Eric Baumann, MD
Dr. Baumann was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. He graduated from college magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in science degree in biology and a minor in chemistry at Southwestern Adventist University in Texas. He was then accepted to medical school at Loma Linda University in Southern California.
He completed his internship in Internal Medicine and his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was a chief resident. His interventional spine and pain fellowship was in La Jolla, California. In 2005, he decided to return to his home state and started his practice in Prescott, Arizona.
Dr. Baumann specializes in interventional spine techniques, including epidural steroid injections, sympathetic blocks, medial branch blocks, radiofrequency ablation, and spinal cord stimulator trials. He also has vast experience in a variety of joint (knees, shoulders, sacro-iliac), bursa, and tendon sheath injections, He is board certified in Pain Medicine and in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
His interests out of the office include golf, bicycling, and cheering for his favorite teams—the University of Arizona Wildcats and the Oakland Athletics.
Christopher Johns, MD
Dr. Christopher Johns' deep desire to help others, along with a keen interest in biology and science helped him to realize that a career in medicine was in his future. He sustained an injury while playing ice hockey that showed him how significant functional limitations can impact your goals and quality of life.
Dr. Johns attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, where he stayed to complete his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He chose this specialty because he realized how important movement was to the overall health and physical, mental, and social well-being of every person, no matter the age or circumstance.
Dr. Christopher Johns believes in “the power of positivity and adherence to the golden rule”. His approach to care is to “treat your patients like family and remember that you are treating a person, not a symptom Everyone is unique and their medical plan should be tailored accordingly to provide for the best possible outcome.”
During his personal time, he enjoys an active lifestyle—weightlifting, hockey, golf, bike-riding, and boating. Dr. Johns’ professional interests include regenerative medicine, which includes amniotic fluid, platelet-rich plasma, and stem cell therapy. His wealth of knowledge in this area will be a major resource, and we are enthusiastic about his valuable contributions.
Jacob Kirkeeng, PA-C
Jacob Kirkeeng, PA-C, is a native Arizonan, who has returned home. He was born in Phoenix, and his family moved to Prescott Valley when he was in junior high. He played baseball at Bradshaw High School and Yavapai College, and was recruited by a minor league baseball team. However, his professional baseball dreams were thwarted when he sustained a knee injury during a game. He channeled his love for sports into his education and earned a Bachelor’s in Science in Exercise Science at Northern Arizona University.
After exposure to working medical field in Phoenix, he decided to pursue his Master’s Degree and certification as a Physician Assistant at Samuel Merritt University in Northern California.
We are happy to welcome Jacob back home and at Central Arizona Pain Institute. Jacob is still interested in sports and plays golf, but is also an assistant coach for Little League baseball.
Margie Anacaya, MD
Dr. Anacaya was born in the Philippines, but grew up in Southern California. When she graduated with the highest honors from La Sierra University, she had received a Bachelor’s in Science degree in Biology with an emphasis in Human Biology and an Associate in Arts degree in Office Management. She graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1995. She completed her internal medicine internship and physical medicine & rehabilitation residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
At the completion of her residency, she was offered and accepted a position as the Director of Stroke Rehabilitation at LLUMC. In 2006, she had the opportunity to become the Medical Director at Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in Prescott Valley, Arizona. She joined Central Arizona Pain Institute in 2007.
Dr. Anacaya specializes in using botulinum toxin (Botox) in the treatment of spasticity due to stroke, brain injury, cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injury. She also uses these injections to treat cervical dystonia and chronic migraine headache. She also performs joint injections in the hands, shoulders and knees; trigger point injections, occipital nerve blocks, periarticular,and bursa injections.
Dr. Anacaya enjoys traveling, cooking, running, reading, and hiking.
Lisa Santiago, ANP-BC
Lisa Santiago is a New York native who graduated from Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, with her Bachelor’s in Science in Nursing. She worked in medical/surgical unit and then open heart surgery recovery before going back to school for her adult nurse practitioner’s (ANP) license. She graduated from Hunter College in New York, NY with her Master’s in Science (MSN) and ANP.
She practiced at NYU Medical Center before moving to Florida. Lisa practiced pain medicine clinic in Orlando from 2006-2009 before relocating to Phoenix. She has worked at Central Arizona Pain Institute since that time.
Lisa, also believes in the multidisciplinary approach to treating pain to improve function and quality of life. She is skilled in pain medication management and different injections throughout the body.
When not working, she enjoys spending time with "her boys (3 including the hubby :-)," boating, fishing, and camping.
Ashley Lane, NMT
Ashley Lane was born in Phoenix, Arizona with her identical twin sister, Linsey. Ashley graduated from The Cortiva Institute in 2010, receiving her LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) Certification. She continued her training, and in 2011, she earned her Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT) certification. Ashley is competent in treating clients with fibromyalgia, sport injuries, and helps to guide them in releasing anxieties and tension. She has an understanding of Reiki and Yoga Nidra and is able to utilize this knowledge with her healing massages.
Ashley is a sensitive spirit and is in tune with the people and animals around her. She worked for years training, raising and breeding Friesian horses and Thoroughbreds. She is also an experienced equestrian with experience in the show ring with hunter-jumpers and driving carriages, winning first place many times. She enjoys outdoor activities, her pets, family and friends