Your COR Spine Team
Dr. Bruce E. Witmer
Analysis & Treatment of Spine, Nerve & Muscle Damage; Trauma & Disease
Practicing in Northern Nevada since 1997, Dr. Witmer uses the latest technology to analyze and treat spine, nerve and muscle damage, as well as musculoskeletal trauma and disease. He is trained in electrodiagnostics (EMG), muscle, joint and spine injections.
He uses a team approach to evaluate and treat spine (back and neck) pain, sciatica and pain that is reoccurring or of uncertain origin. Emphasizing time tested, non-operative, minimally invasive protocols for inflammation control, the swelling and therefore the pain, can be mitigated. This control is then maintained with training in a self driven home program of mechanical and medicinal treatments.
Our goal is to create a core of applied knowledge and self expertise of your own condition that helps your care evolve into one of guided self management. Our support will be standing by when needed. Imperative in this is the concept of immediate access when a flare of symptoms begin, so that the path back to normal function and pain control is expedited. We understand and treat from the vantage point that you’re healthiest when active, and this activity can only be reliably pursued with a plan for reining in, and maintaining control of, your pain. We’ll be here for you, especially when the need hits.
Medical College of Virginia, Richmond
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia
UNR - SCHOOL of MEDICINE
Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehab
SERVED as MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Renown Rehabilitation Hospital
Washoe Rehab Hospital
Northern Nevada Medical Center
Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association
Washoe County Medical Society
Nevada State Medical Association
DNP, MSN-FNP, BSN
Jennifer joined our team in December 2021. She began her medical career as a nurse in 2007 from Hawaii Pacific University. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati. She was Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner in 2014. She was trained as a Family Nurse Practitioner, but is well versed in a variety of specialties including emergency medicine and orthopedics. She has done multiple medical missions focusing on infectious disease in rural areas of West Africa and Jamaica. She most recently completed a terminal degree in Doctor of Nursing, Advanced Practice from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she received the Dean's Award. Jennifer lives in Truckee, CA with her husband and three children.
Meet Your Pain Management Team
SENIOR MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Kelly grew up in Buffalo New York and has been a Buffalo Bills fan for as long as she can remember. She has lived in Reno/Sparks area for 30+ years where she’s raised her family. Kelly has worked in healthcare for 25-years with most of that time with DR. Witmer (15+ years). When not at work Kelly likes hanging out with her family, watching her grandchildren play at football games and spending time with her dog and two birds.
Bryan has lived in the Reno-Sparks area his entire life. He likes helping patients ensuring they get the best personal service possible. Outside of working at COR Spine and Pain Center, Bryan likes playing all sports and hiking with family. He also likes drawing.
Brandon has always been interested in helping people and learning new tasks which the medical field brings. Outside of work, Brandon likes coaching and playing football with his kids while being out and enjoying the area.
With years of customer service experience, Nikolette is passionate about providing the best care possible to all of our patients. Although new to the medical field, she has greatly enjoyed meeting and creating relationships with all of the new and established patients. Nikolette is a Nevada native and was raised in the Reno-Sparks area. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting and spending time with her family.
Kristin has been an X-ray Technician and Clinical Lab Assistant in the Reno area for 10-years. She grew up in Livermore, CA. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her five children and three dogs. She really likes everything this area has to offer – especially the four seasons and local concerts.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Andrew spent his childhood there, as well as, in Bellevue, WA. During middle school, he moved to Reno, where he's now a senior at the University of Nevada Reno majoring in Kinesiology and Pre-med. He's developed a passion for health/fitness and would love to make it his career to help people better their health and live their best life. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games with his friends as well as going to the gym
Originally from Cameron Park, CA, Jacob graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with my Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 2022. He is currently in the process of applying to medical school with the dream of working in Pediatrics or Family Medicine. He loves going to the gym, snowboarding, and spending his weekends watching football.