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 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.

  • Clint Thome 2016Clint Thome, MD

    Board-Certified Pain Management
    Board-Certified Anesthesiology

    Dr. Thome is a fellowship trained pain management physician. He completed his anesthesiology residency and pain medicine fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) in San Antonio, Texas. While there, he was chief resident his final year of residency training. He had the opportunity to train under some of the most highly regarded individuals in the field of pain medicine.

    Dr. Thome takes great pride in his medical understanding, exceptional clinical skills and his ability to compassionately connect with patients to provide extraordinary care. He believes in a comprehensive pain management approach that emphasizes a patients physical and mental health in addition to a patient’s pain condition. Dr. Thome is highly skilled in multiple modalities including both ultrasound and fluoroscopic guided injection therapy, spinal cord stimulation (SCS), peripheral nerve blocks, joint injections, medication management, and acupuncture.

  • A. Cipriana Niculaescu, PA-C

    Cipriana  is a certified Physician Assistant that has joined the Idaho Pain Clinic in 2012.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Georgia State University and with a Master’s of Physician Assistant from Medical College of Georgia. Cipriana has experience in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine prior to joining our team in 2012.  She has specialized in Pain Management for the past four years and has become passionate about properly diagnosing and treating pain using the multi-disciplinary approach.

    She believes in treating the patient as a whole thus incorporating possible injection therapy, physical therapy, medication management as well as healthy lifestyle and regular exercise in the treatment of pain. She has received outstanding patient reviews for her personable nature and intelligent approach in managing patients’ treatment plans as determined by our Medical Director.  Cipriana enjoys hiking, skiing/snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with her family.

  • Regina Kendra, FNP-C

    Regina is a caring and thoughtful individual that strives to provide a holistic approach to managing the health and wellness of her patients. A former elementary math and computer teacher, Regina values keeping current with the latest medical research and education for best practices in Pain Management. She is also a firm believer in educating individuals in her care to empower them in making positive decisions and changes for prevention and health care needs. Her past experiences include women’s health, obesity management, long-term facilities, hospital settings, orthopedics, asthma and allergy. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science and a Master of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and is licensed in Idaho and Washington.

    Regina was born and raised in Hawaii, bringing an understanding of diverse cultures to her practice. She has a great appreciation for the four seasons here in the Inland Northwest. Her and her family stay active hiking, biking, and kayaking in the surrounding lakes and rivers and they also love to volunteer for the annual Coeur d’Alene Ironman.

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