DR. TREY RIGERT
DR. TREY RIGERTFounder of Columbia Pain Management, Physiatrist
Board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist or Physiatrist, a pain management physician.

Dr Trey Rigert is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Addiction Medicine. He came of age professionally before interventional pain management and chronic opiate therapies (COT) were popularized, graduating from medical school in 1989 and completing his residency in PMR at the University of Irvine in 1993. His experience includes the medical directorship of two inpatient physical rehabilitation programs as well as an in and outpatient multidisciplinary chronic pain program, he is proficient in interventional pain care, and is the founder of Columbia Pain Management in Hood River Oregon. He is the current Quality Medical Director for Providence Hood River Medical Center, Vice President of medical staff and currently serves as a voting member of the Oregon Region Providence Board. He has a loving wife and 4 children as well as a beagle. He enjoys the typical Hood River sports- kiting, skiing and MT biking; is a member of Toastmasters, Hood River Rotary and attends Hood River CMA church. He coaches the Horizon Christian School FTC robotics team and has a weakness for chocolate. Ask him – why he still loves his work ….

DR. DAVID RUSSO
DR. DAVID RUSSOPhysiatrist and Pain Medicine Specialist
Dr. Russo is a dual board-certified physical medicine, rehabilitation, and pain management specialist. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley followed by medical school and graduate degrees in Public Health and Clinical Research and Education at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. He continued his graduate medical education and residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry) at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota followed by a fellowship in pain management at the Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Russo is an expert in pain treatment and regenerative therapies for musculoskeletal conditions. He is a medico-legal adviser and technical consultant in areas of risk management, peer review, clinical toxicology, and organizational development.
DR. SHELLEY SMITH
DR. SHELLEY SMITHOccupational Medicine & Pain Management
Shelley (Michelle) R. C. Smith, M.D., is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Throughout her career, Dr. Smith has cared for patients who have chronic pain. She helped develop and launch the Occupational Medicine Department at Providence Hood River where she cared for injured workers for fifteen years.

As the field of neuroscience advanced and our understanding of what creates Persistent Pain evolved, Dr. Smith researched additional treatment options to bring to her patients. This led her to seek certification through the Academy for Guided Imagery, and to help bring Pain Education and Habit Formation classes to Providence Hood River.

In 2014, she joined Columbia Pain Management where she developed their one-on-one pain education program. Dr. Smith continues to coach patients on how pain works in the body so that they can develop effective strategies to decrease pain and return to their active lives.

The Physicians at Columbia Pain Management, PC are Specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

— the specialty also known as physiatry.

Our Valuable Team Members

LAURA SCOBIE, PA-C
LAURA SCOBIE, PA-CPhysician Assistant
Laura Scobie graduated from Emory University school of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program. She received her bachelor’s degree in physiology and neuroscience at University of California at San Diego. Laura has been a commissioner on the Oregon Pain Management commission for the past 6 years. She is also on the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program advisory commission as well as the Oregon Medical Associations Opioids Task Force.

Laura has lived in Hood River since 2003 and enjoys the gorge lifestyle. She and her family like to watch their kids play lacrosse and basketball, ride bikes and go out for dinner.

JESSICA RUSSO, LCSW
JESSICA RUSSO, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker
I seek to promote client’s emotional health and well-being working from a proactive, strength-based, client centered, collaborative orientation. I incorporate ideas and methods from interpersonal neurobiology, object relations theory, and cognitive behavioral frameworks to build a safe base first by “starting where the client is” and then work to build successful interpersonal relationships and promote healthy human development.

Jessica is trained and certified in using The Daring Way™ methods and works with individuals, couples, and groups.

ANGELA L. AURIT, CADC-II, CGAC I, (ACCBO)
ANGELA L. AURIT, CADC-II, CGAC I, (ACCBO)Medication Coach and Substance Use Disorder Counselor
Angela graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Corban University. She has been substance use disorder counselor for 14 years and a problem gambling counselor for 7 years.
MACHELLE DOTSON, PA-C
MACHELLE DOTSON, PA-CPhysician Assistant
Machelle Dotson PA-C, graduated from University of Washington School of Medicine, MEDEX Northwest, in 2008 with Honors. Her passion for all that the Columbia River Gorge has to offer brought her to the area in 2008. She has a strong family practice and radiology back ground that makes her an assets to our team. She was selected to represent Physician Assistants for a Ministry of Health trial in New Zealand and was a founding member of the team that brought the profession to New Zealand. She has past experience in Pain Management and has collaborated in practice policy guidelines.
CHERIE FLORY, RN-BC
CHERIE FLORY, RN-BCBoard Certified in Pain Management Nursing and Regenerative Medicine Patient Navigator
Cherie has been working as an RN with Columbia Pain Management since 2009. She has earned an associate degree in both science and applied science. Is Board Certified in Pain Management Nursing. She shares duties with our other Nurse working in sedation/recovery. Also heads the new Regenexx stem cell department.
HOLLY AGNOR, PA-C
HOLLY AGNOR, PA-CPhysician Assistant
Holly has been with Columbia Pain Management since 2012 she earned her master’s in Physician Assistant studies from Idaho State University.
LISA LINKER, RN
LISA LINKER, RNRegistered Nurse & Regenerative Medicine Patient Navigator
Lisa grew up in the Columbia Gorge. After graduating high school, she went to college and became an officer in the United States Air Force. Upon returning home, she needed a new career. Lisa became a Registered Nurse in 2014 and in the same year became a part of the Columbia Pain Management family as the Sedation and Recovery Nurse.