David Tonkin, MD, is a board-certified physician and the medical director of interventional pain at Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Springfield, Missouri. As a pain management and anesthesia specialist, Dr. Tonkin is an expert in interventional pain techniques.
Dr. Tonkin graduated from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, before earning his medical degree at the American University of the Caribbean School in Coral Gables, Florida, in 2000. He completed postgraduate training at West Virginia University in Morgantown, the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Temple University Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, and Wayne State University and Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.
After finishing his training, Dr. Tonkin was a practicing anesthesiologist for several years before completing an accredited interventional pain fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. With a strong background in anesthesiology and interventional pain management, he is a national opioid epidemic educator and well-known speaker on the issue.
From epidural injections and nerve blocks to holistic medicine and opioid addiction treatments, Dr. Tonkin can treat a number of pain-related conditions.
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.
MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, PMHNP-C
Amanda was born and raised in Southwest Missouri. She received her Associates in Nursing degree from Mercy College of Nursing/Southwest Baptist University in 2013 and her Master’s in Nursing from Walden University in 2018.
She spent her RN career as a bedside nurse for Mercy Hospital in Springfield on the Neurology floor providing care to Stroke and Trauma patients with a small portion of time as an inpatient Hospice nurse. Amanda is proud to be serving the community she grew up in. Amanda is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Amanda joined Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers ® in January 2019.