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Our Providers

Dr. Adam Burkey, M.D.

Pain Care:Dr. Adam Burkey

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

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.

Dr. Ryan Burklund, M.D

Pain Care:Dr. Ryan Burklund

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

Dr. Burklund grew up in Gilbert, Arizona and currently resides in Spokane, Washington with his wife and three boys. He attended Northern Arizona University for undergraduate studies in Biology and Chemistry, followed by The University of Arizona College of Medicine for Medical School. He completed his internship in internal medicine and residency in anesthesiology at Banner University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona.

Dr. Burklund recently 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 American Society of Anesthesiologists, Washington State Society of Anesthesiologist, Spine Intervention Society, American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and North American Neuromodulation Society.

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

Dr. Xi Chen, M.D.

Pain Care:Dr. Xi Chen

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

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.

 Hannah Ng, ARNP

Pain Care:Hannah Ng

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

Hannah Ng graduated with an MSN at Emory University. Furthermore, she has clinical experience in a variety of areas including family medicine, women's health, pediatrics, and urgent care. She is also a part of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

During her free time, Hannah likes to travel, play badminton, volleyball, and cook.

Amber Hanson, ARNP

Pain Care: Amber Hanson

Nurse Practitioner
Spokane Office:
1414 N. Vercler Road
Building 5
Spokane, WA 99216

Amber Hanson graduated from Gonzaga with a Masters of Science in Nursing in 2013.  Then, she worked as a Nurse Practitioner focusing on Nephrology until moving to Aneisis in July 2017.  She is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 

In her free time Amber enjoys biking, camping, skiing, scuba diving, world traveling, and most of all spending time with her rescued Siberian huskies Kenai and Lakota.

Brad Goldworm, PA

Physician Assistant
Olympia Office:
2950 Limited LN NW
Olympia WA 98502

Brad Goldworm graduated from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC with a Bachelors in Health Science in December 2000. He entered Western University of Health Sciences in the Physician Assistant Program in July 2001 and graduated in August 2003. Brad has practiced in Washington since 2004 and joined Anesis Spine and Pain in January 2018. He has 5 years experience in contract work for various organizations including the Indian Health Service.

In his free time Brad enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time with his wife Rhonda. His three boys are grown and living independently.

Karl Sembroski, PA

Physician Assistant
Tacoma Office:
1625 S. Mildred St. Suite 104
Tacoma, WA 98465

Karl Sembroski is a nationally certified physician assistant originally from Kannapolis, North Carolina where he studied Clinical Laboratory Sciences. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University in 2007. He earned an additional Bachelors and his Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2013. He has served over 15 years in both the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army.  He is a combat experienced provider with multiple deployments over the past few years. He is still a member of the United States Army Active Reserves. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife Kirsten and their 6 children. He likes playing baseball, golf, pickleball, and any other competitive sport with his family.