OUR TEAM

Our amazing and caring staff provide top-notch service to our Anesis Spine & Pain Care patients.
Medical Director

Dr. Adam Burkey, M.D.

Tacoma/Olympia Office:
1628 South Mildred St. Suite 104
Tacoma, WA 98465


Dr. Adam Burkey, M.D.

Dr. Burkey was raised outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Williams College and Georgetown University Medical School.

During medical school, Dr. Burkey was awarded a two-year fellowship by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to conduct laboratory research on the neuroscientific mechanisms of pain. Adam completed his medical internship in New York City at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, followed by a three-year residency in Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Burkey then returned to Philadelphia where he pursued a fellowship in Pain Management at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Burkey simultaneously obtained a master’s degree in Epidemiology, measuring pain and neuropathy in cancer patients.

Dr. Burkey spent more than seven years at UPenn and then opened his own private practice in 2011. In 2015, Dr. Burkey moved to the State of Washington and is now the Managing Partner of Pain Care Physicians, PLLC and Medical Director of Anesis Spine & Pain Care. In addition, Dr. Burkey is the Vice-Chair of Pain & Palliative Care Section for the American Academy of Neurology, and on the Education Committee of the North American Neuromodulation Society. Dr. Burkey is a Scientific Advisor to the Mary E. Groff Charitable Trust, a private foundation focused on brain research, science, and education.

Dr. Burkey’s focus is to bring a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to the treatment of chronic pain that limits opioids and improves functional quality of life.


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Dr. Ryan Burklund, M.D

Dr. Burklund grew up in Gilbert, Arizona, and currently resides in Spokane, Washington with his wife and four children. He attended Northern Arizona University for undergraduate studies in Biology and Chemistry and The University of Arizona College of Medicine. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Anesthesiology at Banner University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona.

Dr. Burklund completed a Pain Medicine fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire where he was trained in the most recent techniques in interventional pain management. He was also trained to utilize a multidisciplinary approach to personalized pain management in patients with a wide variety of pain syndromes. In addition, he is affiliated with the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, Spine Intervention Society, American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and North American Neuromodulation Society. He is dual board-certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.

In his spare time, Dr. Burklund enjoys fly fishing, fine woodworking, playing sports, camping, and hiking.


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Attending Physician

Dr. Ryan Burklund, M.D

Spokane Office:
1414 N Vercler Road Bldg 5
Spokane, WA 99216

Physician

Dr. Xi Chen, M.D.

Renton Office:
801 SW 16th St. Suite 121
Renton, WA 98057


Dr. Xi Chen, M.D.

Dr. Xi Chen received her medical degree from Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences, China with Summa Cum Laude.  Later she completed her PhD at the Queen’s University UK and post-doctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. Chen focused on stem cell biology and gene therapy.

While working as an Anesthesiology resident at the University of Toledo Medical Center, Ohio, she developed a strong interest for pain management.  With this intention, she decided to dedicate her future career to this rapidly-growing field and completed a Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle. Furthermore, she has published 10 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.


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Zachary Kile, PA-C

Zachary Kile PA-C comes to us after 25 years of multispecialty surgical and Interventional pain experience as an independent practitioner. He traveled the country for 12 years working and assisting in surgery some of the most respected Surgeons in their fields from Orthopedics, Neuro, Cardiothoracic, General surgery and Trauma.

Zachary understands patient’s pain symptoms as he has had an injury that required a major lumbar surgery. He believes that patients can overcome their pain concerns and get back to living a productive and active life with simple interventional therapies.

In his spare time Zachary enjoys traveling, anything outdoors and spending time with friends.


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Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Renton Office:
801 SW 16th St. Suite 121
Renton, WA 98057

Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Tacoma Office:
1628 S Mildred St #104
Tacoma, WA 98465


Paul Schwartz PA-C, LAC

Paul Schwartz PA-C, LAc received his BA in Anthropology and Creative Writing from the University of Arizona in 1992. After living in Taipei, Taiwan for five years, he and his wife, Raejune, moved to Austin where he attended AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine and earned his Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. In 2006, he and his partners opened Neighborhood Acupuncture Project, the first community acupuncture style clinic in Texas. In 2012 he moved to Seattle and pursued another path. By 2018 he graduated from the University of Washington’s Physician Assistant program with the goal of eventually practicing Integrative Medicine. He strongly believes in the benefits of combining the best of traditional systems with modern biomedical approaches to healing.



Brandell Arce, PA-C

Brandell Arce, PA-C was raised in Nebraska and moved to Seattle, Washington in 1997 where she still resides with her husband and two children. After 17 years as a massage therapist and running a successful treatment massage clinic, she attended the University of Washington for her undergraduate studies in Biology and Bioethics. Soon after graduating from UW, she was accepted into the MEDEX PA program. Due to her strong kinesiology, anatomy and physiology background as a massage therapist, she quickly developed an interest in pain management. She cultivated her clinical training to include both inpatient and outpatient interventional pain specialties.

Brandell strives to connect with her patients and build a therapeutic relationship based on trust. She actively encourages a multifaceted approach to pain management that utilizes alternative and traditional methods.

In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors with her family, riding bikes, hiking and spending as much time at the beach as possible.


Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Olympia Office:
155 Lilly Rd NE Suite A
Olympia, WA 98506

Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Spokane Office:
1414 N Vercler Rd, Building 5
Spokane, WA 99216


Brittany Johnson, PA-C

Brittany Johnson, PA-C was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She completed her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at Gonzaga University, before moving to Arizona with her husband to pursue her Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She attended A.T. Still University and graduated in 2014. After graduation, she spent several years working as a family medicine provider. She specialized in joint injections and trigger point injections for the family practice before deciding to move back to the northwest to be closer to family. Due to her background in exercise science and experience gained during her time as a family practice provider, she decided to specialize in pain management.  In her spare time she enjoys cooking, crafting and spending time with her family.


Anesis Spine & Pain Care

Providing multi-disciplinary care for those suffering from chronic pain.

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Email: info@anesispain.com

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