Pain Relief Partners

Meet The Staff

Stephanie Jones

Nurse Practitioner and Clinic Owner

I have been a Nurse Practitioner since 2007 and have practiced in a variety of roles, but no role has given me as much joy and satisfaction as helping people live with less pain. Chronic pain can be debilitating and impact a person physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Not only does pain do this to the person, but also to their family and friends who watch them suffer. As a team, we at Pain Relief Partners have been able to help thousands of patients live life with lower levels of pain. As a nurse practitioner, I have administered over 30,000 injections to treat nerve pain, muscle pain, joint pain, headaches, and more. I have been on the receiving end of the treatments and found significant healing through the stem cell therapy, trigger point injections, chiropractic care, and decompression I have received at our clinic.

We understand that there are times when we will not be able to help a patient become completely pain free, and we do not offer false hope to patients about our ability to help them with their pain. However, the majority of people who have come to receive treatment at our clinic have found significant relief and have been able to live a higher quality of life and participate in activities that they have not been able to enjoy for years. Many people who come to see us have been told there is “nothing that can be done” to relieve their neuropathy symptoms, reduce their back or neck pain, or help them walk with decreased pain in their joints or feet. Often we are the “last stop” for a patient before they lose hope about finding relief or choose a more drastic and irreversible means of treatment such as surgery. I hope you will come to see us and give us the opportunity to do our best to help you lower your pain!

One of our goals is to reduce narcotic dependency in our community, and we work to partner with other local providers to reach as many people as we can and help them find narcotic-free pain relief. Look under our "Trusted Partners" to see who we refer to and recommend in our area. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and neighbors, playing board games, enjoying the outdoors in our beautiful Pacific Northwest, working out, and participating in our house church, Crux Community.

Education:

  • Azusa Pacific University: September 2004 to December 2007, Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse  Practitioner, December 2007
  • Eastern Washington University: September 1996 to June 2001, Bachelor of Arts, Spanish

Professional Development:

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Board Certification and Membership, 2008 to present
  • Biotransformation Advanced Practice Module, Institute for Functional Medicine, 2019
  • GI Advanced Practice Module, Institute for Functional Medicine, 2019
  • Interventional Pain Management Conference with Ultrasound Guidance, Fluoroscopy, and Injection Training, 2019
  • Annual International Conference: Pain, Stress, and Addiction, Institute for Functional Medicine, 2019
  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice, Institute for Functional Medicine, 2019
  • Mayo Clinic Regenerative Medicine Conference, 2018
  • Trigger Point Injection Therapy Seminar and Clinical, 2017
  • Ultrasound Guidance Training, 2017
  • Regenerative Medicine Training, 2017
  • Injection Therapy Training, Tacoma, WA, 2016
  • Pri-Med Medical Research Conference, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014
  • OHSU Dermatology Conference, 2013
  • Essential STD Male Exam Skills and Genital Dermatology Seminars, 2011
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) National Conference 2009, 2010
  • AANP Dementia vs. Depression seminar, 2008
  • 1st and 2nd Annual Research Conferences at Azusa Pacific University, 2006, 2007
  • 10th Annual Southern California Sigma Theta Tau Research Conference, 2006

Awards, Memberships, and Honors:

  • Institute for Functional Medicine Member (2018 to present)
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioner member (2008 to present)
  • Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Member (2017 to present)
  • National Health Service Corps loan repayment recipient (September 2009 to September 2011)
  • North County Wine Run Finisher (October 2011)
  • Hood to Coast Relay Finisher and Driver (August 2010 and 2011) 
  • Portland Marathon Finisher (October 2009)
  • PF Chang Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon (January 2009)
  • Pasadena Sprint Triathlon Finisher (March 2008)
  • Nike Women’s Half Marathon Finisher (October 2005, 2006, 2008)
  • Revlon 5K Run/Walk Finisher (May 2006)
  • Inspiration Award for “exemplifying leadership, motivation, and encouragement of the SCAN Cohort I class” (May 2006)​

Dr. Tom Kessinger

Chiropractor

For 10 years, I have consistently focused on patient care and patient outcomes. I work hard to educate patients about their condition and teach strategies for improving health. I love to see patients get the right treatment and find the relief they are seeking, and I diligently strive to improve patient outcomes through innovation and education. I specialize in spine related conditions and diseases of the nervous system. I have seen so many patients avoid surgeries, stop using pain medications, and get their lives back, and it has been very rewarding. We treat conditions such as neuropathy, sciatica, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated and bulging discs, and osteoarthritis. We help patients reduce pain without drugs or surgery and are assisting in helping stop the opioid drug epidemic. I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, reading, learning, and skiing.

Education:

*Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan University, St. Louis, MO, 2007 *Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University, 1999

Amber

Clinic Manager

When human beings experience pain, it is not uncommon for our lives to unravel. My biggest passion is bringing comfort and enjoyment back into our patients’ lives. I have been in the medical field since 2011. Ever since I was a little kid I have had a passion to help people, and that is exactly what I am doing! I love what I do – nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing a patient be able to achieve goals they have not been able to in years. I am truly blessed to be able to work with such a great team to bring pain relief to our patients in such a positive way. In my spare time, you can find me outdoors exploring at the beach, hiking, or even just barbecuing in our backyard! I am a huge Blazers fan, and also the world’s best auntie ;).

Raychel

Lead Medical Assistant

I have been a medical assistant since 2012. I started out working in Endocrinology for about 4 years and enjoyed that very much! I love building relationships with patients and helping them to heal and feel better. I was then able to stay home with my kids for almost 2 years, which allowed me to volunteer in my daughters’ school and girl scout troop. I was given the opportunity to join the team here at Pain Relief Partners and I couldn’t be happier. I love seeing people heal and enjoy life more! Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family out in nature, hiking and camping. I love Disney and painting and traveling!

Jessica Jackson

PATIENT SERVICE ASSISTANT

My name is Jessie, and I am excited to be a part of the Pain Relief Partners team as the Patient Service Assistant! Because of my own experience with chronic pain, I understand the importance of finding solutions and staying positive as we try to find comfort and heal from our pain. I have also found that it is important to have a good support network, and I’m proud to be part of such a positive and caring support team at Pain Relief Partners. I am married to my best friend Adam, and we have two silly dogs and one amazingly sweet cat. I enjoy many hobbies including cooking healthy foods, caring for our vegetable garden, painting, knitting, going to concerts and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

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