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Our Nurse Practitioners are the heart of our team. And with several highly qualified, highly experienced Nurse Practitioner on staff, you’ll be in the absolute best of hands. Learn how the skills, achievements, and experience of Dr. Nikesh Seth and our Nurse Practitioner team have culminated in our ability to provide you with the best quality care available in pain management.
Carmen was born in Medellin, Colombia and moved to the United States when she was 8 yrs old. She lived in Chicago for 23 years and moved to Arizona in search of heat and sunshine. Carmen knew she would become a nurse after witnessing her father’s heart attack. She felt frustrated at a lack of understanding the lines on the EKG machine and the state of his overall health.
Having graduated from Nursing school, Carmen pursued a specialty in cardiology and worked in the field for eight years. She decided it was time to enhance her career and became a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her love for helping people led her to Integrated Pain Consultants where she truly loves hearing about a patient’s chronic pain and working with them to determine the underlying reason for their pain so that we can heal.
Carmen has been married for 20 yrs and has two little heeler mix puppies. She and her husband enjoy eating, trying new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with their family.
Sarah earned her MSN from the University of Cincinnati and began her career as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Presidio of Monterey Army Health Clinic. Here, Sarah found her passion for helping patients suffering from both acute and chronic pain. She became very experienced caring for active duty military members that were expected to continue their training and helped them heal and prepare for duty. During this time, treatments were designed to be both therapeutic and restorative which allowed each person to function at a very high level given the demands of their jobs.
Sarah firmly believes that each patient has a different story that is invaluable to their experience as a patient. She loves spending time with her patients to find a comprehensive care plan that can help each have a better quality of life. Sarah believes that interventions are key to guiding people to a path where their lives are more comfortable and enjoyable.
Before joining Integrated Pain Consultants, Sarah volunteered as an FNP at Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital in Seoul, South Korea. She loves spending her free time with her two children, reading, and enjoying the beauty that Arizona has to offer. Additionally, Sarah enjoys hiking and writing in her spare time.
Shaun Hampton received his MSN from the University Mary Hardin-Baylor and graduated with the highest honors. Having grown up in Texas, Shaun moved to Arizona over two years ago and is enjoying his time exploring the many outdoor activities Arizona has to offer.
With a background in emergency medicine, Shaun’s passion resides in teaching patients and educating them on the many options to prevent injury and pain. Moreover, Shaun feels exercise and staying active is a significant factor in overall health maintenance.
When not working, Shaun loves to be outdoors, hiking mountains, and has a passion for fitness and training. He also volunteers at animal shelters in his free time.
Emily, an Arizona native, started her healthcare career over 15 years ago. She began her career at John C. Lincoln where she worked while she obtained her RN degree. After working on many mass casualty incident preparation drills and research projects in the emergency room, she became interested in furthering her education and went on to earn her Master’s Degree as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner through Grand Canyon University. While in school, she was injured in an ATV accident which sparked her interest in interventional pain management. Upon graduation, she began as a provider of Pain Management in order to offer patients the same care and treatment that helped her during her recovering.
While not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Emily is currently attending Grand Canyon University in pursuit of her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree.
Julie Taylor-Zafuto (Snyder) stands in the forefront of medical care, with over 25 years of experience in a fast-changing climate she continues to epitomize patient care. As a highly sought-after Nurse Practitioner currently in the field of Pain Management and Addiction, Julie holds high accolades for many additional areas of specialty. Julie is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners with multiple areas of specialty. Additionally, Julie has additional training as a First Assistant in the Operating Room.
Julie completed her Bachelors at the University of Washington in Seattle, with a Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in Nursing Science achieving Magna Cum Laude. Julie then enlisted in the U.S. Army as an Officer and was promptly deployed to the Middle East for Operation Desert Storm where she earned over 25 awards or commendations during her time in service. Julie has a strong academic background with three Masters Degrees and is completing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice which makes her expert in medical practice and contributes to the growing body of research and leadership. Julie is a thoughtful, open and straight-forward Practitioner who has a passion for providing long-lasting and trusting relationships with her patients and customers. She continues to provide comprehensive evaluations by listening and understanding the patient’s needs. It continues to be her mission to enhance the Patient / Provider experience and outcomes.
Julie is an active member in several professional organizations which includes American Academy of Nurse Practitioner; Sigma Theta, Tau, The International Honor Society of Nursing, American Society of Pain Management, American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical Nurses and Emergency Nurses Association.
Away from the practice, you will find Julie and her family enjoying the Arizona outdoors or find her enjoying the surf, sand and ocean breeze somewhere around the world.
Angus Walker began his nursing career with a BSN from Tarleton State University. And with a background in emergency medicine, Angus was naturally drawn to patient education and assisting actively with patient care. Six years later, with a lot of determination and support, Angus earned his MSN at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2017.
As an athlete, Angus knows the damage that sports injuries and surgeries can have on a life. This is why he is drawn to treating chronic pain for Integrated Pain Consultants today. Being able to relate to patients who experience constant discomfort is what he finds essential to connecting to a patient in pain and his or her desire to overcome chronic pain. “I heavily believe in Bandura’s Self Efficacy Theory. Having my patients actively take part in their plan of care is vital to overcoming adversity and improving their overall quality of life”.
Outside of work, Angus enjoys spending time with his family and staying physically active. They enjoy hiking, biking, playing board games, and swimming.
Jacqueline’s career began when she graduated with a BS in Nursing from Purdue University and received her Master’s degree from Ball State University. Jacqueline is driven by health and the pursuit of wellness and strives to create a partnership with her patients as they go through their journey and understand they do not have to live in pain and compromise their own wellness.
As an advocate for her patients, Jacqueline employs minimally invasive techniques to identify and correct the source of the pain, educates patients on treatments, and builds a plan that restores a high quality, high functioning life. And as a certified personal trainer, Jacqueline very much understands one must treat the pain and discomfort first so that they don’t have to limit their activities due to that very pain. “This is why I truly enjoy doing what I do.”
Suffering from acute or chronic pain is challenging – we understand. That’s why we’d invite you to talk with our very skilled team of professionals led by Dr. Nikesh Seth. With three offices open in Scottsdale, Mesa, and Phoenix, Arizona, please schedule your appointment by calling (480) 626-2552 or book your appointment online today.