.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="background: white;"><span style="color: black;">Dr Richards received her undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California , and her Medical degree from University of California, in Los Angeles (UCLA).&nbsp; Dr Richards completed her residency/internship at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, and her Allergy, and Immunology Fellowship at UCLA.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="background: white;"><span style="color: black;">Though she was&nbsp; born in Stockton, California, she has traveled frequently to Washington state since her teens when she first fell in love with the state.&nbsp; This led to her decision to begin practicing in Washington state in 2013. She enjoys being with family and friends, working out, hiking, gardening, movies, concerts, theater, and church activities.</span></p>
Training:<p>Residency - Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Los Angeles, Pediatric<br /> Fellowship- University of California, Los Angeles<br /> Pediatric Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology</p>

BoardCertifications:<p>Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology,1987. </p> <p>Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Canada (FRCPC), 1987.</p> <p>Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management, 1991.</p> <p>American Board of Anesthesiology Added Qualifications in Pain Management, 1993. Recertified 2004, 2013.</p> <p>Certified in Addiction Medicine through examination by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Certificate No. 23818.&nbsp;</p>
Degree:University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine, MD degree, 1978-82
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FirstName:Marshall
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LastName:Bedder
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Summary:<p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Dr. Bedder is a Canadian born and trained physician but is now a naturalized US citizen. He is an ABA boarded anesthesiologist with added qualifications in pain medicine and certification in addiction medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). &nbsp;Dr. Bedder is the former head of the Pain Management Center at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) where he established an Anesthesia Pain Fellowship training program.&nbsp; He also helped to establish the hands-on workshops for implantable therapies, which are now the industry standard.&nbsp; Dr. Bedder continues to present extensively on pain management topics world-wide.&nbsp; He has published over 40 original journal articles, reviews and textbook chapters.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dr. Bedder is past Board member, Treasurer and President-Elect for the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) and has served on the Editorial Board for the Journal Neuromodulation and is a current reviewer for the journals Neuromodulation and Pain Medicine.&nbsp; He served as the pain medicine and anesthesia member for the Alaska and Washington Medicare carrier advisory committee (CAC). Dr. Bedder served as Director of Anesthesia Services and Pain Fellowship Director for the Alaska Spine Institute in Anchorage, Alaska.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-align: left;">Dr Bedder relocated to the Pacific Northwest in 2009 and was Director of Interventional Pain for Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed) in Seattle, WA. PacMed is a multispecialty medical group comprising over 150 primary care providers and specialty physicians.</span></p> <p>He also attained the Rank of Commander, Medical Corps, United States Navy (Reserve). He was most recently attached to the 4<sup>th</sup> Med BTN, 4<sup>th</sup> Marine Logistics Group, H&amp;S Company as Officer in Charge (OIC) of two detachments at Joint Base Lewis McChord Washington. Dr. Bedder was deployed as a Navy combat Anesthesiologist to the NATO Role 3 Hospital at Kandahar Airfield Afghanistan in 2014. He participated in over 250 combat casualty cases.</p> <p>Dr Bedder joins Lynx HealthCare Spine and Pain in 2018 to provide advanced technology solutions for chronic pain patients who have not had success in their individual therapies. He practices in a patient centered approach using interdisciplinary involvement to achieve the best outcomes possible for each patient.</p>
Training:<span>University of Manitoba - Intern</span><br /> <p><span>Medicine/Anesthesia mixed rotation, 1982-83<br /> Medicine/Anesthesia mixed rotation, 1982-83Medicine/Anesthesia mixed rotation, 1982-83<br /> </span></p> <p><span>University of Manitoba - Anesthesia Resident, 1983-86<br /> </span></p> <p><span>University of Manitoba/University of Washington .&nbsp; Anesthesia Resident<br /> </span></p> <p><span>Elective Year in&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pain/Regional Research and Clinical Activity, 1985-86<br /> </span></p> <p><span>University of Washington Pain Center,&nbsp; Seattle, Washington<br /> </span></p> <p><span>Clinical Fellow, October &ndash; December 1986<br /> </span></p>