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Southern Michigan Pain Consultant’s team extends beyond our physicians, physical therapists & behavioral medicine specialists. Our Physician’s Assistants and our Nurse Practitioner are available to help manage your treatment between visits with the physician. To put it simply, they are able to provide your doctor with another view of who you are as a patient and keep track of how you are responding to your treatment.

Thomas Ulrich, PA

Thomas Ulrich, PA

Tom Ulrich attained his Bachelor of Arts, Psychology from Montclair State University (1983). He earned his Master of Divinity at Andrews University (1991). He then went on to complete an Associates in Applied Science in Nursing from Lake Michigan College (1994) and then earned his Master in Physician Assistant Studies at University of North Dakota (2006). He became interested in pain management while he was a nurse in oncology and surgery.

Alessandra Chatson, DNP, FNP-BC

Alessandra Chatson, DNP, FNP-BC

Alessandra received her Bachelor of Business Management from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. She went on to earn both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Degree from Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY. Following her Master’s Program, Alessandra received her Doctoral of Nursing from Marryville University in St. Louis, MO.

Alessandra is a Registered Nurse and is Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with more than 12 years of experience in direct patient care. She assesses, manages and treats chronic pain. She is also well versed in performing interventional procedures such as trigger point injections, occipital nerve blocks, bursal injections and Botox injections for migraines.

Our Providers

Matthew Kuiper, DO

Matthew Kuiper, DO

Dr. Kuiper is Board Certified in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He became Medical Director upon Dr. Charles Guernsey’s retirement. He completed his undergraduate studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and he completed his residency in Anesthesia at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Dr. Kuiper has also participated in an Interventional Pain Management Fellowship at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Barton Wild, MD

Barton Wild, MD

Dr. Wild is Board Certified in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He completed a BS degree in Chemistry from Indiana University in Bloomington. In addition, he attended the Illinois Institute of Technology while continuing his education in Chemical Engineering. After working in that field for a short time Dr. Wild attended Wayne State University in Detroit earning his Doctor of Medicine. Since that time he has completed his Surgery Internship at the Detroit Medical Center, his Anesthesia Residency and his Fellowship in Chronic Pain Management at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.

Joel Bez DO FAOCA

Joel Bez DO FAOCA

Dr. Bez completed a BS in Biology at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He then went on to attend Michigan State University where he earned his Doctor of Osteopathy. Following medical school, he completed his internship and residency at the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bez went on to complete his Acute and Chronic Pain Management Fellowship at MSU and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Michael Kolinski, DO

Michael Kolinski, DO

Dr. Michael Kolinski DO, is board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (AOBNMM). Following completion of a BS degree in Biology from Eastern Michigan University,  Dr. Kolinski attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, earning his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree.  Dr. Kolinski completed his residency at MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He has an interest in interventional pain management and has completed several additional advanced professional development courses.  Prior to his undergraduate studies, Dr. Kolinski served four years in the United States Navy.

Erik Voogd, MD

Erik Voogd, MD

Erik Voogd, MD, is trained and experienced in the latest interventional pain management techniques and has board certifications in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Dr. Voogd received his Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona. He received his Medical Degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.  Dr. Voogd then went on to complete his Anesthesiology Residency along with his Pain Medicine Fellowship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, in Portsmouth, VA. As an Assistant Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences he has trained fellows, residents, interns, and medical students.  He also travels nationally and teaches advanced ultrasound and fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures for the Society of Pain Practice Management as a member of their faculty.  He has contributed to the advancement of interventional pain medicine authoring nationally and internationally peer-reviewed posters and presentations as well as chapters in pain medicine board review texts. Commander (Ret.) Voogd recently retired after 30 years of Naval service and has proudly served with the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, and the United States Army in support of Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom respectively.