ABOUT US

 

PROVIDER:
NATHAN BELL, FNP-C

Nathan Bell, FNP-C graduated from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri as a Family Nurse Practitioner and is nationally certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. He completed additional professional education through an emergency medicine fellowship while working at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Nathan has worked in emergency, urgent care, in-patient and primary practice and now focuses on a holistic approach towards pain and wellness management.

At Pain Matters, Nathan seeks to involve his patients in their own care through open communication to achieve the best outcomes possible for their health. He utilizes various methods such as medication management, Botox, joint/trigger point injections, mental health, and general primary care to tailor his care to the individual person.

Before Nathan became a nurse practitioner, Nathan served as a police officer, attended the FBI academy for crisis negotiation and was a crime scene evidence technician. Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife exploring the outdoors as well as traveling and has one son in college in Kansas.

 

MANAGING MEMBER:

MARK J. ERNST, PA-C

Mark J. Ernst, PA-C is a graduate of the Cornell University Physician Assistant program in New York City, NY.  He is nationally certified as a PA-C (Physician Assistant-Certified), AAFE (American Academy of Facial Esthetics) trained, and has received special recognition in Surgery by the NCCPA. Mark has extensive experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery, General Orthopedics, and Pain Management treatments.

*  Mark has been treating neck, back, and extremity pain since 2000. Involved in over 3,500 spinal surgeries and countless injection procedures involving major joints, minor joints, and trigger point injections for muscular pain. 

Total body wellness has a positive affect on our general health.  Mark hopes to give you the needed combination to let you experience life the way it was meant to be.  The opioid focus we have seen over the past few years has come from over prescribing and ignoring the other wellness aspects of health care.  Mark works diligently to reduce medication prescriptions to a safe and acceptable level to meet the standards of the medical community, state, and federal guidelines.

Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, Mark served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Marine Corps.  Free time is spent enjoying adventures with his wife and their Schnauzers. Mark’s off work passions are wine, food, design, art, architecture, travel and continuing to learn more Spanish.

 

MEDICAL DIRECTOR:

DR. TIMOTHY BECKETT

Dr. Timothy Beckett has been practicing anesthesiology in the Las Vegas area since 2003. A native Texan, Dr. Beckett received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995, and his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio in 1999. Dr. Beckett then attended the University of Michigan for his anesthesiology residency, and served as Chief Resident during his final year there. In 2008 he and his partner formed Valley Anesthesiology Consultants, a thriving anesthesiology group now comprised of 12 physicians.  Dr. Beckett is a strong proponent of curbing opioid abuse and addiction, and often employs alternative modalities when dealing with pain patients. He also offers Anesthesia Facilitated Ultra-Rapid Opioid Detoxification to patients who meet strict criteria.  He is a past Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology for Southern Hills Hospital. He is a Clinical Faculty Supervisor and Adjunct Professor for Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also serves as an examiner for Anesthesiology Consultants, a nationally recognized company which prepares anesthesiologists for their written and oral board examinations.  He is licensed to practice medicine in Nevada, California, Hawaii, and Illinois. His organizational affiliations include the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Medical Association, the Nevada State Society of Anesthesiologists, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the Nevada State Medical Association, and the Clark County Medical Society.