Dr. Charles Gordon, M.D.
A fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon specializing in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS), Dr. Gordon’s approach prioritizes smaller incisions, less operative trauma, and rapid recovery times. His use of MISS techniques aims to restore function and relieve pain with minimal disruption to patients’ lives.
James Hicks, M.D.
A fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon and expert in Complex Spine surgeries and Motion Preservation, Dr. Hicks is dedicated to maintaining or restoring the spine’s natural mobility. He uses state-of-the-art techniques to prevent further degenerative changes while addressing the underlying issues causing spinal discomfort or mobility limitations.
Elliott Pennington, M.D.
As an interventional pain management specialist and board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Pennington brings a comprehensive, non-operative approach to managing chronic spinal pain. His individually tailored treatments leverage the latest advancements in interventional pain management to alleviate discomfort and improve quality of life.
Kristy W. Barrentine, ACNP-BC
Kristy Barrentine is a board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Kristy’s professional long-time clinical focus has been the treatment of spine issues, with experience in orthopaedics, neurosurgery, and interventional pain management. She offers both surgical and in-office clinical care, making her an integral part of The Spine Institute’s comprehensive approach to patient care.