Meet Our Team

 

 

 

Meet Our Team

Our Team of Expert Physicians

The compassionate team at Interventional Pain Specialists consists of highly-trained and qualified Doctors, Physician Assistants, and medical staff who are dedicated to providing patients the most pleasant experience possible. We carefully evaluate and apply the most effective treatment methods in pain management to reduce and eliminate pain and restore optimum function.

A focused, multidisciplinary approach to pain management includes treating the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of acute and chronic pain. Our goal is to empower each patient to resume control of their life, maximize their activity level, and live life to their fullest potential.

We consistently strive to deliver best practices in pain management services for our patients in Tampa and Riverview, FL, so they can maximize their function and live a healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives.

DR. NIKHIL PATEL, MD

   Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
   Board Certified Pain Management
   Fellowship Trained Pain Management

Dr. Nikhil Patel earned his Medical Doctorate at Ross University. He completed his internship in internal medicine and his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr Patel also holds a fellowship in interventional pain management at the National Pain Institute; and he is dual board certified in physical medicine, rehabilitation and pain management.

Dr Patel uses the latest, cutting-edge techniques to treat acute and chronic pain that stems from both, sports-related injuries and auto accidents. He creates dynamic, multidisciplinary treatment plans that may include injections, physical therapy and interventional pain management to help his patients. Technology, like radiofrequency ablation, epidural procedures and X-ray-guided injections, allow Dr Patel to maximize the amount of medication introduced to target areas to alleviate pain.

DR. RODNEY RODRIGO

   Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
   Board Certified Pain Management
   Fellowship Trained Pain Management

Dr Rodney Rodrigo is dual board certified in physical medicine, rehabilitation and pain management. He specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of painful spine, nerve and musculoskeletal conditions, which can affect a patient’s ability to function and perform daily activities.

As a board certified physiatrist with fellowship training in pain management, Dr. Rodrigo is highly-compassionate as he utilizes a comprehensive, personalized, multidisciplinary approach in the care of his patients. His expert recommendations for pain management may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, interventional procedures, medications and psychological therapies.

DR. RODNEY RODRIGO

   Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
   Board Certified Pain Management
   Fellowship Trained Pain Management

Dr Rodney Rodrigo is dual board certified in physical medicine, rehabilitation and pain management. He specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of painful spine, nerve and musculoskeletal conditions, which can affect a patient’s ability to function and perform daily activities.

As a board certified physiatrist with fellowship training in pain management, Dr. Rodrigo is highly-compassionate as he utilizes a comprehensive, personalized, multidisciplinary approach in the care of his patients. His expert recommendations for pain management may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, interventional procedures, medications and psychological therapies.

Dr. Selvon F. St. Clair

Dr. Selvon F. St. Clair is a board certified orthopaedic and spinal surgeon. He earned his medical doctorate and PhD in Molecular Biology/Oncology At New York University School of Medicine. He finished his orthopedic surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic and his spine surgery fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine Spine Center, GA.

He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and is currently ranked 100th in the nation and 1st in Ohio for spine surgeries.

Dr. St. Clair specializes in the surgical treatment of spinal disorders. His clinical interests include degenerative disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, with a focus on minimally invasive spinal surgery for stenosis and herniated discs; adolescent and adult scoliosis deformity; spinal tumors; infections; and trauma.

Nicole Ursch

Nicole Ursch is a nationally certified Physician Assistant specializing in pain management.

Nicole completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA, and she earned her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at South University in Tampa, FL.

She is a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants; is certified through the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants; and is licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health.

Nicole enjoys helping patients utilizing a multidisciplinary approach of medication management and interventional procedures to alleviate pain. Her goal is to help every patient feel their best and to restore a more active lifestyle for them.

Nicole Ursch

Nicole Ursch is a nationally certified Physician Assistant specializing in pain management.

Nicole completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA, and she earned her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at South University in Tampa, FL.

She is a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants; is certified through the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants; and is licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health.

Nicole enjoys helping patients utilizing a multidisciplinary approach of medication management and interventional procedures to alleviate pain. Her goal is to help every patient feel their best and to restore a more active lifestyle for them.

Jordan Steels

Jordan Steels is licensed with the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants and specializes in pain management.

Jordan is originally from Tennessee and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. He earned his Master’s in Physician Assistant studies at South University in Tampa, FL.

Jordan has always enjoyed helping people throughout his life. During school, he always liked musculoskeletal studies, which is one reason he was drawn to Interventional Pain Specialists. He hopes to have a positive impact on all his patients and wants each of them to achieve a better, more active life through the multiple treatment options within Interventional Pain Medicine.

Alexis Diglio

Alexis Diglio is a nationally certified Physician Assistant specializing in orthopedic spine surgery. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Dayton in Ohio, then earned her Master’s in Physician Assistant studies at University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, IN Alexis is certified through the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health and the State of Ohio State Medical Board.

Alexis Diglio

Alexis Diglio is a nationally certified Physician Assistant specializing in orthopedic spine surgery. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Dayton in Ohio, then earned her Master’s in Physician Assistant studies at University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, IN Alexis is certified through the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health and the State of Ohio State Medical Board.

Hannah Robinson

Hannah is a board-certified Physician Assistant who has extensive experience in neurosurgery, urgent care, and interventional pain medicine. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Myers with a Master’s in Medical Science. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Leadership Studies from the University of South Florida. Growing up, she always had a passion for microbiology, genetics, and pharmacology. She possesses a doting and humble spirit that makes for a well-rounded and compassionate provider. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and sunbathing at Florida’s many beautiful beaches. She immensely enjoys getting to know her patients and providing them the best care that they deserve.

Sonja Honora, APRN

Sonja Honora is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 13 years experience in Nursing. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chicago State University in 2007. She has worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) in medical-surgical, emergency, neurology, ICU and surgery settings. She obtained a Masters in Nursing/Healthcare Administration in 2014 and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner from South University in 2017. She has worked as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in neurosurgery, spine/orthopedic surgery, and interventional pain management over the last 3 years.

In her spare time, Sonja enjoys traveling, working out at the gym and spending time with family