Leading Interventional Pain Specialists

We provide interventional pain management for chronic pain syndromes (pain lasting greater than six weeks). We offer interventions which often treat pain rather than providing a temporary medication solution. We offer diagnostic and therapeutic injections ordered by your referring physician. Whether you’re experiencing spinal stenosis, chronic back or neck pain, diabetic neuropathy, or cancer pain, you can count on our office to provide effective pain relief solutions.

Leading interventional pain specialists

We provide interventional pain management for chronic pain syndromes (pain lasting greater than six weeks). We offer interventions which often treat pain rather than providing a temporary medication solution. We offer diagnostic and therapeutic injections ordered by your referring physician. Whether you’re experiencing spinal stenosis, chronic back or neck pain, diabetic neuropathy, or cancer pain, you can count on our office to provide effective pain relief solutions.

Our Providers

Our Providers

George Girardi, MD

 

Before embarking on his career in pain medicine in Colorado, Dr. Girardi earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. He completed his residency in anesthesiology and critical care at the University of Chicago Hospitals, working as chief resident his final year.

Dr. Girardi has been working with patients in Fort Collins, Colorado for nearly 18 years. In that time, he has served as chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and of Anesthesia Quality Assurance at Poudre Valley Hospital. He joined the medical staff as an anesthesiologist at Poudre Valley Hospital in 1994, and has previously served as medical director at Spring Creek Surgery Center. Dr. Girardi joined Front Range Pain Medicine in 2002. Additionally, Dr. Girardi is faculty for Abbott, Stryker, and Superion.

Dr. Girardi specializes in the treatment of back, neck and other pain conditions. He performs interventional management procedures utilizing fluoroscopic guidance and patient sedation, as needed. Dr. Girardi performs nerve blocks, epidural injections, selective nerve root blocks, radiofrequency neural ablation, sympathetic blocks, spinal cord stimulation, and discograms.

Dr. Girardi holds certifications from the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine. He is a member of the International Spine Intervention Society, The American Academy of Pain Medicine and The Colorado Medical Society.

George Girardi, MD

 

Before embarking on his career in pain medicine in Colorado, Dr. Girardi earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. He completed his residency in anesthesiology and critical care at the University of Chicago Hospitals, working as chief resident his final year.

Dr. Girardi has been working with patients in Fort Collins, Colorado for nearly 18 years. In that time, he has served as chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and of Anesthesia Quality Assurance at Poudre Valley Hospital. He joined the medical staff as an anesthesiologist at Poudre Valley Hospital in 1994, and has previously served as medical director at Spring Creek Surgery Center. Dr. Girardi joined Front Range Pain Medicine in 2002. Additionally, Dr. Girardi is faculty for St. Jude Medical.

Dr. Girardi specializes in the treatment of back, neck and other pain conditions. He performs interventional management procedures utilizing fluoroscopic guidance and patient sedation, as needed. Dr. Girardi performs nerve blocks, epidural injections, selective nerve root blocks, radiofrequency neural ablation, sympathetic blocks, spinal cord stimulation, and discograms.

Dr. Girardi holds certifications from the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine. He is a member of the International Spine Intervention Society, The American Academy of Pain Medicine and The Colorado Medical Society.

Michael Brown, DO

Dr. Michael Brown is a staff Physician at Front Range Pain Medicine and is board certified in Anesthesia along with pain medicine. He works with patients and their providers to treat acute and chronic pain with interventional therapies. Dr. Brown specializes in treating pain conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine; trigeminal, postherpetic, and peripheral neuralgia; myofascial pain syndromes; phantom limb pain; and complex regional pain syndrome. He is also fluent in spoken and written Spanish.

Before joining the team at Front Range Pain Medicine, Dr. Brown completed his Bachelor of Science at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University. His postgraduate training includes a Traditional Osteopathic Internship at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois; Anesthesiology Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan; and Pain Medicine Fellowship, Department of Anesthesiology at Fletcher Allen Health Care in association with The University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. Dr. Brown is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Board of Pain Medicine, American Medical Association, and American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Brown holds a certification from the American Board of Pain Medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys skiing, biking, running – which includes two marathon charity runs, tennis, golf, and water sports.

MICHAEL BROWN, DO

 

Dr. Michael Brown is a staff Physician at Front Range Pain Medicine and is board certified in Anesthesia along with pain medicine. He works with patients and their providers to treat acute and chronic pain with interventional therapies. Dr. Brown specializes in treating pain conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine; trigeminal, postherpetic, and peripheral neuralgia; myofascial pain syndromes; phantom limb pain; and complex regional pain syndrome. He is also fluent in spoken and written Spanish.

Before joining the team at Front Range Pain Medicine, Dr. Brown completed his Bachelor of Science at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University. His postgraduate training includes a Traditional Osteopathic Internship at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois; Anesthesiology Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan; and Pain Medicine Fellowship, Department of Anesthesiology at Fletcher Allen Health Care in association with The University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. Dr. Brown is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Board of Pain Medicine, American Medical Association, and American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Brown holds a certification from the American Board of Pain Medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys skiing, biking, running – which includes two marathon charity runs, tennis, golf, and water sports.

Matthew Pouliot, DO

Dr. Pouliot is board-certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and practices medicine with a special emphasis on chronic spinal and orthopedic pain. Prior to joining the staff of Front Range Pain Medicine, where he practices physical medicine and rehabilitation, he held similar positions with Rocky Mountain Associates in Orthopedic Medicine in Johnstown, Colorado, and Pain Partners MD in Lafayette.

He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the State University of New York (SUNY Upstate) in Syracuse NY, serving as chief resident his final year. He later completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine at SUNY Upstate.
He is double board-certified in the specialties of pain medicine and physiatry (PM&R). Away from clinical practice he is busy with his 8 children and loves to spend time in the great Colorado outdoors, where he and his wife both grew up.

Dr. Pouliot has been involved in the field of Regenerative Medicine since 2011. He has participated in previous clinical research involving the use of mesenchymal stem cells to treat degenerative disc disease of the spine. He currently is involved in two clinical research studies using a novel approach along with injection of bone marrow aspirate to treat arthritis in the knee and lumbar degenerative disc disease.

He has spent time teaching other physicians Regenerative Medicine techniques through conferences put on by Boston Biolife and TOBI (The Orthobiologics Institute). He has also treated many former and current professional athletes from the NFL, NHL, and the MLB.

MATTHEW POULIOT, DO

 

Dr. Pouliot is board-certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and practices medicine with a special emphasis on chronic spinal and orthopedic pain. Prior to joining the staff of Front Range Pain Medicine, where he practices physical medicine and rehabilitation, he held similar positions with Rocky Mountain Associates in Orthopedic Medicine in Johnstown, Colorado, and Pain Partners MD in Lafayette.

He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the State University of New York (SUNY Upstate) in Syracuse NY, serving as chief resident his final year. He later completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine at SUNY Upstate.
He is double board-certified in the specialties of pain medicine and physiatry (PM&R). Away from clinical practice he is busy with his 8 children and loves to spend time in the great Colorado outdoors, where he and his wife both grew up.

Dr. Pouliot has been involved in the field of Regenerative Medicine since 2011. He has participated in previous clinical research involving the use of mesenchymal stem cells to treat degenerative disc disease of the spine. He currently is involved in two clinical research studies using a novel approach along with injection of bone marrow aspirate to treat arthritis in the knee and lumbar degenerative disc disease.

He has spent time teaching other physicians Regenerative Medicine techniques through conferences put on by Boston Biolife and TOBI (The Orthobiologics Institute). He has also treated many former and current professional athletes from the NFL, NHL, and the MLB.

Colin Carpenter, MD

Dr. Carpenter joined Front Range Pain Medicine in 2016. He is fellowship-trained in Interventional Spine Medicine, from the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to that, he completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) at the University of Colorado. He went to medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. He is also a proud alumnus of Colorado State University, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Carpenter is passionate about the treatment of spine, musculoskeletal, neurologic, and sports injuries, and takes a holistic approach with his patients, focusing on goal-directed care with an emphasis on function. He employs multiple techniques in diagnosis and treatment of these disease processes, including recommendations for physical therapy programs, medical management, lifestyle modifications, ultrasound-guided joint and soft tissue injections, fluoroscopically-guided spine injections, nerve conduction studies and electromyography, and radiologic review and interpretation. He also performs Botox injections for the treatment of limb spasticity due stroke, MS, Cerebral Palsy and other diseases.

He is very excited to be back in Colorado, where he enjoys biking, hiking, snowboarding, playing music, and spending time with his family and friends. He is a member of the Spine Intervention Society, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the North American Spine Society, and the Colorado Medical Society.

COLIN CARPENTER, MD

 

Dr. Carpenter joined Front Range Pain Medicine in 2016. He is fellowship-trained in Interventional Spine Medicine, from the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to that, he completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) at the University of Colorado. He went to medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. He is also a proud alumnus of Colorado State University, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Carpenter is passionate about the treatment of spine, musculoskeletal, neurologic, and sports injuries, and takes a holistic approach with his patients, focusing on goal-directed care with an emphasis on function. He employs multiple techniques in diagnosis and treatment of these disease processes, including recommendations for physical therapy programs, medical management, lifestyle modifications, ultrasound-guided joint and soft tissue injections, fluoroscopically-guided spine injections, nerve conduction studies and electromyography, and radiologic review and interpretation. He also performs Botox injections for the treatment of limb spasticity due stroke, MS, Cerebral Palsy and other diseases.

He is very excited to be back in Colorado, where he enjoys biking, hiking, snowboarding, playing music, and spending time with his family and friends. He is a member of the Spine Intervention Society, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the North American Spine Society, and the Colorado Medical Society.

Mid-Level Practitioners

DEB DENNIS, PA-C

Deb works with Dr. Girardi as his Physician Assistant. She has been with Front Range Pain Medicine for over 7 years. Prior to working in pain medicine, Deb worked in family practice, she spent 10 years in two separate hospital-based practices in Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado. Deb also spent three years in an OB-GYN practice in Greeley, Colorado.

Deb received her Nursing Degree from the University of Nebraska. She worked as a Registered Nurse for twelve years before attending the Medical School at the University of North Dakota where she completed Physician Assistant Graduate Studies.

JENNIFER HARRISON, FNP-BC

Jenny has been a Nurse Practitioner for Front Range Pain Medicine for 1 year. Prior to working in Pain Medicine, Jenny worked in Nephrology in Longmont, Colorado for 4 years managing and providing care for patients with acute and chronic kidney disease as well as dialysis and kidney transplant patients.

Jenny has a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from Colorado State University. She also has a bachelor of nursing degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She worked as a registered nurse for 13 years before attending Regis University where she graduated with honors with a family nurse practitioner masters degree.

Jenny enjoys spending time with her family and friends and prioritizes her physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

SUNNY HENRION, PA-C

Sunny started her position as a Physician Assistant at Front Range Pain Medicine in 2018. She worked in Family Medicine for 6 years in Loveland prior to joining the practice. She also had 3 years of experience in Otolaryngology.

Sunny completed her Master’s program in Physician Assistant studies from Midwestern University in Arizona.

She is married with two daughters and enjoys spending time outdoors with family. She loves cooking, sewing, yoga, and teaching Zumba.

Sunny is trained in trigger point injections, Botox injections, and focuses on patient education.

SAMANTHA DESENBERG, MSN, FNP-BC

Samantha Desenberg is happy to be a member of The Front Range Pain Medicine team after relocating from the Northeast. Prior to her current position, she worked at a pain management office in Long Island where she developed her interest in helping improve patient’s pain and quality of life through education and interventional procedures.

Samantha received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Emmanuel College in Boston and remained in the city to earn her Master’s Degree in Nursing at Simmons College. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Colorado through hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Mid-Level Practitioners

Deb Dennis, PA-C

Deb Dennis, PA-C

Deb works with Dr. Girardi as his Physician Assistant. She has been with Front Range Pain Medicine for over 7 years. Prior to working in pain medicine, Deb worked in family practice, she spent 10 years in two separate hospital-based practices in Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado. Deb also spent three years in an OB-GYN practice in Greeley, Colorado.

Deb received her Nursing Degree from the University of Nebraska. She worked as a Registered Nurse for twelve years before attending the Medical School at the University of North Dakota where she completed Physician Assistant Graduate Studies.

Jennifer Harrison, FNP-BC

Jennifer Harrison, FNP-BC

Jenny has been a Nurse Practitioner for Front Range Pain Medicine for 1 year. Prior to working in Pain Medicine, Jenny worked in Nephrology in Longmont, Colorado for 4 years managing and providing care for patients with acute and chronic kidney disease as well as dialysis and kidney transplant patients.

Jenny has a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from Colorado State University. She also has a bachelor of nursing degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She worked as a registered nurse for 13 years before attending Regis University where she graduated with honors with a family nurse practitioner masters degree.

Jenny enjoys spending time with her family and friends and prioritizes her physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Sunny Henrion, PA-C

Sunny Henrion, PA-C

Sunny started her position as a Physician Assistant at Front Range Pain Medicine in 2018.  She worked in Family Medicine for 6 years in Loveland prior to joining the practice. She also had 3 years of experience in Otolaryngology. 

Sunny completed her Master’s program in Physician Assistant studies from Midwestern University in Arizona.

She is married with two daughters and enjoys spending time outdoors with family.  She loves cooking, sewing, yoga, and teaching Zumba. 

Sunny is trained in trigger point injections, Botox injections, and focuses on patient education.

SAMANTHA DESENBERG, MSN, FNP-BC

SAMANTHA DESENBERG, MSN, FNP-BC

Samantha Desenberg is happy to be a member of The Front Range Pain Medicine team after relocating from the Northeast. Prior to her current position, she worked at a pain management office in Long Island where she developed her interest in helping improve patient’s pain and quality of life through education and interventional procedures.

Samantha received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Emmanuel College in Boston and remained in the city to earn her Master’s Degree in Nursing at Simmons College. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Colorado through hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.