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MISSION STATEMENT   “Through compassion and innovation, we will make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and in communities.”

The Pain Institute of Southern Arizona (PISA) has specialized in Interventional Pain Management in Southern Arizona for over 20 years. The Regional Pain Institute (RPI) joined the PISA practice and has helped expand quality patient care to Queen Creek/San Tan Valley and Apache Junction, Arizona.

Our providers understand that pain from an illness, injury or aging can disrupt a person’s activities and day-to-day routines. The team of renowned Interventional Pain Management Specialists, with training from world-class institutions such as the Mayo Clinic, Stanford and Harvard, deliver state-of-the-art treatments and procedures. Our goal is to help patients find relief from pain—helping them return to an enjoyable quality of life.

With ten convenient locations, the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona and Regional Pain Institute are home to “The Most Trusted Physicians in Pain Relief.”


Pain Institute of Arizona is pleased to welcome Dr. Connor Martin! He will join our team of renowned Interventional Pain Management Specialists on August 1, 2023. View bio.

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It was a perfect spring day for the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona to host their CME Conference on Pain Management: New Indications and Improved Therapies. The Hacienda Del Sol provided us with a beautiful venue, we had a great attendance from our local Physicians and APP’s. This conference not only provided the opportunity to learn about new innovations available in pain management, but it was a great way to network and engage with other providers in the area.

Our expert panel of doctors discussed different Pain Management therapies and the continuing innovations available to treat chronic pain.

A special thank you goes out to our Keynote speaker Dr. Ahmed Zaafran. Dr. Zaafran’s presentation on the importance of mental health and how it is an integral part of pain management was inspiring.

We extend our gratitude to our wonderful CME conference sponsors, as we couldn’t host this event without them.

Platinum Breakfast Sponsor: Abbott
Gold Sponsor: Medtronic
Silver Sponsors: Lucid Lane, Vertos Medical and Sprint/SPR
Bronze Sponsors: Nalu, SimonMed and Veritas Pharma

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Meet our Physicians

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Nicholas Elkins, DO

Benson  .  Safford

Kevin M. Henry, MD

Queen Creek/San Tan Valley
Apache Junction

Vamshi Yelavarthi, MD, MPH

Queen Creek/San Tan Valley
Apache Junction


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