Pain Management

WELCOME TO INSIGHT PAIN MANAGEMENT

As innovators in identifying and treating chronic pain, Insight Pain Management focuses on a variety methods, including physical rehabilitation and the latest technologies, so our patients experience the best results.

Whether you suffer from chronic headaches, back pain, joint pain, or sciatica, Insight has a treatment plan for you. Although pain is complex, there are many treatment options available, including medication management, injection therapy, interventional procedures, and aquatic therapy. Our team of chronic pain management experts are also able to offer what no other pain management clinic can because we are a part of a larger institution with neurosurgery, MRI, physical therapy, chiropractic, and fitness facilities all under one roof. We pride ourselves in making patient experience and satisfaction our top priority.

UNDERSTANDING BACK PAIN TREATMENT

In order to understand back pain treatment options, it is important to understand the structure of the spine. The spine is composed of 24 ring-like bones called vertebrae. The rings of each vertebra align to form a column in the back, which is referred to as your spinal column. The spinal cord extends from the base of the brain and runs down the length of the spinal column, ending at the top of the lumbar spine where it continues down the spinal column as a bundle of nerves.

The spinal cord is also protected by a thin membrane called dura mater, and the epidural space is a small space that surrounds the dura mater. Nerve roots branch off the spinal cord and exit the spinal column through an opening called the neural foramen. These nerves extend into the arms, back, and legs. If something is irritating the nerve roots, such as a bulging or herniated disk, pain can be felt along the entirety of the nerve.

UNDERSTANDING BACK PAIN TREATMENT

In order to understand back pain treatment options, it is important to understand the structure of the spine. The spine is composed of 24 ring-like bones called vertebrae. The rings of each vertebra align to form a column in the back, which is referred to as your spinal column. The spinal cord extends from the base of the brain and runs down the length of the spinal column, ending at the top of the lumbar spine where it continues down the spinal column as a bundle of nerves.

The spinal cord is also protected by a thin membrane called dura mater, and the epidural space is a small space that surrounds the dura mater. Nerve roots branch off the spinal cord and exit the spinal column through an opening called the neural foramen. These nerves extend into the arms, back, and legs. If something is irritating the nerve roots, such as a bulging or herniated disk, pain can be felt along the entirety of the nerve.

PATIENT CARE SECOND TO NONE

That is Insight’s core value and is at the heart of everything we do. Nothing comes before our patients’ health and well-being, and we are driven by a passion to help others regardless of any obstacles and challenges that may lie ahead.

PATIENT CARE SECOND TO NONE

That is Insight’s core value and is at the heart of everything we do. Nothing comes before our patients’ health and well-being, and we are driven by a passion to help others regardless of any obstacles and challenges that may lie ahead.

meet our pain management team

Director of Pain Management

Racheal Smith

M.D. Orthopedic Surgery & Pain Management

Vincent Rampersaud

D.O, Anesthesiology & Pain Management, Board-Certified

Siva K. Sripada

DO, Pain Management, Board-Certified

Dennis Dobritt

MD, Anesthesia/Pain, Board-Certified

Evan Peskin

MD, Anesthesia/Pain, Board-Certified

Jane Tolson Solomons

MD, Anesthesia/Pain

Sushruth Shenava

MD, Pain Management, Board-Certified

Khurram J. Khan

FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Board-Certified

Julie Widzinski, NP

FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner

Alyssa Doyle

AGACNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Board-Certified

Joe Danko

Chief Operating Officer

Kris Swanson

Director of Pain Management

Racheal Smith

Racheal earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Michigan-Flint in May 2014. She joined Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience in May of 2014 as the front desk medical assistant at Insight Imaging. With hard work and dedication, she quickly moved up to the Neurosurgery Clinic, where she was Dr. Shah’s medical assistant, she was later promoted to management. Racheal enjoys spending time with her wonderful family, friends, and her dog Chloe in her spare time.

M.D. Orthopedic Surgery & Pain Management

Vincent Rampersaud

Dr. Vincent Rampersaud has been practicing orthopedics and pain management since 1998. He trained in orthopedics at Wayne State University and has had extensive training in pain, spine, joints and hand injuries. He has been focused on pain management in private practice since 2009. Dr. Rampersaud provides a variety of medical, interventional and surgical treatment options for the treatment of chronic pain along with bone and joint injuries.

D.O, Anesthesiology & Pain Management, Board-Certified

Siva K. Sripada

Dr. Siva Sripada is board-certified in anesthesiology as well as in pain management. He completed his medical training at the University of North Texas HSC in Fort Worth, Texas. He then completed his anesthesia residency at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

After working as an anesthesiologist in the greater Dallas area, he returned to receive his subspecialty training in pain management from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Dr. Sripada has been working exclusively as a pain management specialist in Southeast Michigan for over ten years. He is dedicated to providing various treatment options for his patients to help them manage chronic pain.

DO, Pain Management, Board-Certified

Dennis Dobritt

Dr. Dennis Dobritt is a pain management specialist with over 35 years of experience evaluating and treating acute, chronic, and cancer pain conditions. Prior to joining Insight, Dr. Dobritt spent over 30 years as a faculty member at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is currently an associate clinical professor in the Department of Surgical Specialties. Dr. Dobritt has been involved in research and previously held the position of Director of Anesthesia Research for the Department of Anesthesiology, Providence Hospital Anesthesia Residency program.

Dr. Dobritt is board certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and interventional pain. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology with added qualifications in pain medicine, as well as the American Board of Pain Medicine and the World Institute of Pain. Dr. Dobritt has been the recipient of many awards over the years and has published several papers on various topics in pain management. He has also had several appointments by Michigan governors to serve the state, including the Michigan Osteopathic Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, where he was vice-chairman for several years and chairman his last year on the board.

MD, Anesthesia/Pain, Board-Certified

Evan Peskin

Dr. Evan Peskin is a chronic pain management physician at Insight Pain Management. He is currently accepting new patients at our Flint, Warren, and Dearborn locations. Before joining Insight, Dr. Peskin completed his education and training in Miami, Florida, practicing anesthesiology, perioperative medicine, and pain management at several hospital systems. During his training, Dr. Peskin also gained experience in diverse anesthesia disciplines, including neuroanesthesia, intensive care, and trauma management.

Dr. Peskin prioritizes the role of innovation and process improvement in moving the healthcare field forward. To better advocate for his patients, Dr. Peskin completed a master’s degree in health management and policy. He holds medical device patents in ten countries and was awarded an Innovations Grant from the Veterans Administration Innovation Center for developing peri/postoperative opioid use guidelines. While in Miami, he was also involved with the CHARIOT (Childhood Anxiety Reduction through Innovation and Technology) program.

Patient safety and quality of life are central tenets of Dr. Peskin’s practice. He prioritizes treating each patient with the same genuine care and concern that he would expect any healthcare practitioner to show his family. He also prides himself in involving the patient and their loved ones at every step of their care. Outside work, Dr. Peskin enjoys spending time with his wife Abby, startup business development, cooking, baking, soccer, racquetball, and stand-up comedy.

MD, Anesthesia/Pain, Board-Certified

Jane Tolson Solomons

Dr. Jane Tolson Solomons is a board-certified anesthesiologist at Insight’s Department of Pain Management and is accepting new patient appointments. With more than 10 years of training experience as an anesthesiologist and as a pain physician, Dr. Solomons is excited to join Insight and serve our diverse patient population with specific needs in addressing chronic pain.

As an interventional pain physician, Dr. Solomons’ primary interests are in treating chronic spine and joint related pain with a multimodal treatment approach that incorporates a combination of patient education, medication management, physical therapy, and various types of fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided injections and radio-frequency ablation. She has additional interests in neuromodulation for chronic pain and non-opioid alternatives in the management of chronic pain. Dr. Solomons also has experience in managing patients with chronic pain related to complex abdominal and pelvic causes, as well as head and neck related pain conditions and dystonia.

MD, Anesthesia/Pain

Sushruth Shenava

Dr. Sushruth Shenava is skilled in anesthesiology and pain management and has been in practice since 2011. After anesthesiology training, he began focusing solely on pain management. Dr. Shenava offers a variety of procedural, behavioral, and medical options for the treatment of chronic pain, with an emphasis on improved functionality and daily living.

MD, Pain Management, Board-Certified

Khurram J. Khan

Dr. Khurram J. Khan graduated from Dow Medical College in 1999 and then finished his residency in PM&R at Tufts Medical center, Boston, MA with resident of the year award in 2009. After that he went onto doing fellowships in Hospice & Palliative Medicine at UCSF, Headache Medicine and then Anesthesia Pain Medicine at USC. He also finished dedicated 1 year of exposure in a regenerative medicine clinic in illinois suburbs last year. He has been practicing interventional pain medicine since 2016. He has been Board Certified in PM&R, HPM, Brain injury, Headache and Orofacial pain, Anesthesia Pain medicine and Hospice medical director board exams.

FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Board-Certified

Julie Widzinski, NP

Julie Widzinski, FNP-BC, is a board-certified nurse practitioner. She earned her first bachelor’s degree in Biology and Sports Medicine at Adrian College and then shortly after, received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing at the University of Detroit Mercy. She went on to complete her master’s degree at Chamberlain University in Chicago, Illinois, graduating with honors.

Julie began her career in the emergency room and then moved to the neuro/medical intensive care unit at McLaren Flint. Julie worked for McLaren for 11 years before joining Insight Insitute in June of 2020. Julie sees patients in the Insight Pain Management Center, as well as Hurley Medical Center, Genesys Regional Medical Center, and McLaren Flint.

FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner

Alyssa Doyle

Alyssa Doyle, FNP-BC, is a board-certified nurse practitioner. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Saginaw Valley State University. Alyssa worked as a registered nurse for five years in the Emergency Department at Hurley Medical Center and as a pre/post-op nurse at The Vascular Institute of Michigan.
Alyssa went on to complete her master’s degree from the University of Michigan- Flint and began with Insight Institute in February of 2021. Alyssa sees patients in the Insight Pain Management Center, as well as Hurley Medical Center, Genesys Regional Medical Center, and McLaren Flint.
AGACNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Board-Certified

Joe Danko

Joe Danko, AGACNP-BC, is a board-certified nurse practitioner specializing in acute care gerontology. He earned his bachelor’s degree as a registered nurse at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He completed his master’s degree at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan.

Joe worked in the medical ICU, pre-op, and recovery room at St. John Hospital in Detroit for 11 years before joining Insight in February 2016. Joe sees patients in the Insight Pain Management Center, Hurley Medical Center, Genesys Regional Medical Center, and McLaren Regional Medical Center.

Chief Operating Officer

Kris Swanson

Kris Swanson earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Alma College in May 2001 and later earned his master’s in business administration from Central Michigan University in May 2002. Since then, he has been a manager at INSIGHT since 2012 and has played a crucial role in developing INSIGHT Pain Management when it opened in 2012.

Sensing pain is a part of human nature. However, identifying and treating the source of the pain can be much more complex than one may realize. It is well-documented that approximately 100 million people in our country suffer from some manner of chronic pain. Regardless of the nature of your pain, chronic pain can dramatically affect your quality of life. In fact, the most common kind of chronic pain is lower back pain. As trailblazers in back pain management, Insight will focus on using various methods of back pain treatment, including physical rehabilitation and the use of the latest technology for the best back pain relief possible.

If you find that you are living in the shadow of chronic pain, whether it is headaches, back pain, or sciatica, it can have a negative impact on both your physical and mental health. This can alter your ability to live independently, to work at doing what you love, and to be mobile. Our team of specialists can help by providing you with state-of-the-art back pain relief through a variety of treatment options. Insight is able to offer you more options that many other back pain treatment clinics, since we are a component of a larger institution with neurosurgery, MRI, physical therapy, and chiropractic all under the same roof.

Insight neurosurgeons place patient experience and satisfaction at the top of our list. With all our options for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation within easy reach, we can successfully address your back pain treatment and management with non-surgical measures like physical therapy and medication. For severe back pain which does not respond well to non-surgical procedures, we are able to apply surgical treatments safely and efficiently for back pain relief. The experienced, competent surgeons at Insight always place the best interests of our patients foremost in all of our treatments and procedures. For more information about our back pain relief and back pain treatment, contact Insight at: (810) 732-8336.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

FLINT, MI

4800 S Saginaw St. Flint MI, 48507

(810) 275-9152

(810) 213-0228

painclinic@iinn.com

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

4800 S. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48507

21230 Dequindre Road Warren, MI 48091