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Dr. Trey Rigert
Founder 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 Russo
Physiatrist 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
Occupational 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.

Dr. Vishal Khemlani
Anesthesiologist and Pain Medicine Specialist

Vishal Khemlani, MD, is a compassionate and skilled anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist. We’re excited that he has decided to join our practice!

Dr. Khemlani provides extensive conservative and minimally invasive solutions to spinal pain, back pain, nerve pain, and limb pain, so patients can feel better and experience an improved quality of life.

Dr. Khemlani was born and raised in Beaverton, Oregon, and earned his medical doctorate from Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine in Portland. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Irvine and then pursued a pain management fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles.

Dr. Khemlani understands the complexity of acute and chronic pain conditions and uses a multidisciplinary approach to pain management to address the patient as a whole person rather than a collection of symptoms. He strives to educate patients about their conditions and treatment options and offers a range of conservative and minimally invasive treatments for a comprehensive solution to pain. Dr. Khemlani aims to resolve patients’ pain while improving their overall functionality for a better quality of life.

When he’s not with patients, Dr. Khemlani enjoys spending time with his wife and son and experiencing all that Oregon has to offer.

Dr. Sarah Yoon
Physiatrist and Pain Medicine Specialist

Dr. Sarah Yoon enjoys getting to know patients’ stories as well as their goals and understands the complex impact that pain from even a minor injury can have on one’s life. She loves helping patients regain control of their lives and get back to doing the things they love. Dr. Yoon works with patients to identify the root cause of their pain and partners with them to create a personalized plan that blends with their lifestyle. She has a special interest in treating shoulder, back, and knee pain.

Dr. Yoon is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician specialized in pain management. She earned her medical degree and completed her residency and fellowship training at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society for distinguished academic achievement. During her training, she also volunteered abroad in Peru and Uganda to provide medical care to communities in need and appreciates getting to know the communities she serves.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Yoon enjoys hiking with her two dogs, playing tennis, and exploring Portland’s local restaurants with her husband.

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.

Physician Assistant

Johnny Farrell graduated from Harding University Physician Assistant Program in Searcy, AR. He received his bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences at Boise State University. He proudly claims Boise, ID as his hometown but looks forward to making Hood River his new home and learning all the Columbia River Gorge has to offer.

He is married to a Hood River native and has two cats. He loves hiking, reading, yoga, lacrosse and loves to cook.

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.