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Meet the Team at Utah Pain & Rehab


Dr. Alex Nelson, MD
Alex Nelson MD Board certified in Neurology and Pain Management. He treats patients with any type of chronic pain, specializing in headaches and neuropathic pain conditions.

April Simkins F.N.P.

April Simkins FNP April Simkins, FNP is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has specialized in pain management and is board certified by the American Academy of Pain Management. She earned her nursing degree from the University of Utah and has been practicing pain management at Utah Pain and Rehab since 2004. She enjoys working in a multidisciplinary setting and our coordinated approach to pain management. April is married with two children and enjoys spending time with her family, biking, and other outdoor activities.

Cathy Harmston F.N.P., B.C.

Cathy Harmston is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Cathy was raised in Ogden, Utah and received her Bachelor’s Degree at Weber State University, graduating with honors. She then received a Master of Science Degree at the University of Utah. Cathy has worked in a variety of settings, including Family Practice and Internal Medicine prior to joining the pain management team at Utah Pain & Rehab and is currently a member of the American Pain Society and a Fellow with the American Academy of Pain Management. Cathy and her husband Nate are busy raising six children. Cathy’s hobbies include reading, gardening, and enjoying the outdoors with her family.

Gigi Whaley-Pryor D.N.P., F.N.P.

Dr. Gigi Whaley-Pryor is a licensed family nurse practitioner certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Whaley-Pryor earned her clinical doctorate at the University of Utah. She includes lifestyle, diet and goal setting as she works with patients to improve their health and well being. She offers individualized treatment plans for hormone replacement therapy. She is interested in a multidisciplinary approach to pain management. Dr. Whaley-Pryor is married with three daughters, and enjoys spending time with her family, being a Girl Scout leader, singing, running, kick-boxing, and reading.

Dr. Russell Wahlen, D.C.

Dr. Wahlen is a chiropractor who specializes in pain syndromes related to spine and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Wahlen is certified in Motor Vehicle Collision Occupant Injuries and specializes in the treatment of injuries related to auto accidents. Dr. Wahlen studied at Weber State University and completed his Doctorate Degree in Chiropractic at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Wahlen is an Ogden native and enjoys Utah’s many outdoor activities, such as skiing and mountain biking.

Dr. Dan Davenport, DC

Dr. Daniel Davenport is a chiropractor specializing in auto accident injuries and sports rehab. He is board certified in Acupuncture. Dr. Davenport graduated from the University of Utah in Exercise and Sport Science and completed his Doctorate Degree in Chiropractic at Logan University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Davenport and his family live in Ogden Valley and enjoy camping, hiking, skiing and mountain biking.

Douglas Shepherd, PT, CSCS D.C.

Physical Therapist, Doug treats ortho¬pedic, pain and neurological problems. He is also fluent in Spanish.




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Utah Pain & Rehab
1276 Wall Avenue #1
Ogden, UT 84404
(801) 337-4000
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