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

Alyssa Doyle, FNP-BC

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.

Racheal Smith

Director at Insight Pain Management

Racheal earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Michigan-Flint in May of 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 in to management. In her spare time Racheal enjoys spending time with her wonderful family, friends, and her dog Chloe.

Julie Widzinski, NP

FNP-BC

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.

Kris Swanson

Chief Operating Officer

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.

Joe Danko, AGACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Joe Danko, AGACNP-BC, is a board-certified nurse practitioner with a specialty in acute care gerontology. He earned his bachelor’s degree as a registered nurse at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He went on to complete 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 as well as Hurley Medical Center, Genesys Regional Medical Center, and McLaren Regional Medical Center.

Allison Piatt, ACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Allison Piatt, ACNP-BC, is a board-certified nurse practitioner with a specialty in acute care. She completed her nurse practitioner degree with honors from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her nursing degree at the University of Michigan in Flint, Michigan.

Allison had six years of experience as a registered nurse taking care of step-down and ICU surgical patients at area hospitals before pursuing a career as a nurse practitioner. She also worked in general surgery as a nurse practitioner prior to joining Insight in July 2014. Allison sees her patients at Hurley Medical Center, Genesys Regional Medical Center, and McLaren Regional Medical Center and is an integral part of the Insight team. She will on occasion also see patients at Insight Pain Management.

Vincent Rampersaud, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery & Pain Management

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.

Sushruth Shenava, M.D.

Pain Management

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.

Siva K. Sripada, D.O.

Anesthesiology & Pain Management

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 went on to complete his anesthesia residency at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

After working as an anesthesiologist in the greater Dallas area, he went back 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 the southeast Michigan area for over 10 years. He is dedicated to providing a variety of treatment options for his patients to help them manage chronic pain.

Salah Eldohiri, M.D.

Anesthesiology & Pain Management

Dr. Salah Eldohiri is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management and finished medical school at Mansoura, Egypt in 1996. He later completed his residency at State Suny New York, New York in 2003. Dr. Eldohiri is part of the Genesys PHO, and today he is proud to care for his past, present, and future patients at the Insight Pain Management Center.

Dr. 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.

Your Health Is Our Top Priority
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At Insight, we are constantly working to provide you with the best service and medical care possible. If you have comments, questions, or just want more information about Insight’s services, please fill out the form below or contact our office at (810) 275-9333

CONTACT INFORMATION

FLINT, MI

4500 S. Saginaw St., Suite 1600 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