Matthew G. Thorson, MD
Dr. Matthew Thorson grew up on a farmstead near West Fargo, North Dakota. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota. He earned his Doctorate in Medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. After a Transitional Year Residency at the University of North Dakota/Meritcare in Fargo, N.D. he entered his residency in Anesthesiology at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. For more advanced training he transferred to the University of Florida Anesthesiology Residency Program. He then entered the Fellowship program in Pain Medicine at the University of Iowa School of Medicine in Iowa City, IA. Dr. Thorson is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, the Minnesota Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the International Spine Intervention Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, North American Spine Society, and the International Cellular Medicine Society. He has attended numerous conferences and courses to keep up to date on the latest information and technology. He has also spoken at several different events on interventional pain issues.
Dr. Thorson has become one of the leading regional experts on the use of Stem Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine for the treatment of many chronic diseases and chronic pain issues.
- Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Science
- Residency: Nebraska Medical Center Anesthesiology Residency Program, University of Florida/Shands Hospital Anesthesiology Residency Program
- Fellowship: University of Iowa School of Medicine Pain Medicine Fellowship
Professional Memberships & Associations
- American Society of Anesthesiology
- Minnesota Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
- International Spine Intervention Society
- American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
- International Cellular Medicine Society
Mark A. Janiga, MD
Dr Janiga is an active member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Society of Anesthesia, and the International Spinal Intervention Society.
He is committed to providing patients the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic pain-relieving treatments. Prolotherapy is one of Dr. Janiga’s most relied upon and favorite pain-relieving therapies for soft tissue/ligamentous/tendon problems. Sacro-iliac (SI) joint, low back, upper cervical (neck) pain, and sports related musculoskeletal pain are his special areas of interest.
Dr. Janiga spent most of his childhood in Andover, Minnesota, with his parents and 4 siblings. In his spare time he enjoys skiing, golfing, camping and fishing – in general, enjoying nature and the outdoors!
Kristen Sundar-Bleninger NP
Kristen earned her Master’s in nursing at Metropolitan State University and has been a nurse practitioner since 2011. She has personal experience with how much chronic pain can touch every aspect of one’s life.
Her approach to practice is informed by her background in nursing. She strives to understand her patients’ view of illness and disease and enjoys collaborating with patients to explore all options to alleviate chronic pain and promote general health.
Doctor of Nursing Practice: Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire 2016
Bachelor of Science Nursing: Viterbo University, LaCrosse Wisconsin 2010
Associate Degree Nursing: Rio Hondo College, Whittier, California 1999
Medical Interests: Patrick has a strong interest in promoting wellness and disease prevention, and treating patients through the entire spectrum of illness to wellness. In addition to traditional medical services, Patrick is excited to offer patients Functional Medicine services such as peptide therapy, IV infusion, regenerative products (stem cell, exosome, PRP) to address pain, sleep, mood disorders, inflammatory conditions, and weight management. We also offer entire Functional Medicine programs incorporating medical weight loss, bio-identical hormone replacement, body composition optimization, nutrition counseling, and sleep evaluation.
Functional Medicine is ideal for patients who are willing to make an investment in themselves to pursue wellness by optimizing the five pillars of health: Diet, Sleep, Activity, Nutrition, and Hormones. A typical program is three months in length and involves functional lab studies, dietary counseling, medication management, exercise evaluation, and hormone optimization if needed. Patients typically move better, feel better, use less or no prescription medications, and have a greater sense of wellness. Incorporating aesthetics into a functional medicine program is a great way to look as well as you feel! We can add services such as the PRP (vampire) facial to any program.
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, golfing, biking, cooking and traveling.