About 2017-11-28T20:13:20+00:00

Colorado Pain Management

We care about you. We want you to live pain free. We are a group of passionate doctors trying to change one life at a time for the better. We specialize in traditional pain management techniques along with cutting edge technology methods and procedures.


Peter N. Reusswig, MD
Peter N. Reusswig, MDBoard Certified Anesthesiologist & Board Certified Pain Medicine
Peter N. Reusswig, MD, has served as the Medical director of Vibra Hospital since 1998 and he is the Secretary of the Colorado Pain Society. As a graduate of Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, he completed his medical training at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, internship in Internal Medicine at Cornell’s New York Hospital, and his Anesthesiology and Pain Management training at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. He then served on active duty as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Long Beach Naval Hospital.
Dr. Reusswig moved to the Denver Area in 1994, where he helped to develop the Pain Center at St. Anthony North Hospital. The Pain Center moved, in 1998, to what is now Vibra Hospital, where the pain center still exists today.
Dr. Reusswig is level II Accredited with the Colorado Division of Workman’s Compensation. He serves or has served as a physician advisor to The Colorado Division of Workers Compensation, Pinnacol Assurance, Anthem Blue Cross, and frequently lectures fellow physicians on topics such as the use of opioids in the treatment of pain, implantable devices and on the latest interventional techniques that are being studied and used in the treatment of pain. He is board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists, the America Academy of Pain Medicine and the Colorado Pain Society.
Amar Patal, MD
Amar Patal, MDBoard Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Board Certified Pain Medicine
Dr. Patel is a native of Southern California and completed his training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA where he acted as Chief Resident. This was followed by a completion of an Interventional Pain Fellowship at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, AL through the Department of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Patel brings a diverse array of clinical training and experience to our practice. In addition to offering traditional PM&R services, such as electromyography, nerve conduction studies, ultra-sound guided peripheral joint and nerve injections, and sports medicine therapies, he will be expanding services to include regenerative medicine techniques with platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy for a myriad of conditions including osteoarthritis and tendinopathy.
Dr. Patel is also trained in traditional interventional pain techniques, including all cervical, thoracic, and lumbar injections, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulator trial and permanent placements, as well in intrathecal placement of pain and baclofen pumps.
His current interests revolve around regenerative medicine techniques to treat chronic pain conditions and injuries that have not responded to traditional, conservative care.


Joseph Shankand
Joseph ShankandPhysician Assistant
Joseph Shankand, MMS, PA-C is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is currently licensed by the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners. He has a Master’s in Medical Science from St Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania and graduated from Red Rocks Physician Assistant Program. Joseph has been practicing medicine as a Physician Assistant since 2009 and prior to joining Colorado Pain Management and Anesthesia Consultants he worked in Emergency and Urgent Care medicine. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant Joseph has many years of experience working as a Paramedic.
Joseph enjoys time he spends with his family and traveling.
Rachel Spady
Rachel SpadyPhysician Assistant
Rachel joined Colorado Pain Management in 2016. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry. Rachel was on the Dean’s List and the President’s List at the University of Louisiana. Rachel is licensed in both Colorado and Wyoming. Rachel has experience with Botox injections, joint injections, medication management, and behavioral health for adults and adolescents.

As a new bride, Rachel spends her free time with her husband and their 2 love-able dogs. They enjoy running, hiking, snowboarding, soccer, swimming and cooking. Rachel also enjoys working with the community youth.

Brittany D’Orio
Brittany D’OrioPhysician Assistant
Brittany is certified by the National Commission of Physician Assistants. She obtained her Masters degree in Medical Sciences from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL after graduating from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biology and Psychology minor. While in PA school she completed elective rotations in both orthopedics and pain management.
Her professional career has involved several years of pain management in the realms of physical medicine, rehabilitation, rheumatology and treatment of acute and chronic pain conditions in the outpatient setting. Brittany specializes in therapeutic injections utilizing ultrasound guidance when necessary.
Brittany understands the importance of individualized treatment plans and enjoys helping patients develop this specialized care. She finds pain management very rewarding because she is able to journey with her patients to see them regain function and do the activities they love without so many restrictions that pain often inflicts.
Brittany’s free time is spent with her husband and two daughters enjoying the outdoors. Weekends are typically spent exploring new regions of Colorado and enjoying its beauty while camping and hiking. She appreciates being “off the grid” until NFL season and then will be found glued to her TV on game days while helping her daughters perfect their touchdown dances.

Colorado Pain Management Locations/Phone/Fax

If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency please go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.  If your matter is important, but not life threatening you may contact our on call service after hours by calling 1-866-779-6386.  Please note this number is for emergencies only and should not be used during business hours or for medication refills.

Main Office Location

9195 Grant St #300 Thornton, CO 80229
Phone: 303-286-5067
Fax: 303-991-9953

Hospitals & Surgical Centers We Work At

The Musculoskeletal Surgery Center
The Musculoskeletal Surgery Center
9005 Grant St #300 Thornton, CO 80229
Phone: 303-288-4694
Fax: 303-862-3642
North Suburban Medical Center
North Suburban Medical Center
9191 Grant St Thornton, CO 80229
Phone: 303-451-7800
Fax: 303-450-4558
North Suburban Surgery Center
North Suburban Surgery Center
9195 Grant St #100 Thornton, CO 80229
Phone: 720-872-7351
Fax: 720-929-1537
St. Anthony North Hospital
St. Anthony North Hospital
2551 West 84th Avenue, Westminster CO 80031
Phone: 720-627-0000
Fax: 720-627-3513
Minimially Invasive Spine Institute
Minimially Invasive Spine Institute
300 Exempla Circle Suite 130 Lafayette, CO 80026
Phone: 303-539-2533
Fax: 303-539-2534

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