Phillip Haggerty II, M.D. graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor in Science in Biology and Philosophy with contributions from Texas A&M, The University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and Universität Wien in Austria. He received his Master's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Northwestern University. He has conducted graduate level research in wound healing, tissue regeneration, enzyme systems analysis, receptor function and physiology, organogenesis, and organ culture. He is also a CLIA Certified Laboratory Director.
He attended The University of Alabama School of Medicine before doing a categorical residency at The University of South Florida in Anesthesiology. He is board certified by both The American Board of Anesthesiology and The American Board of Pain Medicine with memberships in The American Society of Anesthesiologists, The Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists, The Tennessee Medical Association, The Southern Pain Society, The Tennessee Pain Society, The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and The Tennessee Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
Beyond science and medicine, Dr. Haggerty enjoys dogs, horses, sailboats (small craft), and the study of history.
Dr. Haggerty truly enjoys the specialty practice of pain management as an academic and professional pursuit. He believes it is not enough just to do the right thing: It must be done correctly.
Mr Gonzales grew up in a military family, mother was born in Alabama and father was from New Mexico.
After one year in college he elected to enter the military, following his fathers footsteps he enrolled in the AF and spent the first 15 years in Para-rescue where he became involved in combat rescue. After Vietnam he returned to the states and continued with the Air Force specializing in rescue and providing medical care to personnel not accessible by conventional means. His interest in medicine prompted him into applying and being accepted in the Physician Assistant program through the Air Force. Graduated from University of Oklahoma he remained in the Air Force as a Physician Assistant, first working in Family Practice then completing a graduate program for Orthopedic Physician Assistant. Retired from Air Force in 1985 he moved to TN with his family. Since moving to this state he spent most of his time working in the Emergency Room of various hospital, other job assignments has been in occupational medicine, urgent care clinics and finally in Pain Management.
Mr. Gonzales lives in Knoxville along with his Wife. Has two children and 4 grand-kids. His son followed the military tradition and is a Lt Colonel in Dover Delaware. His daughter resides in Colorado. Hobbies include animal husbandry, gardening and spending time with his family.
Ms. Cutshaw is a native East Tennessean. She graduated cum laude from Carson-Newman College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. She started her career as a research technician at Oak Ridge National Laboratory before returning to school to earn a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. During her nursing studies, she gained patient care experience working at Peninsula Psychiatric Hospital and East Tennessee Baptist Hospital. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has over 6 years of experience in pain management.
Ms. Cutshaw is married with two grown daughters and twin granddaughters. She enjoys traveling, church activites, medical mission work, and playing with the grandkids.
Shannon Blevins has called East Tennessee home for her entire life. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition from Carson-Newman University. She earned both a Master’s of School Counseling and Master’s of Nursing from the University of TN, Knoxville. She is certified as a Nurse Practitioner through the ANCC.
Ms. Blevins has worked in multiple roles. She has worked with the WIC program and communicable disease control though the TN Department of Health. She has over 9 years experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care as well as more than 2 years in Pain Management.
Ms. Blevins enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She also enjoys dining out, traveling, and spending time with friends.
Felicia Bertram is a graduate of Hillsborough Community College receiving her ADN. She obtained her BSN and MSN at the University of Tampa. Her Masters Thesis was on Traumatic Brain Injury and Family Needs with Traumatic Brain Injury Patients.
Ms. Bertram has experience in Organ Transplant, Correctional Medicine, and Internal Medicine working in health care for over 20 years. She is Board Certified with the ANCC working in pain management for 4 years.
Ms. Bertram enjoys spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and her dogs.
In her spare time she enjoys hiking, gardening, church activities, and volunteering with ChainFree Knowville building fences for tethered dogs and Knoxville Area Quilting Friends making quilts for East Tennessee Children's Hospital.