Our vision is to utilize a multimodal approach to alleviate chronic pain, improve function, and restore mobility so our patients can get their life back. We strive to integrate the latest medical advances alongside positive lifestyle changes to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Wilson Almonte, M.D.
Dr. Almonte has been practicing in the southeast Texas area since 2013. He completed his undergraduate education at New York University, followed by his medical degree at Penn State University College of Medicine, and went on to complete his residency in anesthesiology at Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He then completed a fellowship in pain medicine at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He is board certified in both Pain Management and Anesthesiology by The American Board of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Almonte believes in a more holistic approach to pain management and works to explore the most effective avenues in dealing with each patient’s particular ailments. He believes in remaining at the cutting edge of pain management technology and strives daily to provide optimal and personalized care for each of his patients.
Our Nurse Practitioners
Ms. Patricia Levien, FNP
Ms. Levien was born and raised in Refugio, TX. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Ms. Pat worked in a hospital setting including as a charge nurse for 21 years. She obtained her BSN and MSN degrees from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi. She enjoys working in Pain Medicine because it is challenging and rewarding at the same time.
Ms. Shanmei Martinez, FNP
Ms. Martinez is originally from Taiwan. She graduated from WenTzao Language College with a major in Spanish in 1995, then completed a Masters of Science in Management Information System from Fairleigh Dickson University in New Jersey in 1998. Mei received her Associate of Science in Nursing from Victoria College in 2010, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UHV in 2013 and Master of Science in Nursing from University of Houston in 2016.
Her nursing experience includes medical-surgical, pre-operative and family care. She has always enjoyed helping and working with geriatric patients during her nursing carrier. She likes to work in pain management because she hopes to make a difference in patients’ quality of life.
Ms. Kristy Leon, ANP
Ms. Leon is an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She graduated in 2003 with her Masters in Science from Molloy College Catholic University in Rockville Centre, New York. Her experience includes critical care, radiation oncology medicine, and pain management.
AT OUR VICTORIA LOCATION
Our Physical Therapists
Laura Crandall, PT, DPT, MS
Dr. Crandall has been a physical therapist for over 30 years. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy. She began her career as a physical therapist working with children and adolescents from the ages of 6 weeks to 21 years. She also has extensive experience in orthopedic physical therapy, home health physical therapy, industrial medicine, vestibular/balance physical therapy and geriatric physical therapy.
In 1994, in addition to working with patients in the clinic, she began teaching part-time in both Physical Therapist Assistant Programs and in Physical Therapy Doctorate Programs. She went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Education from Western University, Pomona, CA and graduated in 2001. Dr. Crandall finished the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program in 2002 and became an APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from 2002-2012. In 2016, Dr. Crandall completed her Post Professional Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Western University, Pomona, CA.
When Dr. Crandall is not teaching in physical therapy or working as a clinician, she loves spending time traveling with her husband and playing with her grandchildren.
Tamra Mikulik, PT, DPT
Dr. Mikulik attended the University of Texas at Austin from 1985-1988 and transferred to University of Texas Health Science Center to obtain her B.S. in Physical Therapy in 1990. She furthered her education at Hardin-Simmons University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2012 in anticipation of expanding her knowledge and entering the academia world.
Her greatest areas of interest include education, geriatrics, neurological disorders (with a special interest in spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s Disease), chronic pain management, orthopedics, vestibular disorders/balance disorders, and any movement disorders which are challenging and require additional research and fortitude to help the individual reach maximum independence and achieve individual goals.
Our Physical Therapy Assistants
Candace Garcia, PTA
Ms. Garcia graduated from Victoria College in 2012 where she now teaches in the PTA program as an adjunct professor. She has knowledge of KT taping for pain relief and muscle imbalances, and is certified to administer LSVT BiG therapy. Parkinson’s Disease is near to her heart and she enjoys watching Parkinson’s patients make functional gains with BIG therapy. When she is not teaching or treating patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.
Mary Ann Perez, PTA
Ms. Perez graduated with her Associate of Applied Science degree at The Victoria College in May 2017 and acquired her licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant in July 2017. Her past clinical experience includes treatments in skilled nursing, outpatient and acute settings. She is a current member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is certified as a LSVT BIG clinician for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. She looks forward to becoming certified in more areas to help those in overcoming challenges that hinder them from performing their daily activities while regaining independence. A goal of hers is to start support groups in our community to bring those together that face the same challenges in everyday life. When she is not treating patients, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Clinical Support Staff
Natalie and Kim
Ashley and Adrienne
Francis and Jackie
Veronica and Joyce
Felicia and Jessica
Interventional Pain Management Locations
Victoria Pain and Rehabilitation Center
Pain Management Phone: (361) 575-2882
Pain Management Fax: (361)574-9710
Brazos Pain Management
2225 Williams Trace Blvd, Suite 108
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone: (281) 240-4300
Fax: (281) 240-4353
Physical Therapy Location
Victoria Pain and Rehabilitation Center
Physical Therapy Phone: (361) 578-7396
Physical Therapy Fax: (361)578-7719
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