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Lynx Healthcare is fortunate to have a team of incredibly capable and passionate leaders who are implementing our mission and guiding our growth. Fueled by the desire to change the way patient care is delivered and treatments are covered, as well as how to make it all more affordable, our executive team is focused on providing the best possible health care for residents of the Pacific Northwest. We invite you to get to know them below.
Ian Evans started his career in the medical field working at Staff Care, Inc. and quickly became one of the youngest to reach VP status. When Staff Care was bought by AMN Healthcare, Mr. Evans left and helped establish and grow CE Medical Group. As an owner and the CEO, he helped consult physicians, hospitals, and clinics all over the country in the interventional pain management specialty.
After growing that business into a national brand for eight years, Mr. Evans sold to his partner and became one of the owners of Pinnacle Pain Center, a clinic he had originally helped establish as an initial client of CE Medical Group.
After taking over Pinnacle as an owner and becoming the CEO, Mr. Evans’ goal of building a healthcare company is becoming a reality, as he has transitioned a private, single-specialty clinic into a growing multispecialty group covering two states.
Curtis Read has a bachelor of science in business marketing from the University of Utah. He started out in the medical field as a physician recruiter and consultant for Staff Care, Inc. In this position, Mr. Read assessed physician and allied health professional practice opportunities, worked with healthcare executives to craft strategic search plans, and identified and recruited physician and allied health professional candidates in the anesthesia specialty.
While at Staff Care, Mr. Read recognized an opportunity, as many anesthesiologists started going into the new specialty of interventional pain medicine and would struggle to run a business as they tried to transition from being hospital-based employees to setting up their own private clinics.
When Staff Care was purchased by AMN Healthcare Mr. Read joined CE Medical Group as the VP of Physician Relations and became a partner of the group. Here, Mr. Read helped create a new company focused on management services in the medical industry, specifically in interventional pain medicine, and built it into a national brand.
During one stretch alone, Mr. Read was instrumental in the startup of nearly 40 pain management clinics nationwide. Dealing with startups, mergers, acquisitions, and recruiting for clinics, groups, hospitals, and health systems across the country in the pain specialty fueled his passion for improving patient care, saving private practice, and putting the control of medicine back in the hands of physicians.
Eventually Mr. Read sold his interest to another partner and again joined his colleague and friend, Ian Evans, as an owner in Pinnacle Pain Center (now Lynx Healthcare). He has taken on the roles of chief business development officer and now CIO to help build what was a single clinic into a multispecialty group covering multiple states.
Dr. Scott Spendlove is a pain medicine specialist who completed his residency training in anesthesiology and a fellowship program in pain medicine. He believes in evidence-based and holistic multidisciplinary care and empowers his patients to make responsible choices for their health.
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.
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.
Dr. Spendlove’s hobbies include spending time with his wife and children, cooking, and playing outdoor sports.
Dr. Raymond Stroup is a chiropractic doctor with over 15 years of experience helping patients with neuromusculoskeletal pain conditions. He 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.
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.
Before moving to Washington, Dr. Stroup practiced in Illinois and in South Carolina, where he established his own practice and built the area’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 better serve our patients.
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.
Steve Dechter, DO is a native of the Tri-Cities, and received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Washington University. He attended graduate school at Cornell University and earned his medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences, where he graduated with honors.
Dr. Dechter completed his residency training at Case Western Reserve University in physical medicine and rehabilitation, where he served as chief resident and received specialized training at the Cleveland Clinic. He then completed 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.
Dr. Dechter is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and board certified in pain medicine. His special interests include the multidisciplinary management of musculoskeletal joint and spine pain as well as regenerative medicine. Dr. Dechter is a partner in Lynx Healthcare.
Adam Bingham has a bachelor of science in accounting from Utah Valley University. He is newer to the medical field, but he has the necessary financial and operational experience to understand the industry and fill gaps that sometimes are left due to lack of ability to integrate finance and operations.
Prior to joining Lynx Healthcare, Mr. Bingham was part of a finance team with a company that spanned the globe and owned large farming and ranching operations, as well as vegetable packaging and processing plants. In this capacity, he was exposed to many different aspects of the finance world. Some of the projects involved auditing, budgeting, statistical analysis, acquisitions, consolidations of subsidiaries, and other aspects of financial reporting.
Mr. Bingham spent 2 years working at the corporate office with the executive team of this operation and helped provide necessary KPIs and financial analysis to make decisions for future movement of the company.
In addition to multiple years of experience in finance, Mr. Bingham has 12 years of experience working as an operations manager in various fields of interest. His last operational position held was in the agriculture industry, working to improve the economic status and productivity of a large dairy farming operation. During his time there, he interacted with and managed teams of people from many different countries around the world.
In his earlier years, Mr. Bingham lived in Argentina for two years as a representative for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. During his time as a volunteer there, he learned the value of embracing foreign cultures and recognizing that each person has the potential and ability to do something amazing in their lives. This experience fueled his desire to become educated and to do his best to help others see their potential. Upon returning home from his service in South America, he began working and earned his degree in accounting.
Mr. Bingham is currently working on a master’s degree in accounting from Syracuse University as well as preparing to complete the CPA exams. A resident of the Utah and Idaho region his whole life, Mr. Bingham relocated to the Tri-Cities in 2016. He and his wife have five children.
Mr. Bingham enjoys spending time with his family as well as hunting, shooting, and playing golf. With a passion for learning languages, he is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and continues to expand his knowledge of foreign languages and cultures.
Isaac Butts is a native of the Tri-Cities region. He received his education from the University of Idaho. When it comes to marketing, there's no one more qualified than Isaac. His expertise in design, advertising, public relations and marketing strategies has been a key element in the growth and opportunities Lynx Healthcare has come across to impact the communities in the regions we serve.
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