Our Providers

Our Providers

At Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers ®, our goal is to improve the quality of life for every patient who chooses our services, including pain management, opioid or alcohol addiction, outpatient procedures, or providing the necessary tools for a healthy life.

Our highly trained medical professionals are world-class providers and will work tirelessly to ensure that your well-being is cared for. Using the most advanced techniques in the field of pain and addiction management, our team is well equipped to medically treat almost any type of pain or opioid addiction.

We are rapidly expanding to treat pain and addiction in patients across the country.  Visit one of our locations today to find out how we can help you.

Locations

➤ Little River, South Carolina
4237 River Hills Drive,  Suite 170
Little River, SC 29566

➤ Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
8212 Devon court, Grand Strand Medical
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

➤ Osage Beach, Missouri
5780 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite 113
Osage Beach, MO 65065

➤ Springfield, Missouri
222 E. Primrose, Suite E
Springfield, MO 65807

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Medical Director of Interventional Pain

David Tonkin, M.D.

Dr. David Tonkin is a board certified physician specializing in the fields of pain management and anesthesia. He completed his undergraduate training at Virginia Tech and his doctorate in medicine at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in 2000. His postgraduate training included West Virginia University, the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University/The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, and Wayne State University/Henry Ford Health System.

After practicing for several years in the field of anesthesiology, Dr. Tonkin completed an accredited interventional pain fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. Dr. Tonkin is a national speaker on the opioid epidemic and educator on how to prescribe opioids in a responsible manner.

Clinics:

Little River
4237 River Hills Drive, Suite 170
Little River, SC 29566
(843) 273-0376

Osage Beach
5780 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite 113
Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573)693-9080

Springfield
222 E. Primrose, Suite E
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 888-0167

Our Providers

Medical Director

Shawn M. Stranckmeyer, M.D.

After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Stranckmeyer received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a medical degree from the University of Medicine and Health Sciences – St. Kitts.  He is board certified in family practice.

Dr. Stranckmeyer joined Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers ® in June 2017.

Clinics:

Osage Beach
5780 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite 113
Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573)693-9080

Springfield
222 E. Primrose, Suite E
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 888-0167

Christopher Fletcher, M.D.

Dr. Christopher Fletcher is Board Certified in Family Medicine.  He graduated from Stanford University with a BA in human biology and completed medical school at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN.  His Family Medicine residency was completed at UC Davis in Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Fletcher practiced Family Medicine in Denver and Colorado Springs, CO., for 25 years before moving to Hollister, MO where he practiced at the Mercy-Hollister clinic.

Dr. Fletcher joined Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers ® in May 2017.

Clinic:

Springfield
222 E. Primrose, Suite E
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 888-0167

Amanda Gilbert, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

A native of Iowa, Amanda began her career serving five years as an Air Traffic Control Sergeant in the United States Army.  She moved to Missouri where she attended Missouri State University earning a Bachelor degree in the Science of Nursing.  Amanda received her master’s degree at the University of Missouri.

She has eight years of experience as an emergency/ trauma nurse in the states of Missouri, Nevada and Hawaii, during which she spent  the last two years as an emergency room educator in a Level 1 trauma center. Amanda has practiced at the Cox Walmart clinics, Mercy Internal Medicine clinic as well as Jordan Valley Community Health Clinics in Springfield and Hollister, Missouri.  Her focus is to take care of the whole person in pursuit of a better quality of life.

She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Amanda joined Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers ® in June 2017.

Clinics:

Osage Beach
5780 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite 113
Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573)693-9080

Springfield
222 E. Primrose, Suite E
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 888-0167

Seth Jenks, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Seth received his Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Missouri Western State University in 2006. He spent 10 years working as a RN with experience in critical care, telemetry and orthopedics in Springfield.  In 2017 he completed his Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Missouri State University with honors. His doctoral research project focused on pain management.

Seth is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Seth joined Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers ® in July 2017.

Clinics: 

Osage Beach
5780 Osage Beach Pkwy, Suite 113
Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573)693-9080

Springfield
222 E. Primrose, Suite E
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 888-0167

Gregory Post, Ph.D. Laboratory Director

Dr. Gregory Post is a board certified toxicologist who has practiced for 30+ years in the areas of forensic toxicology and employment drug testing.  He completed his undergraduate training at Jamestown College in Jamestown, ND and his doctorate in biochemistry from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.  He received postgraduate training in clinical chemistry at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and holds dual certification in clinical chemistry and toxicology.  He routinely lectures on subject matter related to toxicology at regional meetings and collegiate institutions and has extensive knowledge of both pharmaceutical and illicit drug metabolism and detection.

Dr. Post joined Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers ® in July 2017.

Clinic:

Springfield
222 E. Primrose, Suite E
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 888-0167

Vanessa N. Albury, APRN, FNP-C

Vanessa was born and raised in South Carolina.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas-Arlington and her Master’s in Nursing from Walden University.

She has worked in emergency nursing since 2009.  The hospitals where she has worked include: Conway Medical Center, McLeod Loris/Seacoast, and Providence Health.  Vanessa is happy to be serving her community.

Vanessa is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Vanessa joined Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers ® in October 2017.

Clinic:

Little River
4237 River Hills Drive, Suite 170
Little River, SC 29566
(843) 273-0376

Sarah Campos, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Queens University of Charlotte and her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University. Her nursing experience includes urology, orthopedics, oncology, cardiology, critical care, and clinical informatics.

She is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners, South Carolina Nurse Association, and American Nurses Association.

Sarah joined Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers ® in April 2018.

Clinic:

Little River
4237 River Hills Drive, Suite 170
Little River, SC 29566
(843) 273-0376

Daina K Kays, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Daina earned her bachelor’s in nursing from Missouri State University in 2009, and later received her master’s in nursing, as a family nurse practitioner from Cox College in 2012. She is board certified in Critical Care and a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

After working for over 10 years in Cardiovascular/ Thoracic ICU at Cox Hospital, Daina spent time working in Rural Health in the Kansas City area, as well as Family Practice and later at the Kitchen Clinic serving the less fortunate of the Springfield area.

Daina loves the outdoors and specifically enjoys boating with her family and the companionship of her dogs.

Daina joinedElite Pain Management and Recovery Centers ® in July 2018.

Clinics:

Little River
4237 River Hills Drive, Suite 170
Little River, SC 29566
(843) 273-0376

Springfield
222 E. Primrose, Suite E
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 888-0167

Farayi Jonnes Mbuvah , M.D.

Dr Farayi Jonnes Mbuvah is pain medicine physician who completed his pain medicine fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Originally from Zimbabwe, Dr Mbuvah attended medical school at the University of Zimbabwe, and in 2003 he graduated top of his class with honors. While in Africa, he practiced Obstetrics and gynecology for 5 years before moving to Cleveland clinic, Ohio for an Internal medicine residency in 2012. He then moved to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit  for an anesthesiology residency, where he served as chief resident .

With an extensive background in multiple specialties, Dr Mbuvah understands pain management and believes in a multidisciplinary approach to pain management. He is a family man who enjoys travelling.

Dr. Mbuvah will be joining Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers ® on July 1st 2019.

Clinic:

Little River
4237 River Hills Drive, Suite 170
Little River, SC 29566
(843) 273-0376