Janet Pearl, MD MSc
Medical DirectorJanet D. Pearl, MD, MSc is the Medical Director of Complete Spine and Pain Care, an interventional and integrated Pain Management program located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Previously, Dr. Pearl was the Co-Director of the Pain Management Center at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, where she was also the Director of the Fellowship program. She is the former Director of a satellite pain center of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Pain Management Center, located at the HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Pearl held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical School. She serves on the Health Care Services Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents since 2000 as one of its physician representatives and is Chair of the Committee on Pain Management.
Dr. Pearl completed her internship in Internal Medicine at New England Deaconess Hospital, her residency in Anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and her fellowship in Pain Management at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Pearl was the first resident to serve on the Anesthesiology Residency Review Committee. She is a Joseph Collins Scholar and a Rotary Scholar and was awarded the AMA/Glaxo Welcome and AMA/Burroughs Welcome Resident Leadership Awards.
She is a member of:
- Director and Secretary, Massachusetts Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
- Member, Massachusetts Dept.of Industrial Accidents, Health Care Services Board
- Member of the Association of Harvard College Class Secretaries and Treasurers
- Past Member of the Board of Directors of the Harvard Alumni Association
- Ex Trustee, University of Massachusetts. Dr. Pearl served on the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees from October 2004 to October 2010. She was Chair of the Committee on Science, Technology and Research, and was a member of the Committee on Academic and Student Affairs and the Governance Committee.
- Coach, Girls Softball
She enjoys competitive tennis and waterskiing.
Satwinder K. Gosal, DPM
PodiatristSatwinder K. Gosal, DPM was born and raised in Northern California. She is a Podiatrist at the Center for Morton’s Neuroma. Previously she was a staff Podiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Gosal earned her BS in Biological Sciences from the University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA) and her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University (Oakland, CA). After graduating, she completed a number of externships throughout California, and then completed her Podiatric Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. According to the department head at Massachusetts General Hospital, “She is one of the top people we’ve ever trained.”
She is a member of:
- The American Association for Women Podiatrists
- The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
- The American Podiatric Medical Association, and,
- The Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Society
Previously,Dr. Gosal was a faculty member of the MGH Podiatric Residency and was the past secretary for the American Association for Women Podiatrists.
Amy Sheiber, FNP-BC
Affiliations: Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP)
Shari O'Leary, FNP-C
Affiliations: Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP)
Guy Sapirstein, PhD
People come to see Guy when they feel stuck and have had enough. He helps people successfully resolve issues like: stress, anxiety, adjustment to new life circumstances, relationship issues, etc. He works with individuals and families, dealing with medical conditions that can be affected by stress such as pain.
Guy works with people interested in building specific skills such as: stress/anxiety management, assertiveness and dealing with conflict. Guy believes in working with the whole person and their environment. He also has experience in making sense of diagnostic testing in complex cases, and can help patients and their families coordinate care. “I focus on people’s strengths through a resilience focused model (as opposed to a weakness or “pathology” focus). This shorter term therapy has a practical focus on helping people find effective and lasting strategies to deal with their challenges. If needed, the therapy might be longer term too.”
Patient LiaisonGeri W. comes to us from a deep background as the VP and Director of Human Resources for various organizations so helping people reach their goals has always been part of her DNA. Our Morton’s neuroma patients come from all over the world and Geri helps assist our Patient Educator, Wendy with bringing on new patients. She goes above and beyond to make sure our patients know that we are there for them 100%. We call her our “Chief Enthusiasm Officer.” She has a degree in Management and certification in Human Resources so this position has been a wonderful natural evolution for her. Outside of the office, Geri has been officiating at weddings for over 20 years and does a lot of volunteer work.
Patient EducatorWendy W. previously studied nursing and practiced oncology and HIV/AIDS nursing. She educates people from all over the world on Morton’s neuroma and the pain care options that we have for them. Wendy finds a lot of satisfaction in showing people possibilities for hope and care when they had resigned themselves to a less active life of persistent pain. Wendy is also a Marriage Life Coach, helping people move from soul-draining to soul-satisfying relationships. Her two favorite guys are her husband Jeff and her silly Chinese Crested hairless dog, Mr. Diddy.
Medical AssistantKarina G. received her Medical Assistant diploma from Keefe Tech Framingham, and her certificate from the National Healthcare Association. She joined Complete Spine and Pain Care team after completing her externship with Dr Pearl. She works to provide exceptional patient experiences at CPC. “I enjoy being part of the CPC team and every day I look forward to continuing to help patients.”
Medical AssistantKerry N. joined Complete Spine and Pain Care with past experience including several pharmaceutical companies, an orthopedic practice and a spine center. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in education which she finds very helpful when informing patients of treatment protocols. Of all her experiences in healthcare, we are her favorite because as she says” Dr. Pearl and the entire staff are outstanding, personally and professionally.” In her free time, her favorite activities include skiing with her children, cooking and visiting any New England beach.
Radiologic TechnologistJenna K. earned her degree as a Radiologic Technologist from Mass Bay Community College in Framingham. She joined Complete Spine and Pain Care after completing her externship and then working at Metrowest Medical Center. Jenna is an outstanding addition to the team as she is always upbeat, positive and responsible. She assists with many procedures and her friendly demeanor helps patients relax and become more comfortable. Jenna says” The best part of my job is that I am able to work with such an amazing team of people and help all the wonderful patients.”
Medical AssistantYahira A. earned her Medical Assisting diploma from American Career Institute in Framingham. She joined Complete Spine and Pain Care after completing her externship with Dr. Pearl. Yahira is an outstanding addition to the team as she is approachable, pleasant and responsible. Yahira’s friendly demeanor helps put patients at ease, making their experience at Complete Spine and Pain Care great. She looks forward to assisting Dr. Pearl and her patients for many years to come.
ReceptionEileen K. is a master of many skills. She has a B.S degree in Economics, a Law Certificate as well as having a deep understanding of medical office administration and billing. She has over 15 years experience in a healthcare organizations and is very familiar with the operational, financial, quality assurance, and human resource aspects of a medical practice. She loves what she does and especially loves dealing with and helping people. She is the only person in the office who watches and follows cricket.
ReceptionRachael R. earned her Medical Assisting Certificate from Tri County Regional Technical School in Franklin Massachusetts. She joined Complete Spine and Pain Care full time after the completion of her Medical Assitant externship with Dr. Pearl. Rachael describes herself as a real “people person.” Her job as a front office specialist and a medical assistant allows her to interact with new and interesting people every day. For Rachael, the most rewarding part of all is “seeing that I’m helping people. When patients return to the office after treatment and they’re feeling better, I immediately remember why I do what I do.”
Financial Bookkeeper / HR ManagerChristina S. has a background in the financial field as she began her career working for an international investment firm located in downtown Boston. While there, she received a Masters degree in Business and Finance from Suffolk University. In 2008, she left the firm to become the Director of Operations for a financial education and coaching startup that she helped to grow into a thriving business. After moving from Boston and having children, Christina has been providing financial expertise and Human Resource support to small businesses in the MetroWest area. She comes to Complete Spine and Pain Care with a wealth of financial knowledge and is always helpful.
Medical Billing ManagerCzigane H. (“CeCe”) has more than 15 years experience in billing and coding. She holds degrees from University of Southern New Hampshire and Cambridge College. CeCe has worked in either billing or processing claims at Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Winchester Hospital, and Surgi-Care bracing and prosthetics at UMass Memorial. She has a terrific understanding of claims processing from both the submission and payment sides. She enjoys working with people and helping patients and is always ready to help resolve claim issues and work out payment plans so you can move forward with your treatment and healing.
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