MEET our PROVIDERS

Physicians

Sam Elghor, M.D.

Dr. Sam Elghor is the senior physician in the group. He is trained and board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management. He has practiced pain management for the past 12 years. He started the Center for Pain Management which has grown into a thriving practice. Dr. Elghor’s interests include interventional treatment of various spinal disorders. He has accumulated extensive experience in neuromodulation and implantation of spinal cord stimulators. Kyphoplasty is another area of his expertise.

Locations: Alexandria, Sartell, Baxter

Ramon Sotto, M.D.

Dr. Ramon Sotto is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has practiced Interventional Pain Medicine for many years in various locations across the state of Minnesota. He treats patients primarily in our Sartell facility. Dr. Sotto brings a delightful sense of humor that is greatly appreciated by both the staff and the patients. He enjoys spending time with his family and reading. When asked about his life philosophy, he said to treat every day as if it were your last and to give every patient the best care possible.

Locations: Sartell

 

Ranjan Dey, M.D.

Dr. Ranjan Dey is board certified in both Anesthesiolgy and Pain Management. He has trained in some of the best hospitals in the nation. He relocated to central Minnesota from Massachussetts and brings years of Interventional Pain Management experience. Dr. Dey treats patients in both our Baxter and Sartell facilities.

When he described his life philosophy he quoted Mother Theresa: ” Speak Tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don’t only give your care, but give your heart as well”.

Locations: Sartell, Baxter

Jeffrey Anderson, M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey Anderson grew up in Alexandria. He attended college at Bethel University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed Anesthesiology training at Tulane University in New Orleans followed by a fellowship in Pain-Management from the esteemed Stanford University.

Dr. Anderson will see patients at our Alexandria and Sartell clinics and at Douglas County Hospital. He will reside in Alexandria with his wife and young family. He tells us he loves to cook, watch football and most of all, spend time with his family.

Locations: Alexandria

 

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

Daniel Truax, PA-C

Daniel is a native born Minnesotan. He is a graduate from the St. Cloud Hospital School of Nursing and worked in Cardiac Care at the St. Cloud Hospital. In 1996 he graduated from the Physicians Assistants program at the University of North Dakota. Since that time, Dan has worked in Family Medicine, Neurosurgery, and Pain Management. Dan works closely with the MD’s and has a special interest in spinal cord stimulation. Away from work Dan enjoys traveling, gardening, fishing, and working on his old car.

Locations: Alexandria, Sartell, Baxter,Bemidji

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Ann Day, PA-C

Ann completed the Physician Assistant Program at the University of North Dakota in 1996. She worked for a couple years in ENT, and several years in both Neurosurgery & family practice before joining our team. Ann is an active member of the American Association of Physician Assistants, The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, The Minnesota Association of Physician Assistants, and the Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants. Ann and her husband Ray reside in Willmar, where she enjoys running, skiing and biking.

Locations: Alexandria, Sartell

Timothy Montag, PA-C

Tim grew up in central Minnesota. He attended undergraduate school at St. Cloud State University and subsequently went to chiropractic school at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN. After working as a chiropractor for four years, Tim enrolled in PA school at the University of North Dakota, from which he graduated in May 2012. His interests include treating spinal pain and disorders among other musculoskeletal injuries. In his spare time Tim enjoys time with his wife and three children, running, biking, and playing guitar.

Locations: Alexandria, Sartell, Baxter,Bemidji

 

Stephen Vang, PA-C

Stephen graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2010 with a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. In 2003 he obtained his Doctorate of Medicine from Saint Matthew’s University School of Medicine in the Grand Cayman Islands. Stephen holds Masters Degree in Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh, WI. He has worked in Orthopedics, Pain Management and Primary Care at a Women’s Correctional Facility. Stephen enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer, martial arts, yoga, swimming, playing volleyball and soccer.

Locations: Baxter,Bemidji

 

Nicole Marti, APRN,CNP

Locations: Alexandria

 

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Arthur Lee PA-C

Arthur received a Bachelors of Sciences in Chemistry from Beloit College, Beloit, WI in 1995, and a Bachelors of Sciences in Medical Technology from Rush University at Chicago, IL in 1997. In 2003, he received a Doctorate Degree of Medicine from Spartan Health Sciences School of Medicine in St. Lucia, West Indies.In 2009 he graduated from Marywood University in Scranton, PA, with a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. He has worked in pain management, interventional radiology, neurosurgery, general surgery, urology, family medicine/urgent care, and used worked as a generalist medical technologist (ASCP) prior to graduating school.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time with my wife and four children, playing ping pong, jogging, playing soccer and playing guitar.

Location: Alexandria

Physical Therapist

Megan Bollinger, MPT, PRC

Megan received her Masters degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 1998.  She is a Postural Restoration Certified therapist, having obtained advanced training through the PRI Institute in Lincoln, Nebraska. This year she is completing advanced instructor training through The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado and will have a fully equipped Pilates studio.

Postural Restoration is an innovative, revolutionary approach to treating pain and movement dysfunction developed by Ron Hruska.  Based on biomechanical principles and considering the inherent asymmetry of the human body, a concept often overlooked in the traditional physical therapy approach; PRI is a very effective modality producing dramatic and lasting relief from both chronic and acute pain.

“I enjoy empowering patients with education and self management techniques allowing them to feel in control of their symptoms and overcome their fear of movement.  With the unique combination of PRI physical therapy and advanced Pilates, my goal is to help people return to health so they can return to life.”

Megan lives in Bemidji with her husband.  They enjoy traveling and spending time with their 6 children and growing number of grandchildren.  She also enjoys, biking, hiking and kayaking.

Locations: Bemidji

 

Locations.

Sartell

ph 320.230.7788

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Alexandria

ph 320.219.7611

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Baxter

ph 218.270.3111

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Bemidji

ph 218.444.2624

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