About

Colorado Injury + Pain Specialists

About

Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists is devoted to providing pain relief, whether the source of your pain is your back (including herniated disc problems), neck, sciatica, arthritis, cancer, or other sites.

First, we listen to you to better understand your symptoms. Next, in consultation with your current physician, our pain management specialists will review your medical history and provide further diagnostic tests as necessary. We then proceed with a treatment plan individualized to your specific needs.

Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists offers the services of several experienced anesthesiologists, pain management specialists, and therapists. Each brings unique knowledge of procedural techniques, pharmacology, and physiology to provide the interventional pain management program appropriate for each patient. In addition, a clinical psychologist is available to provide support as needed.

Payment Options

Visa, MasterCard, cash, or personal checks

Appointments

8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday–Friday
Call for evening and Saturday hours and after-hours emergency policies.

Emergencies

Office: 970-242-0162
Emergencies handled by our answering service (Medi-Tas).

Referrals are Accepted:

Referral from primary care physician
Referral from specialty physician
Self-referrals: Contact office about self-referral policy.
In order to schedule your first appointment and office visit, please click here to see our new patient forms.

Call toll free at 970-242-0162

Insurance

We accept the following insurance plans:

  • Aetna Anthem BCBS – PPO, HMO, Traditional
  • Any out of state Anthem is billed to Anthem of Colorado as this is where the services are rendered.
  • Worker’s Compensation – Colorado and various
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare (all)
  • Colorado Medicaid
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans (HMO, Medicare, Medicaid)
  • CNIC
  • Railroad Medicare
  • HealthNet-Tricare-CHAMPUS
  • United Healthcare
  • Cofinity
  • Employee Health Benefit Services
  • Value Options
  • Auto Insurance (with available med pay)

Meet Our Pain Relief Professionals

Dr. William (Bill) James

MD
Medical Director & Founder
Board Certified Pain Specialist

Dr. James is the founder and director of CIPain, and president of DECA Health. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, and his medical degree from Wayne State University. Subsequently, he completed residency training in general surgery and anesthesiology at Wayne State University Affiliates Hospitals and Medical College of Ohio, respectively.

Dr. James served as an anesthesiology and pain medicine practitioner as well as the Director of Medical Education in Anesthesiology at The Toledo Hospital, and is a Diplomate of the American Boards of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Dr. James was the primary catalyst behind the inception of CCPM in 2003, and since then has he has overseen a dramatic growth of CIPain in response to the significant benefits that have been realized by our patients while continuing studies and lectures on the latest technological advances in pain medicine.

Dr. Ron Harbut

MD, PhD
Board Certified Pain Specialist

Dr. Harbut is a fellowship-trained, board-certified pain medicine specialist with over 20 years of clinical experience. He is also a board-certified anesthesiologist. He received his M.D. from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, and his residency in anesthesiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He completed his fellowship in pain management at the prestigious Mayo School of Graduate Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona. He also completed a Ph.D. in pharmacology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and a B.Sc. in pharmacy at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Harbut has extensive experience in pain management, including interventional pain management and intravenous ketamine infusion therapy. Dr. Harbut was the first physician in the United States to receive FDA approval for an official ketamine treatment protocol, and has been treating Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) patients with ketamine therapy for over 18 years. He is a member of the Spine Intervention Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

A world traveler and internationally recognized pain management physician, Dr. Harbut has held visiting physician positions at hospitals in Australia and Canada. He was also awarded a research grant from the American RSDHope Group in 2016 to assist in the development of an Android-based app to help CRPS patients monitor the types, intensities, locations, and patterns of spread of pain they are suffering with, and more importantly, to monitor how all the different types of pain they suffer with respond to ketamine therapy.

Though he initially trained to be a pharmacist, research pharmacologist, and anesthesiologist, Dr. Harbut’s experience and career interests ultimately led him to a different path. He wanted to focus all of his education and efforts on the relief of chronic pain in a holistic manner. Dr. Harbut states, “The most rewarding aspect of my job is improving the lives of patient’s by reducing their chronic pain and being able to see them smile again.”

Dr. Giora Hahn

Board Certified Specialist in Pain Medicine

Dr. Hahn has spent over 20 years in interventional pain management, and is a fellowship-trained and board-certified specialist in pain medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City and completed his residency at Case Western Reserve University, going on to finish his pain fellowship on the front range at the University of Colorado Denver.

Dr. Hahn is a recognized member of the Colorado Medical Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Pain Society, the International Spinal Injection Society and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Aside from interventional procedures, Dr. Hahn specializes in implantable techniques, such as intrathecal pain pumps, as well as the use of ketamine to treat severe cases of depression and pain.

In addition to practicing at CIPS, Dr. Hahn is the medical director of the Pain Center of the Roaring Forks in Aspen, where he currently resides. “A comprehensive approach to pain treatment is important because it increases the chances of a patient’s improvement,” says Dr. Hahn. “There is simply no single way of dealing with pain.”

“I work closely with my patients to find the most effective techniques in each individual case. Our ultimate goal as physicians is to lessen or, if possible, cure the pain and help to improve the patient’s quality of life.”

Roger Miller

Lead Clinicial Psychologist

Colorado Injury + Pain Specialists is pleased to announce a partnership with Roger S. Miller, Ph.D. Dr. Miller will serve as lead Clinical Psychologist for CIPS and is proud to be moving his private practice to the facility. As part of a unique and comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of pain, Dr. Miller will work with patients in the clinical setting, both privately and in specialty pain-specific support groups, who can benefit from individual attention to managing the variety of physical, mental, emotional and psychological issues often related to the existence and treatment of their chronic and/or acute pain.

Dr. Miller brings a unique perspective and years of extensive professional experience to the facility’s comprehensive pain management approach and looks forward to being an integral part of both the clinical and ancillary services offered as part of the facility.

As a dedicated psychologist with over 20 years of expertise treating individuals of all ages, Dr. Miller is widely respected throughout the Grand Junction community and amongst his peers for both his technical and therapeutic skills. With a vast array of experience and advanced certifications, including expertise in pain management and health psychology, psychological and neuropsychological testing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, treatment of anxiety disorders and knowledge in working with psychotropic medications, Dr. Miller brings a level of expertise to the Colorado Injury + Pain Specialists team and will be instrumental in meeting the needs of all patients seeking to benefit from our services.

A resident of the Grand Valley since 1994, and Colorado native, Dr. Miller values the many benefits of living in the local community and has dedicated his professional career to helping others maximize their enjoyment of life, despite any physical and/or emotional challenges. After receiving an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and Master and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley, CA, Dr. Miller returned to Colorado to establish his professional practice. Since beginning his career in 1991, he has served as a Psychology Intern at Denver General Hospital, a Psychotherapist for Mental Health Services in Denver, CO, a Psychologist for the Jefferson Center of Mental Health in Lakewood, CO, a Psychologist for St. Mary’s Hospital & Medical Center in Grand Junction and an Adjunct Faculty member for both Regis University in Denver, CO and Adams State College in Alamosa, CO. In 2006, Dr. Miller co-founded Grand River Psychiatry, a well-respected multidisciplinary private psychiatric practice located in Grand Junction.

Dr. Miller treats a full array of symptoms related to health psychology, including behavioral pain management, brain injuries, dementia, chronic illness and pre-surgical evaluations. In addition, he offers support and intervention for a number of psychiatric difficulties, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, PTSD, obsessive compulsive disorder and more. An avid Colorado outdoorsman, Dr. Miller enjoys golfing, hiking, biking and camping. He also loves to travel and cook. Among his greatest accomplishments is raising two children, a daughter who is currently enrolled in college and a son who is finishing his last year in high school.

Kathy McKinney

DNP, APRN, FNP-C, WHNP

Kathy McKinney was raised in Denver, Colorado but considers herself a Grand Junction native as she has lived here for the past 26 years. Kathy attended Mesa State College and graduated with honors to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing. Kathy later enrolled in an accelerated nursing program at Colorado Mesa University as she continued her master’s degree and became a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. During her time at Colorado Mesa University, Kathy was a university instructor for the DNP, MSN, BSN, and RN-BSN programs. She was recently a nursing instructor for the undergraduate level at Colorado Christian University as well. Finally, at the end of Kathy’s education and career, she achieved a post-master’s certificate from the University of Colorado in Women’s Health.

In her spare time, Kathy enjoys reading, cooking with new recipes, hiking, four-wheeling, camping, playing in the water, traveling, and spending time with family. Kathy is passionate about her career, she states, “the most rewarding part of my job is being able to help people become physically capable of living their life to the fullest.”

Jeffrey Johnson

DC, FNP-BC

Jeffrey Johnson is originally from Colorado where he attended Colorado College and graduated with honors to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. He later earned his doctorate of chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences in Lombardi, Illinois.

Dr. Johnson is a chiropractor and board-certified family nurse practitioner. He has over 25 years of experience in the treatment of chronic pain utilizing physical medicine and natural methods. Dr. Johnson is bilingual in Spanish and blogs at www.chronicpainusa.com.

Johnson has a desire to provide quality care and to improve productivity at every turn.