Meet the Team at Utah Pain & Rehab
April Simkins F.N.P.
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.
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.
Jessica Miller, FNP / AGACNP
Jessica Miller, FNP/AGACNP is a board certified Nurse Practitioner. She earned her nursing degree at Weber State University, and her Advanced Practice Degree at the University of South Alabama. Jessica has a diverse background in critical care and post-surgical care. She treats patients with all types of chronic pain using a multidisciplinary approach. Outside of work her passions are enjoying the great outdoors and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Taylor Jennings, FNP
Taylor Jennings is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner and board-certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She graduated from South University with her MSN and BSN degrees and earned her associates of nursing at Dixie State. Taylor has a passion for health and wellness. She wants to help patients with chronic pain achieve a high quality of life with a comprehensive approach. Taylor is married with four children. She is the ultimate soccer mom and spends most evenings watching her kids play sports. She loves to be active including long distance running, weightlifting, and hiking.
Douglas Shepherd, PT, CSCS D.C.
Physical Therapist, Doug treats ortho¬pedic, pain and neurological problems. He is also fluent in Spanish.