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Dr. Amar Patel

Interventional Pain Specialist | Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Patel is a native of Southern California and completed his training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA where he acted as Chief Resident. This was followed by a completion of an Interventional Pain Fellowship at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, AL through the Department of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Patel brings a diverse array of clinical training and experience to the Premier Spine & Pain Institute’s core team. He cares deeply about his patients and prides himself–and his staff–on creating an inviting, empathetic pain care experience.

Education & Training

Saba University School of Medicine
Medical School

Emory University
Residency | Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

University of Alabama in Birmingham
Fellowship | Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Tam Nguyen

Interventional Pain Specialist | Anesthesiology

Dr. Nguyen is double board-certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He moved fromVietnam to the United States when he was 15 years old and can speak Vietnamese fluently. He was fellowship-trained in Pain medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine. Prior to this, he received Bachelor of Art in Biochemistry at University of Colorado Boulder. He then attended medical school also at University of Colorado School of Medicine. After that, he went on to Anesthesiology residency at University of Colorado Hospital.

Dr. Nguyen’s interest in chronic pain was first initiated during his time growing up in Vietnam where the condition was largely unaddressed due to lack or resources and recognition. Seeing people around him, including his relatives suffered from chronic pain gave him a deep sympathy for them. He always hoped to have the opportunity to do something that will help to reduce their suffering and improve their functionality and quality of life. His interests in pain medicine were further enhanced during his training in the United States, especially during his residency where he gained valuable experience with challenging conditions. He believes in a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach in treating pain. He acknowledges that chronic pain does not only cause physical strain, but it also cause emotional, social, and psychological stress as well.

Outside of work, Dr. Nguyen enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and playing soccer.

Education & Training

University of Colorado, Boulder
Biochemistry

University of Colorado School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine

University of Colorado School of Medicine
Residency | Anesthesiology

University of Colorado School of Medicine
Fellowship | Pain Medicine

Our astounding mid-level providers

Joseph Shankland, PA-C

Physician Assistant

David Eastlund, PA

Physician Assistant

Susan Miget, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Tiffany Escobar, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Our caring staff, nurses, & techs

Dennis Dickman

Heidi Dobson

Diana Teran

Michelle Pigg

Erin Fisher

Ruth Brad

Dawn Sharp

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