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Dr. Nairizi

Dr. Ali Nairizi, MD

Pain Management Physician in Reno, NV

Reno Tahoe Pain Associates

Board Certified Anesthesiologist
Board Certified Pain Specialist

Dr. Ali Nairizi CV

Dr. Nairizi is a Board Certified Interventional Pain Specialist and Board Certified Anesthesiologist who is dedicated to treating patients with a wide array of chronic pain conditions, such as back, neck, shoulder, hip and knee pain. He is very passionate about his patients and his goal is to provide them with the best care possible. He believes that a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach that is tailored to the patient’s needs provides the best results. He also understands that successful treatment of painful conditions depends on identifying the underlying cause for the pain, not just masking it.

Dr. Nairizi is originally from Tehran, Iran. He received his medical degree from the Shahid Beheshti University School of Medicine in Tehran and later obtained a master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University in cellular and molecular physiology. He then went on to complete his residency training at the Drexel University College of Medicine. Upon completing his fellowship training in interventional pain management at the Pennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Nairizi moved to Reno to join the practice.

Dr. Nairizi is involved with multiple educational seminars with regards to comprehensive and multimodal pain management in the Northern Nevada community. He is currently Co-Principal Investigator in multiple clinical trials and serves as the Chair of Membership Committee at Washoe County Medical Society, supporting the physician members at WCMS. He is also involved with educating health care providers with new technologies and treatment in the realm of chronic pain management. In 2017, Dr. Nairizi was awarded a silver medal in the category of Best Doctor for the “Best of Reno 2017” competition.

Dr. Nairizi is recognized as an industry leader in pain management. Reno Tahoe Pain Associates has a state-of-the-art facility in Reno, Nevada, that allows for us to offer the highest possible level of quality care of our patients.

We are committed to providing a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach for each individual’s pain complaints to provide the most appropriate care. Our approach includes analysis of biomechanics, joint motion, as well as skeletal, nerve and muscle tissues. Every individual is evaluated for the root cause of their pain – not just a “quick fix” approach to only provide symptomatic relief.

Your pain will be evaluated with latest diagnostic tools and technologies used by the professionals at Reno Tahoe Pain Associates to make accurate assessments including: EMG/Nerve testing, MRIs, x-rays, bone scans, and diagnostic pain injections.


PA Britt

Britt Bickert, PA-C

Britt Bickert CV

Britt joined the Reno Tahoe Pain Associates team in 2020. She is devoted to improving the health of others in the community who suffer from chronic pain. Through conservative, non-surgical therapies, she works with each patient to develop a treatment plan to help provide symptom relief and achieve a more active, pain-free lifestyle. At Reno Tahoe Pain Associates, Britt performs physical exams, diagnoses and treats musculoskeletal conditions and other chronic illnesses, orders and examines diagnostics, offers patient's preventive health care advice, and responsibly prescribes medications.

Britt completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Concordia University Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Kinesiology at Concordia University St. Paul. During her Physician Assistant training she completed clinical rotations in orthopedic and general surgery, internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics and women’s health.

In her spare time, Britt enjoys being in the outdoors with her husband Sam and her two dogs, Ruca and Dude. She has a passion for Wilderness Medicine and has a background as a Wilderness EMT-B from the National Outdoor Leadership School. Her interests include snowboarding, mountain biking, camping, and reading.


Garret Berkich

Garret John Berkich, PA-C

Garret John Berkich CV

Garret was born and raised in Carson City, Nevada and has been working as a Physician Assistant in Northern Nevada for over 10 years. He has worked in Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology and has spent the last 7 years working in Orthopedics. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology with a Minor in Nutrition and Food Sciences at California State University, Chico in 2003. After working for 3 years as an EMT-I, he attended Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA, and completed the Master of Physician Assistant Program in 2010. In his spare time, Garret enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 beautiful children and their 2 dogs.

  Jeffrey "J.J." Myatt, PA-C

J.J. Myatt is a Northern Nevada native. He attended McQueen High School where he graduated with honors and was eventually inducted into the Hall of Fame. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Chemistry from Dominican University of California, where he was a four year Varsity letterman on the basketball team. He earned his Master of Medical Science from Nova Southeastern University, Jacksonville, in 2011.

In his free time, JJ enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys skiing, mountain biking and pursuing the elusive Chukar bird across the state of Nevada.


Kellie Kopp, PA-C

Kellie was born and raised in a Military family and spent many years traveling to various areas of the country. Kellie went to High School in Anchorage, Alaska and then pursued an undergraduate education at Western Michigan University. After obtaining an undergraduate degree, Kellie joined the USAF as a commissioned officer. During this time, Kellie gained valuable professional experience, personal discipline as well as continued her passion to travel. After the Military, Kellie returned to school to obtain my Master’s Degree in Mississippi and became a PA-C. Kellie moved to Reno, NV in 2015 and has gained valuable experience in both Pain Management and Orthopedics.

Kellie is passionate about her family, outdoor activities, travel and physical fitness. Kellie has found her permanent home in Reno, NV and is looking forward to continuing integrating into this amazing community over the years to come.


Dr. Gentry

Ruth Gentry, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Ruth Gentry CV

Dr. Gentry is a clinical psychologist with expertise in non-medication treatment of sleep disorders and health related concerns such as chronic pain, depression and anxiety. She is licensed psychologist in both California and Nevada. She is adjunct professor for Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada-Reno School of Medicine.


Dr. Gentry

Tammy Mason

Reno Tahoe Pain Associates
Bachelor of Science, Vascular Ultrasound Technology

Tammy is a native Nevadan from Fallon, who graduated from CCHS before going to college at Oregon Institute of Technology. After playing four years of collegiate softball, she spent one year in Richmond, Virginia in a clinical externship and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Vascular Ultrasound Technology, in 2001. She eventually moved to Tacoma, Washington where she began her career at Cascade Vascular Associates, obtaining high quality experience and earning her national registry.

A Nevadan at heart and who loves the outdoors, Tammy moved back to Reno, Nevada in 2006. She has worked for Washoe Medical Center, Renown Medical Center, General and Vascular Associates and Carson Surgical Associates, throughout the years.

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