Setting New Standards in Pain Management505-896-9412 Offices in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, NM
USA Pain Clinic Providers

Meet Our Providers

Michael Pylman, M.D.

Dr. Michael Pylman is the Medical Director and a treating interventionalist at USA Pain Clinics. Prior to joining us, he served for five years as Chairman of the Anesthesia Department at Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, Oregon, and for nine years he was the Director of Pain Management at South Coast Orthopedics in Coos Bay, Oregon. Dr. Pylman’s training and education includes Anesthesiology Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington; Medical School at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.; and undergraduate studies at Stanford University in Stanford, California. Dr. Pylman has published several studies as well as won multiple awards for excellence in pain management and research.

Lyn Dawson, CNP

Lyn Dawson is a Certified Nurse Practitioner at USA Pain Clinics. She has over nine years of experience as a Certified Nurse Practitioner, but her background in Nursing and medical care dates back to 1997. Lyn evaluates potential new patients and helps determine if they can be effectively treated at USA Pain Clinics. She refers patients for physiological care, physical and alternative therapy, as well as provides education to patients to help them make appropriate lifestyle changes that aid in managing pain.

Bitu Sheth, PA-C

Bitu Sheth is a Certified Physician's Assistant and completed schooling at the University of St. Francis in 2012. Bitu has been practicing in the field of pain management for about 4 years. She has lived in the state of New Mexico for over 20 years ago and considers herself a lobo at heart. Bitu's goal at USA Pain Clinics is to provide patients with a new perspective and different treatment options based on a thorough examination. She is willing to work with patients to get them back a functional and healthy lifestyle.

Fernando Vigil, PA-C

Fernando Vigil is a Physician Assistant with USA Pain Clinics. He has over nine years as a Physician Assistant, including two years specializing and training in pain management at Quadra Health Institute. Additionally, Fernando practiced at Concentra Urgent Care for several years, where he treated a large variety of injuries and medical conditions. Fernando evaluates potential new patients, and works with Dr. Pylman to create an effective care plan. Fernando takes significant time to educate patients on the treatment options and appropriate use of medications. Fernando also encourages healthy lifestyle changes and maintaining a positive attitude as part of pain treatment.

Kaaren Mahan-Riska, PA-C

Kaaren Mahan-Riska is a Physician Assistant with USA Pain Clinics. Kaaren obtained a bachelor’s of nursing degree from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, and a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Utah in Salt Lake. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Kaaren graduated from The University of Utah in 2003 and has more than 20 years in the medical field. Kaaren is known to treat her patients as people and not as chart numbers. When she isn't working she enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her son.

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