Dr. Roland Jones
Neurology / Pain Management
Dr. Jones is a board certified Pain Management and Neurology specialist. He is the founder of Tallahassee Neurology Specialists. He enlisted in the US Army Field Artillery before graduating from Georgia Military College as Valedictorian. After earning his commission in the Army he served in the Military Police before medical school. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. He went on to earn his Medical Degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Jones completed his residency at Wilford Hall in San Antonio, TX and later served as the Chief of Neurology at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He completed his Interventional Pain Fellowship at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Jones is board certified in Pain Management and Neurology. He is an Adjunct Professor for the Florida State University College of Medicine and Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Jones is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine as well as the American Academy of Neurology. When he is not caring for patients, Dr. Jones enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He also enjoys playing the guitar.
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Dr. David Johnson
Pain Management
Dr. Johnson is originally from Philadelphia, PA where he earned a business degree at Temple University’s Fox School of business. He later returned to Temple University’s School of Medicine where he earned his medical degree. He completed residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Pennsylvania then continued subspecialty fellowship training in Interventional Pain Management at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Johnson has participated in research, has been a textbook contributor and has been published in a scientific journal. In his free time Dr. Johnson enjoys travel, reading, sketching, and gardening.
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Dr. Kateryna Kurako
Neurology
Dr. Kurako is a board certified Neurology specialist. She completed her residency in Neurology at Cleveland Clinic, Florida, and her fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine at Harvard Medical School – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Kurako treats all neurologic conditions, including strokes, headaches, epilepsy, neuropathies, neuromuscular conditions and movement disorders. Areas of special interest include EMG/NCV diagnostic testing, treatment of neuromuscular diseases including neuropathy, ALS, spinal muscular atrophy and muscular dystrophy. Dr. Kurako has a passion for clinical education and she enjoys helping patients understand their symptoms and working with them to manage their diseases. Family is extremely important to Dr. Kurako and she enjoys spending time with them. She is originally from Ukraine and has been living and working primarily in Connecticut and Canada for the last 20 years. She is looking forward to enjoying the Florida climate and all that the Sunshine State has to offer!
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Dr. Craig Thomas
Acupuncture
Dr Thomas is dedicated to helping patients achieve optimal health and well-being using multiple acupuncture modalities. He takes a very holistic approach to helping his patients and specializes in sports/orthopedic and chronic pain conditions as well as headaches and migraines. He has over 30 years experience in healthcare with 16+ years in acupuncture and 28 years as a massage therapist.
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Dr. Luke Rizzo
Acupuncture
Dr. Rizzo has extensive clinical training in traditional oriental medicine as well as modern applications. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Health Studies from the University of South Florida and is also a certified herbalist. He uses an integrated approach to offer a patient-centered, individualized therapy using acupuncture as well as oriental herbal and pharmaceutical therapies.
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Kristen Deason, ARNP
Pain Management
Kristen is a native of Bristol, FL. She graduated with an Associates Degree of Nursing from Chipola College. She went on to get her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from Thomas University and her Masters of Science Degree in Nursing from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. As a Registered Nurse, Kristen worked in a medical-surgical unit and in long term care. As a Nurse Practitioner, she worked in the fields of Family Medicine and Gynecology. In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, and watching football in the Swamp.
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Jasmine Dillard, ARNP
Neurology
Jasmine is a Nurse Practitioner with Southeast Neurological Specialist with a focus on Neurology. She graduated from University of West Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Jasmine worked as a Registered Nurse in the Neurological/Trauma Intensive Care Unit. While working full time she pursued her Masters Degree in Nursing and after graduating from her Nurse Practitioner program, she worked as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner providing care to both gynecological and obstetrical patients. Since then, she has made a career change back to the world of Neurology. When Jasmine is not working, she loves spending time with her husband and son. She enjoys watching movies, reading, and traveling.
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Brittany Hall, ARNP
Pain Management
Brittany is a Nurse Practitioner at Southeast Neurological. She graduated from Keiser University with an Associate’s of Science in Nursing in 2014. She then graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing in 2017. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Florida State University in 2020. She is board certified as a Family Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and licensed by the State of Florida. In her early career, Brittany worked as a Registered Nurse in a Neuro intensive care unit. Her desire to become more active in her patients’ care and management lead her to obtain her Nurse Practitioner Certification to transition into the Nurse Practitioner role. Her aim is to provide high-quality and supportive health care to patients. Brittany’s hobbies include reading books, enjoying the outdoors, spending time with her husband, and playing with her children. “
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Abby Thorn, ARNP
Pain Management
Abby Thorn first received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Central Florida but went back to school to pursue a career in nursing. She graduated from Florida International University in 1993 and began working in the medical field as a nurse for the United States Navy. She received her Masters in Science and certification as a Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife from University of California San Diego and San Diego State University in 2001. After practicing Women's Health for many years, performing deliveries and infertility services, she transitioned to Pain Management. Abby trained and worked under Dr. George Arcos until she joined Dr. Jones in June of 2013. Abby is dedicated to giving her patients the best quality of care and the compassion that patients suffering from chronic pain need. She has been married for over twenty years and has three children. In her free time, Abby is an active member of Spanish Krewe in Springtime Tallahassee.
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Erin Vickers, ARNP
Pain Management
Erin is a native of Tallahassee, FL and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Florida State University. Soon after graduating, she returned to FSU to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Erin began her nursing career in the Emergency Department, where she worked exclusively for 10 years before again returning to school to further advance her career. While working full time, she completed the Master of Science in Nursing degree from Columbus State University. Upon completion of the Nurse Practitioner program, Erin continued nursing in the Emergency Department and also worked as a Nurse Practitioner in family care. Erin made the switch to Pain Management where she is now using her years of experience in the medical field to benefit the patients in our practice. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and spending time in the great outdoors... being out on the water, fishing, hunting, and hiking.
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Thomasville Office

Dr. Maurice Bernaiche
Pain Management
Dr. Maurice Bernaiche is a board certified physician with the Board of Osteopathic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the Board of Interventional Pain Physicians, and a special certificate of proficiency by the World Institute of Pain. He treats most chronic pain issues including spinal and peripheral joint pain, chronic spinal disorders and pain conditions, neuropathies, vertebral body fracture management, occupational medicine management and sports medicine. Dr. Bernaiches’ first career was in the field of engineering, attending Maine Maritime Academy where he earned his BS degree in Marine Engineering and a minor degree in Nuclear Power Systems Management. He sailed ships around the world and designed/built submarine nuclear power systems. Turning his passion to medicine, Dr. Bernaiche returned to school to get his medical degree at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Internship and Residency at the Michigan State University and his Fellowship in Interventional Spine and Pain Management at Emory University. Dr. Bernaiche played baseball, football and hockey at very competitive levels and has been the team physician for a number of amateur teams, He enjoys sailing, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, flying small aircraft, old fashion black & white movies and drive in theaters.
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Dr Timothy Ward
Pain Management
Dr. Ward is Board Certified by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the American Board of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Ward is a South Georgia native raised in Sale City (Mitchell County). He attended Valdosta State College graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BS Degree in Biology and Chemistry (top 1% of his class). He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA, in 1980. He completed his Internship and Residency in Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Georgia. After his Residency, he became a clinical faculty member in the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Ward practiced Anesthesiology for 25 years with South GA Anesthesia Associates at Archbold Hospital. He found a need in this area for pain management in early 2000 and began practicing interventional pain medicine. Dr. Ward is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He has always been an active member of the community and the Archbold Hospital Staff. He served as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology, Chairman of the Surgery/Anesthesiology Section, the Medical Executive Board, and Archbold Chief of Staff 2005-2006, among other commitments. Dr. Ward has been a member of the First United Methodist Church since 1984, has four children and three grandchildren. He continues to enjoy the rural lifestyle of the Thomasville area that includes family, fishing, farming, tennis, and hunting. Board Certifications: American Board of Anesthesiologists (ABA) American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (ABIPP) ABIPP Competency Certifications: Certification of Radiation Safety and Radiologic Interpretation Certification of Controlled Substance Management Certification of Interventional Pain Practice Management
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Jessica Fields, ARPN
Pain Management
Jessica is a native to Moultrie, Georgia. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Valdosta State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in December 2006. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Valdosta State University in May 2014. While obtaining her degrees at VSU, she was a member of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. She is certified as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is licensed by the state of Georgia. Jessica previously worked as a registered nurse at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, where her experience included labor and delivery, nursery, and postpartum. She also has experience working as a registered nurse at Baddour Urology Center in Moultrie, Georgia. Jessica is married to her high school sweetheart, Shaun and they have 3 children, Ava, Carter, and Brantley. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Jessica joined Thomasville Pain Center in summer of 2014. She is excited to be part of such a caring and collaborative team. She is looking forward to providing holistic and compassionate care to those patients living with chronic pain.
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Regina Hutchins, ARNP
Pain Management
Regenia is a native to Cairo, Georgia. She earned her Associate Degree of Arts in Nursing from Southwestern University in 1984, earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2013, and Master of Science in Nursing from South University in 2016. While obtaining her degree at Southwestern University, she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International. She is a current member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Regenia previously worked as a Registered Nurse at Archbold Hospital, where her experience included working in both the PACU and Medical/Surgical Unit. She also has experience working as a Registered Nurse at Hospice of SW Georgia, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center, and GA Lions Camp for the Blind. Regenia was also a previous Clinical Instructor with Bainbridge State College. Regenia enjoys the outdoors, beach, and family. She loves caring for people, the profession of Nursing, and being a host to Rescue for Animals. Regenia joined TPC in 2016. She is excited to be part of such a caring and collaborative team. Her greatest joy is helping people achieve a better quality of life.
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