Spine Care & Pain Management Clinic, Serving the Detroit, MI Area

Your Michigan Pain Specialists Near Canton, Belleville & the Surrounding Communities

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Heilman Center. SE Michigan Pain Specialists

The Heilman Center for Pain and Spine Care
located in Forest Health Medical Center
135 S. Prospect
Ypsilanti, MI 48198


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Looking for Pain Specialists Around Canton, Belleville & Ann Arbor? Get to Know Our Team

The Heilman Center for Pain and Spine Care in Ypsilanti, Michigan is located at Forest Medical Health Center, home to one of the leading teams of pain specialists in Michigan. If you’re looking for pain treatment in southeast Michigan or the Ann Arbor area, our team of professionals stands ready to help you determine the root cause of your pain and treat it at the source.

If you’ve tried chronic pain treatments that haven’t worked, and even if you’re not sure how your pain symptoms got started, our team of pain specialists have the experience to help you find the answers you need. We’ve built our brand on providing personalized attention and the highest standard of care for our patients. Our services include:

  • Diagnostics. Get answers for why you’re struggling with ongoing pain. We use advanced equipment to thoroughly investigate and identify the true causes of chronic pain. Based on our findings, we design personalized pain relief treatments that get to the true source of your pain.
  • Medication recovery. We help patients optimize their medication regimens and help end over-reliance on pain medication. For patients struggling with medication dependence, we provide in-patient and outpatient treatment.
  • Interventional procedures. Our board-certified pain specialists offers a wide range of minimally invasive interventional treatments including steroid and nerve block injections, intrathecal pumps, spinal cord stimulation, and more.
  • Minimally invasive surgery. Outpatient surgical procedures are sometimes needed to stabilize the back and spine, relieving pain. At the Heilman Center, we use the latest technology and surgical techniques to ensure a speedy and complete recovery.

Get to know our team of pain specialists in Michigan, and make your appointment today.

Our Doctors

Louis Bojrab, MD, FIPP

Interventional Pain Management


  • Studies: Indiana University
  • Residency: Indiana University Department of Anesthesiology
  • Internship: Ball Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship: Wake Forest University Pain Management

Board Certifications:

  • Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice
  • Diplomate—American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Pain Management
  • Board of Anesthesiology

Professional Associations:

  • North American Spine Society
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Michigan Society of Interventional Pain Specialists
  • International Spinal Injection Society
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Dr. Louis Bojrab began practicing medicine in 2000, working as a Michigan pain management specialist. Although he has comprehensive training in all areas of pain management, he specializes in disc fractures and spinal stimulation techniques.

Additionally, Dr. Bojrab is one of the country’s leading experts in minimally invasive pain treatment procedures designed to relieve discomfort from certain lumbar and spinal conditions. He also serves as a national ASIPP professor, training and mentoring other doctors as they learn about new pain treatments.

Throughout his career, Dr. Bojrab has preferred working in smaller hospitals, which keep him in close contact with his patients throughout their treatment process. Outside of work, Dr. Bojrab focuses on spending time with his family and finding a healthy work-life balance.

John Chatas, MD, MPH, FIPP


  • Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology

Medical School:

  • Coursework: University of Michigan
  • Residency: University of Michigan

Board Certifications:

  • Fellow, Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology

Professional Associations:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists

As a pain treatment specialist, Dr. John Chatas specializes in treating spine pain, disc disease, and nerve pain. He focuses on listening to patients, understanding what makes their medical problems unique, and developing a personalized diagnosis and treatment plan. The most rewarding element of his practice is seeing patients put pain behind them and resume fulfilling, rewarding lives.

Edward Peter Washabaugh III, MD FIPP


  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care


  • Medical School: University of Michigan
  • Residency: University of Iowa
  • Internship: Michigan State University, Blodgett Hospital

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Subspecialty Certification in Pain Management
  • American Board of Pain Medicine
  • American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Fellow, Interventional Pain Physicians


  • American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • International Society of Spinal Injections
  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Washtenaw County Medical Society
  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society

Dr. Peter Washabaugh lll specializes in pain management related to neuromodulation and hyperbaric medicine. He has pioneered multiple effective pain management programs by anticipating improvements and advancements in pain management. He approaches patient care by treating patients like family, taking a personal, patient-centered approach to treatment. At work, he provides best-in-class patient care to people who need relief from pain. Outside of work, he focuses on spending time with family and staying busy with personal interests.

Nicole Wood Davison, MS, PA-C


Pain management


Michigan State University

Chatham University

Nicole Davidson began her career as a social worker before becoming a physician assistant. During a study abroad trip to South Africa, where she witnessed the ravages of AIDS firsthand, she decided working in healthcare was her true calling.

Nicole has a special interest in pain treatments that offer an alternative to medication, including interventional procedures like spinal cord stimulation. Outside of work, she spends time with her husband and enjoys reading and practicing yoga.

Joan Westbrook, PA-C

Pain Management


  • Michigan State University
  • Wayne State University

Professional Associations

  • Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants

Our other physician assistant, Joan Westbrook, specializes in treating chronic pain. Her caring spirit motivates her to develop close relationships with patients, often remaining part of their lives after their treatment has ended.

Before joining us in 1998, Joan’s dedication to working with people inspired her to pursue a career as a physician assistant, supporting doctors in Ann Arbor as they helped patients take control of their own pain treatment. Outside of work, Joan enjoys quilting, biking, camping, volunteering at church camp, community gardening, and playing with her dog.

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The Heilman Center for Pain and Spine Care staffs a team of highly qualified doctors and physician assistants that are superbly trained and committed to our patient care philosophy. We listen to you, explain your options in plain language, and let you make the final decision over every aspect of your care. So if you’re looking for pain specialists in Ann Arbor, SE Michigan, or Metro Detroit schedule your consultation today..