Reno Pain


I was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe and loved growing up with easy access to skiing and the lake. Due to my passion for helping others, I pursued a degree in nursing at University of Nevada-Reno and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2015. My nursing experience includes working in the Emergency Department, Telemetry and General Surgery Units, and an outpatient Pain Management Clinic.

After six years of working as a Registered Nurse, I obtained a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Nevada-Reno in 2021. After graduation, I performed annual health assessments for two years, which emphasized preventative medicine. Although this experience gave me a solid foundation as a Nurse Practitioner, I am excited to narrow my focus and join Nevada Advanced Pain Specialists. I feel that my previous nursing experience in pain management, working alongside Dr. Patterson, and my passion for managing and treating patients with chronic pain make me a perfect fit for this team.

In my free time, I enjoy working in my yard, going up to the lake, and most importantly spending quality time with friends and family.

Nevada Advanced Pain Specialists is recognized as an industry leader in pain management. We have a state-of-the-art facility in Reno, Nevada, that allows for us to offer the highest possible level of quality care of our patients.

We are committed to providing a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach for each individual’s pain complaints to provide the most appropriate care. Our approach includes analysis of biomechanics, joint motion, as well as skeletal, nerve and muscle tissues. Every individual is evaluated for the root cause of their pain – not just a “quick fix” approach to only provide symptomatic relief.

Your pain will be evaluated with latest diagnostic tools and technologies used by the professionals at Nevada Advanced Pain Specialists to make accurate assessments including: EMG/Nerve testing, MRIs, x-rays, bone scans, and diagnostic pain injections.

Call today to schedule your appointment (775) 284-8650