We are excited for you to meet and learn about our providers.

 

George E. Girardi, MD
Before embarking on his career in pain medicine in Colorado, Dr. Girardi earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. He completed his residency in anesthesiology and critical care at the University of Chicago Hospitals, working as chief resident his final year.

Dr. Girardi has been working with patients in Fort Collins, Colorado for nearly 18 years. In that time, he has served as chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and of Anesthesia Quality Assurance at Poudre Valley Hospital. He joined the medical staff as an anesthesiologist at Poudre Valley Hospital in 1994, and has previously served as medical director at Spring Creek Surgery Center. Dr. Girardi joined Front Range Pain Medicine in 2002. Additionally, Dr. Girardi is faculty for St. Jude Medical.

Dr. Girardi specializes in the treatment of back, neck and other pain conditions. He performs interventional management procedures utilizing fluoroscopic guidance and patient sedation, as needed. Dr. Girardi performs nerve blocks, epidural injections, selective nerve root blocks, radiofrequency neural ablation, sympathetic blocks, spinal cord stimulation and discograms.

Dr. Girardi holds certifications from the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine. He is a member of the International Spine Intervention Society, The American Academy of Pain Medicine and The Colorado Medical Society.

 

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Michael Brown, D.O.
Dr. Michael Brown, Staff Physician at Front Range Pain Medicine and Northern Colorado Anesthesia Professionals, works with patients and their providers to treat acute and chronic pain with interventional therapies. Dr. Brown specializes in treating pain conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine; trigeminal, postherpetic, and peripheral neuralgia; myofascial pain syndromes; phantom limb pain; and complex regional pain syndrome. He is also fluent in spoken and written Spanish.

Before joining the team at Front Range Pain Medicine, Dr. Brown completed his Bachelor of Science at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University. His postgraduate training includes a Traditional Osteopathic Internship at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois; Anesthesiology Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan; and Pain Medicine Fellowship, Department of Anesthesiology at Fletcher Allen Health Care in association with The University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. Dr Brown is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Board of Pain Medicine, American Medical Association, and American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Brown holds a certification from the American Board of Pain Medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys skiing, biking, running – which includes two marathon charity runs, tennis, golf, and water sports.

 

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Matthew D. Pouliot, D.O.
Dr. Pouliot is board-certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and practices medicine with a special emphasis on chronic spinal and orthopedic pain. Prior to joining the staff of Front Range Pain Medicine, where he practices physical medicine and rehabilitation, he held similar positions with Rocky Mountain Associates in Orthopedic Medicine in Johnston, Colorado, and Pain Partners MD in Lafayette.

A graduate of the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Pouliot later completed both his fellowship in pain medicine and his residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He is a member of severalprofessional organizations, including the International Association for theStudy of Pain (IASP) and the North American Spine Society (NASS), and has given numerous presentations on advanced interventional pain techniques.

 

 

Colin Carpenter, MD
Dr. Carpenter is the newest addition to our provider team at Front Range Pain Medicine. He joins our practice after completing his Fellowship training in Spine Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. Prior to that, he did his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) at the University of Colorado. He went to medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. He is also a proud alumnus of Colorado State University, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine. 

Dr. Carpenter is passionate about the treatment of spine, musculoskeletal, neurologic, and sports injuries, and takes a holistic approach with his patients, focusing on goal-directed care with an emphasis on function. He employs multiple techniques in diagnosis and treatment of these disease processes, including recommendations for physical therapy programs, medical management, lifestyle modifications, ultrasound-guided joint and soft tissue injections, fluoroscopically-guided spine injections, nerve conduction studies and electromyography, and radiologic review and interpretation. He also performs Botox injections for the treatment of limb spasticity due stroke, MS, Cerebral Palsy and other diseases. 

He is very excited to be back in Colorado, where he enjoys biking, hiking, snowboarding, playing music, and spending time with his wife and dog, Bear. He is a member of the Spine Intervention Society, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the North American Spine Society, and the Colorado Medical Society.

 

 

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Deb Dennis, PA-C
Deb works with Dr. Girardi as his Physician Assistant.  She has been with Front Range Pain Medicine for over 6 years.  Prior to working in pain medicine Deb worked in family practice, she spent 10 years in two separate hospital based practices in Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado.  Deb also spent three years in an OB-GYN practice in Greeley, Colorado.

Deb received her Nursing Degree from the University of Nebraska.  She worked as a Registered Nurse for twelve years before attending the Medical School at the University of North Dakota where she completed Physician Assistant Graduate Studies.

 

 

 

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Kelli McKee, Physician Assistant-Board Certified
Kelli has been a practicing PA for over twenty-five years. Kelli achieved her degree and certification at Duke University-School of Medecine in Durham, North Carolina. She then successfully completed a Surgical Residency at Yale University School of Medicine in Connecticut. She has been a Neurosurgical PA for over six years and Orthopaedic Spine Surgical PA for over ten years prior, along with many years in Emergency Medicine and various surgical specialties. She was fortunate to join Front Range Pain Medicine in 2015 and brings extensive medical and surgical experience with her. She has a keen knowledge of pain management with the ability to accurately diagnose and help guide patients to the best form of treatment and care.

She also brings her horse of 24 years, Shotzi, and various other furry family members. She is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), North American Spine Society (NASS), American Society of Neurosurgical Physician Assitants (AANSPA), and several other professional associations. She is Board Certified through National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).