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Meet Our Distinguished APP Advisory Board

Published November 16, 2021

In Interventional Pain Practices across the country, Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) are key players—trusted by patients and vital to the effective, efficient flow of a busy pain practice. Moreover, when it comes to bringing lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) patients the benefits of mild®, APPs are increasingly taking a leading role—guiding the patient from initial diagnosis, performing MRI/imaging reviews, educating patients about what to expect, scheduling procedures, and assessing the results at follow up.

We see you.

We recognize all the APPs do to help LSS patients find relief. With this shared goal in mind, we began asking APPs, “What can we do to help you in your day-to-day role?” and “How can we be the best possible partner to you over time?”

We hear you.

We spoke to dozens of APPs, and several themes came through loud and clear. We hear that you want to have a stronger voice in the Interventional Pain Community, to take on more leadership within your own practices or community, and to have easier access to training and support.

We’re with you.

That’s why we created the Vertos APP Advisory Board—a committee of dedicated professionals at all stages of their careers and with a wide spectrum of credentials who are excited to help harness more resources, support, and recognition for APPs. The goals of the Advisory Board are to:

  • Engage and empower every APP in the Interventional Pain community through training, recognition, collaboration, and peer-to-peer support
  • Help more patients gain access to the mild® Procedure by optimizing LSS identification, treatment planning, practice workflows, and patient recovery in every practice

The Vertos APP Advisory Board

Kristen Bowman, NP
Nevada Advanced Pain Specialists, Reno, NV
5 Years in IPM

Christine Christensen, NP
Spine and Pain Institute of Florida, Lakeland, FL
1 Year in IPM

Ashley Comer, NP
Spine and Nerve Centers, Charleston, WV
7 Years in IPM

Lauren Cote, APRN
Ascension Kansas, Wichita, KS
3 Years in IPM

Tiffany Doyle, APN
NorthShore University HealthSystem, Skokie, IL
2 Years in IPM

Jane Hartigan, PA
Evolve Restorative Center, Santa Rosa, CA
2 Years in IPM

Zohra Hussaini, NP
University of Kansas Health System Academic Medical
Center, Kansas City, KS
10 Years in IPM

Amanda Hyland, PA-C
Pennsylvania Pain and Spine Institute, Chalfont, PA
4 Years in IPM

Kelsey Kimball, PA
The Orthopaedic Institute, Gainesville, FL
1 Year in IPM

Kristen Klein, NP
Pain Institute of Long Island, Long Island, NY
3.5 Years in IPM

Russell Little, NP
Relievus, Vineland, NJ
6 Years in IPM

James Lynch, PA
Pain Consultants of San Diego, San Diego, CA
1 Year in IPM

Patrick McGinn, PA
Premier Pain Centers, Shrewsbury, NJ
5.5 Years in IPM

Lauren Williams, PA-C
FirstHealth/Pinehurst Anesthesia Associates, Pinehurst, NC
1.5 Years in IPM

Marie Zambelli, MSN FNP-C
Restore Medical Partners, Venice, FL
2.5 Years in IPM

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