Michigan Pain Consultant’s team extends beyond our physicians, physical therapists & behavioral medicine specialists. Our Physician’s Assistants and our Nurse Practitioner are available to help manage your treatment between visits with the physician. To put it simply, our supporting staff are able to provide your doctor with another view of who you are as a patient and keep track of how you are responding to your treatment.
Chris Briggs, PA-C
Chris is a certified physician assistant, received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Physician Assistant Studies from University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Chris joined the Army in January of 2000, serving for 12 years as an Infantry Soldier. He then moved on to become a Recon Scout. Chris was deployed to Iraq, serving three years in support of OIF, as well as spending time in Kosovo. His last three years in the Army were dedicated as a physician assistant. Over the course of his service, Chris was stationed all over the United States including Georgia, Kentucky, Texas, and Washington, as well as almost ten years in Alaska. He has received numerous honors and awards over this time.
Laurena Schultz, PA
Laurena is a certified nurse practitioner, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. She went on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, MI.
Chuck Bray PA-C
Chuck Bray, PA-C, a certified physician assistant, received his Bachelor of Science from Grand Valley State University in Health Sciences. He received his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Western Michigan University.
Deborah Hunter PA-C
Deborah Hunter PA-C, a certified physician assistant, received her Bachelor of Science in Medicine and Physician Assistant Studies from Western Michigan University.
Jennifer White NP
Jennifer White, NP, a certified nurse practitioner, received her Bachelor of Science-Nursing from University of Toledo in Toledo, OH. She received certifications as a Family Nurse Practitioner and School Nurse, as well as her Masters in Nursing from Wright State University in Dayton, OH.
Karen Schumaker PA-C
Karen Schumaker, PA-C, a certified physician assistant, received her Bachelor of Science in Medicine and Physician Assistant Diploma from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. She then went on to complete a Butterworth Hospital Physician Assistant Surgical Residency in Grand Rapids, MI.
Stephanie Schmoll MS, PA-C
Stephanie Schmoll MS, PA-C, a certified physician assistant, received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Michigan in Flint, MI. She received her Master in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, MI.