Medical Team

 

  • Dr. Sorin Ispirwscu

    J. Sorin Ispirescu, MD

    Board-Certified Pain Management
    Board-Certified Anesthesiology

    DR. ISPIRESCU is a double board-certified and fellowship-trained pain management physician. He trained with top experts in the field of pain medicine at UC San Diego, where he completed both his anesthesiology residency and pain management fellowship. Dr. Ispirescu is passionate about looking at the whole person when treating pain, utilizing a combination of the latest and most advanced therapies, along with a holistic, integrative approach. As part of his pain management fellowship, Dr. Ispirescu trained in all aspects of pain management and has developed expertise in spinal cord stimulation (SCS), ultrasound-guided injection therapy, as well as lifestyle medicine. He is also now offering the latest and most advanced treatments using stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, promoting natural healing and restoration. This has allowed him to effectively treat some of the most challenging pain conditions, where others had given up.

    As the founder of Idaho Pain Clinic and co-founder of Pain Clinic of Spokane, Dr. Ispirescu and his team have worked tirelessly to put together one of the region’s only true multi-disciplinary programs, incorporating the most advanced minimally-invasive pain management treatments, along with medication management, nutrition counseling, physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, and psychological services. Dr. Ispirescu and his team are also actively involved in genetic research in one of the most promising and exciting areas, using genomics to identify and guide the most effective treatment options for each individual patient.

  • Magda Sneddon, FNP-C

    Magda Sneddon is a board-certified nurse practitioner who has earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Georgia College and State University and Masters of Science degree from the University of North Georgia. Her experience includes Family Medicine, women’s health, hospital settings, and intensive care.

    ​Magda believes in an individualized and comprehensive holistic approach to health and pain management which, along with medication management and interventional procedures, incorporates physical therapy, occupational therapy, massage therapy, a healthy lifestyle, and regular exercise. She is passionate about using evidence-based practices and empowering each patient, through education, in making positive changes to improve quality of life. Magda is a native of Romania and for the past 20 years has lived on the west and east coast, thus having an understating and appreciation for cultural diversity. When she is not working she enjoys volunteering in the community, going on mission trips, cooking healthy meals, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and spending time with her family.

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    Leslie Rogers, FNP-C

    Leslie is a family nurse practitioner who graduated from Graceland University in Missouri in 2011. She previously worked in St. Maries Idaho in family practice prior to joining Idaho Pain Clinic in June 2018. She grew up in northern Idaho in the St. Maries area, attended Lewis-Clark State College, and received her bachelor’s in nursing science in 2001. After working as a floor nurse in St. Maries, she worked for Kootenai Health in the emergency department before transitioning into family practice.

 

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    Jonathan Lippman, PA-C

    Jonathan is a board-certified physician assistant who earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication from the Biola University (‘09).  He spent the next few years working in high adventure, overseas and youth education. After earning a wilderness EMT and EMT-B certification he became enamored with medicine and went back to school to become a PA. He graduated from UC Davis PA School in 2019 and spent the next year in working in hospital system with the interventional radiology and emergency medicine department plus worked at an independent urgent care. He has since returned to the Spokane with his family to work with Dr. Ispirescu and the team.
     
    Jonathan is passionate about medical practice and serving the community. His wilderness leadership and youth work has translated to medical practice as he has a passion for walking with others through their challenges.  Working at Pain Clinic of Spokane, he hopes to help each patient thrive and be able to meet their goals in their day to day life. Jonathan is married with three children. He moved here from California but moved to the inland northwest where is wife is originally from. When time is available, which is rare at this junction in life, he can be found spending time with his family, playing music, back-packing, skiing, hiking, or just reading a good book.


  • Micah Lasley, PA-C

    Micah is a board-certified Physician Assistant who began his career in medicine with the US Air Force. Micah served as a medic for 8 years with the US Air Force Reserves. While serving in the military, he also worked in a local hospital in gastroenterology, invasive cardiology, and anesthesia. After completing his undergraduate in psychology at the University of Washington he attended a Physician Assistant program at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Micah has been working in the specialties of Physiatry and Pain Medicine since graduating in 2012.

    Micah is excited about helping determine the cause of a patient’s pain and creating a plan to help them achieve a pain-free life. His extensive experience in pain medicine aids in innovative treatment plans that are minimally invasive. Outside of work, Micah is most likely found spending time with his family. He also enjoys roasting coffee, smoking meat, thoughtful philosophical discussions, and woodworking. He is an active participant in his local church.

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