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Dr. Trey Rigert, MD
Founder of Columbia Pain Management, Board-certified Physiatrist, and Pain Management Physician

Dr. Trey Rigert, a distinguished Physiatrist, and Pain Management Physician holds dual board certifications in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Addiction Medicine. He embarked on his professional journey before the widespread acceptance of interventional pain management and chronic opioid therapies. He graduated from medical school in 1989 and completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the University of Irvine in 1993. Dr. Rigert has extensive experience in medical directorship, including leading two inpatient physical rehabilitation programs and a comprehensive chronic pain program. As the founder of Columbia Pain Management, he exemplifies expertise in interventional pain care. He served as the Quality Medical Director at Providence Hood River Medical Center and previously held the position of President of the medical staff. Outside of his professional pursuits, he is devoted to his family, enjoys Hood River’s outdoor activities, engages in community service, and coaches a robotics team. Dr. Rigert’s passion for his work is palpable, driven by a continuous desire to improve patient care.

Dr. David Russo

Dr. David Russo, DO, MPH
Board-Certified Physiatrist and Pain Medicine Specialist

Dr. David Russo, an accomplished Physiatrist and Pain Medicine Specialist, brings a wealth of expertise in managing and treating pain. He is triple board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, and Addiction Medicine. Following an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Russo pursued his medical and graduate degrees at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. His postgraduate training includes a residency at the Mayo Clinic and a fellowship at the Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Russo is respected for his contributions to pain treatment and regenerative therapies research and development and his advisory roles in medico-legal and clinical risk management. His dedication to improving pain management underscores his commitment to patient care and professional development.

Dr. Shelley Smith, MD
Specialist in Occupational Medicine and Pain Management

Dr. Shelley (Michelle) R. C. Smith, MD, an alumna of the University of Minnesota Medical School, is a dedicated physician specializing in Occupational Medicine and Pain Management. With a significant part of her career devoted to caring for patients experiencing chronic pain, Dr. Smith played a pivotal role in establishing the Occupational Medicine Department at Providence Hood River. Her commitment to advancing patient care led her to explore and integrate novel treatments, including guided imagery and educational programs, into her practice. Since joining Columbia Pain Management, she has been instrumental in developing personalized pain education programs, empowering patients to manage their pain effectively and improve their quality of life.

Dr. Jonathan Blatt

Dr. Jonathan Blatt, MD
Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Medicine Specialist.

With over two decades of experience, Dr. Jonathan Blatt is a seasoned Anesthesiologist and Pain Medicine Specialist dedicated to enhancing patients’ quality of life through effective pain management. A graduate of Chicago Medical School, Dr. Blatt completed his residency and fellowship at the USC-LA County Medical Center. His board certifications and a commitment to ongoing education underscore his dedication to patient care. Dr. Blatt’s comprehensive approach to pain management includes innovative treatments and personalized care plans. His contributions extend beyond patient care to leadership roles within the medical community and volunteer medical missions. Dr. Blatt’s multifaceted interests outside the hospital reflect his holistic approach to life and patient care.

Dr. Vishal Khemlani, MD
Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Medicine Specialist.

Dr. Vishal Khemlani, MD, exemplifies commitment and expertise in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Raised in Beaverton, Oregon, he pursued his medical degree from Oregon Health and Science University, followed by a residency and fellowship in Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the University of California. Dr. Khemlani’s patient-centered approach focuses on comprehensive pain management, integrating conservative and minimally invasive treatments to enhance patients’ overall quality of life. His dedication to educating patients and tailoring treatment plans to individual needs demonstrates his holistic approach to healthcare. Dr. Khemlani enjoys family time and exploring Oregon’s natural beauty, reflecting his balanced approach to life and medicine.

Dr. Sarah Yoon, MD
Board-Certified Physiatrist and Pain Medicine Specialist

Dr. Sarah Yoon is a board-certified Physiatrist specializing in pain management, with a deep-seated passion for understanding her patients’ stories and healthcare goals. Her expertise spans treating various conditions, particularly shoulder, back, and knee pain. Dr. Yoon’s academic credentials include Loma Linda University, where she was honored for her academic achievements and engaged in international volunteer work. Her approach to patient care emphasizes identifying the root causes of pain and developing personalized, lifestyle-integrated treatment plans. Dr. Yoon’s interests in outdoor activities and culinary exploration underscore her commitment to a balanced, healthy lifestyle outside of her professional life.

Physician 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.

Physician Assistant

Holly has been with Columbia Pain Management since 2012 she earned her master’s in Physician Assistant studies from Idaho State University.

Licensed 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.

Board 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.