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Nancy Smith, PA-C

Nancy Smith, M.P.A.S
PA-C
Managing Member


Nancy Smith specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine, and rehabilitation. She graduated from Idaho State University in 2000 as a Physician Assistant and went on to receive her Master’s degree from Nebraska School of Medicine in 2012 with an emphasis in Pain and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has experience in occupational medicine, family practice, neurology, urgent care, and pain medicine. She evaluates injuries and treats chronic pain with traditional techniques while seamlessly integrating holistic care, physical conditioning, nutrition, and alternative therapies. Nancy learned how to effectively manage care for injured patients from many of the best and most well respected injury and pain specialists in Colorado. Notably, she is expert in personally incorporating each patient’s functional needs and beliefs into treatment in order to develop a comprehensive care plan directed towards achieving each patient’s individual health goals and needs.

During an initial visit, Nancy may spend upwards of an hour personally getting acquainted with each new patient in order to align the treatment plan with their desires, beliefs, and needs. There are several treatment options available for specific injuries and sources of pain and from these options, based on patient preference and Nancy’s expert opinion, a health plan can be developed that may include holistic care, injections, surgical procedures, or medication. Through this approach, Nancy empowers the patient to direct care and conquer injuries and pain. Nancy believes that the best patient care results from a team approach. A consultation with Nancy will include cutting edge information and treatment recommendations gained from doctors and specialists qualified to address the specific injuries and pain of each individual patient.

Services Nancy provides include:

Pain Medicine, Addiction Recovery, Injury Treatment, Shoulder Injections, Hip Injections, Knee Injections, Bursa Injections, Occipital Blocks, Carpal Tunnel Injections, Trigger Finger Injections

Nancy has chosen Colorado as her home because she loves the mountains, the wonderful weather, and outdoor activities. Her greatest joy is her family: a husband, five sons, a dog, and two cats. She mountain bikes, skis, kayaks, or hikes in every spare minute. She also enjoys travel and reading a good book.

“I want to facilitate life satisfaction for each of my patients. I will help patients choose healthcare to most efficiently reach a personal best” –Nancy Smith, PA.

Education

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Master Physician Assistant Studies with emphasis Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Management
2012

Idaho State University
B.S. Physician Assistant Studies
2000

University of Colorado
B.S. Journalism/Advertising
1985

CME Highlights Reviewed: 50-60 hours a year of topical education, AMA, AAPA, CAPA conference, Colorado Pain Society, FPAA, Western Regional Pain Conference.
2010 Level II Workers Compensation Certification Course 20 hours

Professional Experience

Mountain Medical Injury and Pain Professionals 2011-Present
Managing Member/ Physician Assistant
Management, Evaluation/treatment injury and pain.

Mountain Medical Care 2006-Present
Managing Member
Injury rehabilitation centers: physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture and other modalities.

Metro Denver Pain Management 2006-2010
Pain Physician Assistant
Medical pain management for an Interventional pain practice.

Rocky Mountain Urgent Care 2007-2010
Urgent Care Physician Assistant
Assessment and treatment of illness and injury at clinics throughout Metro Denver.

Westminster Clinic 2007-2008
Family Practice

Lafayette Medical Management/ Uptown Brain and Injury Clinic 2004-2006
Physician Assistant
Injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

Rocky Mountain Primary Care Thornton 2003-2007
Family Practice
Infants through elderly, acute and chronic illness and preventative care. Excisions, joint injections, nail removals and trigger point injections. Developed and taught a series of patient education seminars including Diabetes, Heart Health, Hypertension, Women and Hormones, Prostate Health, Erectile Dysfunction, Sleep and Osteoporosis.

SpineOne 2002-2003
Physician Assistant
Medical pain management and rehabilitation.

Denver Pain Management 2002
Interventional Pain Management Physician Assistant
Medication management, evaluation, treatment and procedure planning, trigger points, occipital blocks, pump refills, surgical assist, and patient education.

Health One: Rocky Mountain Health Center 2000-2002
Family Practice

Bryant Street Occupational Medicine
Urgent care and rehab for work injuries and MVA trauma including fractures, sprains, lacerations, burns, inhalation accidents and ophthalmic injuries with slit lamp procedures.

Certifications

National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistant, PALS, ACLS, BLS

Other: American Counsel of Exercise, WSI, PADI, Professional Ski Instructors of America, IKA

Colorado Board of Medicine License, Unlimited D.E.A.

Associations

American Society of Addiction Physicians, Colorado Pain Society, Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants, Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistans, P.E.O.

Volunteer

Lutheran Medical Center, Children’s Hospital, Entero Virus Study, Mother’s Milk Bank, Mother’s Resource Center, Club Crest Babysitting Coop, Jefferson Academy Elementary, Fremont Elementary, March of Dimes, Northwest YMCA, Arvada Soccer Association, Arvada Midget Football, NJ Junior Baseball, P.E.O.

Expert Testimony/Dispositions

Ann Bartels v. Safeway January 2009
Latrice Wray v. Dwight Crews April 21, 2009 Arapahoe County District Court
Kathleen Brown v. San Francisco Homeowner Association v. JVK Landscape, Inc August 2009
Abdi Mohamed, Shaira Mohamed, Isha Hassan v. Alberto Armendariz January 2012
David Porter v. State Farm video testimony June 28, 2012
Sevjan Young v. Master Condominium Assoc. for Penterra Plaza, Inc., and Bloom Floralscapes, L.L.C. June 6, 2013
Mark Wolff v. Preston Aronson July 27, 2013 Jefferson County District Court
Justine Rodriquez v. Robert Redfoot May 28, 2013 Mountain Medical Care LLC representative
Moti Lal v. Santistevan June 19, 2014
Dominic Manzaneres v. Patrick July 14, 2014 Denver County District COurt
Pahoua Xiong v. Knight Transportation August 19, 2014 U.S. District Court, Denver, CO
Kristen Scott v. Jason A Marzen and P.D.A., Inc., a Colorado Corporation, September 18, 2014 Arapahoe County District Court

Educational Presentations

2009-2010 I developed and guided a series of Pain support groups and monthly educational programs, as well as a variety of guest presentations. These presentations provided patients a support system as safety net and a link to social services and to mental health providers. This was in collaboration with a State of Colorado Health Psychologist and Aurora Mental Health.

Osteoporosis lecturer for Actonel by Proctor And Gamble and sonofie-aventis U.S .During 2005 and 2006 presented at St. Anthony North Hospital, and two Rocky Mountain Primary Care offices.

Hypertension: During the years 2004-2006 I lectured four times a year about high blood pressure to encourage behavioral modification of entire families, early detection, and good familial support for those struggling with hypertension.

Healthy Heart Course: Developed and taught over six months in 2004 through 2006. I offered this course 6-8 times per year at two health clinics. This three hour long class in combination with monthly clinical assessment to encouraged health through behavior modification. (diet and exercise)

Diabetes: I presented this course 6-8 times per year detailing what it is, who gets it and how to control it. Each week we hosted a different guest speaker and also helped track weight and blood sugars. Speakers included ophthalmologist, nutritionist cardiologist and podiatrist. The format was designed to encourage channeling of patients into the Healthy Heart Class. 2004-2006

Women and Hormones: I developed and presented this seminar on woman and how hormones affect their life over the years and how to deal with the changes. 2004-2006 three times a year

Men’s Health including: Prostate Health, Erectile Dysfunction: I developed this seminar on men’s health using the issues men worry about most to involve them in preventative care and wellness programs. I presented it three times per year at two locations in 2004-2006

Sleep: I developed this popular seminar to help identify underlying medical problems such as sleep apnea, depression, diabetes, or problems with medications. It included clinical assessment as well as guest speakers from various sleep labs.

Headaches: This lecture reviewed the various origins of headaches and the various forms of evaluation and highlighted red flags which need immediate evaluation versus headaches requiring symptomatic relief. Presented this 3 times in 2006