VLADIMIR FIKS M.D.
I am Board Certified in Anesthesiology and also hold two board certifications in Pain Management. I completed pain management fellowship and anesthesiology residency at Oregon Health Sciences University. My practice includes both medical and interventional pain therapies. I also firmly believe in the restoration and/or maintenance of physical and mental abilities as part of the recovery from illness. Therefore, I am committed to providing patients with additional tools such in-house physical therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to ensure achievement of their treatment goals.
I like to help patients overcome their ailments and find the challenges of comprehensive pain management fascinating. I appreciate the opportunity to participate in a patient’s care and am touched by their victories. I avidly pursue continuing education, not just in pain management but also in other areas of medicine as well, as I believe a broad-based understanding of human diseases and their treatment will best help my patients.
Physician Assistant PA-C
I am nationally board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants since graduating from Oregon Health and Sciences University in 2000. I have devoted my professional career to the treatment of chronic pain conditions and strive to provide compassionate, patient-focused care. By nature I am a very curious person and avidly pursue continuing education and literature review related to pain management
Physician Assistant PA-C
I graduated from Pacific University in August 2003 with a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. A month later I began my employment with Advanced Pain Management Center. I also hold a Bachelor of Science in Biology and worked as a paramedic in western South Dakota prior to beginning graduate school. I have experience in treating all aspects of chronic pain issues and am particularly interested in the management of osteoarthritis.
My outside interests include playing recreational slow pitch softball and umpiring youth and adult softball games. I have served as the women’s division commissioner of a softball league for the past four years.
My professional memberships include the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Oregon Society of Physician Assistants, The Oregon Medical Association, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and the LBGT Physician Assistant caucus.