Jan 29, 2021Pain Toolkits
Dr. Ruben G. Alexander, M.D. is a board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain management physician. Dr. Alexander graduated as the valedictorian from Morehouse College with a perfect 4.0 GPA. After college, he completed his medical school training and internship in general surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Alexander subsequently went to Brooklyn, New York to complete his residency in anesthesiology at the State University of New York at Downstate, where he served as chief resident. After completion of residency training, he completed an ACGME-accredited fellowship in pain management at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Alexander brings his expertise in medical management and interventional skills in order to help patients dealing with acute and chronic pain states. He is revered by both peers and patients alike. He has earned awards and accolades such as induction into honor societies (Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha) and being named a Gamble 21st Century Scholar and FOCUS Research Fellow. Additionally, Dr. Alexander serves not only his local community but also serves abroad in medically underserved communities, sharing his knowledge and compassion to those in need. Dr. Alexander hails from Atlanta, GA and lives with his wife and daughter. In his free time, he enjoys travel, photography, golf and movies.
Shellie Aparicio, NP is a board- certified Nurse Practitioner. She believes in providing compassionate care to all her patients. In her free time, she loves spending outdoor activities with her friend and family.
Dr. Arlyn Valencia is a Board Certified Neurologist with Fellowship Training in Stroke and Neurorehabilitation. She also has extensive experience in neurocritical care and advanced headache management. She is highly-regarded and respected by her colleagues and patients.
She graduated from the Neurology Residency Program as well as Fellowship Program in Stroke and Neurorehabilitation at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in Bronx, NY. She did her internal medicine internship at New York Medical College’s Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan, NY.
She served as an Associate Professor of Neurology for 8 years at University Of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM) in Reno, NV where she was the Medical Clerkship Director for Neurology. Her responsibility included teaching medical, psychiatry and Family Medicine resident and covering all the hospitals in Reno, NV including Veterans Administration Of Sierra Nevada System.
She also served as the Stroke Director of Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, NV. During her term, Sunrise Hospital received the Gold Plus standard in stroke care. She then proceeded to provide acute stroke and neurocritical care in the major hospitals in Las Vegas Nevada.
David Tonkin, MD, is a board-certified physician and the medical director of interventional pain at Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Osage Beach and Springfield, Missouri. As a pain management and anesthesia specialist, Dr. Tonkin is an expert in interventional pain techniques.
Dr. Tonkin graduated from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, before earning his medical degree at the American University of the Caribbean School in Coral Gables, Florida, in 2000. He completed postgraduate training at West Virginia University in Morgantown, the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Temple University Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, and Wayne State University and Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.
After finishing his training, Dr. Tonkin was a practicing anesthesiologist for several years before completing an accredited interventional pain fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. With a strong background in anesthesiology and interventional pain management, he is a national opioid epidemic educator and well-known speaker on the issue.
From epidural injections and nerve blocks to holistic medicine and opioid addiction treatments, Dr. Tonkin can treat a number of pain-related conditions.
Jessica E. Mourino, MSN, APRN, NP-C received her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Florida International University.
Jessica E. Mourino, MSN, APRN, NP-C received her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Florida International University. She practiced as a Registered Nurse for five years in various healthcare institutions such as Mount Sinai Medical Center and Memorial Regional Hospital. She then went on and pursued her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Chamberlain University. Jessica is a bilingual (English and Spanish) board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She is nationally certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Her experience as a Nurse Practitioner include Preventative health, Cardiovascular, Primary Care and Pediatric Urgent Care. Jessica enjoys working with people of all ages, genders and ethnicity, as well as with a full range of medical problems. She believes this field is fascinating and diverse.
Brian Le, D.O. received his medical education at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.
After completing the clinical internship in New Jersey, he completed his Residency in Anesthesiology and a Fellowship in Pain.
Brian Le, D.O. received his medical education at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing the clinical internship in New Jersey, he completed his Residency in Anesthesiology and a Fellowship in Pain Management at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He received the prestigious “outstanding graduating resident of the year award” from the University of Maryland Medical Center.At the University of Maryland Medical Center, he worked with Dr. Joel Kent and Dr.Thelma Wright. He received extensive training in the latest interventional pain management techniques and became proficient in chronic pain management.
Dr. Le adheres to the philosophy of patient safety and his highest priority is to deliver the appropriate and adequate medical care to the patient by applying the latest techniques and knowledge. He is a strong proponent of a multidisciplinary approach pain management and is dedicated to providing the best and most effective treatment plan for his patients.
Dr. Le is an active member of several medical societies. He also participates regularly in pain management research. Dr. Le is a “Health Tap” award winner and is recognized as a premier physician in the pain management field. Dr. Le serves as the Clinical Adjunct Professor of Pain Management/Anesthesiology for Touro University of Nevada’s College of Osteopathic Medicine