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COR Spine pain management team

Your COR Spine Team

COR Spine Dr. Bruce Witmer

Dr. Bruce E. Witmer

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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 SCHOOL

Medical College of Virginia, Richmond

RESIDENCY

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehab

SERVED as MEDICAL DIRECTOR

  • Renown Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Washoe Rehab Hospital

  • Northern Nevada Medical Center

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • 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

Jen Simonds
DNP, MSN-FNP, BSN

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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.

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Meet Your Pain Management Team

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