Our Providers

Our Providers

At Elite Pain Management, our goal is to improve the quality of life for every patient who chooses our services, including pain management, opioid or alcohol addiction, outpatient procedures, or providing the necessary tools for a healthy life.

Our highly trained medical professionals are world-class providers and will work tirelessly to ensure that your well-being is cared for. Using the most advanced techniques in the field of pain and addiction management, our team is well equipped to medically treat almost any type of pain or opioid addiction.

We are rapidly expanding to treat pain and addiction in patients across the country.  Visit one of our locations today to find out how we can help you.

Locations

➤ Springfield, MO
222 E. Primrose, Suite E
Springfield, MO 65807

➤ Myrtle Beach, SC
4237 River Hills Drive,  Suite 170
Little River, SC 29566

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Medical Director

David Tonkin, M.D.

Dr. David Tonkin is a board certified physician specializing in the fields of pain management and anesthesia. He completed his undergraduate training at Virginia Tech and his doctorate in medicine at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in 2000. His postgraduate training included West Virginia University, the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University/The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, and Wayne State University/Henry Ford Health System.

After practicing for several years in the field of anesthesiology, Dr. Tonkin completed an accredited interventional pain fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. Dr. Tonkin is a national speaker on the opioid epidemic and educator on how to prescribe opioids in a responsible manner.

222 E. Primrose, Suite E
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 888-0167

4237 River Hills Drive,  Suite 170
Myrtle Beach, SC 29566
(843) 273-0376

Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm

Meet Our Pain Specialists

Melissa J. Kokoszka, M.D.

Dr. Melissa Kokoszka is a graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine. In 2007, she completed her residency in Anesthesiology at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. Dr. Kokoszka worked as an Assistant Professor in the Anesthesiology Department at the University of Maryland in Baltimore prior to relocating to Missouri . Dr. Kokoszka is a clinically active diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Kokoszka joined Elite Pain Management in January 2016.

Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

Primary Office
222 E. Primrose, Suite E
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 888-0167

W. Jeffery Earley, D.O.

Dr. W. Jeffery Earley received his undergraduate degree at West Virginia University and went to medical school at West Virginia School for Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV. He completed his internship at Warren General Hospital in Warren, OH.

He has spent 25 years in family practice and has been Board Certified in Family Practice. He has over 18,000 hours of emergency room medical experience. He now specializes in medical management of pain and addiction.

Dr. Earley joined Elite Pain Management in January 2016.

Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm

Primary Office
4237 River Hills Drive,  Suite 170
Myrtle Beach, SC 29566
(843) 273-0376

Christopher Fletcher, M.D.

Dr. Christopher Fletcher is Board Certified in Family Medicine.  He graduated from Stanford University with a BA in human biology and completed medical school at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN.  His Family Medicine residency was completed at UC Davis in Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Fletcher practiced Family Medicine in Denver and Colorado Springs, CO., for 25 years before moving to Hollister, MO where he practiced at the Mercy-Hollister clinic.

Dr. Fletcher joined Elite Pain Management in May, 2017.

Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

Primary Office
222 E. Primrose, Suite E
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 888-0167

Shawn M. Stranckmeyer, M.D.

After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Stranckmeyer received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a medical degree from the University of Medicine and Health Sciences – St. Kitts.  He is board certified in family practice.

Dr. Stranckmeyer joined Elite Pain Management in June, 2017.

Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

Primary Office
222 E. Primrose, Suite E
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 888-0167

Jennifer Hargrove

Jennifer Hargrove is a Licensed Professional Counselor who completed her Master of Arts in Education from Michigan State University in 2005 and her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Science in 2011. She finished her Certificate of Addictions Counseling in 2012. She also is a certified teacher and counselor in the states of Missouri and Florida, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri.

She works with addiction, anxiety, trauma and other mental health challenges. Hargrove is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors and the American Counseling Association.

Primary Office
222 E. Primrose, Suite E
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 888-0167

Seth Jenks, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Seth received his Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Missouri Western State University in 2006. He spent 10 years working as a RN with experience in critical care, telemetry and orthopedics in Springfield.  In 2017 he completed his Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Missouri State University with honors. His doctoral research project focused on pain management.

Seth is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Seth joined Elite Pain Management in July 2017.

Primary Office
222 E. Primrose, Suite E
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 888-0167

Stephen Neu, M.D.

Dr. Stephen Neu is Board Certified in Anesthesiology.  He graduated from Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX with a BA in Chemistry.  He completed medical school at St. Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, MO.  And, his anesthesiology residency was completed at St. Louis University, followed by a cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship.

Dr. Neu has practiced anesthesiology in Arizona for 2 years and in Missouri for 23 years, including 3 years as a assistance clinical professor in anesthesiology at University of Missouri hospitals.

Dr. Neu joined Elite Pain Management in August, 2017.

Primary Office
222 E. Primrose, Suite E
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 888-0167

Amanda Gilbert, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

A native of Iowa, Amanda began her career serving five years as an Air Traffic Control Sergeant in the United States Army.  She moved to Missouri where she attended Missouri State University earning a Bachelor degree in the Science of Nursing.  Amanda received her master’s degree at the University of Missouri.

She has eight years of experience as an emergency/ trauma nurse in the states of Missouri, Nevada and Hawaii, during which she spent  the last two years as an emergency room educator in a Level 1 trauma center. Amanda has practiced at the Cox Walmart clinics, Mercy Internal Medicine clinic as well as Jordan Valley Community Health Clinics in Springfield and Hollister, Missouri.  Her focus is to take care of the whole person in pursuit of a better quality of life.

She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Amanda joined Elite Pain Management in June 2017.

Primary Office
222 E. Primrose, Suite E
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 888-0167