Our Care Team

The Spine & Nerve Centers offers a team of highly experienced professionals. Team members include nurses, physician assistants, medical assistants and skilled administrators.

We adhere to the highest quality standard of patient care. Our physicians are board certified, teach at a national level, have been mentored by world-class pain physicians, are trained in the country’s leading interventional pain fellowships and are consistently published. Each physician is board certified through the American Board of Anesthesiology in addition to being board certified Pain Management Specialists.

Physicians

Timothy Ray Deer, MD, DABPM

Timothy Ray Deer, MD, DABPM

Dr. Deer is the president and chief executive officer of The Spine & Nerve Centers in Charleston, West Virginia. The Spine & Nerve Centers treats more than 3400 chronic pain patients per month, many with unique conditions that require an algorithmic approach to their management. He is a native West Virginian who received his medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine and where he currently holds the position of clinical professor of anesthesiology.

Pain Management Doctor Timothy Ray Deer, MD, DABPM

Timothy Ray Deer, MD, DABPM

Dr. Deer is the president and chief executive officer of The Spine & Nerve Centers in Charleston, West Virginia. The Spine & Nerve Centers treats more than 3400 chronic pain patients per month, many with unique conditions that require an algorithmic approach to their management. He is a native West Virginian who received his medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine and where he currently holds the position of clinical professor of anesthesiology.

Pain Management Doctor Christopher Kim

Christopher K. Kim, MD

Dr. Kim earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He then completed both an internship and a residency in anesthesiology and earned his board certification in this specialty. Dr. Kim has also served as an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the pain management department at the Medical College of Virginia.

Pain Management Doctor Christopher Kim

Christopher K. Kim, MD

Dr. Kim earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He then completed both an internship and a residency in anesthesiology and earned his board certification in this specialty. Dr. Kim has also served as an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the pain management department at the Medical College of Virginia.

Pain Management Doctor Brad Lindsey, MD

Brad Lindsey, MD

Dr. Brad L. Lindsey is a native of Arkansas and attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences then completed a residency in Anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Pain Management Doctor Brad Lindsey, MD

Brad Lindsey, MD

Dr. Brad L. Lindsey is a native of Arkansas and attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences then completed a residency in Anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Pain Management Doctor Brian Slater, MD

Brian Slater, MD

Dr. Brian Slater is a board-certified anesthesiologist and fellowship trained interventional pain medicine physician. Dr. Slater completed his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Pain Management Doctor Brian Slater, MD

Brian Slater, MD

Dr. Brian Slater is a board-certified anesthesiologist and fellowship trained interventional pain medicine physician. Dr. Slater completed his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Physician Assistants

Physician Assistant Wilfrido T. Tolentino, Jr., PA-C

Wilfrido T. Tolentino, Jr., PA-C

The holder of a bachelor’s degree from the physician assistant program at the College of West Virginia, Wilfrido Tolentino went on to earn his physician assistant certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in 1997.

Physician Assistant Wilfrido T. Tolentino, Jr., PA-C

Wilfrido T. Tolentino, Jr., PA-C

The holder of a bachelor’s degree from the physician assistant program at the College of West Virginia, Wilfrido Tolentino went on to earn his physician assistant certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in 1997.

Danielle Molina, PA-C

Danielle Molina, PA-C

The Spine and Nerve Centers of the Virginias welcomes Danielle Molina, PA-C as a new member of the practice team. Danielle brings with her extensive experience in Interventional Pain Medicine as well as an acute understanding of the needs of her patients.

Danielle Molina, PA-C

Danielle Molina, PA-C

The Spine and Nerve Centers of the Virginias welcomes Danielle Molina, PA-C as a new member of the practice team. Danielle brings with her extensive experience in Interventional Pain Medicine as well as an acute understanding of the needs of her patients.

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioner Rebecca Butcher

Rebecca Butcher

Rebecca Butcher is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Rebecca grew up in Logan, West Virginia and attended Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College where she received her Associates of Science in Nursing and then continued on to Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia where she received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing.

Rebecca Butcher

Rebecca Butcher

Rebecca Butcher is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Rebecca grew up in Logan, West Virginia and attended Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College where she received her Associates of Science in Nursing and then continued on to Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia where she received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing.

Nurse Practitioner Ashley Comer

Ashley Comer

Ashley Comer is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, who is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia, Ashley attended West Virginia State University Community and Technical College where she obtained her Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Continuing her education, she went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University. Graduating with honors, she completed her Masters of Science in Nursing with Family Nurse Practitioner specialization from Walden University.

Nurse Practitioner Ashley Comer

Ashley Comer

Ashley Comer is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, who is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia, Ashley attended West Virginia State University Community and Technical College where she obtained her Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Continuing her education, she went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University. Graduating with honors, she completed her Masters of Science in Nursing with Family Nurse Practitioner specialization from Walden University.

Pain Management Nurse Practitioner Tara Tackett

Tara Tackett

Tara Tackett is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner who is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia, Tara attended West Virginia University where she obtained her bachelors degree in nursing.

Pain Management Nurse Practitioner Tara Tackett

Tara Tackett

Tara Tackett is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner who is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia, Tara attended West Virginia University where she obtained her bachelors degree in nursing.

Physical Therapists

Physical Therapist Carolyn Poston

Carolyn S. Poston, PT

Carolyn Poston began her professional career by graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Carolyn S. Poston, PT

Carolyn S. Poston, PT

Carolyn Poston began her professional career by graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Physical Therapist Mindy Starks

Mindy Starks, PT

Mindy is a physical therapist with a current focus in the outpatient setting. She graduated from Capital High School, Charleston, West Virginia. Mindy then continued her academic journey graduating with honors, from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, where she earned a bachelor’s of Science and Master of Science Physical Therapy degree. Mindy currently is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and West Virginia Physical Therapy Association.

Mindy Starks, PT

Mindy Starks, PT

Mindy is a physical therapist with a current focus in the outpatient setting. She graduated from Capital High School, Charleston, West Virginia. Mindy then continued her academic journey graduating with honors, from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, where she earned a bachelor’s of Science and Master of Science Physical Therapy degree. Mindy currently is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and West Virginia Physical Therapy Association.

Physical Therapist Assistant Warren McComas, PTA

Warren McComas, PTA

Warren is a US Army veteran, graduating from the Academy of Health Sciences PTA program at Fort Sam Houston Texas in 1987. He was an Elite ranked powerlifter, holding several state and national records and also a frequent strongman competitor. His physical therapy experience includes orthopedics and manual therapy.

Physical Therapist Assistant Warren McComes, PTA

Warren McComas, PTA

Warren is a US Army veteran, graduating from the Academy of Health Sciences PTA program at Fort Sam Houston Texas in 1987. He was an Elite ranked powerlifter, holding several state and national records and also a frequent strongman competitor. His physical therapy experience includes orthopedics and manual therapy.

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