As a board certified physician in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a subspecialty in Pain Medicine, Dr. Jamie Lewis treats patients throughout Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Dr. Lewis received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California, Riverside and subsequently earned his Doctor of Medicine from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. While continuing his clinical training, Dr. Lewis completed an internship in Internal Medicine, a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a fellowship in Pain Management at Loma Linda University and affiliated hospitals. Not only is Dr. Lewis the medical director of Northwest Spine and Pain Medicine, but he also acts as the medical director of the Structured Intensive Multidisciplinary Pain Program at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute in Spokane, Washington.
Dr. Nemri is a graduate of Minsk State Medical University. He completed an Anesthesiology residency program at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, then continued to further his specialization in Pain Management by completing a fellowship program at the same institution. He is Board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management. Dr. Nemri practiced Anesthesia and Pain Management for several years in the largest pain management group in Northwest Indiana and the Greater Chicago area before moving to Washington State to be closer to his family. Dr. Nemri’s extensive experience has brought many patients the expertise of a compassionate caring physician.
Dr. Grattan is a fellowship trained and double board certified pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. His training was completed at Loma Linda University known for a focus on whole person care. He uses this training to address the multiple facets of the patients’ lives that are contributing to their suffering. Dr. Grattan uses multiple diagnostic and treatment modalities to accomplish functional improvements above and beyond pain control, including NCS/EMG, fluoroscopically guided injections and radiofrequency ablation to name a few. He is comfortable treating all painful conditions and works to minimize opioid pain medications.
After completing her doctorate degree in Psychology, Dr. Fernandez completed post doctorate training at the University of Southern California. Dr. Fernandez currently teaches in the psychology department at Gonzaga University and serves as staff psychologist at Northwest Spine and Pain Medicine.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Smitham to our team of providers at Northwest Spine and Pain Medicine.
Dr. Smitham received his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Western Michigan University. He completed an APA approved internship at Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology as well as a postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Pediatrics at Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health. He has worked with patients ranging in age from two years to ninety years addressing behavioral problems, attention difficulties, stress, anxiety and depression. As a staff psychologist at Northwest Spine and Pain Medicine, Dr Smitham provides psychotherapy and assessment services for patients with psychological and emotional factors impacting their chronic pain management and/or physical functioning as well as pre-surgical psychological evaluations. Dr Smitham is committed to providing compassionate patient care and utilizing evidence-based therapeutic interventions. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and camping with his family and also incorporates a regular yoga practice into his schedule. Namaste ~
David Springer is an orthopedic board certified physical therapist, trained in manual therapy. He completed his schooling in 1998 in Southern California, and subsequently completed a manual therapy training module within the clinical residency program of Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles. Before returning to the northwest, he served at a multidisciplinary pain management and out patient rehabilitation center. Additional work environments have included acute and chronic out-patient orthopedic management, corporate ergonomics, custom seating and mobility systems, in-patient acute care, vestibular rehab, as well as post surgical management in the home setting. His practice skills utilize manual therapy and prescriptive exercise for soft tissue healing and normalizing musculoskeletal movement to meet the individualized goals of his patients. David’s personal interests involve guitar, running, most anything outdoors, and keeping pace with his teenage daughter and son, as well as his wife and her physical therapy career in the ALS and neurological populations.
Xiang “Shawn” Jing
Xiang Jing, “Shawn”, graduated with his MSN from Gonzaga University in 2014. This education instilled in him strong values, a view of learning as sharing, and a desire to empower others while respecting their dignity. He joined Northwest Spine and Pain Medicine after enjoying a variety of medical settings, including long-term care, cardiology, medical-surgical, ICU, and oncology units in the Spokane area. He enjoys collaborating with a multidisciplinary team that provides safe and patient-centered quality care to the local community. In his free time Shawn enjoys cooking, exploring our beautiful Spokane outdoors and traveling to new places.
Dr. Megan Wildes completed her undergraduate education at Gonzaga University and began her nursing career in the cardiac ICU at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Working in various East Coast settings, Meg earned her doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Family Nurse Practitioner, with an additional global health certificate from Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her passions include combining care for the whole person (cura personals) with an international perspective on sustainable health and health care practices. Meg has travelled across the United States and abroad as far as Taiwan, Nepal and Israel, observing different health care practices and completing international internships. Along the way she’s met a few elephants, one tarantula, a handful of snakes and some pretty amazing people. She’s glad to be part of Northwest Spine and Pain Medicine and looks forward to working towards better pain control.
After working in rehabilitation medicine for two years at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Johanna decided to further her education by pursuing a Master of Physician Assistant certification from Des Moines University, Iowa. Johanna’s experience and education have re-enforced her strong commitment to provide holistic, patient centered and compassionate care to all of her patients, a perfect fit for Northwest Spine and Pain Medicine. Johanna may look like Disney’s Elsa from Frozen, however, instead of manipulating the cold, she spends her free time embracing all things outdoors. Johanna loves to hike, kayak, paddle board and bike. Originally from the great state of Michigan, she is enjoying exploring our beautiful Pacific Northwest alongside her husband and their two rescue dogs, a coonhound mix and a dingo, yes a dingo! Johanna is also an avid basketball fan, more specifically a Michigan State Spartans fan, go Spartans… Johanna, have you heard of Gonzaga?
MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Dayna Turner graduated from Walden University with a Master’s degree in Nurse Practitioner in 2017. Prior to that, she had experience as an RN in the specialties of surgical, total joint/spine and home health care. Dayna is passionate about integrative, holistic medicine that includes all aspects of lifestyle. She keenly emphasizes therapeutic relationship and promotes the use of diverse, applicable treatments that include both conventional and alternative medicine. Born and raised in Canada, Dayna has an inherent attraction to the great outdoors from the perspective of the canoe. With her “Meany” paddle in hand and Tilly on her head, she facilitated dozens of teenagers with self-discovery and personal growth by taking them on 20-day canoe trips on rugged Canadian river systems. When she is not in the clinic or floating on the water, she can be found at the ice rink playing hockey, mountain biking, or exploring the woods with her family. She is ecstatic about being part of the NWSPM family and looks forward to helping patients achieve optimal health and wellness.