SoFHA Interventional Pain Management
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tom D. Hansen, MD
Dr. Hansen is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management, and has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of pain management and neuro-anesthesia. Most recently, he was the director of pain management for the Iowa Clinic in West Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Hansen is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Medical Society, and American Medical Association. He received his degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine and had a fellowship in neuro-anesthesia with the University of Iowa. He is a two-year recipient of the National American Society of Anesthesiologist’s Resident Research Award.
Dr. Hansen’s greatest joy as a physician is seeing his patients improve their quality of life and broaden their activities through a decrease in pain.
When he is not providing medical care, Dr. Hansen enjoys working on his farm, playing golf, and pursuing his interests in classic automobiles and military history. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Cherri, and their three grown children.
Meliss White, N.P.-C
Melissa White joins Dr. Tom Hansen as part of State of Franklin Healthcare Associates’ Interventional Pain Management team. An East Tennessee native, Melissa earned bachelor’s degrees in Public Health and in Nursing as well as a master’s degree in Nursing from East Tennessee State University.
As a nurse practitioner, Ms. White has experience in the ER, ICU and in Clinical Administration. She has spent the last seven years of her career in pain management where she enjoys evaluating patients and making recommendations to help them manage acute and chronic pain. Using the Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines, Melissa establishes a plan that includes treatment or modalities beyond opioids. Her goal is to improve her patients’ function while reducing their pain.
When she is not helping people manage their pain, Ms. White enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, attending church services at Tri-Cities Baptist Church, cheering her sons on at their basketball games, and having a good laugh.
At SoFHA Interventional Pain Management, we offer the following services:
- Medication management
- Cervical/thoracic epidural steroid injections
- Lumbar epidural steroid injections
- Trigger point injections
- Facet joint injections
- Lumbar medial branch blocks
- Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
- Cervical medial branch blocks
- Cervical Radiofrequency Ablation
- Occipital nerve blocks
- Botox injections (non-cosmetic)
- Botox for headache treatment
- Spinal cord stimulator trial
- Permanent spinal cord stimulator
- Independent medical exams
- Sphenopalatine radiofrequency for headaches
- Lumbar intra-articular facet blocks
- Shoulder, knee, or hip injections