INFORMATION ABOUT THE DOCTORS AND STAFF
You can expect a very courteous staff here at
THE PAIN CENTER USA
From receptionist to the doctors who will be caring and compassionate.
RAJ BOTHRA, M.D., F.I.P.P.
Member, American Society of Interventional Pain Physician. Dr. Bothra has been practicing in Warren for 30 years. He was Board Certified by American Board of General Surgery. For the last 5 years, he has specialized exclusively in Interventional Pain Management with expertise in Epidural Blocks, Facet Blocks, Radiofrequency Rhizotomy, Discogram and Percutaneous Discectomy Spinal Cord Stimulations etc... With his background of General Surgery, he has an ease with performing these procedures.
Dr. Bothra was awarded Fellowship of Interventional Pain Physicians
ERIC N. BACKOS, M.D.
Board Certified Physical Medicine Rehabilitation specialist with over 25 years’ experience. He specializes in Pain Management, Medication Management, Opioid detoxification, EMG/NCS testing to identify specific location of nerve injury, Botox therapy and Acupuncture.
David Lewis M.D.
Dr. Lewis received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Tennessee State University. Upon graduation, he attended the magnificent Meharry Medical College where he received his medical degree. He then pursued and successfully completed a residency program in Anesthesiology at the Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, as well as a pain management fellowship. In May of 2016, Dr. Lewis successfully completed his board requirements and is now certified with the American Board of Anesthesiology. He will sit for his pain boards in late 2017.
Anatole Matulis, M.D. Ph.D
Dr. Matulis is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. He is not only an M.D. but also a Ph.D. He was Chairman of Department of Psychiatry and President on Medical Staff at Holy Cross Hospital. His speciality is Neuropsychiatry. He has written books on this subject. He practices General Psychiatry and his main interest is head injury and neuropsychiatry. In a multidisciplinary approach to pain management, the services of Psychologist and Psychiatrist are very valuable.
Ganiu Edu, Pain Management & Anesthesiologist M.D.
Tatyana Bezpalko, MSN, AGNP-C is originally from Ukraine where she completed her nursing undergraduate education, Bachelor of Science in Biology, and Master of Science in Biology. She achieved Master of Science in Nursing by attending Walden University and got board certified as a Nurse Practitioner.
She worked as an RN at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for 11 years where she mastered her
pain management skills while taking care of post-surgical and cancer patients.
In 2008, she was granted the Epidural Analgesia Pain Management Certificate.
Tatyana explains,“I love encouraging my patients and empowering them through all walks of
healthcare, and I see myself as a partner in their pain management challenges.
I especially enjoy building relationships and working with new patients to
guide them as they establish their pain care goals and needs.”
In her spare time, Tatyana enjoys cooking, sewing, and spending
time with her family. She is fluent in Ukrainian and Russian Languages. She is
excited to be a part of The Pain Center and is very proud to work with such a
fantastic team of providers.
Christopher R. Russo, M.D.
Christopher R. Russo, M.D., received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan in Cellular and Molecular Biology. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School where he received his Doctorate of Medicine. Dr. Russo went on to complete his residency training with the University of Michigan Department of Anesthesiology. Following his residency training, Dr. Russo completed a two-year Pain Medicine Fellowship with the University of South Florida Department of Neurology. This was followed by Post-Fellowship training in Advanced Interventional Pain Techniques at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. He has special interest in spinal cord and occipital nerve stimulation, trigeminal nerve disorders, vertebral compression fractures, radiofrequency ablation and chemical dependency.
Brent Russell, P.A.
Sarah Pursifull, MS PA-C
Sarah Pursifull, MS, PA-C is a graduate of the University of Michigan where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. She completed her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at University of Detroit Mercy and earned her board certification through NCCPA. She went on to complete a fellowship program in emergency medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, where she learned many diagnostic and procedural skills and completed a rotation in anesthesia. She later worked as a hospitalist providing ICU coverage, where she again learned more advanced ultrasound-guided procedures and techniques to manage pain in the hospital setting. She has additional experience working with military veterans with disabling service-related injuries. Sarah is also passionate about reaching underserved populations and has gone on multiple medical mission trips with Africa Christian Ministries to provide care to the Zulu people in South Africa. She has a particular interest in management of sports-related injuries as well as chronic female pelvic pain. Sarah draws on her own experience as a patient, making her an empathetic provider. Her experience and background make her an excellent addition to our practice.
Diane Campbell, N.P.
Amy can answer all questions our patients may have, including questions about pain management and insurance issues.
Zina Anton - Supervisor
PHYSICAL THERAPY DEPARTMENT
Physical Therapy Manager - Maritess Pascual & Pammi Bothra
Registered Physical Therapist - Voitek Malinowski
Registered Physical Therapist - Porfirio Trojillo
Physical Therapy Aids - Pammi, Zelda, Lena, Stephanie, Marla, Tess, Fay, Kalley & Meagan
Ramona Mancina, RN
FLUOROSCOPY TECH/MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Philip, Rim, Brittany, Greta, Monica, Filo, Zyra, Noor, Eltona, Elene, Billie jo, Elizabeth, Orinda, Cary, Connie, Alexis, Shaunna & Grisela
Joe, Raj, Milad & Bob
Emily, Eva, Joana, Klaus, Kayla, Keith, Keisha & Sally
Billing Manager - Tina Ydrogo
Joanna, Dana, Bryan, Sarah, Ray, Lisa, Jaime, Yolonda, Carolyn, Carol, Dea, Mariann, Katrina, Monica, Angela, Victoria, Shay, Freddie, Valbona & Najah