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 been practicing pain management since 2000. 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, Bemidji
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.
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,Bemidji
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.
Dr. Matthew Timp, DO
Dr. Timp received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth before completing his medical degree at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri. He then completed residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities followed by fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a member of the International Spine Intervention Society. He has special interests including botox treatments of pain and neuromuscular disorders, as well as emerging interventional treatments for chronic pain of all kinds.
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
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: Sartell,Baxter, Bemidji
Nicole Marti, APRN-CNP
Nicole graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2004 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing. She worked for several years as an RN before returning to school. She then graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato in 2010 with a Masters Degree in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner. Nicole has experience in family practice as well as working with a spinal surgeon prior to joining Center for Pain Management. Nicole is an Alexandria native and proud to be able to treat patients in her community and surrounding communities. Outside of the clinic she enjoys staying active and traveling as much as possible. Her greatest accomplishments in life are her twins, Hudson and Hadley, and she remains as active as possible in their school and with their activities.
Nicole Cole, PA-C
Nicole graduated from Bemidji State University with her Bachelors of Science in biology in 2012. She than received her Masters of Physician Assistant in May 2016 from the University of New England. This is her first position since graduating in May 2016. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant Nicole worked in various positions in healthcare at Sanford Health Bemidji and Northern Pinesin Brainerd. Nicole lives in Brainerd with her husband, who grew up in the area, and their two dogs. Outside the clinic she enjoys gardening, hiking, camping and sailing.
Locations: Baxter, Bemidji,Sartell
Jenna Gross, DNP, FNP-C
Jenna graduated from Bemidji State University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology in 2009 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with her Bachelors of Nursing in 2010. She then went on to North Dakota State University and graduated with a Doctor of Nursing Degree in 2015.
Jenna has worked as an RN on Medical/Surgical floors and has also worked as a DNP-s in primary care/urgent care and internal medicine.
Jenna enjoys spending time with her husband Cody and their two daughters. She also enjoys the outdoors and staying active.
Mike Jesch, APRN-CNP
Michael graduated from South Dakota State University in 2006 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing. He then worked as a registered nurse for several years before attending the University of Cincinnati. He graduated in 2013 with a Masters Degree in Nursing. Prior to joining Center for Pain Management he worked in primary care, pain medicine, and gastroenterology.
Mike believes you should always practice the golden rule and try to be a positive influence to those around you and those you interact with.
In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, and electronics