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1117 N. Evergreen Rd., #2
Spokane, WA 99216
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510 E. Holland Ave.
Spokane, WA 99218
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Physician biographies

T. Daniel Dibble, M.D. | Katrina Lewis, M.D. | Andrei Dokukin, M.D. | Greg Wilkinson, PA | Shawn Moehring, MPT | Brad Brouillette, MPT, CSCS | Jon Pratt, DPT | Chris Nixon, PT | Steve Byers, DC

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Board-Certified Pain Medicine
Board-Certified Anesthesiologist

T. Daniel Dibble, MD, is an interventional spine/pain medicine physician specializing in interventional diagnostics and therapeutics for both acute and chronic conditions of the spine. He is board-certified in the specialties of pain medicine and anesthesiology. He is the founder of Spine Team Spokane.

Dr. Dibble is skilled in treating patients with occupational-related injuries, degenerative diseases, and musculoskeletal conditions. He believes strongly in the non-surgical team approach of SpineTeamSpokane and is often successful in returning patients to activity without surgery. He is highly proficient in performing fluoroscopically-guided spinal injections, radiofrequency lesioning, and neurodiagnostic testing. Physicians from the all over eastern Washington and northern Idaho refer their patients to Dr. Dibble for consultation and treatment.

As an expert of spine-related pain, Dr. Dibble has given many lectures and presentations on non-surgical treatment options and the role of a multi-disciplinary approach in the management of acute and chronic pain. He participates as a provider mentor and lecturer for “COHE” (Center of Occupational Health & Education), a part of the Occupational Health Services project with the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries and University of Washington Health Services Research Division.

Dr. Dibble has extensive training and experience. After receiving his Bachelors degree in chemistry at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, he continued his education at the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle where he earned his doctorate of medicine in 1991. He proceeded to Portland, Oregon to complete an internship in internal medicine at Emanuel Hospital followed by his residency in anesthesiology at the Oregon Health Sciences Hospital. He has served as medical director of St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute Pain Clinic and as the chairman of anesthesiology at Sutter Merced Medical Center in Merced, California. He was founder of the Pain Diagnostics & Treatment Center in Spokane, Washington and of the Pain Management Clinic of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Dr. Dibble is a member of the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Anesthesiology.

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dr katrina lewis, nonsurgical spine care, physical medicine, pain management, electrodiagnostic medicine, spokane washington, idaho, Coeur d'Alene, back pain coeur d'alene, non-surgical spine care washington, spokane spine center, washington spine injections, spokane spine injections, coeur d'alene spine injectionsKatrina Lewis, MD
Board-Certified Pain Management
Board-Certified Anesthesiology

Dr. Katrina Lewis is double Board-certified in Anesthesia and Pain Management. She was born in Durban, South Africa and entered medical school at the age of 16 — one of the youngest in the history of the country to do so. After medical school, she worked extensively in England and South Africa practicing primarily Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine for about 13 years. She then completed her residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Miami and a Pain Management Fellowship at Tufts University in Massachusetts which included extensive training in ultrasound-guided techniques for treating both chronic and acute pain. Dr. Lewis also holds a degree in clinical nutrition. Her interests include integrative / naturopathic medicine with a strong commitment to treating patients with compassion. “It’s important to me to help patients understand all aspects of their pain in order to improve the overall function and quality of their life.”

Andrei Dokukin, MD, FAAPMR
Fellowship-trained Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Andrei Dokukin is a Diplomat of American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Andrei N. Dokukin is a Board Certified Physiatrist (MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), fellowship trained in Spine and Interventional Pain Medicine as well as Musculoskeletal Medicine.

Dr. Dokukin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from City University of New York Hunter College. He received his medical training at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, where he also completed one year of training in Internal Medicine. His residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation took place in Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the Bronx, N.Y. where he also served as a Chief Resident. Dr. Dokukin completed his Pain Fellowship under Dr. Francis P. Lagattuta in Santa Maria California.

Dr. Dokukin is an expert at the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries.  He uses minimally invasive techniques with the help of ultrasound, fluoroscopy (X-rays), and electromyography guidance to treat vast variety of diseases of joints, nerves, and bones and muscles that produce pain. He also specializes in treating disease and painful conditions of the spine. His scope of practice includes testing for the disorder of nerves and muscles by using Electrodiagnostic Medicine known as Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography. His expertise in Rehabilitation Medicine gives him an edge on treating people with disabilities that may result from amputation, strokes, or brain injuries.

Dr. Dokukin also has a special interest in Performing Arts medicine, and has experience in treating dancers and musicians. Dr. Dokukin's special interest in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Performing Arts Medicine originates from his previous career of a professional ballet dancer. He experienced many of the injuries firsthand during his training in the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia and The Juilliard School in New York, as well as touring and performing with the American Ballet Theatre. This experience adds to his understanding of musculoskeletal disorders and their impact on patient's career and lifestyle.

Dr. Dokukin is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academy of Pain Medicie, the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the Performing Arts Medicine Association.  He volunteers as a physician for a ballet theater, as well as in the dance department of a major university.

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Greg Wilkinson, PA Physician Assistant, orthopedics, pain medicine, spine treatmentGreg Wilkinson, PA
Physician Assistant

Greg Wilkinson, PA, is a physician assistant who has been with Spine Team Spokane since January 2009. He has specialty training in orthopedic trauma and orthopedic surgery, and has worked in pain medicine and spine pain since 2002. He previously worked at the largest spine pain clinic in central California and in Sacramento California. He attended US Army physician assistant training at Ft. Sam Huston, San Antonio, Texas in 1993. His undergraduate work was through the University of Texas, San Antonio, with a bachelor of science in health sciences. He earned a second bachelors degree in curriculum design in occupational education, with a graduate degree in counseling. Mr. Wilkinson is married with five children, and is now a grandfather twice. His background is primarily military. He joined the military in 1983, commissioned in 1992. He has lived in multiple states and countries with the military. He spent five years stationed overseas and deployed to several countries. He was deployed overseas during Desert Storm. He has lived in Spokane since 2009. He and his family enjoy the four seasons, except for the exceptionally long Spring.

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Shawn Moehring, MPT, mckenzie trained therapist, Shawn Moehring MPT, spokane washington, spokane washington, idaho, Coeur d'AleneShawn Moehring, MPT, Dip. MDT, OCS, CEAS
Director of Physical Therapy
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
McKenzie Diplomat

Shawn Moehring, PT, is a Physical Therapist with over 18 years of experience treating Orthopedic and Neurologic patients. He is credentialed as one of only 130 McKenzie Diplomats in the United States. After graduating from UTMB, Galveston with a Master of Physical Therapy Shawn worked in a variety of settings. He completed level II training with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, obtained credentials as a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and for the past 12 years has focused on complex spine and orthopedic pain.  Shawn is convinced that Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is the most strategic approach to pain, with optimal patient outcomes.

 “I have been blessed to obtain credentials as a McKenzie Diplomat as well as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. This combination of training has given me new insight and success related to the treatment of back and joint pain. I often resolve symptoms others have not helped, by providing clear “cause and effect” care focused on education, patient independence, and long term self management.”

Shawn is married with 3 children and enjoys anything outdoors! He was born and raised in Texas, but loves snow skiing, hiking, biking, and working with youth through Young Life and his church.

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Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Managing Physical Therapist - North Clinic
McKenzie Trained

Brad Brouillette, PT, graduated from Eastern Washington’s Master of Physical Therapy program in 1999 and has 15 years of experience treating and managing at rehab clinics in Washington and Idaho. He has advanced training in the McKenzie Method, with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, and is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Brad is able to achieve exceptional patient results by emphasizing manual therapy techniques, specific force progression exercises, and patient independence through education.

“As a therapist, my goal is to help restore my patients’ function through the use of various physical therapy techniques. Whenever possible, I try to educate patients about their condition and give them the proper tools so that they can take a proactive approach to their recovery and prevent future injuries.”

Brad is happily married with 3 young children.  He is a long time resident of north Spokane and you might see him shuttling his kids to one of their many activities.  He also loves teaching Sunday School at his church and playing in the great outdoors with his family.

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Jon Pratt, DPT 
Lead Physical Therapist-  Valley Clinic
McKenzie Trained

Jon earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2008 from the University of Utah. Early in his career, Jon identified that a general knowledge of orthopedics and use of modalities was insufficient in providing optimal care and outcomes for his patients.  To become an expert level therapist, Jon has pursued post-graduate training in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie Method), Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Graston Therapy), Kinesiotaping, and Postural Restoration Institute training. Using these skills, Jon is able to offer patients specialized treatments to rapidly restore function, reduce and eliminate pain, and return them to an active, healthy, lifestyle.

“I deeply believe in treating the patient, not just their condition. There is no one-size-fits all solution to health.”  

Jon grew up in the Tri-Cities but has lived in Liberty Lake for the past 6 years. His wife and four young kids keep his life quite full and exciting.  On weekends, Jon is active in his church and might be found enjoying Frisbee golf with friends.

 

Chris Nixon-Kleweno, PT 
Lead Physical Therapist - North Clinic
McKenzie Trained
Ergonomic Specialist

Chris brings 26 years of experience to Spine Team.  He graduated from WSU with a BS in Physical Education and then went on to the University of Puget Sound and received a second BS degree in Physical Therapy.  His 26 years as a physical therapist has given Chris the opportunity to treat a wide variety of clients ranging from elite windsurfers on Maui to work related injuries here in Spokane.  He has advanced training in a variety of treatment approaches including with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Strain Counterstrain, and muscle energy.  Chris is also a Certified Ergonomic Specialist. He has provided job site assessments and taught repetitive stress injury management classes for local industries.  Chris places high priority on communication with the patient with an emphasis on educating on the cause and effect nature of the healing process. 

“I feel truly blessed to be a part of a patient’s healing process.  The complexities of the human body and its ability to respond to treatment will always amaze me.” 

Chris is happily married and the father of six children.  He loves outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and watching soccer games in the rain.

 

Steve Byers, DC
Active Release Technique Certified (ART)
Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified (SFMA)

Dr. Byers received his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Parker University in Dallas, TX after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.

Dr. Byers believes that when patients move the wrong way, it can cause pain and complicate recovery. He uses a unique assessment procedure called the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) to evaluate the way patients move and how it is contributing to their pain. This unique assessment allows him to better tailor a patient’s care plan to their unique problems. Dr. Byers has advanced training in Active Release technique (ART), which helps to reduce pain and inflammation and improve flexibility of the neck, shoulders, elbows, low back, hips, knees and ankles. These treatments are usually combined with exercises and activities, which retrain patients the proper way to move for faster and longer-lasting results.

Dr. Byers first discovered the benefits of healthcare that improves the body's ability to move as a wrestler in high school.  He and his family continue to be involved in the athletic community enjoying triathlon, yoga and classic weight training. Today he uses his education and these experiences to improve the way others move, perform, and live.

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